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Posted by Clintagram on 10.06.2006 at 20:52
High on Fire was born after the unfortunate break-up of the legendary Sleep. While Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius went on to form the Stoner/Doom band Om, Matt Pike went on to form the fury that is High on Fire. Make no mistake, I made this topic in the Extreme Metal Forum for a reason, because above all else, that is what they are; extreme. I have read a description of the band as "a modern day incarnate of Dante's Inferno" and I think that is rightfully so. The music the band creates is so brutal it's amazing. At times this band is heavier, faster, and more devastating than most Death and Thrash acts that I have heard. I think it would be safe to say that High on Fire is in a league of their own, and have almost created an exclusive genre for themselves. I don't even want to try and label them, because it seems like it would be an attempt to contain them, and by listening to their music, that's not possible. If anything though, they are some type of Extreme Doom Metal. I am much more familiar with 'Blessed Black Wings' than I am their first two albums, but I really enjoy everything I have had the chance to hear from this band.

Any fans?

(By the way, I love how Matt Pike sounds like an even more extreme version of Lemmy when he wails. Wicked shit. )



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Doc Godin
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  17.03.2008 at 22:46
Written by mankvill on 07.12.2007 at 23:09

This band is coming in town. I've only heard a little bit, but I like it. Should I go?

Written by mankvill on 17.03.2008 at 22:35

"Rumors of War" is fantastic live.

Do we have a converted fan here?
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  18.03.2008 at 07:06
Written by Doc Godin on 17.03.2008 at 22:46

Written by mankvill on 07.12.2007 at 23:09

This band is coming in town. I've only heard a little bit, but I like it. Should I go?

Written by mankvill on 17.03.2008 at 22:35

"Rumors of War" is fantastic live.

Do we have a converted fan here?
Oh, absolutely. That man can shred.
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  19.03.2008 at 08:07
Man every time I listen to "Death..." I like it more and more, Im glad I wrote my review for it when I did, if I tried to write it now I'd probably end up being very non objective in it. Just as Ive considered writing a review for SBT but doubt I could look at it from a non partial point of view. Damn. 'Ethereal' Might just be my new favorite song off the new album....or maybe 'Rumours Of War'...or 'Death Is This Communion'...wait, maybe 'Fury Whip'.. or possibly 'Waste Of Tiamat'?....Oh hell I cant decide.
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Doc Godin
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  09.04.2008 at 02:01
Fuck! I just found out High On Fire is opening Gigantour, so theres no way I can show up late and skip Job For A Cowboys set. God I hate that band.
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  09.04.2008 at 02:38
you could always hit the Beer Garden...
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  09.04.2008 at 05:49
@BitterCOld
Yeah, but I couldve saved my money though, I also need to get drunk during In Flames crap spewing all over the stage. Damn, this sucks, from what I hear HoF used to tour here all the time. And Ive already had to sit through a JFAC set, it was terrible enough the first time....
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  09.04.2008 at 22:35
Written by Doc Godin on 09.04.2008 at 05:49

@BitterCOld
Yeah, but I couldve saved my money though, I also need to get drunk during In Flames crap spewing all over the stage. Damn, this sucks, from what I hear HoF used to tour here all the time. And Ive already had to sit through a JFAC set, it was terrible enough the first time....


they got called up to the big leagues by MegaDave. You could save your coin and catch them at a later date. I'm sure they will be back touring smaller venues in North America after Gigantour ends.
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  09.04.2008 at 23:29
Written by Xnoybis on 09.04.2008 at 22:35

Written by Doc Godin on 09.04.2008 at 05:49

@BitterCOld
Yeah, but I couldve saved my money though, I also need to get drunk during In Flames crap spewing all over the stage. Damn, this sucks, from what I hear HoF used to tour here all the time. And Ive already had to sit through a JFAC set, it was terrible enough the first time....


they got called up to the big leagues by MegaDave. You could save your coin and catch them at a later date. I'm sure they will be back touring smaller venues in North America after Gigantour ends.

I sure hope so, I dont see it happening soon, anything the least bit obscure doesn't really tour here, we had Watain on there first NA gig, hopefully that will be a sign of things to come....
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  10.04.2008 at 00:46
Written by Doc Godin on 09.04.2008 at 23:29

Written by Xnoybis on 09.04.2008 at 22:35

Written by Doc Godin on 09.04.2008 at 05:49

@BitterCOld
Yeah, but I couldve saved my money though, I also need to get drunk during In Flames crap spewing all over the stage. Damn, this sucks, from what I hear HoF used to tour here all the time. And Ive already had to sit through a JFAC set, it was terrible enough the first time....


they got called up to the big leagues by MegaDave. You could save your coin and catch them at a later date. I'm sure they will be back touring smaller venues in North America after Gigantour ends.

