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

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