The rebirth of Earth resulted in the band signing with Southern Lord and releasing the essential Hex in 2005. Working alongside Hex producer Randall Dunn, the band then entered AVAST! studios (where Earth2 was recorded) and began laying down 2008's monumental The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull. The mainstay core of Dylan Carlson and Adrienne Davies collaborated and wrote material with Steve Moore, Don McGreevy, and legendary guitarist Bill Frissell. The musical direction was more focused than Hex with the band moving into more of a rock/American Gospel oriented and improvisatory direction framed by a truly psychedelic production. It remains the group's most successful album and many tracks are still performed live to this day. This new 2018 reissue contains the exclusive bonus track: "Junkyard Priest" (featuring Milky Burgess on slide guitar). The audio was specifically mastered for vinyl, the lacquers were cut by Bob Weston (Shellac) and the 2LP-set comes housed in a beautiful "old style" Stoughton gatefold jacket.