Tag Archive: “High on Fire”

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Best Albums (in alpahbetical order):
Blackalicious – Imani Vol. 1
They’re back. Rejoice.

 

Circus Devils – Stomping Grounds
Circus Devils aren’t for everyone. So what?

 

Czarface – Every Hero Needs a Villian
Superheroes, beats and spitting.

 

Andy Gabbard – Fluff
Guitar, brah. Guitar.

 

Colleen Green – I Want to Grow Up
The soundtrack to being 30-something.

 

Mac McCaughan – Non-Believers
Portastatic, Superchunk, Go Back Snowball – whatever the name, I’m in if Mac’s in.

 

Motel Beds – Mind Glitter
Full disclosure: I work for them. Doesn’t change a thing.

 

High on Fire – Luminiferous
The time is nigh. Enter in.

 

Liturgy – The Ark Work
Amazing explorations in black metal.

 

Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
Devastatingly heavy while simultaneously beautiful.

 

Best Reissue: Leatherface – Razorblades and Asprin
These albums have all been out-of-print and prohibitively over-priced for too long.

 

Best Comic: Descender
Getting impatient waiting for the next issue of Saga? Descender is more then a stop-gap as Lemire remains one of the best writers working today.

 

Best Game: Mysterium
Like Clue for adults. If marketed correctly, this could reach Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne levels of popularity.

 

Best Show: Difficult People
Billy Eichner’s characters can seem so larger then life, it’s fun to see a more toned down version here. The casting is amazing and so is the writing. Hardly a misstep.

 

Best Podcast: We Watch Wrestling
Matt, Vince and Tom are equal parts ambassadors and sherpas into the world of professional wrestling. They’re really funny too. Sometimes the guys go pretty deep down the rabbit hole of explaining their last trip to PWG, but it’s understandable – seeing PWG live sounds incredible.

Pallbearer have been on tour almost non-stop since the release of their monumental sophomore album Foundations Of Burden, which has been hailed as one of the best metal albums of 2014 by Pitchfork, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, SPIN and many more.  The band just returned from canvassing Europe, Japan, Australia, and the UK, where they headlined club shows as well as performed at festivals like Roskilde (Denmark), Radar (Italy), Stoned from the Underground (Germany), and more, with U.S. festivals like Bonnaroo (Tennessee) and Free Press Summer Fest (Houston) sprinkled in between.

This week, Pallbearer kicks off a North American tour supporting High On Fire, which will take the bands from coast to coast over the next four weeks.  Check out the full tour routing, which also includes Lucifer and Venomous Maximus, below.

Foundations Of Burden is available now from Profound Lore.

July 30  San Diego, CA @ The Casbah ^  SOLD OUT

July 31  Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex *

August 1  San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom *

August 3  Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *

August 4  Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw *

August 5  Seattle, WA @ Neumos *

August 6  Boise, ID @ Crazy Horse (Pallbearer headline show)

August 7  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *

August 8  Denver, CO @ The Gothic *

August 10  Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights *

August 11  Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *

August 12  Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch *

August 13  Toronto, ON @ Opera House *

August 14  Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon *

August 15  New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *

August 17  Boston, MA @ Royale *

August 18  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *

August 19  Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *

August 20  Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage *

August 21  Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s *

August 22  Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *

August 23  New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s *

^ w/ High On Fire, Lucifer

* w/ High On Fire, Lucifer, Venomous Maximus

High On Fire have announced a tour in support of their new album, Luminiferous. Support will come from Pallbearer, Lucifer and Venomous Maximus.

Date City Venue
July 30, 2015 San Diego, CA The Casbah
July 31, 2015 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
August 1, 2015 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
August 3, 2015 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
August 4, 2015 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
August 5, 2015 Seattle, WA Neumos
August 7, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
August 8, 2015 Denver, CO The Gothic
August 10, 2015 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
August 11, 2015 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
August 12, 2015 Ferndale, MI The Loving Touch
August 13, 2015 Toronto, ON Opera House
August 14, 2015 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
August 15, 2015 New York, NY Irving Plaza
August 17, 2015 Boston, MA Royale
August 18, 2015 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
August 19, 2015 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
August 20, 2015 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
August 21, 2015 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s
August 22, 2015 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
August 23, 2015 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s

You wanted the best, you got the best! Ghettoblaster #41 is here and it’s a double cover with High On Fire on the front and Murs on the back. There’s also interviews with Prefuse73Built to SpillFailureDesaparecidos,METZLyrics Born, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mac McChaughan, Shilpa RayMega RanHeartless Bastardscourtney barnettLightning Bolt, comedians Jen Kirkman and Kyle KinaneDonnie Yen‘s new film Kung Fu Jungle, the new Batman: Arkham Knight game, a 3-page comic review of the Nelsonville Music Festival and so, so, so much more! 

You can order a copy soon over here, or you can fill out this form to subscribe for a whole year’s worth of Ghettoblaster delivered straight to your door!

High On Fire has announced a handful of January tour dates on the East Coast. Dates can be found below.

