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

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