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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

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High On Fire

  1.   Song
  2.   Face of Oblivion
  3.   Rumors of War
  4.   Bastard Samurai
  5.   Frost Hammer
  6.   The Sunless Years
  7.   Mystery Of Helm
  8.   Snakes for the Divine
  9.   Fertile Green
  10.   10,000 Years
  11.   Death Is This Communion
  12.   Dii
  13.   Serums of Liao
  14.   The Falconist
  15.   Sons of Thunder
  16.   Madness of an Architect
  17.   De Vermis Mysteriis
  18.   Waste of Tiamat
  19.   Blood from Zion
  20.   The Dark Side of the Compass
  21.   Carcosa
  22.   The Black Plot
  23.   Spiritual Rights
  24.   King of Days
  25.   Bloody Knuckle
  26.   How Dark We Pray
  27.   Fire, Flood & Plague
  28.   Witching Hour
  29.   Nemesis
  30.   Cyclopian Scape
  31.   Headhunter
  32.   Turk
  33.   Silver Back
  34.   Cometh Down Hessian
  35.   Brother in the Wind
  36.   To Cross the Bridge
  37.   Razor Hoof
  38.   The Yeti
  39.   Steel Shoe
  40.   Fireface
  41.   Surrounded by Thieves
  42.   Last
  43.   The Cave
  44.   Slave the Hive
  45.   Romulus and Remus
  46.   The Path
  47.   Holy Flames of the Fire Spitter
  48.   Ghost Neck
  49.   Return to Nod
  50.   Ethereal
  51.   Khanrad's Wall
  52.   Fury Whip
  53.   Devilution
  54.   Thraft of Caanan
  55.   Speedwolf
  56.   Hung, Drawn and Quartered
  57.   Eyes and Teeth
  58.   The Usurper
  59.   Master of Fists
  60.   Baghdad
  61.   The Lethal Chamber
  62.   Luminiferous
  63.   War Horn
  64.   Anointing of Seer
  65.   Blessed Black Wings
  66.   Samsara
  67.   Float in a Dream of Ex-TC
  68.   Nemisis
  69.   Steel Shoe
  70.   Float in a Dream of Ex-TC
  71.   Bonus Material
  72.   Cyclopian Scape by Stanley Cowell
  73.   Death Is the Communion by Stanley Cowell
  74.   Dii by Stanley Cowell
  75.   Ethereal by Stanley Cowell
  76.   Fury Whip by Stanley Cowell
  77.   Headhunter by Stanley Cowell
  78.   Khanrad's Wall by Stanley Cowell
  79.   Rapid Fire
  80.   Return to Nod by Stanley Cowell
  81.   Rumors of War by Stanley Cowell
  82.   Turk by Stanley Cowell
  83.   Waste of Tiamat by Stanley Cowell
  84.   Steel Shoe
  85.   Float in a Dream of Xtac
  86.   Comet Down Hessian
  87.   Blood of Zion
  88.   Speak in Tongues
  89.   No Name
  90.   The Black Pot