High on Fire
From: Oakland, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
HIGH ON FIRE's latest music video — for the song "Devilution" — will be added to Music Choice's "Video On Demand" programming beginning today (September 12, 2005).
"Devilution", the roll-out single from HIGH IN FIRE's critically acclaimed album, "Blessed Black Wings", was filmed on location in the hills of San Francisco, CA with director Gary Smithson (TOMAHAWK, GOATWHORE) and features HIGH ON FIRE performing as an evolving storyline unfolds. Exclusive stills from the video shoot can be viewed at this location.
HIGH ON FIRE are currently in the midst of a U.S. tour alongside EVERY TIME I DIE. The month long, 27-city trek launched on September 7 in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Available from most cable providers, Music Choice's "Video On Demand" service includes a variety of music videos as well as MC-exclusive programs — all free on demand. To access Music Choice On Demand, including HIGH ON FIRE's latest video, simply go to the On Demand menu and select "music." Click on the Music Choice button and select a video or click on the MC Exclusive button to access exclusive concerts, interviews, and studio performances.
OBITUARY, NAPALM DEATH, HIGH ON FIRE and EVERY TIME I DIE have taped appearances on Fuse TV's "Metal Asylum" to air this coming week. The following summary of the week's shows was posted at the official "Metal Asylum" blog:
"On Monday [Sept. 12], none other than Florida death metal legends OBITUARY stop by! They talk about their new album, 'Frozen in Time', guitarist Allen West quitting and rejoining within a two-day period, and the recent resurgence in death metal.
"On Tuesday [Sept. 13], OBITUARY's touring partners legendary grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH stop by the studio. Among topics discussed are their new album, 'The Code is Red... Long Live the Code', touring with OBITUARY, being in the business for over 20 years, and Barney weighs in on a possible political career after he's done with music. Personally I think he's a guy of integrity and whether you agree with him politically or not, that's something that's sorely needed in global politics.
"On Wednesday [Sept. 14], southern metal gods HIGH ON FIRE stop by. They talk about their new album, 'Blessed Black Wings', their metaphorical lyrics for all the songs including 'Devilution', and Matt even talks a little about his time in the underground legendary band SLEEP.
"On Friday [Sept. 16], Buffalo rockers EVERY TIME I DIE drop by the 'Metal Asylum' set and all hell breaks loose. God knows what was talked about besides Michael Madsen (cameo in their new video), 'cause fire alarms were literally going off, sarcasm being dished out in high doses and rock was coming at you from every angle. I swear to you it's a show not to be missed!"
The photos for the Sounds of the Underground tour in Vancouver have been posted in the photo gallery.
Lawrence, KS' THE ESOTERIC continue their non-stop touring in support of the critically acclaimed With The Sureness Of Sleepwalking with a stint on the east coast run of the Van's Warped Tour. The band will be appearing on the East Coast Independent Stage starting August 4th in Jacksonville, FL. The dates will be followed by an appearance on this years edition of Hellfest and a round of dates supporting Every Time I Die when they will be replacing The Chariot. Their video for Ram-Faced Boy continues to receive solid support from Fuse Metal Asylum and MTV2's Headbanger's Ball programs.
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The first batch of dates for the upcoming Every Time I Die, High On Fire, The Red Chord, and The Chariot tour have been disclosed. Here's the latest:
9/7 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
9/8 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
9/9 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
9/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
9/12 Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
9/13 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
9/15 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
9/16 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/17 Tampa, FL @ Masquerade
The first batch of dates for the Everytime I Die, High on Fire, The Red Chord, The Chariot tour have been revealed:
Sept. 07 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Sept. 08 New York City, NY Irving Plaza
Sept. 09 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Sept. 10 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Sept. 12 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
Sept. 13 Richmond, VA Alley Katz
Sept. 15 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Sept. 16 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Atlanta
Sept. 17 Tampa, FL Masquerade Tampa
The countdown is on. Three weeks from now the North American Continent will be hit with a five week musical storm - The Sounds Of The Underground Tour launching June 25th in Lowell, Mass.!
Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb Of God are very pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds Of The Underground tour. The tour has a very diverse line up, including many of our old friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the formation of this tour - this one's for the bands and the fans, not some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"
This history making tour features 26 shows in 31 days; bringing 22 of todays heaviest and most hard core underground musical performers to the forefront. This fan friendly event is keeping ticket prices very low, under $30.00 per ticket in most markets. The tour delivers Lamb Of God, Opeth, Gwar, Clutch, Poison The Well, Every Time I Die, Chimaira, A Life Once Lost, Throwdown, Unearth, Norma Jean, DevilDriver, From Autumn To Ashes, Madball, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, All That Remains, Terror, The Red Chord, Nora and Fear Before The March Of Flames to arenas all summer long.
Even more for the fans: SotU special Tour Program insert will be in every issue of Revolver magazine on the newsstands in June; with additional limited edition copies of this tour program on heavy stock paper to be distributed at each show.
Also available now and all summer long at Hot Topic is the exclusive DVD/CD Box Set specially priced at $9.99; featuring videos and songs from every band on the tour as well as other favorites from the labels who bring you the SotU tour and also contains a trailer of Lamb Of God's new "Killadelphia" DVD (June 21 Epic Records).
Tickets are still available thru the website where surcharges on tickets are much cheaper, also the website lists many surcharge free box office available locally.
From the High On Fire camp:
A full-length High on Fire DVD is just getting started. Here’s where we need a bit of help:
We’re taking submissions since we know there is a bunch of High on Fire stuff out there. So if anyone has any good video of us playing live (from any show/tour) and would be so kind as to make a copy and send it to us at the address below (with your name and contact e-mail and phone number), it would be appreciated. We can’t guarantee submissions will be used but if yours is we’ll get you a free copy of the DVD and some other cool High on Fire stuff that you’ve never seen (or will see) anywhere else.
The mailing address is:
High on Fire
c/o Leafy Green
150 Santa Marina
San Francisco, CA 94110
Also, if anyone has any killer High on Fire gig posters and flyers (especially posters) that they could scan and send as a hi-res jpg or pdf to email@example.com that would be appreciated as well.
I didn't think this was a secret or anything, but LAMB OF GOD has been confirmed as the headliner for 2005 SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND TOUR!
Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb of God are very pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds of the Underground tour. The tour has a very diverse line up, including many of our old friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the formation of this tour- this one's for the bands and the fans, not some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"
Joining LAMB OF GOD will be:
POISON THE WELL
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
EVERY TIME I DIE
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
HIGH ON FIRE
A LIFE ONCE LOST
ALL THAT REMAINS
THE RED CHORD
FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES
Sounds of the Underground 2005 Tour Dates are as follows:
6/25 - Lowell, MA - Paul E Tsongas Arena
6/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing
6/28 - Pontiac, MI - Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
6/30 - Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
7/01 - Portsmouth, VA - Harbor Center Pavilion
7/02 - Sayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Parking Lot
7/03 - Montreal, QC - Stade Uniprix
7/04 - Mississauga, ON - Arrow Hall
7/05 - Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
7/07 - Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Theatre @ Target Center
7/08 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/09 - Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
7/10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Village
7/12 - Atlanta, GA - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot
7/13 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
7/15 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center Lot
7/16 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Ampitheatre
7/19 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
7/20 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
7/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena Lot
7/23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Lot
7/25 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field Event Center
7/26 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
7/28 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
7/29 - Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
7/31 - Denver, CO- Universal Lending Pavilion
Holland`s major network, VPRO 3voor12, will pull off a live coverage of the 10th Roadburn Festival this Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 013-Tilburg, Holland. The live webcast starts at 18.45 hrs CET ( 12.45 pm EST). Click web radio for the live stream.
