Origin: San Francisco, California, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
Official Site Facebook Twitter
Last update/review: November 27, 2018

High On Fire

In their time, Sleep attained cult status as one of the leaders in sludgy stoner doom. Formed soon after the demise of that band by guitarist Matt Pike, High On Fire takes that Sleep history and moves it forward -- not a simple continuation of that style, but certainly not an about-face either. The pace is a bit more uptempo, but the riffs are as heavy and mean as always, pummelling the listener with modern aggression. As impressive as Sleep's legacy is, High On Fire might well leave a more permanent imprint on the metal scene.

Current Members

Matt Pike

guitars/vocals (Sleep)

Jeff Matz

bass

Former Members/Guests

George Rice

bass

Joe Preston

bass (ex-Earth, ex-Melvins)

Des Kensel

drums



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
2002 Readers' Album #95




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
2005 Readers' Album #67




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 Readers' Album #33





Snakes For The Divine  
2010 eOne
  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
2010 Readers' Album #25




De Vermis Mysteriis  
2012 eOne
  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
2012 Readers' Album #31




Spitting Fire Vol. 1  LIVE
2013
  1. Serums Of Liao
  2. Frost Hammer
  3. 10,000 Years
  4. Devolution
  5. Last
  6. Fertile Green
  7. Speedwolf
  • Matt Pike
  • Jeff Matz
  • Des Kensel



Spitting Fire Vol. 2  LIVE
2013
  1. Rumors Of War
  2. DII
  3. Fury Whip
  4. Madness Of An Architect
  5. Face Of Oblivion
  6. Hung Drawn and Quartered
  7. Blood From Zion
  8. Snakes For The Divine
  • Matt Pike
  • Jeff Matz
  • Des Kensel



Luminiferous  
2015 eOne
  1. The Black Plot
  2. Carcosa
  3. The Sunless Years
  4. Slave the Hive
  5. The Falconist
  6. Dark Side of the Compass
  7. The Cave
  8. Luminiferous
  9. The Lethal Chamber
  • Matt Pike
  • Jeff Matz
  • Des Kensel
2015 Readers' Album #38




Electric Messiah  
2018 eOne
  1. Spewn from the Earth
  2. Steps of the Ziggurat/House of Enlil
  3. Electric Messiah
  4. Sanctioned Annihilation
  5. The Pallid Mask
  6. God of the Godless
  7. Freebooter
  8. The Witch and the Christ
  9. Drowning Dog
  • Matt Pike
  • Jeff Matz
  • Des Kensel




Copyright © 1995-2019 BNR Productions