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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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High On Fire To Join Metallica On Select Dates

Californian power trio High On Fire has been selected to join Metallica on select shows in May. “High on Fire is ecstatic to join Metallica on its upcoming tour,” said the band in a statement. "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."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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High On Fire Updates Tour Schedule

High on Fire has added on an additional tour date in Baltimore on April 10th, 2010. The upcoming High on Fire tour dates are as follows:

3/17 2010 ACTION! PR SXSW showcase - Mohawk Austin, Texas
3/31 2010 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
4/1 2010 High Noon Saloon Madison, Wisconsin
4/2 2010 Lincoln Hall Chicago, Illinois
4/3 2010 Skully’s Music Diner Columbus
4/5 2010 123 Pleasant Street Morgantown, West Virginia
4/6 2010 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4/7 2010 The Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
4/8 2010 Daniel Street Milford, Connecticut
4/9 2010 Gramercy Theatre New York, New York
4/10 2010 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
4/11 2010 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC
4/13 2010 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, North Carolina
4/14 2010 Masquerade (Atlanta) Atlanta, Georgia
4/15 2010 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
4/16 2010 Walter’s On Washington Houston, Texas
4/17 2010 Emo’s Austin, Texas
4/18 2010 The Loft Dallas
4/20 2010 Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado
4/22 2010 The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
4/23 2010 El Rey Theatre (LA) Los Angeles, California
4/24 2010 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California
4/25 2010 The Casbah San Diego, California
4/27 2010 Audies Fresno, California
4/28 2010 Blue Lagoon Santa Cruz, California
4/30 2010 Nuerolox Boise, Idaho
5/1 2010 The Blvd Spokane, Washington
5/2 2010 The Nightlite Bellingham, Washington
5/4 2010 Chop Suey Seattle, Washington
5/5 2010 Dante Portland, Oregon
5/7 2010 Noctorum Eureka, California
5/8 2010 The Missing Link - Fox Theater Oakland, California

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High On Fire Posts New Music Video Online

California power trio HIGH ON FIRE has posted their new music video for the track “Frost Hammer.” Filmed on location in both Los Angeles, CA and NYC with director Kevin Custer for Toaster in the Tub, HIGH ON FIRE’s “Frost Hammer” video features performance footage of the band alongside “the epic tale of a warrior’s sojourn to the cold and barren Plateau of Leng where he secures the fabled Frost Hammer that will be used to enact the final rites and complete the dark rebirth and reign of the Frost Child.”

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High On Fire Discusses Their New Album

High On Fire released their latest album "Snakes For The Divine" on February 23rd, 2010. The band has now posted a video clip online where they discuss the making of the new album, which can be viewed below.

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High On Fire To Host Headbanger's Ball

High On Fire has issued the following announcement about hosting the upcoming episode of MTV2's Headbangers Ball:

"Tune into MTV2 Monday morning to catch High on fire hosting the entire episode of Headbanger’s ball discussing their forthcoming new album, 'Snakes of the Divine.' Also premiering Overkill video 'Bring Me the Night” and Kittie's 'Sorrow I Know.'"

Headbanger's Ball has moved from Saturdays to Mondays. The show now airs at which airs every Monday at 3a/c.

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Zoroaster Added To SXSW Showcase Line-Up

The 2010 edition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) showcase, presented in part by Decibel magazine and Stereogum, will be held on Wednesday, March 17th at Mohawk (912 Red River St., Austin, TX) and will feature High on Fire in its only SXSW appearance of 2010. This all ages event will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge and wristband holders.

In addition to High on Fire the showcase will feature live sets from Priestess (Montréal, QB), Bison B.C. (Vancouver), Zoroaster (Atlanta, GA), The Gates of Slumber (Indianapolis, IN) and Naam (Brooklyn, NY). Additional details, including set times, will be announced shortly.

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High On Fire Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

California's High On Fire will be embarking on a headlining U.S. tour in celebration of their upcoming album "Snakes for the Divine." The three week trek will launch in March in Minneapolis, MN and will include support from Priestess, Black Cobra, and Bison B.C. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/13 St Augustine, FL Harvest of Hope
3/17 Austin, TX Mohawk
3/31 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
4/1 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
4/2 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
4/3 Columbus, OH Skully's Music Diner
4/5 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant St
4/6 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
4/7 Cambridge, MA Middle East
4/8 Milford, CT Daniel St
4/9 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
4/11 Washington, DC Black Cat
4/13 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
4/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
4/15 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
4/16 Houston, TX Walter’s on Washington
4/17 Austin, TX Emo's
4/18 Dallas, TX The Loft
4/20 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
4/22 Tempe, AZ Club House
4/23 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
4/24 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
4/25 San Diego, CA Casbah

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Sleep To Reunite For U.S. Tour Dates

Legendary Californian doom metal band Sleep has announced that they will be reforming to perform some shows in the United States later this year. These shows will happen around September time with the only confirmed show taking place on September 3rd in Monticello, New York. The band performed some reunion shows in Europe last year but were unable to tour the States due to guitarist Matt Pike's involvment in the band High On Fire. Stay tuned for more information and tour dates.

