High On Fire

Members of High On Fire: Des Kensel, George Rice, Jeff Matz, Joe Preston, Matt Pike
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.highonfire.net, http://www.myspace.com/highonfireslays, http://www.facebook.com/highonfire, http://www.relapse.com/label/artist/high-on-fire.html

Discography of High On Fire:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Art Of Self Defense 6 Audio 2000-03-07 Man's Ruin Records
2 Surrounded By Thieves 8 Audio 2002-01-22 Relapse Records
3 Blessed Black Wings 10 Audio 2005 Relapse Records
4 The Art Of Self Defense 8 Audio 2001
5 Blessed Black Wings 14 Audio 2005-01-00 Relapse Records
6 Brother In The Wind / Gwodhunqa 2 Audio 2005
7 Death Is This Communion 11 Audio 2007-09-00 Relapse Records
8 Death Is This Communion 11 Audio 2007-09-00 Relapse Records
9 Death Is This Communion 11 Audio 2007-09-00 Relapse Records
10 The Art Of Self Defense 9 Audio 2008-05-00 Tee Pee Records
11 Hung, Drawn & Quartered / March Of The Fire Ants 2 Audio 2003-03-04 Relapse Records
12 Blessed Black Wings 9 Audio 2005-02-01 Relapse Records
13 Death Is This Communion 11 Audio 2007-10-31 Relapse Records
14 Death Is This Communion 11 Audio 2007-10-31 Relapse Records
15 Snakes For The Divine 8 Audio 2010-02-23 E1 Entertainment
16 Snakes For The Divine 12 Audio 2010-02-23
17 Snakes For The Divine 8 Audio 2010-02-23
18 High On Fire 3 Audio 1999 12th Records
19 Live From The Relapse Contamination Festival 8 Audio 2005-08-02 Relapse Records
20 Death Is This Communion 21 Audio 2007-09-00 Relapse Records
21 The Art Of Self Defense 6 Audio 1999 Man's Ruin Records
22 Hung, Drawn & Quartered / March Of The Fire Ants 2 Audio 2003 Relapse Records
23 Snakes For The Divine 9 Audio 2010-02-23 Century Media
24 Snakes For The Divine 19 Audio 2010-03-05 Century Media
25 Brother In The Wind / Gwodhunqa 2 Audio 2005
26 Blessed Black Wings 10 Audio 2010 Relapse Records
27 Blessed Black Wings 10 Audio 2010 Relapse Records
28 Blessed Black Wings 10 Audio 2010 Relapse Records
29 Surrounded By Thieves 9 Audio 2010 Relapse Records
30 Surrounded By Thieves 9 Audio 2010 Relapse Records
31 Surrounded By Thieves 9 Audio 2010 Relapse Records
32 Death Is This Communion 11 Audio 2010 Relapse Records
33 Death Is This Communion 11 Audio 2010 Relapse Records
34 Death Is This Communion 11 Audio 2010 Relapse Records
35 Untitled 3 Audio 2007 Relapse Records
36 Live From The Relapse Contamination Festival 8 Audio 2005 Throne Records
37 Surrounded By Thieves 8 Audio 2002-05-28 Relapse Records
38 Snakes For The Divine 9 Audio 2010 Century Media
39 Untitled 3 Audio 2007 Relapse Records
40 The Art Of Self Defense 8 Audio 2001
41 Live From The Relapse Contamination Festival 8 Audio 2005 Throne Records
42 Death Is This Communion 11 Audio 2007 Relapse Records
43 Death Is This Communion 11 Audio 2007 Relapse Records
44 Speak In Tongues / Beast With A Billion Eyes 2 Audio 2012-02-00 Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club
45 De Vermis Mysteriis 10 Audio 2012-04-03 eOne
46 Blessed Black Wings 9 Audio 2011 Icarus Music
47 De Vermis Mysteriis 10 Audio 2012-04-03 E One
48 De Vermis Mysteriis 10 Audio 2012-04-03 Relapse Records
49 De Vermis Mysteriis 10 Audio 2012-04-23 Century Media
50 De Vermis Mysteriis 10 Audio 2012-04-03 eOne


HIGH ON FIRE was formed by guitarist Matt Pike in late summer 1998. Formed out of the need to simply play guitar again, Pike jammed with and settled on a line-up of powerhouse drummer Des Kensel and longtime guitarist friend George Rice, who made the switch to bass to round out the trio. They had scarcely been together for a few months before demo-ing three songs. That demo, featuring 'Master of Fists' and instant classics '10,000 Years' and 'Blood from Zion', became among the most sought-after tapes in recent hard rock history.

HIGH ON FIRE got straight to the point, bashing away with a Neanderthal sense of purpose and creating hypnotic, droning waves of powerful riffs and low-end thunder of the likes not heard before. Before the band had even made it's first live appearance, labels flocked to get a piece of the trio. In the end the band chose to record with the Mans Ruin label and the demo surfaced in the form of a mini-CD in early '99, while they continued writing for their debut full-length. That debut, The Art of Self Defense, was welcome respite from commercialized rap-metal and warmed-over stoner-rock cliches of the time. The Art of Self Defense served up a rock hard, unorthodox form of modern metal cloaked in strange religious theology and the trio's style was unique, distinct, and absolutely crushing. Accolades poured in the world over: Rolling Stone, Spin, GQ, Alternative Press, Magnet, Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Post, Village Voice and dozens of others publications.

Almost overnight, HIGH ON FIRE were the unassuming heroes of the riff and the most celebrated metal band on the planet. On the waves of such massive exposure, HIGH ON FIRE hit the road. Europe was conquered with ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY in tow and the U.S. was taken in two tours of duty. Summer 2001 saw Man's Ruin close up shop, leaving the band with no label and no distribution. Relapse offered, the trio accepted, and found themselves a new home and new full-length effort titled Surrounded By Thieves with gargantuan songs such as 'Hung, Drawn and Quartered', 'Nemesis', and 'Razorhoof'. Rarely has metal been as powerful and pure in its ability to translate primal fury and aggression.

Current lineup:-

[a290985] - Guitars, Vocals

[a420841] - Drums

[a851099] - Bass

Past members:-

[a594935] - Bass (1998-2005)

[a234856] - Bass (2005-2006)


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