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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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High On Fire

Top Songs by
High On Fire

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

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