I sure hope so, I dont see it happening soon, anything the least bit obscure doesn't really tour here, we had Watain on there first NA gig, hopefully that will be a sign of things to come....


"First NA gig" - lol. You got the 'tune up' date. We've had a few bands use us as the tune-up gig in the past. Most notably we got Slayer kicking off their "Divine InTourvention" tour.
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  10.04.2008 at 00:50
Written by Xnoybis on 10.04.2008 at 00:46

Written by Doc Godin on 09.04.2008 at 23:29

Written by Xnoybis on 09.04.2008 at 22:35

Written by Doc Godin on 09.04.2008 at 05:49

@BitterCOld
Yeah, but I couldve saved my money though, I also need to get drunk during In Flames crap spewing all over the stage. Damn, this sucks, from what I hear HoF used to tour here all the time. And Ive already had to sit through a JFAC set, it was terrible enough the first time....


they got called up to the big leagues by MegaDave. You could save your coin and catch them at a later date. I'm sure they will be back touring smaller venues in North America after Gigantour ends.

I sure hope so, I dont see it happening soon, anything the least bit obscure doesn't really tour here, we had Watain on there first NA gig, hopefully that will be a sign of things to come....


"First NA gig" - lol. You got the 'tune up' date. We've had a few bands use us as the tune-up gig in the past. Most notably we got Slayer kicking off their "Divine InTourvention" tour.

Well, either way it wasn't bad for a tune-up gig. But were getting off topic here, long story short, my town isn't into any off-the-wall type music, they all love their Bodom and Norther and Ensiferum and a lot of melodeath, no one here is into doom or sludge or stoner metal at all, hell, other than Maiden, I'm the only one here under the age of 25 whos into classic metal, thats how bad this town is.
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  22.05.2008 at 04:57
@BitterCOld
You might be a little jealous, but at Gigantour I got to meet Matt Pike, I met him before the show behind the venue and we talked about the new album, and he told me how fucking depressing seattle is. Afterwards I was regretful I didn't get him to sign anything for me, but luckily he was hanging out at the merch stand during In Flames set, there was no line-up or anything because half the audience was a bunch of 15 year old scenesters who came for Bodom and In Flames, and heard quite a few of them describe High On Fire as "The worst band theyd ever heard", even though they played an awesome (although far too short) set. Got him to sign my ticket. But yeah, hes a really nice guy. Now Im regretful I didn't get a picture with him.
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  22.05.2008 at 09:11
Written by Doc Godin on 22.05.2008 at 04:57

...Now Im regretful I didn't get a picture with him.

Now Milton, don't be greedy. Regardless, cool story man. I'd like to see them one day live. Nothing like meeting the musicians.
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  23.05.2008 at 20:49
So when are we going to get some kind of stoner/sludge fest in his country? Is there a petition we can sign or something.

If I could get High on Fire, Neurosis, Goatsblood and Electric Wizard all on one stage I'd pretty much die on the spot.
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  24.05.2008 at 22:27
Written by Gordon Freeman on 23.05.2008 at 20:49

So when are we going to get some kind of stoner/sludge fest in his country? Is there a petition we can sign or something.

If I could get High on Fire, Neurosis, Goatsblood and Electric Wizard all on one stage I'd pretty much die on the spot.

Well Matt Pike told me that hes been talking to Phil Anselmo from Down, hopefully that will turn into something. As far as a full blown festival, I doubt it, or nothing on a major scale anyways, I dont think theres a concentrated enough fanbase to be able to break even.
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  25.05.2008 at 03:59
Written by Doc Godin on 24.05.2008 at 22:27

Written by Gordon Freeman on 23.05.2008 at 20:49

So when are we going to get some kind of stoner/sludge fest in his country? Is there a petition we can sign or something.

If I could get High on Fire, Neurosis, Goatsblood and Electric Wizard all on one stage I'd pretty much die on the spot.

Well Matt Pike told me that hes been talking to Phil Anselmo from Down, hopefully that will turn into something. As far as a full blown festival, I doubt it, or nothing on a major scale anyways, I dont think theres a concentrated enough fanbase to be able to break even.

Interesting. I'd see High on Fire with Down. Maybe some Soilent Green thrown in there for good measure. I think I'd probably prefer Crowbar to Down though. Maybe.
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  26.05.2008 at 01:22
Written by Doc Godin on 24.05.2008 at 22:27

Written by Gordon Freeman on 23.05.2008 at 20:49

So when are we going to get some kind of stoner/sludge fest in his country? Is there a petition we can sign or something.

If I could get High on Fire, Neurosis, Goatsblood and Electric Wizard all on one stage I'd pretty much die on the spot.

