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High on Fire

Formed: 1998
From: Oakland, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest High on Fire News

Below is our complete High on Fire news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Initial Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2012 Line-Up Revealed

This Year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival will be headlined by Slipknot who will be supported on the main stage by Slayer and a rotating slot featuring As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria and The Devil Wears Prada. The second stage will feature Anthrax, As I lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, High on Fire and the Jagermeister opener. A "Special Guest" for the tour will be announced on March 5th.

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High on Fire Enters The Studio

Oakland, CA hard rock band High on Fire has entered Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity Studios to begin tracking their as-yet-untitled new album. The world renowned group featuring drummer Des Kensel, bassist Jeff Matz and guitarist / vocalist Matt Pike (also of legendary stoner metal trio Sleep) is collaborating with producer and Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou on the new effort; the band's sixth studio recording and follow up to 2010's "Snakes for the Divine." A mid-2012 release date is expected via eOne Music.

"We are really stoked about recording this album," said Jeff Matz when asked for comment. "The new songs are turning out absolutely punishing; there are some seriously sledgehammer riffs on this one! Working with Kurt has been awesome as well. He's super easy to work with and is full of good ideas. The sounds that the guy gets are ridiculous and raw as f*ck but also clear and HUGE. I think this album will capture the essence of the band really well. It's still early in the process, but so far it's sounding amazing."

High on Fire's work on the new album follows more than a year and a half of world touring in support of "Snakes for the Divine," which included multiple North American headlining jaunts and international festival appearances as well as tours alongside friends and peers in Metallica, Slayer, Mastodon and The Melvins, the latter of which saw the trio caught in both the February 22, 2010 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand and the powerful earthquake and resulting tsunami in Tokyo, Japan on March 11. The popular U.S. group was unharmed, but shaken after surviving its second natural disaster in sixteen days and was able to return to its native Oakland a few days later.

Tentative song titles from the new High on Fire LP include "Serums of Liao", "Madness of an Architect", "De Vermis Mysteriis", "Spiritual Rites" and "Warhorn". Early reports mark the new record as "direct, eye-opening and powerfully supernatural." More details on the album will be made available in the coming weeks.

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Indian Announces Shows With High On Fire

Chicago doom merchants Indian have announced a November West Coast tour supporting High on Fire. The tour will kick-off on November 11th in Santa Barbara, CA and conclude on November 26th in San Jose, CA.

Indian (Ron DeFries: bass, Bill Bumgardner: drums, Sean Patton: noise, Will Lindsay: vocals, guitar, Dylan O'Toole: vocals, guitar) is touring in support of the band's Relapse debut "Guiltless," that saw its release this past April.

The entire "Guiltless" album is streaming in its entirety online now by heading over to this location.

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Stillwell Reveals Debut Album Trackisting

Stillwell has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming debut album "Dirtbag." "Dirtbag" is set for release on May 10, 2011 through Nu Day Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

1. On & Poppin'
2. You Can't Stop Me
3. Mr. Yellow #5
4. Cyclone
5. Golden Ticket
6. Surrounded By Liars
7. Magnetic Daze
8. It's All Good
9. Don't Get It Twisted
10. Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin cover)
11. Fast Forward
12. They All Had Their Hands Up
13. Trepidation
14. Street Metal

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Entertaining High On Fire Video Interview Posted

A new entertaining video interview with High on Fire's Matt Pike and Soundwave TV has been posted online. You can view the interview in the player below.

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High On Fire Comments On Japanese Earthquake

High on Fire has posted the following statement online in response to the recent natural disasters that occured in the country of Japan. High on Fire were in Tokyo, Japan the day of the Earthquake but were reportedly not harmed. The statement from the band reads as follows;

"Our thoughts go out to all the people of the world who have already been through such agony during these tragedies and are now going through much worse. To all those who have lost loved ones in particular, you have our deepest sympathies."

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High On Fire Announces Tour With The Melvins

High on Fire has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with The Melvins in New Zealand and Japan:

"High On Fire is excited to announce they will be touring New Zealand and Japan with The Melvins surrounding the Soundwave Festival in 2011! Check out all the dates below and stay tuned for more info."

2/19 2011 The Kings Arms - Auckland, NZ
2/20 2011 ReFuel - Dunedin, NZ
2/21 2011 Al's Bar - Christchurch, NZ
2/22 2011 Bodgea - Wellington, NZ
3/9 2011 Club Quattro - Osaka, JPN
3/10 2011 Club Quattro - Nagoya, JPN
3/11 2011 O-East - Tokyo, JPN

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High On Fire Video Interview Available

Metal-Rules.com has posted a video interview online with Matt Pike of High on Fire. Footage from the interview can be viewed in the clip below.

