Year Of Sleep

by Pyres

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Professional High-bias Cobalt tape with Aqua Blue shell, shrink-wrapped with art/design and layout by Pyres drummer Matt Sloetjes. Limited edition to only 100 copies.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Year Of Sleep via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 100 

      $8 CAD


  • You can get the first three of Medusa Crush Recordings' tape releases together for only $18! There's only a few of these around for purchase (LIMIT OF 1 PER PERSON) so hurry!

    *A download for 'Split 2014' will be available instantly; the remaining download codes will be sent with the cassettes.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Split 2014 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    4 remaining

      $17 CAD


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1,000 CAD




Really want to buy the digital downloads for $1,000? The band will thank you SO HARD; otherwise get the digital downloads or stream 'Year Of Sleep' in full over at - also on Compact Disc

Vinyl version still available through Granite House Records at

"Proof positive that you don’t have to be from warm climes to ooze out quality sludge metal, the quartet fully indulges in their Mastodontic and Baron-ish tendencies as they set fire to everything in their path." - Decibel Magazine

"...the ability of Pyres to take control of the music and create a feeling of epic bliss through aggression. This album seems to get better and better after each listen as new bits and pieces of the intricate power of this album are realized which only increases the likability of this stellar release. Take my word for it; you will not be able to listen to this album only one time, I challenge you to try!" - Metal Bandcamp

"All that I do know is Year Of Sleep is simply a brilliant debut album that the band should rightly be proud of. Canada’s new breed of Sludge Metal Overlords are finally here!!! – Ignore them at your peril." - The Sludgelord

"Year Of Sleep is six songs in forty minutes, all balanced somewhere between low-slung rhythmic thickness and ascending swirls of dueling guitars. It's all here, dudes. Rub the murk on your gums or drift with the stoner sensibilities; surge and snarl or wail and wander." - Heavy Planet


released July 19, 2014

Album released on July 2nd, 2013
All songs written and performed by Pyres
Recorded and Mixed by Greg Dawson at B.W.C. Studios
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side

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Medusa Crush Recordings Toronto, Ontario

Small one-man run D.I.Y. boutique label of heavy and hard musics (plural), to heavy people. Located at this time in Toronto, On. Canada. Will be giving the North a touch of what it's missing.

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