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High On Fire Streaming New Song Online

California's High On Fire have completed work on their fifth studio album and follow-up to 2007’s "Death is This Communion." Titled "Snakes for the Divine," the record will drop on February 23rd, 2010 via E1 Music. High On Fire has premiered the first new song from the upcoming album titled “Frost Hammer" via their MySpace page.

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High On Fire Reveals New Album Artwork

High On Fire's fifth studio album "Snakes for the Divine" will be released February 23, 2010. The album artwork was also revealed at this site. This is the follow up album from 2007's success: "Death is this Communion." In a recent interview on Full Metal Jackie, Matt Pike (Lead vocals and guitar) explained that the album would be "Super heavy, some of it would be thrashy, but have a classic 70's Priest style to it."

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High On Fire Completes New Album

California based doom metal outfit High On Fire has announced that they have completed work on their new album, which is to be entitled, "Snakes For The Divine." The album will be released through E1 Music on February 23rd. The record was produced by Greg Fidelman, who recently worked with Slayer on their latest album, "World Painted Blood."

The tracklisting is as follows:

"Snakes For The Divine"
"Frost Hammer"
"Bastard Samurai"
"Ghost Neck"
"Fire, Flood & Plague"
"How Dark We Pray"
"Holy Flames Of The Fire Spitter"
"Mystery Of Helm"

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High On Fire Video Interview Available

High on Fire vocalist Matt Pike recently conducted a video interview with the Full Metal Jackie show at the Hollywood Palladium. The video clip of the interview can be viewed below.

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High On Fire Announces Australian Tour

High On Fire has announced December, 2009 Australian tour dates alongside Lamb of God. The bands will join forces beginning December 11 in Brisbane as part of a touring bill that will also include Devildriver and Shadows Fall.

High On Fire's fifth studio album and follow-up to 2007’s "Death is This Communion" is currently nearing completion. The band worked with producer Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Slayer, Johnny Cash) at Los Angeles’ The Pass Studios with the goal of capturing “the ultimate High on Fire experience.” The album is slated for a January 23, 2010 release via E1 Music.

High On Fire still has the following tour dates with Dethklok, Mastodon, and Converge: More...

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High On Fire Reveals New Album Title

American doom metal outfit High On Fire has announced that they will be naming their forthcoming new album, "Snakes For The Divine." The album is expected to be released in February of next year and will be produced by Greg Fidelman, who recently produced the latest Slayer album, "World Painted Blood." Stay tuned for further details.

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High On Fire Changes Tour Date Venue

High on Fire have announced that their show with Dethklok and Mastodon in Mesa, Arizona on November 17th has changed venues. The tour date will now take place in Tempe, Arizona at the Marquee Theater. All existing tickets will still be honored.

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Dethklok Announces More US Tour Dates

Dethklok has announced additional tour dates in New York and Los Angeles, plus new dates in Norfolk, Charlotte and San Jose. The complete Dethklok tour schedule with Mastodon, High On Fire, and Converge is as follows:

10/02 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
10/03 - WaMu Theater - Seattle, WA
10/04 - Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver, BC
10/06 - Big Four Building - Calgary, AB
10/07 - Shaw Conference Centre - Edmonton, AB
10/09 - Great Saltair - Salt Lake City, UT
10/10 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
10/12 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
10/13 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
10/14 - Val Air Ballroom - Des Moines, IA
10/16 - Roy Wilkins Auditorium - Minneapolis, MN
10/17 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, I
10/18 - Eagle’s Auditorium - Milwaukee, WI
10/20 - LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH
10/21 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
10/23 - Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/24 - The Fairgrounds - Buffalo, NY
10/25 - Armory - Albany, NY
10/27 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
10/29 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
10/30 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
10/31 - Patriot Center - Washington, DC
11/01 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11/03 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
11/04 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
11/05 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
11/06 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
11/07 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
11/08 - Pompano Beach Amphitheater - Pompano Beach, FL
11/11 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
11/12 - Verizon Wireless Theater - Houston, TX
11/13 - Austin City Music Hall - Austin, TX
11/14 - Brady TheaterTulsa, OK
11/16 - Pan American CenterLas Cruces, NM
11/17 - Mesa AmphitheaterMesa, AZ
11/18 - House of BluesLas Vegas, NV
11/19 - Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
11/20 - Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
11/21 - Events Center - San Jose, CA

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Extra Date Added To Dethklok Tour

A new date has been added to the Dethklok and Mastodon co-headline tour (with support from High on Fire and Converge): November 21st – San Jose, CA Event Center.