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Goatwhore Track Appearing In Splatterhouse Game

Goatwhore's "Apocalyptic Havoc" has been confirmed for the soundtrack for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game Splatterhouse. Additional details on the game can be found here. The Splatterhouse in game soundtrack includes:

Goatwhore – "Apocalyptic Havoc"
The Accused – "Pounding Nails"
ASG – "Dream Song"
Cavalera Conspiracy – "Must Kill"
Five Finger Death Punch – "Dying Breed"
The Haunted – "Hollow Ground"
High On Fire - "Fire, Flood & Plague"
Invisible Enemies – "Dead Eyes"
Lamb of God – "Walk With Me in Hell"
Mastodon – "Blood and Thunder"
Municipal Waste – "Rigorous Vengeance"
Mutant Supremacy – "Morbid Dismemberment"
Terrorizer – "Dead Shall Rise"
WolfShirt – "Headlong Into Monsters"

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Municipal Waste Announces New Tour Dates

Richmond, Virginia crossover thrash act Municipal Waste has announced a series of concert dates taking place across the United States with various bands. The band will joining High On Fire, Suicidal Tendencies, Kylesa as well as local support acts on select dates.

Municipal Waste tour dates:
October 8 – Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
October 9 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
October 31 – The Fest – The Venue – Gainesville, FL
November 2 – Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN (w/HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
November 3 – Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR
November 4 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX (w/ SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
November 5 – The Riverfront Warehouse – Shreveport, LA (w/ HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
November 6 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Waterloo Park – Austin, TX
November 9 – The End – Nashville, TN
November 10 – V Club – Huntington, WV

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High On Fire To Support Fear Factory

High On Fire has announced an upcoming European tour supporting Fear Factory. The currently announced dates are as follows:

12/4 2010 Gruenspan - Hamburg, GER
12/5 2010 013 - Tilburg, HOL
12/6 2010 Den Atelier - Luxembourg City, LUX
12/7 2010 Trix - Antwerp, BEL
12/8 2010 Garage - Saarbrucken, GER
12/9 2010 Arena - Vienna, AUS
12/11 2010 Komplex 457 - Zurich, SWI
12/12 2010 Estragon - Bologna, ITA
12/13 2010 Essigfabrik - Cologne, GER
12/14 2010 Le Trianon - Paris, FRA
12/15 2010 Rock City - Nottingham, UK
12/16 2010 QMU - Glasgow, SCO
12/18 2010 Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
12/19 2010 Forum - London, UK
12/20 2010 02 Academy - Bristol, UK

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Corrosion Of Conformity To Play Riot Fest

Raleigh, North Carolina's Corrosion Of Conformity have announced their participation in the upcoming 2010 edition of Riot Fest Chicago. The formerly all punk festival has now opened it's doors to include metal and hard rock acts and in turn expanding the festival to a four day event. Riot Fest Chicago 2010 in set to take place October 6th through 10th in various venues throughout the city.

Other metal acts scheduled to appear include a reformed Corrosion Of Conformity, Torche, Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front and Kylesa. The event is being headlined by underground punk rock icons Bad Religion.

You can find more information about Riot Fest Chicago at this location.

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Hatebreed, High On Fire Featured On Free Sampler

E1 Entertainment group has made a new MP3 sampler album, titled "For The Headbangers: Volume 1," available here for free. The 20 track sampler includes songs from Hatebreed, High On Fire, Deception Of A Ghost, Straight Line Stitch and many others.

"For The Headbangers Volume 1" tracklisting:
1. Hatebreed – Preservation of Belief
2. Straight Line Stitch – Bar Room Brawl
3. Deception of A Ghost – These Voices
4. Thy Will Be Done – A Solemn Oath
5. Yesterday’s Saints – Rage Within
6. First Blood – Enemy
7. High On Fire – Frost Hammer
8. The World We Knew – To The Wolves
9. Falling To Pieces – My Declaration
10. Borgo Pass – The Dogs Know Better
11. Overkill – Bring Me The Night
12. Abolish – The Emancipation
13. A Tragedy At Hand – In Case Of An Emergency
14. Dead By Wednesday – Part Of Me
15. Better Left Unsaid – Reaper Of Malice
16. Ruination – From The Bottom
17. Faith Buried In Flames – For The Sake of Sanity
18. The Bunny The Bear – Lust Touch Seed
19. Guera – Dark Woods Cometh
20. Legacy Of Brutality – Rebirth of The Ancient Cult

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High On Fire Announces North American Tour

Oakland, California based trio High On Fire has announced that they will embark on a headlining tour of North America this September, in support of their latest studio album, "Snakes For The Divine." Also joining them on the trek will be Torche and Kylesa.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Iron Maiden To Headline Soundwave 2011

British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden have been confirmed as the headlining act for next year's edition of Australia's Soundwave festival. Also on the bill will be American thrash metal legends Slayer, shock rocker Rob Zombie, hardcore outfit Terror and former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash amongst others. Iron Maiden will also perform two arena shows in February.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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High On Fire To Play Riot Fest