Well Matt Pike told me that hes been talking to Phil Anselmo from Down, hopefully that will turn into something. As far as a full blown festival, I doubt it, or nothing on a major scale anyways, I dont think theres a concentrated enough fanbase to be able to break even.


You might be surprised. Add a couple of well known mainstream bands like Mastodon and Down and you could probably attract quite a few people.

Anways, to stay on topic...

I just bought Death is the Communion about a month or so ago and yeah, it's probably getting more rotations in the old stereo the most of my collection right now. That may change soon if the Overlorde album I ordered ever freaking gets here...
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  26.05.2008 at 06:21
Written by Doc Godin on 22.05.2008 at 04:57

@BitterCOld
You might be a little jealous, but at Gigantour I got to meet Matt Pike, I met him before the show behind the venue and we talked about the new album, and he told me how fucking depressing seattle is. Afterwards I was regretful I didn't get him to sign anything for me, but luckily he was hanging out at the merch stand during In Flames set, there was no line-up or anything because half the audience was a bunch of 15 year old scenesters who came for Bodom and In Flames, and heard quite a few of them describe High On Fire as "The worst band theyd ever heard", even though they played an awesome (although far too short) set. Got him to sign my ticket. But yeah, hes a really nice guy. Now Im regretful I didn't get a picture with him.


I am a bit jealous. was hoping he might hang out at the bar after the Tucson show, didn't happen.
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  27.05.2008 at 21:29
Written by Clintagram on 25.05.2008 at 03:59

Written by Doc Godin on 24.05.2008 at 22:27

Written by Gordon Freeman on 23.05.2008 at 20:49

So when are we going to get some kind of stoner/sludge fest in his country? Is there a petition we can sign or something.

If I could get High on Fire, Neurosis, Goatsblood and Electric Wizard all on one stage I'd pretty much die on the spot.

Well Matt Pike told me that hes been talking to Phil Anselmo from Down, hopefully that will turn into something. As far as a full blown festival, I doubt it, or nothing on a major scale anyways, I dont think theres a concentrated enough fanbase to be able to break even.

Interesting. I'd see High on Fire with Down. Maybe some Soilent Green thrown in there for good measure. I think I'd probably prefer Crowbar to Down though. Maybe.

Yeah, well I think Down is getting quite a bit of attention right now, for me that just seems like the perfect match up.
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Doc Godin
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  27.05.2008 at 21:32
Written by Xnoybis on 26.05.2008 at 06:21

Written by Doc Godin on 22.05.2008 at 04:57

@BitterCOld
You might be a little jealous, but at Gigantour I got to meet Matt Pike, I met him before the show behind the venue and we talked about the new album, and he told me how fucking depressing seattle is. Afterwards I was regretful I didn't get him to sign anything for me, but luckily he was hanging out at the merch stand during In Flames set, there was no line-up or anything because half the audience was a bunch of 15 year old scenesters who came for Bodom and In Flames, and heard quite a few of them describe High On Fire as "The worst band theyd ever heard", even though they played an awesome (although far too short) set. Got him to sign my ticket. But yeah, hes a really nice guy. Now Im regretful I didn't get a picture with him.


I am a bit jealous. was hoping he might hang out at the bar after the Tucson show, didn't happen.

Like I said, its a bit of a shame no one liked HoF at Gigantour, the only other people I saw talking to him were 40 year olds wearing Slayer tshirts that look like they havnt been washed once since the 80s, guess that crowd appreciated them because of their Motorhead similarities.
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  27.05.2008 at 23:52
Written by Doc Godin on 27.05.2008 at 21:32

Written by Xnoybis on 26.05.2008 at 06:21

Written by Doc Godin on 22.05.2008 at 04:57

@BitterCOld
You might be a little jealous, but at Gigantour I got to meet Matt Pike, I met him before the show behind the venue and we talked about the new album, and he told me how fucking depressing seattle is. Afterwards I was regretful I didn't get him to sign anything for me, but luckily he was hanging out at the merch stand during In Flames set, there was no line-up or anything because half the audience was a bunch of 15 year old scenesters who came for Bodom and In Flames, and heard quite a few of them describe High On Fire as "The worst band theyd ever heard", even though they played an awesome (although far too short) set. Got him to sign my ticket. But yeah, hes a really nice guy. Now Im regretful I didn't get a picture with him.


I am a bit jealous. was hoping he might hang out at the bar after the Tucson show, didn't happen.

Like I said, its a bit of a shame no one liked HoF at Gigantour, the only other people I saw talking to him were 40 year olds wearing Slayer tshirts that look like they havnt been washed once since the 80s, guess that crowd appreciated them because of their Motorhead similarities.


