Origin: San Francisco, CA, USA
Genres: Traditional Metal
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High On Fire  


In their time, Sleep attained cult status as one of the leaders in sludgy stoner doom, culminating with the 52-minute song (and album) Jerusalem. High On Fire is ex-Sleep guitarist Matt Pike's new band, and the debut album, The Art Of Self Defense, carries on the Sleep tradition. Though a tad more uptempo than Jerusalem, the riffs here are thick and heavy, the vocals a tad more aggressive, and the songs slightly less drawn-out, but no less punishing.

Now three albums in to their career, the band has been drawing rave reviews for Blessed Black Wings, an album that shows the band moving slightly away from their previous works, though they are still a very heavy and unique band.

Current Members

Matt Pike

guitars/vocals (Sleep)

Jeff Matz

bass

Des Kensel

drums

Former Members/Guests

George Rice

bass

Joe Preston

bass (Earth, Melvins)


Discography



The Art Of Self Defense 
2000 Man's Ruin
  1. Baghdad
  2. 10,000 Years
  3. Blood From Zion
  4. Last
  5. Fireface
  6. Master Of Fists
  7. Steel Shoe (re-release only)
  8. The Unsurper (re-release only)
  • Matt Pike
  • George Rice
  • Des Kensel




Surrounded By Thieves 
2002 Relapse
  1. Eyes And Teeth
  2. Hung, Drawn And Quartered
  3. Speed Wolf
  4. The Yeti
  5. Nemesis
  6. Thraft Of Cannan
  7. Surrounded By Thieves
  8. Razor Hoof
  • Matt Pike
  • George Rice
  • Des Kensel

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Blessed Black Wings 
2005 Relapse
  1. Devilution
  2. The Face of Oblivion
  3. Brother In The Wind
  4. Cometh Down Hessian
  5. Blessed Black Wings
  6. Anointing Of Seer
  7. To Cross The Bridge
  8. Silver Back
  9. Sons Of Thunder
  • Matt Pike
  • Joe Preston
  • Des Kensel

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Death Is This Communion 
2007 Relapse
  1. Fury Whip
  2. Waste Of Tiamat
  3. Death Is This Communion
  4. Khanrad's Wall
  5. Turk
  6. Headhunter
  7. Rumors Of War
  8. DII
  9. Cyclopian Scape
  10. Ethereal
  11. Return To NOD
  • Matt Pike
  • Jeff Matz
  • Des Kensel
2007 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 



Snakes For The Divine 
2010 eOne Music
  1. Snakes for the Divine
  2. Frost Hammer
  3. Bastard Samurai
  4. Ghost Neck
  5. Fire, Flood & Plague
  6. How Dark We Pray
  7. Holy Flames of the Fire Spitter
  8. Mystery of Helm
  • Matt Pike
  • Jeff Matz
  • Des Kensel

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 



De Vermis Mysteriis 
2012 eOne Music
  1. Serums Of Liao
  2. Bloody Knuckles
  3. Fertile Green
  4. Madness Of An Architect
  5. Interlude
  6. Spiritual Rites
  7. King Of Days
  8. De Vermis Mysteriis
  9. Romulus And Remus
  10. Warhorn
  • Matt Pike
  • Jeff Matz
  • Des Kensel




Spitting Fire Vol. 1  LIVE
2013
  • Matt Pike
  • Jeff Matz
  • Des Kensel




Spitting Fire Vol. 2  LIVE
2013
  • Matt Pike
  • Jeff Matz
  • Des Kensel


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