Sleep's Holy Mountain (also known as Holy Mountain) is the second studio album by the American band Sleep. It was released in November 1992 in Europe, and March 1993 in the USA through Earache Records.
The recordings that would become Sleep's Holy Mountain were originally sent to independent label, Earache, as a demo. The label immediately signed the band and released the recordings exactly as they were received. It was the last album to be released by the band as a fully functioning group for a while, as their subsequent albums up to 2018's The Sciences were released after the group had broken up.
The album, which includes the word "stoner" in the lyrics of two songs and prominently features cannabis leaves in its album art, is widely considered one of the seminal albums in the evolution of stoner rock. It became a favourite of the heavy metal press and the band was heralded, along with Kyuss, as leaders of the emerging stoner metal scene.
^"Look into the rays of the new stoner sun rising," "Holy Mountain" and "Stoner caravan from deep space arrives," "From Beyond," lyrics printed in Sleep's Holy Mountain CD liner notes, Earache Records, 1992.
^"Engineered by Billy Anderson" and "Produced by Sleep and Billy Anderson" credits printed in Sleep's Holy Mountain CD liner notes, Earache Records, 1992.