The live webcast will feature Sunn 0))), Alabama Thunderpussy, High on Fire, Electric Wizard, Litmus, Astrosoniq, Brant Bjork and the Bros, Space Ritual, Vic Du Monte`s Idiot Prayer, Hypnos 69, Black Moses, Josiah, and Hulk.
For a direct link to the live webcast page, click here.
Sounds of the Underground Tour, which features Clutch, Gwar, Lamb of God, Opeth, Unearth, Strapping Young Lad, All that Remains, The Red Chord, DevilDriver and many others, will run through the US and Canada this summer. The second internet pre-sale will be April 12th starting at 4pm EST at tix.artistarena.com/soundsoftheunderground.
The following shows will be available:
Jun. 25 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena - public on sale April 16
Jun. 26 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier - public on sale April 16
Jul. 03 Montreal, QC Stade Uniprix - public on sale April 16
Jul. 04 Toronto, ON Arrow Hall - public on sale April 16
Jul. 05 Cleveland, OH Scene Pavilion - public on sale April 16
Jul. 12 Atlanta, GA Hi Fi Buys - public on sale April 22
Jul. 13 Orlando, FL Tinker Field - public on sale April 16
Jul. 15 Dallax, TX Smirnoff Parking Lot - public on sale April 22
Jul. 20 Phoenix, AX Mesa Amphitheatre - public on sale April 16
Jul. 26 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum - public on sale April 16
Jul. 28 Edmonton, AB Rexhall - public on sale April 16
Jul. 29 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Center - public on sale April 16
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On Saturday, April 9, 2005, the Dutch Roadburn Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary edition with a stunning variety of space/stoner/doom rock bands on three different stages with Brant Bjork & The Bros, SUNN O))), ELECTRIC WIZARD (the first ever show with the We Live line-up), and HIGH ON FIRE, amongst others, at 013-Tilburg.
Monster Magnet lead guitarist Ed Mundell has been confirmed to jam live on stage with headliners SPACE RITUAL. That band was formed in 2001 to revive the lost magic, the truly interstellar spirit of Hawkwind, of which the band were all members, and this will be Space Ritual`s first ever gig on the European mainland. Check roadburn.com for the complete line up. Holland’s major network, VPRO 3voor12, will pull off a live webcast of the 10th Roadburn Festival.
In other news, VPRO 3voor12 will re-broadcast last year`s "Monster Magnet Live at the 9th Roadburn Festival" webtv webcast. The webcast will run on April 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. GMT at www.3voor12.nl (click on webtv).
Dates are slowly leaking out for the Sounds of the Undergroud Tour that will feature Lamb of God, Clutch, Poison The Well, Opeth, Unearth, From Autumn To Ashes, Chimaira, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die, Strapping Young Lad, Throwdown, High On Fire, DevilDriver, All That Remains, A Life Once Lost and more.
Here are some of the unconfirmed initial dates for the tour:
June 25 Lowell, MA - Paul E. Tsongas Arena
June 30 Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
July 01 Toronto, ON - The Docks
July 02 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
July 05 Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
July 09 Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
July 13 Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
Sounds of the Underground is offering the "internet community" a presale. Tickets will be available before they go on sale to the general public at this link. Also service fees will be lower than most outlets.
The current Sounds of the Underground lineup is:
Poison the Well
Every Time I Die
High on Fire
Strapping Young Lad
All that Remains
A Life Once Lost
The Red Chord
Fear Before the March of Flames
With very special guests GWAR and one more headliner to be announced
High on Fire have announced the following West Coast tour dates:
May 19: Sacramento, California - The Blue Lamp
May 20: Santa Cruz, California - Kresge Town Hall (KZSC-UC Fest)
May 21: San Jose, California - Blank Club
May 26: San Diego, California - The Casbah
May 27: Silver Lake, California – Echo
May 28: Long Beach, California - Alex`s Bar
A cadre of hard rock acts led by Opeth, Unearth, Poison The Well and Clutch are uniting for the inaugural Sounds of the Underground summer festival tour. The bill will hit the road in North America in late June and run through late July.
