HIGH ON FIRE BIOGRAPHY
High On Fire is a stoner metal band originally formed from the remnants of the legendary stoner band Sleep. Matt Pike from Sleep sings and plays guitar in High on Fire. The remaining members of Sleep, bassist Al Cisneros and drummer Chris Hakius, went on to form the duo OM, which retains more of the original Sleep vibe of crushingly slow repeated riffing.HIGH ON FIRE GENRES
High on Fire's sound is extremely heavy, drawing influences on the aforementioned Sleep, Motörhead, and even hardcore punk.
The band formed in 1999 and released 'The Art of Self Defense' on Man's Ruin Records, in March 2000. Following, the band signs with Relapse Records and releases 'Surrounded by Thieves' in 2002, with production help from Billy Anderson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Anderson_%28music%29)
'Blessed Black Wings', produced by Steve Albini, was released in early 2005, and was their first and only to feature Joe Preston (Earth, Melvins, Thrones) on bass.
In early 2006, Joe Preston left the band and was replaced by Jeff Matz of Zeke. High On Fire then went on to release the Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) Produced and recorded album 'Death is This Communion,' in September 2007. To celebrate this release, and the start of their tour for the album, the band played a free show at San Francsico's Amoeba records.
HIGH ON FIRE LYRICAL THEMES
Drugs, Mythological themes
HIGH ON FIRE ORIGIN
United States of America (San Francisco, California), formed in 1998
HIGH ON FIRE CURRENT RECORD LABEL
HIGH ON FIRE STATUS
HIGH ON FIRE CURRENT LINE-UP
Matt Pike - Guitars/Vocals (Sleep, Kalas, Asbestos Death)
Des Kensel - Drums
Jeff Matz - Bass (Zeke, Camarosmith, Holy Terror)
HIGH ON FIRE PREVIOUS LINE-UP
George Rice - Bass (Watch Them Die)
Joe Preston - Bass (Thrones, ex-Melvins, ex-Earth (US), ex-The Whip)