High On Fire Planning To Release New Album “Electric Messiah” In September

During a recent interview with DCHeavyMetal.com, Matt Pike confirmed that High On Fire‘s new album will be called “Electric Messiah.” The effort is expected to be released in September.

Pike said the following about the album:

“It’s the best album we’ve ever done, by far. It’s ridiculous. And I’m really proud of that. So to do Sleep The Sciences and that album, between 2017 [and] 2018 that’s two albums that I’m really fucking proud of in one year. I’ve been working hard. I haven’t had any time to myself til recently. This is my month off and then pretty much I’m on tour all the way up til next year. And then I’m sure I’ll be making plans for next year in the next week here or something. It is by far the best High on Fire record ever which is hard to believe but it’s fucking bad ass, heh heh heh.”

He also added:

“I think there’s ten tracks, eleven tracks. It depends cause there’s a bunch of songs, like I wrote a Sumerian anunnaki rock opera that actually is two songs but they’re separate tracks. And then there’s a lot of slash songs. There’s a lot of songs that– you know [how] Opeth will have like one song but it makes like three songs if you really think about it?”

He continued:

“It’s kind of a bunch of shit like that because we’ve had this conscious stream of riffs and we put it together. I like when I do High on Fire records to have a lot of interludes and weird shit going on so you never lose focus but it’s constantly changing. It’s a lot like, Death Is This Communion is like that. There’s tracks that don’t have names but, they’re there. It’s just one stream of High on Fire consciousness and it’s fucking good, that’s all. I’m really stoked on that record.”

Pike also revealed that the group are planning a co-headlining tour with Municipal Waste:

“I think we’re going to be on tour with Municipal Waste. Cause we’ve been kind of beating a dead horse, dead in the water for a while so we’re doing a co-headline [tour]. Municipal Waste dudes are our good friends so we figured we’ll just punch the country together, swap spots and no one gets tired and all that stuff and yeah, it should be good. I want to get High on Fire rolling again so it’s full throttle. We took a lot of time to write this record, really make it good.”

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High On Fire Planning To Release New Album In September

During a recent interview with Orange Amps, Matt Pike confirmed that High On Fire‘s new album will be released in September. He said the following:

“Our album drops in September. Yeah, it’s really, it’s really difficult music. I can do some after practices but no need to put it out there yet. I’ll put it out there near when the album is dropping or something.”

[via Metal Injection]

Enslaved & High On Fire Announce Fall European/UK Tour

Enslaved and High On Fire have announced a fall European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/30 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
10/01 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
10/02 Leipzig, GER – Ut Connewitz
10/03 Esch, LUX – Kulturfabrik
10/04 Breda, NET – Mezz Jupiler Zaal
10/08 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
10/09 Dublin, IRE – Tivoli
10/10 Belfast, UK – Limelight 2
10/12 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
10/14 Bristol, UK – SWX
10/15 London, UK – The Dome
10/16 Paris, FRA – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge

High On Fire Finish Recording New Album

High On Fire have officially finished the recording process for their new album. The band worked with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge) at GodCity Studios. Additional tracking was done by Bryan Sours.

Drummer Des Kensel commented:

“We are pretty happy with how the new material came together on this one. We usually go into the studio with about two-thirds of the record done which can be a little stressful but it forces us to make final arrangement decisions which would normally be put off in a rehearsal studio atmosphere. It also puts some pressure on us to perform at a higher level. The bar has definitely been raised on this one, at least for me. There’s a good mix of fast and slow. The fast has gotten faster and the slow is…still slow.”

Bassist Jeff Matz added:

“We’ve definitely pushed ourselves musically on this album. The material covers a broad range of tempos and styles, but the overall sound and vibe are unmistakably High On Fire.”

Vocalist/guitarist Matt Pike also offered:

“hold on tight! You’re in for a ride!”

High On Fire Announce “20 Sunless Years” European Tour

High On Fire will be celebrating their 20th anniversary on an upcoming European tour. The trek will be called “20 Sunless Years With High On Fire.”

Tour Dates:

04/27 TBA, SWI – TBA
04/28 TBA, FRA – TBA
04/29 Feyzin, FRA – L’Epicerie Moderne
04/30 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
05/01 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
05/02 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
05/03 Deventer, NET – Burgerweeshuis
05/05 London, UK – Desertfest
05/06 Berlin, GER – Desertfest
05/07 Frankfurt, GER – Zoom
05/08 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
05/09 Milan, ITA – Santeria Social Club
05/10 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
05/12 Madrid, SPA – Kristonfest