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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 Planning On DVD

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 highonfireyeti@yahoo.com that would be appreciated as well.

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Lamb of God Confirmed Headliner For SotU Tour

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:


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

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Roadburn Festival To Be Webcasted Live

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.

The Roadburn Festival (i.e all the performances) will be available on demand for free later throughout the week via VPRO 3voor12 and roadburn.com.

For a direct link to the live webcast page, click here.

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Second SOTU Tour Pre-Sale Starts April 12

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

Other tour dates: More...

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Monster Magnet Guitarist To Jam With Space Ritual

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).

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Initial Sounds Of The Underground Dates Revealed

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

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Sounds of the Underground Presale Info

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
Norma Jean
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
Devil Driver
With very special guests GWAR and one more headliner to be announced

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High On Fire Announce West Coast Dates

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

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More Details On Sounds Of The Underground Tour

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.

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High On Fire UK Tour Changes

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.

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Sunn O))) Upcoming Australian and European Tour

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.

Sunn O))) itinerary this year: More...

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High On Fire Complete Video For "Devilution"

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.

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High On Fire Announce Headlining Tour

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".

Here are the tour dates: More...

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High On Fire Announce Fall Tour Dates

HIGH ON FIRE have announced Fall, 2004 U.S. tour dates. The critically acclaimed power trio kick off six weeks worth of performances beginning November 18th in Salt Lake City, UT, and concluding on New Year's Eve at Philadelphia's Trocadero Theater. HIGH ON FIRE (drummer Des Kensel, guitarist / vocalist Matt Pike and new bassist Joe Preston [ex-MELVINS]) who just completed work on their highly anticipated new album, 'Blessed Black Wings' with engineer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, NEUROSIS, JESUS LIZARD), will hit the road for a number of headlining dates before joining CLUTCH and FU MANCHU for a three-week span. Immediately following, HIGH ON FIRE will headline two weeks worth of dates to round out the year.

HIGH ON FIRE's "Blessed Black Wings" is expected to see a February 1st, 2005 release date via Relapse Records.

The planned tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dillinger Escape Plan Pay Tribute To The Melvins

Dillinger Escape Plan, Meshuggah, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, Keelhaul, Dog Fashion Disco and Abdullah are among those bands featured on the Melvins tribute album 'We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins'. This should be released next May by Fractured Transmitter Record Co.

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Blackest Of The Black Tour Dates Announced

The following routing has been released for the forthcoming Blackest of The Black tour featuring Danzig with Doyle, Mayhem, Death Angel, High on Fire and Devildriver:

September 29 - Las Vegas, NV
September 30 - Denver, CO
October 1 - Kansas City, KS
October 2 - St Louis, MO
October 3 - Omaha, NE
October 5 - Minneapolis, MN
October 7 - Milwaukee, WI
October 8 - Detriot, MI
October 9 - Cleveland, OH
October 10 - Chicago, IL
October 12 - Pittsburgh, PA
October 14 - New York, NY
October 15 - Philadelphia, PA
October 16 - Washington DC
October 17 - Atlanta, GA
October 19 - Orlando, FL
October 21 - Corpus Christi, TX
October 22 - San Antonio, TX
October 23 - Dallas, TX
October 24 - Oklahoma City, OK
October 27 - Spokane, WA
October 28 - Seattle, WA
October 29 - Portland, OR
October 30 - San Francisco, CA
October 31 - Los Angeles, CA

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