High On Fire will be making an appearance at the Riot Fest in Chicago, IL, which takes place from October 6th - 10th, 2010. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The upcoming High on Fire tour dates are as follows:

7/14 2010 Crocks Thunder Bay, ON, CANADA
7/16 2010 Opera House Toronto, ON, CANADA
7/17 2010 London Music Hall London, ON, CANADA
7/18 2010 The Blind Dog Windsor, ON, CANADA
7/20 2010 The Casbah Hamilton, ON, CANADA
7/21 2010 Time To Laugh Kingston, ON, CANADA
7/22 2010 Le Cercle Quebec City, QC, CANADA
7/23 2010 Capital Music Hall Ottawa, ON, CANADA
7/24 2010 Heavy MTL Fest - Parc Jean Drapeau Montreal, QC, CANADA
7/27 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
7/29 2010 Headliner's Louisville, KY
7/31 2010 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
10/10 2010 RIOT FEST Chicago, IL

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High On Fire Streaming New Song

California's High On Fire, fresh from European tour dates as support for Metallica, has unveiled the brand new song "Speak in Tongues" today via the Adult Swim "Singles Program" at this location. The Adult Swim Singles Program features eight different free and exclusive tracks in eight weeks.

High On Fire will launch a summer headlining tour of Canada on July 8th in Vancouver, BC. The trek is scheduled to run through July 22 in Montreal, QC where the band will share the stage with Alice Cooper, Slayer, Rob Halford and more as part of the 2010 “Heavy MTL Fest.” The band has also added a few summer U.S. dates including a July 27 headlining show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. The currently announced dates are as follows:

7/8 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
7/10 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
7/11 Calgary, ALB TheRepublik
7/13 Winnipeg, ON Royal Albert Arms
7/14 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks (Skeletonwitch supports)
7/16 Toronto, ON Opera House
7/17 London, ON London Music Hall
7/18 Windsor, ON The Blind Dog
7/20 Hamilton, ON The Casbah
7/21 Kingston, ON Time To Laugh
7/22 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
7/23 Ottawa, ON Capital Music Hall
7/24 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL Fest - Parc Jean Drapeau
7/27 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/29 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill
7/31 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep

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Skeletonwitch Announces July Tour Dates

Skeletonwitch has issued the following following update about the band's upcoming tour dates:

"We're going to be tearing up the 'great white north' in July with our good friends in High on Fire! Priestess and Russian Circles will be on along on select dates. Fucking stoked! Hope to see you there. Check out the dates below...."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

7/8 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre w/ Russian Circles
7/9 Kamloops, BC @ Pogue Mahone w/ Hand of the Horse, TBA
7/10 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room w/ Russian Circles
7/11 Calgary, AB @ The Republik w/ Russian Circles
7/13 Winnipeg, ON @ Royal Albert Arms w/ Russian Circles
7/14 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks w/ Russian Circles
7/16 Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ Priestess
7/17 London, ON @ London Music Hall w/ Priestess
7/18 Windsor, ON @ The Blind Dog w/ Priestess
7/20 Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah w/ Priestess
7/21 Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh w/ Priestess
7/22 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle w/ Priestess
7/23 Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall w/ Priestess
7/24 Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau Heavy MTL Fest w/ Slayer, Megadeth, Alice Cooper and more

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High On Fire's "The Daily Habit" Performance Video

High On Fire’s recent live performance of “Frost Hammer” on “The Daily Habit” has been posted online:

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High On Fire Updates Tour Schedule

High On Fire will kick off European tour dates as support for Metallica tonight in Belfast, Ireland. The band issued the following statement about the appearance: "High on Fire is ecstatic to join Metallica on its upcoming tour. We are honored to be chosen by James, Lars, Kirk and Robert and look forward to introducing their loyal crowds to our brand of heaviness."

High On Fire has also announced a summer headlining tour of Canada. The two week tour will launch on July 8 in Vancouver, BC and is scheduled to run through July 22 in Montreal, QC where the band will share the stage with Alice Cooper, Slayer, Rob Halford and more as part of the 2010 Heavy MTL Fest. The upcoming tour dates are as follows:

7/8 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
7/10 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
7/11 Calgary, ALB TheRepublik
7/13 Winnipeg, ON Royal Albert Arms
7/14 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks (Skeletonwitch supports)
7/16 Toronto, ON Opera House
7/17 London, ON London Music Hall
7/18 Windsor, ON The Blind Dog
7/20 Hamilton, ON The Casbah
7/21 Kingston, ON Time To Laugh
7/22 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
7/23 Ottawa, ON Capital Music Hall
7/24 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL Fest - Parc Jean Drapeau

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