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

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