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

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