The October 16th tour date in St Paul has also been moved to the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN.

The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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High On Fire Begins Recording New Album

High on Fire has issued the following announcement about beginning the recording of their new album:

"World-renowned power trio HIGH ON FIRE has commenced work on its long-awaited, fifth studio album and follow-up to 2007’s Death is This Communion. The esteemed band just completed pre-production with producer Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Slayer, Johnny Cash) and has now entered The Pass Studios in Los Angeles with the goal of capturing 'the ultimate High on Fire experience.' The new HIGH ON FIRE album is slated for an early 2010 release via E1 Music.

"Brand new images of HIGH ON FIRE hard at work on its new album can be viewed at the following locations: HOF studio pic 1, HOF studio pic 2, HOF studio pic 3. The stills were brought to life by photographer Andrew Stuart.

"Pre-production on the new record went great! It really gave us the chance to make some last minute adjustments before we started tracking. We've never been able to do that before and know this will make a huge difference overall. We can't believe the way everything has fallen into place for this record! Hopefully our fans will be excited as we are once they hear the new material."

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Dethklok and Mastodon Announce Massive US Tour

This fall, two of the most popular bands in metal will co-headline a 34-city North American tour as the Grammy® Award-winning Mastodon hits the road with Dethklok, the world’s most brutal animated death metal band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse. In one of the most highly-anticipated tours of the year, the Adult Swim Presents Dethklok and Mastodon tour will kick off on October 2 in Portland, Ore. and bring mayhem and destruction to local venues throughout the nation. Adding even more layers to this fall’s top metal tour, Oakland’s High On Fire and Converge will open each show. There will be a ticket pre-sale that begins on Tuesday, August 4 at 10:00 AM EST, while the full allotment of tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, August 7. For more information about the tour including the pre-sale ticket password, price ranges and how to order, please visit www.adultswimpresents.com.

As sponsor for the entire tour, Adult Swim will feature "Brütal Legend" gaming stations for fans to experience the videogame first-hand, while a two-minute animated content piece, created by Titmouse, will air during each show. Print ads, AdultSwim.com and on-site materials will also feature the videogame as the tour’s key sponsor. "Brütal Legend" is an epic action game from visionary developer Tim Schafer. Jack Black stars as Eddie Riggs, a legendary roadie summoned to a world of Heavy Metal where mountains are made of amplifiers, killer spiders spin guitar strings and Rock Legends roam the landscape. As Eddie, crush skulls with a battle axe, ravage the road in a super-charged Hot Rod and unleash the power of Rock to reign down fire from the sky – all to save humanity and become a Brütal Legend.

Nathan Explosion, William Murderface, Skwisgaar Swigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles – better known as Dethklok – will take to the road in support of the band’s latest CD release from Williams Street Records, "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II," which will be released as both a standard and deluxe edition on September 29 from Williams Street Records. A limited-edition vinyl of the album will also be released at local record shops starting November 24. Bringing the animated band to life on stage each night will be series co-creator and composer Brendon Small along with an all-star band including the legendary Gene Hoglan, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally. These real life-musicians will perform live while dark-lit and playing underneath a giant projection screen featuring all-new animation and music videos from Dethklok to create a truly unique concert experience.

Sharing the bill with Dethklok on this seven-week tour is Grammy® Award-winning hard icons Mastodon, who are currently touring Europe and the UK with Metallica. The band’s groundbreaking new album Crack The Skye was released on March 24, debuting on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #11 to overwhelming international critical praise.

Also on the tour is High On Fire. Described as “a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume and sheer heaviness,” High On Fire has forged a style and sound that is both unique and absolutely crushing. The group features vocalist and cult guitar hero Matt Pike, a founding member of the famed underground band SLEEP. Pike was named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of its “New Guitar Gods.”

Also on the tour, Converge will release their anticipated new album "Axe To Fall" on Epitaph on October 20th. The release is the follow up to their highly-acclaimed "No Heroes" album, released on Epitaph in 2006.

The tour schedule for Adult Swim Presents Metalocalypse’s Dethklok and Mastodon with High On Fire and Converge is as follows: More...

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High On Fire To Enter The Studio

High On Fire has announced that they are currently planning to enter the recording studio to begin work on their as-yet untitled new studio album with producer Greg Fidelman, who recently produced the new Slayer record, "World Painted Blood." The album will likely be released towards the end of the year or early 2010.

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