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Justin Marler
Justin Marler
Marler in Orthodox garb.
Background information
Birth Name Justin Marler
Born July 29, 1972
Occupation Musician; Orthodox Monk; Pastor
Genres Doom metal, Sludge Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, Power Pop, Punk Rock, Gospel
Instrument(s) Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1990 - 1991, 1999 - Present
Labels Tupelo
Associated acts Sleep, The Sabians, Shiny Empire, Quick and The Dead

Justin Marler is a musician originating from Chico, California, notably one of the founding members of seminal stoner metal band Sleep. He played in the band from 1990 - 1991 before becoming an Orthodox monk for many years.


Sleep (1990 - 1991)Edit

Sleep Live 1991

Marler (Left) performing with Sleep in 1991.

Life as an Orthodox Monk and The SabiansEdit

Relocating to Austin, Texas: Shiny Empire & Quick and The DeadEdit

Personal LifeEdit


  • Sleep - Guitar, Vocals (1990 - 1991)
  • The Sabians - Guitar, Vocals (1999 - 2005)
  • Shiny Empire - Guitar, Vocals (2010 - Present)
  • Quick And The Dead - Guitar, Vocals (2014 - Present)


With SleepEdit

With The SabiansEdit

  • Beauty For Ashes (2001, The Music Cartel)
  • Shiver (2003, The Music Cartel)

Misc. ReleasesEdit

  • Monk John Marler - Lamentations (1997, Catacomb Records)
  • Quick and The Dead - Quick and The Dead (2015)


Instrument 1Edit

Instrument 2Edit



External LinksEdit


  V·T·E  Sleep
Current Members  Al CisnerosMatt PikeJason Roeder
Past Members Chris HakiusJustin Marler
Albums Volume OneSleep's Holy MountainJerusalemDopesmoker
Extended Plays Volume Two
Singles The Clarity
Associated Bands and Artists AsbestosdeathDejection, UncleanOmHigh on FireNeurosisKalasThe SabiansShrinebuilderDenver Colorado 09.05.10Billy AndersonArik RoperDavid V. D'andrea

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