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