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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

Top Songs by
High On Fire

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

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