High on Fire
From: Oakland, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
All was quiet in the Quarter, save the sidewalk in front of the renowned One Eyed Jacks. The entire heavy scene of New Orleans is in attendance tonight; the beer flows like water as we all file into the main room where opening band Lo-Pan is about to take the stage.
Lo-Pan’s last NOLA performance at Siberia in 2011 garnered a small crowd, playing with local doom groove outfit Endall and Ryan McKern,tThe band now has a packed house to play its unique post-rock hybrid sound. The opening notes are low and dominating, somewhere between Clutch and older Corrosion of Conformity. Jeff Martin’s vocals kick in and it immediately shifts to a softer Soundgarden vibe. The band is passionate about the music, and this is evident in the live show: well-rehearsed structures and tight playing abilities win over the crowd. More...
Ohio road burners Lo-Pan are readying for their next round of live assaults supporting heavy metal juggernauts High On Fire. The full North American takeover will commence on November 15th in Austin, Texas and is slated to run through December 22nd in San Francisco, California.
Additional support will come from Goatwhore as well as special guests Primate (featuring Mastodon's Bill Kelliher and Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth) and Corrosion of Conformity on select dates. Additionally, Lo-Pan will be picking up a few off dates in surrounding cities. Check the full itinerary below.
Lo-Pan is performing in support of 2011’s Benny Grotto–produced "Salvador" full-length, released via Small Stone Records. More...
Ruthless grindcore faction Primate has been confirmed to support High on Fire on the newly announced North American tour later this Fall. Bringing a raging brew of old-school, hardcore influenced speed-grind disorder to the masses, Primate will be infiltrating the lineup on seven East Coast dates of the massive tour alongside Goatwhore and LoPan. Upcoming Primate dates are:
11/23/2012 Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
11/24/2012 The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
11/26/2012 Opera House - Toronto, ON
11/27/2012 La Tulipe - Montreal, QC
11/28/2012 Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME
11/29/2012 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
11/30/2012 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
12/01/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
Relapse Records officially issued the band’s debut album "Draw Back A Stump" in July, following the extremely limited self-released CD version last year. Relapse’s re-release bears three additional tracks not found on the initial version. Stream "Draw Back A Stump" in its entirety at this location.
New Orleans, LA's Goatwhore will return to the road this Fall in support of High on Fire. The tour will run from November 15th through December 22nd with Primate (Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth, Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, & more) on select dates in November and Corrosion of Conformity on select dates in December. The entire list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
Additionally, a brand new video for the song "Death to the Architects of Heaven" from Goatwhore's latest album, "Blood for the Master," has been completed and is streaming online. The video features the lyrics from the song, as well as live footage of the band The Summer Slaughter Tour 2012. Check out the video below.
Goatwhore is also excited to announce that "Diabolical Submergence of Rebirth," a track from the "A Haunting Curse album," will be heard in the upcoming season of HBO's Treme. The third season of the show will begin airing on September 23rd. The song will appear in episode #7, which is currently scheduled to air on November 4th. More...
California metal band High on Fire has announced that front man and guitarist Matt Pike has emerged from his recent treatment for alcohol rehabilitation and is ready to conquer the world. High on Fire is celebrating by releasing the first music video from new album "De Vermis Mysteriis," for the track "Fertile Green."
The video was directed, animated, and edited by Phil Mucci for Doomsday Entertainment (Passion Pit, Islands). Check out the Vice premiere of "Fertile Green" now through Noisey.vice.com at this location, or in the player below.
High on Fire's upcoming tour dates are:
September 28 Melbourne, AUS
September 29 Sydney, AUS
September 30 Brisbane, AUS More...
Southern Lord Recordings today is extremely pleased to announce the reissue of "The Art Of Self Defense," the first recording from Oakland trio High on Fire. Set for release on July 31st, the long player has been completely remastered and enhanced by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Noothgrush, OFF! etc.) and includes the addition of the band’s first ever demo, two bonus 7” tracks, as well as a 48-page booklet. The track listing is as follows:
02. 10,000 Years
03. Blood From Zion
06. Master of Fists
Bonus 7” Tracks (2001)
07. Steel Shoe
08. The Usurper (Celtic Frost cover)
Self-Titled Demo (1999)
09. Blood From Zion
10. 10,000 Years
11. Master of Fists
The following press release was also issued about the album:
"The Art Of Self Defense was initially released in 2000 by Man’s Ruin Records. Featuring the collective energies of guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel, and bassist George Rice with producer Billy Anderson, the record billows at the seams with Pike’s instantly recognizable guitar tone, first unleashed during his days with stoner metal behemoths Sleep. An audio hail storm of piledriving riffs, booming rhythms and Pike’s gruff vocal tirades, The Art Of Self Defense remains a staple in High on Fire’s renowned catalog of audio greatness."
Relapse Records has unleashed the label's prestigious 20+ year catalog online via Bandcamp at this location. All of the albums from the catalog can now be streamed for free.
The official Relapse page features over 122 artists including Baroness, Dying Fetus, Pig Destroyer, Red Fang, Necrophagist, Revocation, and many more, each streaming their entire Relapse catalog for free in addition to offering the albums as high quality 320k mp3 or FLAC downloads.
Additionally, the label has made available a page for Relapse alumni including Mastodon, Neurosis, Amorphis, Nile, High in Fire, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and over 20 additional artists at this location.
The organizers of the Heavy MTL festival have now announced the lineup for the 2012 edition, which will take place on August 11th and 12th in Montreal. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Saturday August 11th
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
JOB FOR A COWBOY
VEIL OF MAYA
High On Fire will be unleashing its new album "De Vermis Mysteriis" on April 3rd via eOne Music. A single has been posted for one of the songs off that ten-track album in the form of an upload for "Fertile Green." High On Fire will also be appearing at SXSW in March and embarking on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour 2012 during the summer.
High On Fire will release its new studio album "De Vermis Mysteriis" on April 3rd via eOne Music. Recorded in Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity Studios with producer and Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, the 10 song effort is the band's sixth studio recording and the follow up to 2010's "Snakes for the Divine." "De Vermis Mysteriis" (or Mysteries of the Worm) takes its title from a fictional grimoire created by Psycho author Robert Bloch and incorporated by H. P. Lovecraft into the Lore of the Cthulhu Mythos. Check out the tracklisting below. Also after the jump is a series of concert dates that High On Fire will embark on.
1.) Serums of Liao
2.) Bloody Knuckles
3.) Fertile Green
4.) Madness of an Architect
6.) Spiritual Rites
7.) King of Days
8.) De Vermis Mysteriis
9.) Romulus and Remus
MetalSucks has announced a second annual "South by South Death" showcase for the upcoming 2012 festival, in association with Metal Injection and Metal Insider.
The official showcase will take place at the patio stage of Barbarella, 615 Red River Street, starting at 7pm on Wednesday, March 14th. High on Fire, Darkest Hour, Nachtmystium, Intronaut, Black Tusk, Holy Grail and Monstro will all perform at the show. Peavey and Ddrum are providing additional support. Further details are available here. More...
BrooklynVegan, Power of the Riff and Southern Lord Records play host to a free SXSW showcase on March 16th, 2012 at Scoot Inn (1308 e4th St) in Austin, Texas.
The free daytime portion runs in conjunction with a four-day Thrasher/Converse "Death Match," featuring a skate ramp with skaters and an assortment of bands that runs all day long. Starting at noon, the free event will feature eleven bands on two stages. More...
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.
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.
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.
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
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
14. Street Metal
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.
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."
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
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.