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

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