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