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.
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.
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.
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."
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"
"Fire, Flood & Plague"
"How Dark We Pray"
"Holy Flames Of The Fire Spitter"
"Mystery Of Helm"
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
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...
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."
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...
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.
California's High On Fire has announced a run of headline dates in California in August. High On Fire will be supported by Early Man on all dates. The dates are as follows:
August 7th Noctumum Eureka, CA
August 8th Harlows Sacramento, CA
August 10th Starline Fresno, CA
August 11th Fat Cat Modesto, CA
August 12th Alex's Bar Long Beach, CA
August 15th Casbah San Diego, CA - co-headline show with Earthless
High On Fire have been confirmed to play at the 2009 Bonnaroo Music Festival. The Festival will take place in Manchester, TN on June 14th. Other confirmed bands include Nine Inch Nails, Shadows Fall, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. More information on the festival can be found here.
Atlanta hard rockers, MASTODON, have revealed a brand new song, "Divinations," from their new studio album, "CRACK THE SKYE." The single can be heard here and will be available digitally from iTunes and all other participating digital retailers.
MASTODON has also been confirmed as headliners of the Scion Rock Fest in their hometown of Atlanta, GA on Saturday, Feb 28th, at the Masquerade. Other artists confirmed to appear include Neurosis, High On Fire, Boris, Torche and many others. The event will run from Noon to midnight.
The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. The line-up is as follows:
High on Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room
A Storm of Light
KOCH Records has announced the signing of critically-acclaimed heavy trio HIGH ON FIRE to its roster. The band just completed a run of West Coast dates and now will focus on writing the new CD that will be released in Summer 2009.
HIGH ON FIRE -- Matt Pike (guitar, vocals), Des Kensel (drums) and Jeff Matz (bass) --has released four critically acclaimed albums during its career, starting with their debut, "The Art of Self Defense," on the now defunct Man’s Ruin label. Their latest album, "Death Is This Communion," was released in 2007 and was produced by famed producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Mudhoney).
Scott Givens, VP of Metal, says, “HIGH ON FIRE is one of the most important bands in the metal genre and we are extremely excited to be working with them.”
High on Fire performed on Gigantour 2008, alongside heavyweights Megadeth and KOCH recording artists In Flames, and recently wrapped up a tour with Opeth.
Black Cobra will be touring in support of High On Fire for a few dates in December. The latest Black Cobra tour dates are as follows:
12/01/08 El Corazon, Seattle WA w/ Dub Trio
12/02/08 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR w/Dub Trio
12/03/08 Samurai Duck, Eugene OR
12/06/08 Stork Club, Oakland, CA w/ Totimoshi
with High On Fire
12/09/08 Brick By Brick, San Diego CA
12/11/08 Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara CA
12/13/08 Blue Lamp, Sacramento CA
California based metallers High On Fire will embark on a short headlining tour in December.
The tour dates are as follows:
9 - Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA
10 - The Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA (free show)
11 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA
12 - The Blank Club - San Jose, CA
13 - The Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA
18 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA