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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, followingthecollapseof Pike's previous band, doom metal titans Sleep. But while Sleep had built their fame on impossibly slothful tunesandcopiousweed consumption, High on Fire's first release, The Art of Self Defense, displayed a far more aggressive thoughstillfantasy-themed style of heavy metal. Released to mildly enthusiastic reviews, the album's prospects suffered from labelMan'sRuinimminent bankruptcy, and it wasn't until High on Fire landed on grindcore powerhouse Relapse Rec ...read more

Guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, bass player George Rice, and drummer Des Kensel formed High on Fire in 1999, followingthecollapseof Pike's previous band, doom metal titans Sleep. But while Sleep had built their fame on impossibly slothful tunesandcopiousweed consumption, High on Fire's first release, The Art of Self Defense, displayed a far more aggressive thoughstillfantasy-themed style of heavy metal. Released to mildly enthusiastic reviews, the album's prospects suffered from labelMan'sRuinimminent bankruptcy, and it wasn't until High on Fire landed on grindcore powerhouse Relapse Records for theirsecondalbum,2002's devastating Surrounded By Thieves, that their abundant promise was rewarded. Extensive touring and anever-increasingfan base followed, so that by the time they unleashed their third release, Blessed Black Wings, in early2005(introducing newbassist Joe Preston [ex-Thrones and Melvins]), High on Fire had earned their place as one of the mostwidelyrespected heavymetal outfits on the planet. Preston would be replaced by Jeff Matz, who would play on their 2007release,Death Is ThisCommunion. In 2010, High on Fire returned with their fifth studio album, Snakes for the Divine, released onKoch.De VermisMysteriis, which translates to "The Mysteries of the Worm," followed in 2012. The following year the stonermetalmastersreleased a pair of live albums, Spitting Fire Live, Vol. 1 and Spitting Fire Live, Vol. 2, capturing two skull-crushingperformances inNew York City with a two-album set. « hide

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LPs
Electric Messiah
2018

3.7
215 Votes
Luminiferous
2015

3.8
337 Votes
De Vermis Mysteriis
04/03/2012

4
611 Votes
Snakes For The Divine
2010

3.6
557 Votes
Death Is This Communion
2007

3.9
641 Votes
Blessed Black Wings
2005

3.9
528 Votes
Surrounded By Thieves
2002

3.6
272 Votes
Art of Self-Defense
2000

3.5
237 Votes
EPs
Bat Salad
2019

3.1
13 Votes
High On Fire
1999

3.7
6 Votes
Live Albums
Spitting Fire Vol. 2
06/19/2013

4.3
8 Votes
Spitting Fire Vol. 1
06/18/2013

3.9
7 Votes
Live From The Contamination Festival
2004

3.6
11 Votes

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