|Origin||California, United States|
|Genres||Stoner rock, psychedelic rock, doom metal, ambient, post-metal, avant-garde metal|
|Labels||Drag City, Southern Lord, Holy Mountain, Sub Pop|
|Associated acts||Sleep, Grails, Holy Sons, Lichens, Shrinebuilder, Asbestosdeath, The Sabians|
|Past members||Chris Hakius|
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 stoner doom metal band Sleep, OM is currently a trio.
Om's earliest works incorporate musical structures similar to Tibetan and Byzantine chant, as heard on the debut album Variations on a Theme. The band's name itself derives from the Hindu concept of Om, which refers to the natural vibration of the universe. Every album from Pilgrimage onward features Eastern Orthdodox iconography in the cover art.
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.
In November 2013, the band played the final holiday camp edition of the world famous All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Camber Sands, England.
- Al Cisneros – bass guitar, vocals (2003–present)
- Emil Amos – drums (2008–present)
- Robert Lowe – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, percussion (2009–present)
|2005||Variations on a Theme||Holy Mountain|
|2006||Conference of the Birds||Holy Mountain|
|2009||God Is Good||Drag City|
|2012||Advaitic Songs||Drag City|
|2008||Live at Jerusalem||Southern Lord|
|2009||Live Conference||Important Records|
|2014||Live||Outer Battery Records|
Singles and EPs
|2006||Inerrant Rays of Infallible Sun (Blackship Shrinebuilder)||Single (split with Current 93)||Neurot Recordings|
|2006||Om / Six Organs of Admittance||Single (split with Six Organs of Admittance)||Holy Mountain|
|2008||Gebel Barkal||Single||Sub Pop|
|2013||Addis Dubplate||Remix "12||Drag City|
|2013||Gethsemane Dubplate||Remix "12||Drag City|
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- "End Of An Era Part 2 curated by ATP & Loop - All Tomorrow's Parties". Atpfestival.com. Retrieved 2015-08-14.
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