With organizers promising the addition of a notable headlining act, others already confirmed for the full tour are From Autumn To Ashes, Chimaira, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die, Strapping Young Lad, Throwdown, High On Fire, DevilDriver, All That Remains, A Life Once Lost and veteran horrorcore group Gwar, which will present a "halftime show."
Madball has been drafted for the eastern half of the tour, with Terror picking up on Western dates. Regional additions include the Red Chord (East Coast), Fear Before The March Of Flames (Midwest, Southeast) and Himsa (West).
"This tour will show the masses that real music is alive and well," Unearth's Trevor Phipps says. "The Sounds of the Underground will prove that you don't need 'pop-culture' to embrace your sound and way of life."
The tour is being produced by Face the Music Touring agent Tim Borror, Ferret label executive/artist manager Paul Conroy, Ferret label owner Carl Severson and artist manager Larry Mazer. The group has pledged to keep ticket prices below $30.
Dates for the trek have not yet been announced. The Sounds of the Underground Tour website will launch soon with full details.
High On Fire have slightly altered the schedule for their upcoming UK tour. The tour dates are:
March 26 - Milton Keynes Woughton Centre
March 27 - Exeter Cavern
March 29 - Peterborough Met Lounge
March 30 - Bradford Rio's
March 31 - Glasgow Nice 'N' Sleazy
April 1 - Manchester Hop & Grape
April 2 - Wrexham Central Station
April 3 - Liverpool University
April 4 - Nottingham Rock City
April 5 - Birmingham Bar Academy
April 6 - London Highbury Garage
April 7 - Aldershot West End Centre
They'll be supported by US art-noise crew Callisto and the UK's Winnebego Deal.
Sunn O))) are playing the WHATISMUSICONATHON? Festival for the period of March 3 - 13 in Australia. In addition to Sunn O))), this festival will feature The Residents, Chicks on Speed, Black Dice, and more.
The band will also be a part of No Boogie, Only Hate European Tour `05 featuring collaborations with Atilla Csihar, John Weise (Bastard Noise/Sissy Spacek), and others.
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High On Fire have completed work on the first music video for their new album, "Blessed Black Wings." The video is for the track "Devilution" and was filmed in San Francisco, CA with director Gary Smithson (Tomahawk, Goatwhore). Stills from the video shoot can be viewed here.
Relapse Records recording artists HIGH ON FIRE have announced their first headlining tour of 2005 in support of their forthcoming new album, Blessed Black Wings. HIGH ON FIRE will kick off a three week trek beginning February 4th at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA. The tour is expected to conclude on February 24th in Salt Lake City, UT with additional dates pending.
Support on the DECIBEL Magazine sponsored HIGH ON FIRE tour will be provided by PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS and KYLESA. Immediately following, HIGH ON FIRE (drummer Des Kensel, guitarist / vocalist Matt Pike and bassist Joe Preston [ex-MELVINS]) will make a high profile appearance as part of the 2005 Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, where the band will perform alongside acts such as THE POLYPHONIC SPREE, AMON TOBIN and THE FUCKING CHAMPS.
HIGH ON FIRE's Blessed Black Wings is set for a February 1st U.S. release date via Relapse and a February 7th European release date via Relapse. The follow up to the band's critically acclaimed Surrounded By Thieves was recorded at Chicago's Electrical Audio Studios with engineer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, NEUROSIS, JESUS LIZARD). The final track listing for Blessed Black Wings is "Devilution", "The Face of Oblivion", "Brother In The Wind", "Cometh Down Hessian", "Blessed Black Wings", "Anointing of Seer", "To Cross the Bridge", "Silver Back" and "Sons Of Thunder".
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