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