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

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