THE RESURRECTION OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
Known, stylistically, for combining the elements of Power and Doom metal, America's SLEEPY HOLLOW are, thus far, credited with three official releases; the self titled “Sleepy Hollow” (1991) “A Legend Retold” (2000) and the “best of” collection “Rest In Pieces: 1989-1992" (2002).
In August of 1989, vocalist Bob Mitchell formed SLEEPY HOLLOW with guitarist Steve Stegg, bassist Steve Brink and drummer Tommy Wassman. December of '89 saw the release of the infamous "89 demo" which remained as such up until October of 2000, when it was officially released on classic vinyl through the now defunct Old Metal Records under the title "A Legend Retold".
Early on and throughout their entire first run, SLEEPY HOLLOW were privileged to share billing status with some of Heavy Metal's most prominent national acts including Manowar, EZO, Nuclear Assault, Whiplash, Savatage, Non-Fiction, Wrathchild America and Pantera.
Eventually, the quartet had amassed a strong enough following to headline several self-managed tours throughout North America which, eventually, lead to securing a distribution deal with AZRA/Ironworks Records. In June of 1991, the self-titled "Sleepy Hollow" cd was unleashed. After it's initial release, "Sleepy Hollow" had, at one point, reached number one on independant album charts in countries such as Belgium, France, Greece, Sweden, Portugal and Germany. They also received rave reviews and have appeared in magazines and fanzines worldwide, such as Metal Hammer Hungary, Metal Hammer Germany, Baphomet, Rock Hard, Thunderbolt Magazine, Den Of Eniquity and many others. Along with press coverage, the band received media attentention in underground radio stations across the US as well as radio stations in several European countries including Germany, Sweden, Austria, Russia, France, Italy, Norway and Greece.
SLEEPY HOLLOW, have undoubtedly made its mark on the world of Heavy Metal. This classic band is enjoying renewed popularity in the new millenium. Through the years and in its most simplistic way the band became obscure, then obscurity became curiosity, then curiosity turned into demand. Now, they are a legend that was created by you, the fans!
So now we fast forward to the year 2011 After an absence of more than twenty years, the US traditional Heavy Metal band has reunited with its original line-up; Bob Mitchell (vocals), Steve Stegg (guitars), Steve Brink (bass guitars) and Tommy Wassman (drums).
The band is currently picking up where it has left off as they are writing material and polishing up some unfinished songs for their comeback album "SKULL THIRTEEN". The recording sessions began on January 30th, 2011. The album is first set to be released through German vinyl specialists HIGH ROLLER RECORDS in May, 2011. Along with the vinyl release, SLEEPY HOLLOW have signed an exclusive world-wide six year, three album deal with European label PURE STEEL RECORDS which is projecting a release for "SKULL THIRTEEN" this fall season. The release will, subsequently, be followed by a string of live shows that will include a tour of Europe in 2012. Details on all will be forthcoming......
In the meantime let us welcome back to the Metal World SLEEPY HOLLOW! Visit them on MySpace at www.myspace/com/originalhollowmetal