Gebel Barkal
Gebel Barkal
The cover for the Sub Pop single.
Single by Om
Released August 15 2008
Recorded 2008 at Audible Academy (Recording); Salt Mastering (Mastering) in Portland, Oregon; Brooklyn, New York
Genre Stoner Metal, Experimental, Dub
Length 9:16
Label Sub Pop Records
Producer Jake Hall; Steve Lobdell; Paul Gold
Om single chronology
Live at Jerusalem
Gebel Barkal
Live Conference

Gebel Barkal is a single released by Om in 2008 via Sub Pop Records. Notably, it's the first Om release to feature current drummer Emil Amos after Chris Hakius' retirement from music that same year.


Shortly after Emil Amos joined Om the band had quickly recorded a single in between tours to hold over fans until the next album was ready to be released.

"(Version)" isn't actually an original song but rather an alternate arrangement of "Gebel Barkal". The term stems from the dub genre, pioneered by King Tubby and Lee "Scratch" Perry and a nod to Cisneros' growing interest in the genre.

Gebel Barkal has been worked into Om's live setup though the arrangement is vastly different and expanded, barely resembling the studio version.


  • Gebel Barkal - 4:44
  • (Version) - 4:32


  • Al Cisneros - Bass, Vocals
  • Emil Amos - Drums
  • Paul Gold - Mastering
  • Jake Hall - Photography, Recording
  • Steve Lobdell - Recording

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V·T·E Om
Current Members Al CisnerosEmil AmosTyler Trotter
Past Members Chris HakiusRobert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Studio Albums Variations on a ThemeConference of the BirdsPilgrimageGod Is GoodAdvaitic Songs
Splits Inerrant Rays of Infallible Sun (Blackship Shrinebuilder)Om / Six Organs of Admittance
Singles Gebel BarkalAddis DubplateGethsemane Dubplate
Live Albums Live at JerusalemLive ConferenceLiveBBC Radio 1
Associated Bands and Artists SleepThe SabiansShrinebuilderGrailsPhantom Family HaloHoly Mountain RecordsBilly AndersonDavid V. D'andrea
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