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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

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Albums by
High On Fire

Top Songs by
High On Fire

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

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