California, United States
Stoner rock, psychedelic rock, doom metal, ambient, post-metal, avant-garde metal
Drag City, Southern Lord, Holy Mountain, Sub Pop
Sleep, Grails, Holy Sons, Lichens, Shrinebuilder, Asbestosdeath, The Sabians
Om (sometimes stylized as OM) is an experimental psychedelic rock band from San Francisco, California. Formed as a duo in 2003 by the rhythm section of the [1 ] stoner doom metal band Sleep, OM is currently a trio. [2 ] [3 ]
Om's earliest works incorporate musical structures similar to
Tibetan and Byzantine chant, as heard on the debut album . The band's name itself derives from the Hindu concept of Variations on a Theme Om, which refers to the natural vibration of the universe. Every album from Pilgrimage onward features Eastern Orthdodox iconography in the cover art.
Om's first three albums feature
Al Cisneros on vocals and bass and Chris Hakius on drums.
On December 5, 2007, Om performed in
Jerusalem, Israel. Their performance lasted for over five hours and a portion of that show was released on 12" vinyl by [4 ] Southern Lord as . Live at Jerusalem [5 ]
The band's 2007 album
was chosen as Pilgrimage Mojo Magazine's Underground Album of the Year. [6 ] [7 ]
On January 31, 2008, Chris Hakius left the band and was replaced by drummer Emil Amos of
Grails. On the last tour with Hakius songs that would later become "Gebel Barkal" and "Thebes" were being performed live. [8 ]
On August 15, 2008, Om released a 7" 45 entitled
for Sub Pop's Singles Club. A live vinyl-only LP, Gebel Barkal Conference Live, followed in 2009 on Important Records.
Om's 4th full-length studio album,
, was recorded by God is Good Steve Albini and released by Drag City on September 29, 2009. [9 ]
The band's 5th studio album,
was released by Drag City on July 24, 2012. Advaitic Songs, It met with critical acclaim. [10 ] [11 ]
In November 2013, the band played the final holiday camp edition of the world famous All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Camber Sands, England.
Members [ edit ]
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Discography [ edit ]
Studio Albums [ edit ]
Live Albums [ edit ]
Live at Jerusalem Southern Lord
Live Conference Important Records
Live Outer Battery Records
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