It's just a fact that the tastes in metal of us 40-year-old is better than most of the kids attending Gigantour
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  28.05.2008 at 00:03
Written by Xnoybis on 26.05.2008 at 06:21

Written by Doc Godin on 22.05.2008 at 04:57

@BitterCOld
You might be a little jealous, but at Gigantour I got to meet Matt Pike, I met him before the show behind the venue and we talked about the new album, and he told me how fucking depressing seattle is. Afterwards I was regretful I didn't get him to sign anything for me, but luckily he was hanging out at the merch stand during In Flames set, there was no line-up or anything because half the audience was a bunch of 15 year old scenesters who came for Bodom and In Flames, and heard quite a few of them describe High On Fire as "The worst band theyd ever heard", even though they played an awesome (although far too short) set. Got him to sign my ticket. But yeah, hes a really nice guy. Now Im regretful I didn't get a picture with him.


I am a bit jealous. was hoping he might hang out at the bar after the Tucson show, didn't happen.



I'm not the only Arizona resident on this site? Cool...
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  29.05.2008 at 21:03
Written by Ozman on 27.05.2008 at 23:52

Written by Doc Godin on 27.05.2008 at 21:32

Written by Xnoybis on 26.05.2008 at 06:21

Written by Doc Godin on 22.05.2008 at 04:57

@BitterCOld
You might be a little jealous, but at Gigantour I got to meet Matt Pike, I met him before the show behind the venue and we talked about the new album, and he told me how fucking depressing seattle is. Afterwards I was regretful I didn't get him to sign anything for me, but luckily he was hanging out at the merch stand during In Flames set, there was no line-up or anything because half the audience was a bunch of 15 year old scenesters who came for Bodom and In Flames, and heard quite a few of them describe High On Fire as "The worst band theyd ever heard", even though they played an awesome (although far too short) set. Got him to sign my ticket. But yeah, hes a really nice guy. Now Im regretful I didn't get a picture with him.


I am a bit jealous. was hoping he might hang out at the bar after the Tucson show, didn't happen.

Like I said, its a bit of a shame no one liked HoF at Gigantour, the only other people I saw talking to him were 40 year olds wearing Slayer tshirts that look like they havnt been washed once since the 80s, guess that crowd appreciated them because of their Motorhead similarities.


It's just a fact that the tastes in metal of us 40-year-old is better than most of the kids attending Gigantour

As much as I hate to say it, yes, my generation sucks. For the most part.
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  29.05.2008 at 22:39
damned whippersnappers with their fast food metal! why, when i was your age i had to walk 15miles to see my metal shows, barefoot, in the snow, uphill - BOTH ways! damned kids these days. don't appreciate nothing!

get the hell off my lawn!

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  19.06.2008 at 23:02
Finally got The Art Of Self Defense! I thought it would be the rawest of the bunch, but after a few listens I found its at about the same sound quality as SBT, maybe with quieter vocals. But overall I found the song structure to be far more accessible.
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  23.06.2008 at 09:11
as much as i like these guys,i wish Sleep would reform
Doc Godin
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  15.10.2008 at 04:48
@Marcel
I noticed "Live At Contamination Festival" was on your wishlist, its on mine too, I see it on ebay for 99 cents, its probably a scam though, theres only 2000 of those printed, theres no way it would be going for only 99 cents.
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  15.10.2008 at 17:56
I discovered them at Gigantour 2, amazing stuff. REALLY heavy man.
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  15.10.2008 at 19:25
I've never even listened to a single song by these guys, but there is such a huge hype around them it is ridiculous. I guess I am going to have to check them out.

Suggestions for a good introduction album?
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  15.10.2008 at 19:29
Written by Branzig on 15.10.2008 at 19:25

I've never even listened to a single song by these guys, but there is such a huge hype around them it is ridiculous. I guess I am going to have to check them out.

Suggestions for a good introduction album?

Their latest, "Death Is This Communion" (the cover I have as my Avatar), is probably what I consider the best. of their 4. I could sit here describing it to you but I did write a nice little review that describes the music so I don't have to type out descriptions again, you should definitely read that if you want idea of what your getting.
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  15.10.2008 at 19:34
Written by Doc Godin on 15.10.2008 at 19:29

Written by Branzig on 15.10.2008 at 19:25

I've never even listened to a single song by these guys, but there is such a huge hype around them it is ridiculous. I guess I am going to have to check them out.

Suggestions for a good introduction album?

Their latest, "Death Is This Communion" (the cover I have as my Avatar), is probably what I consider the best. of their 4. I could sit here describing it to you but I did write a nice little review that describes the music so I don't have to type out descriptions again, you should definitely read that if you want idea of what your getting.


Naw, I'll just grab that album and let my ears do the walking. That is the album that they seemed to break through with and that has been giving them so much cred. I'll just pick it up after work tonight. They have so much hype right now it can't be terrible. And hey, if it is, I just invested in a 16 dollar coaster hahaha. But like I said, I'm sure I won't be let down.

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