High On Fire are about to enter the recording studio to track their new album. The sludge/stoner masters will finally release the follow-up to De Vermis Mysteriis in 2015 via eOne Music. They have also announced winter 2015 tour dates. All you can do now is wait and hope that High On Fire deliver the goods once again.
High On Fire fans rejoice because the California metallers have begun work on their new, as-yet-untitled studio album. The group has convened for writing sessions in both New Orleans, LA and Oakland with early reports indicating the band's new material to be both "epic" and "sonically huge". In addition to the new album, High On Fire has announced a handful of upcoming U.S. live dates as well as an Australian headlining tour and a European headlining trek. See the dates here.
In October, High On Fire released a new single called "Slave The Hive", presented by Scion Audio/Visual, and now the video is finally here. If you like your videos a little bit insane, don't hesitate to watch this one right here. "Slave The Hive" was the California metallers first release since 2012's album De Vermis Mysteriis.
Last month, High On Fire announced the release of their new single Slave The Hive and as promised, here it is. The US group presents the single through Scion AV, and it is now available to stream and for free download below. A new video for "Slave The Hive" will debut soon, so stay tuned for that as well. Enjoy the metallers first new music since De Vermis Mysteriis.
High On Fire have been keeping themselves busy. After releasing two live albums (Spitting Fire Live Vol. 1 and Spitting Fire Live Vol. 2), the band has announced a North American tour, which kicks off on November 10th in Atlanta at The Masquerade and runs through mid-December, wrapping up in Los Angeles on December 12th. As part of the Scion A/V-sponsored tour, High On Fire will also release a new single titled Slave The Hive on October 16th, marking the first new music from the California metallers since the release of De Vermis Mysteriis. A limited edition 7" will be available at all tour dates with a video for the song to be released simultaneously.
High On Fire have been booked for Roadburn 2013. The sludge metal trio will play two exclusive sets for Roadburn. Thursday, April 18th, will feature their debut full length The Art Of Self Defense in its entirety.
Black/death metallers Goatwhore have announced tons of news today. The band will return to the road this Fall in support of High On Fire on a North American tour in November/December that will feature Lo Pan, Primate (Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth, Bill Kelliher of Mastodon and more) on select dates in November and Corrosion Of Conformity on select dates in December. The entire list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
"Fertile Green", a new video from US stoner metallers High On Fire, is now available for viewing below. The song for this video is taken from band's latest album De Vermis Mysteriis, which was released back in April this year. The video was directed by Phil Mucci.
Looks like the biggest reason to go the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink and Tooth Paste Mayhem Fest had to bail out... From an official press release posted up on their Facebook page:
Oakland, CA metal band HIGH ON FIRE has announced that it will be forced to miss this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival as front man and guitarist Matt Pike enters treatment for alcohol rehabilitation. The award winning power trio (also featuring drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz) will put its scheduled touring plans on hold indefinitely as Pike takes the necessary steps towards regaining his health.
High On Fire would like to thank everyone involved with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the opportunity to be a part of this year's tour," said the band in a statement. "We regretfully will have to bow out as our friend and bandmate begins his recovery, but very much appreciate having been asked to be a part of this summer's festival run."
US stoner metallers High On Fire have entered Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity Studios to begin recording their yet untitled new album. The band is collaborating with producer and Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou on the new effort, the band's sixth studio album and the follow-up to 2010's Snakes For The Divine. The album is expected to be released on mid-2012 through eOne Music.