Immediately thereafter, the band will enter GodCity studios in Salem, MA with Kurt Ballou to record their new, still untitled album. Earlier this year, the group convened for writing sessions in both New Orleans, LA and Oakland, CA, with early reports proclaiming the band’s new material to be both “epic” and “sonically huge.”

A 2015 release date via eOne Music will be announced soon.

1/6 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco

1/7 West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

1/8 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

1/9 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar

1/10 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground

1/11 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

1/13 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance Theatre

1/14 Providence, RI @ Simon’s 677

High On Fire‘s oft-delayed Spitting Fire will see the group releasing two volumes of live albums under that name on June 18 through eOne Music.  The releases capture two shows that took place at The Music Hall of Williamsburg and The Bowery Ballroom. Mixing of the performances was handled by Greg Wilkinson with additional engineering done by Converge‘s Kurt Ballou.

The track listings for each respective release can be found below:

“Spitting Fire Live Vol. 1“:

01 – “Serums Of Liao”
02 – “Frost Hammer”
03 – “10,000 Years”
04 – “Devolution”
05 – “Last”
06 – “Fertile Green”
07 – “Speedwolf”

“Spitting Fire Live Vol. 2“:

01 – “Rumors Of War”
02 – “DII”
03 – “Fury Whip”
04 – “Madness Of An Architect”
05 – “Face Of Oblivion”
06 – “Hung Drawn And Quartered”
07 – “Blood From Zion”
08 – “Snakes For The Divine“

High On Fire‘s as-yet unannounced Spitting Fire release just got a little bit more mysterious. A revised listing at Amazon for the outing now has it scheduled for an October 1 release. It was previously set to arrive on CD and vinyl through eOne on March 26.

No official word has been made about the release as of yet—sans mentions of something ‘coming soon’ from High On Fire in recent print advertisements for eOne artists.

High On Fire have officially been added to the forthcoming “Metal Alliance Tour.“ that trek will see Anthrax headline with a full-album performance of Among The Living. Exodus, High On Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail now round out the bill announced thus far for the trek.

2013 “Metal Alliance Tour” dates:

03/23 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
03/24 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/25 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
03/27 West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
03/28 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
03/29 Portland, OR – The Crystal Ballroom
03/30 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
03/31 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
04/02 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
04/04 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/05 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
04/06 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
04/07 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
04/09 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
04/10 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
04/12 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
04/13 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
04/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/16 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
04/18 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of The Living Arts
04/20 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Ohio road burners, LO-PAN, are readying for their next round of touring in support of 2011’s Benny Grotto–produced Salvador full-length, released via Small Stone Records.

11/14/2012 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR
11/15/2012 Emo’s – Austin, TX w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/16/2012 Korova – San Antonio, TX w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/17/2012 Tree’s – Dallas, TX w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/18/2012 Happy Hippie – Lake Charles, LA w/ Large Marge
11/19/2012 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/20/2012 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/21/2012 Jinx – Savannah, GA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
11/23/2012 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/24/2012 Sinclair – Boston, MA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/25/2012 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY w/ Primate
11/26/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/27/2012 La Tulipe – Montreal, QC w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/28/2012 Port Street Music Hall – Portland, MA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/29/2012 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
11/30/2012 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
12/01/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburgh – Brooklyn, NY w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, Primate
12/03/2012 Mohawk – Buffalo, NY w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/04/2012 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/05/2012 Aces of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ High Ow/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/06/2012 Firebird – St. Louis, MO w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/07/2012 Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/08/2012 Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/09/2012 High Noon – Madison, WI w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/10/2012 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/11/2012 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/12/2012 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
12/13/2012 Nerolux – Boise, ID w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/14/2012 Neumos – Seattle, WA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/15/2012 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/16/2012 The Venue – Vancouver, BC w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore
12/18/2012 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, C.O.C.
12/19/2012 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, C.O.C.
12/20/2012 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA Slidebar w/ Goatwhore
12/21/2012 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore, C.O.C.
12/22/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ High On Fire, Goatwhore

The Art of Self Defense

HIGH ON FIRE
THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE

Out of print for a couple years now, the mother of all High on Fire albums finally gets the reissue treatment and it’s about goddamn time. Having gone through two labels already, Southern Lord does the world a favor by putting this back in our grubby, metal loving hands. This album is a stone cold classic, containing what few will argue are some of High on Fire’s greatest songs. “Baghdad”? “10.000 Years”? “Blood From Zion”? Motherfucking “Fireface”? These songs should be required listening. This reissue includes the two bonus cuts from the previous issue, padded with the three song self-titled demo, which is interesting for a couple listens, and a 48 page book of photos (holy shit, Matt Pike was young once!). Really, though, this is all about the album itself and what a brain-stomping album it is. The raw energy of The Art of Self Defense hasn’t abated one bit, sounding just as ferocious as it did upon its release 12 years ago. Is the re-mastering that noticeable? Not really. Is it worth springing for this a second (or third) time? Absolutely. If you’ve never had/heard this, what are you waiting for? (Southern Lord) by Andrew Lampela