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High On Fire

Guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, bass player George Rice, and drummer Des Kensel formed High on Fire in 1999, following the collapse of Pike's previous band, doom metal titans Sleep. But while Sleep had built their fame on impossibly slothful tunes and copious weed consumption, High on Fire's first release, The Art of Self Defense, displayed a far more aggressive though still fantasy-themed style of heavy metal. Released to mildly enthusiastic reviews, the album's prospects suffered from label Man's Ruin imminent bankruptcy, and it wasn't until High on Fire landed on grindcore powerhouse Relapse Records for their second album, 2002's devastating Surrounded by Thieves, that their abundant promise was rewarded. Extensive touring and an ever-increasing fan base followed, so that by the time they unleashed their third release, Blessed Black Wings, in early 2005 (introducing new bassist Joe Preston [ex-Thrones and Melvins]), High on Fire had earned their place as one of the most widely respected heavy metal outfits on the planet. Preston would be replaced by Jeff Matz, who would play on their 2007 release, Death Is This Communion. In 2010, High on Fire returned with their fifth studio album, Snakes for the Divine, released on Koch. De Vermis Mysteriis, which translates to "The Mysteries of the Worm," followed in 2012. The following year the stoner metal masters released a pair of live albums, Spitting Fire Live, Vol. 1 and Spitting Fire Live, Vol. 2, capturing two skull-crushing performances in New York City with a two-album set. When re-entering the studio, the trio re-teamed with producer Kurt Ballou, who helmed De Vermis Mysteriis. High on Fire's seventh studio full-length, Luminiferous, was issued in 2015; it featured the band's sound at its most elemental and stripped down. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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Albums by
High On Fire

Top Songs by
High On Fire

  1.   Song
  2.   Face of Oblivion
  3.   Rumors of War
  4.   Bastard Samurai
  5.   10,000 Years
  6.   The Falconist
  7.   The Sunless Years
  8.   Carcosa
  9.   The Black Plot
  10.   War Horn
  11.   Bloody Knuckle
  12.   Snakes for the Divine
  13.   Frost Hammer
  14.   Return to Nod
  15.   Ethereal
  16.   Cyclopian Scape
  17.   Sons of Thunder
  18.   To Cross the Bridge
  19.   Razor Hoof
  20.   Khanrad's Wall
  21.   Speedwolf
  22.   The Cave
  23.   Madness of an Architect
  24.   Nemesis
  25.   Blessed Black Wings
  26.   The Yeti
  27.   Blood from Zion
  28.   The Lethal Chamber
  29.   The Dark Side of the Compass
  30.   Slave the Hive
  31.   Mystery Of Helm
  32.   Samsara
  33.   Fertile Green
  34.   Romulus and Remus
  35.   Serums of Liao
  36.   The Path
  37.   How Dark We Pray
  38.   Holy Flames of the Fire Spitter
  39.   Ghost Neck
  40.   Fire, Flood & Plague
  41.   Dii
  42.   Turk
  43.   Waste of Tiamat
  44.   Fury Whip
  45.   Anointing of Seer
  46.   Cometh Down Hessian
  47.   Brother in the Wind
  48.   Devilution
  49.   Thraft of Caanan
  50.   Hung, Drawn and Quartered
  51.   Eyes and Teeth
  52.   Steel Shoe
  53.   Last
  54.   Baghdad
  55.   Fireface
  56.   De Vermis Mysteriis
  57.   Spiritual Rights
  58.   Witching Hour
  59.   Death Is This Communion
  60.   Silver Back
  61.   Surrounded by Thieves
  62.   The Usurper
  63.   Master of Fists
  64.   King of Days
  65.   Headhunter
  66.   Luminiferous

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