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

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