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