High On Fire Announce Summer European/UK Tour

High On Fire have announced a summer European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/19 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/22 Brighton, UK – Chalk Venue Brighton
06/23 Bristol, UK – The Fleece Bristol
06/24 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
06/25 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
06/26 London, UK – The Garage
06/28 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
06/30 Stockholm, SWE – Nalen
07/01 Oslo, NOR – Parkteatret
07/02 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival
07/04 Dokkum, ET – Dokk’em Open Air
07/05 Essen, GER – Turock
07/06 Hamburg, GER – Bahnhof Pauli
07/08 Wiesbaden, GER – Kesselhaus
07/09 Munich, GER – Backstage Club
07/10 Erfurt, GER – Stoned From The Underground
07/11 Vizovice, CZE – Masters Of Rock

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.

Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Korn, Disturbed, Etc. Set For 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will take place in Dessel, Belgium on June 18-21 and it will feature: Airbourne, Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Amorphis, Anathema, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Babymetal, Battle Beast, Beyond The Black, Body Count, Boston Manor, Bury Tomorrow, Chelsea Grin, Creeper, Deep Purple, Deez Nuts, Deftones, Dimmu Borgir, Disillusion, Disturbed, Dog Eat Dog, Dool, Down, Dream State, Dying Fetus, Enter Shikari, Exciter, Fields Of The Nephilim, Foreigner, Fu Manchu, Gaahls Wyrd, Good Riddance, Heathen, Heaven Shall Burn, High On Fire, In Extremo, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kadavar, Killing Joke, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Lagwagon, M.O.D., Mayhem, Me And That Man, Mercyful Fate, Mispyrming, Motionless In White, My Dying Bride, Naglfar, Obituary, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Our Survival Depends On Us, P.O.D., Paradise Lost, Powerflo, Powerwolf, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Shvpes, Silverstein, Slapshot, Soen, Steel Panther, The Great Old Ones, The Offspring, The Vintage Caravan, Thunder, Tribulation, Vltimas, Wayward Sons, and Wednesday 13.

Ace Frehley, Accept, High On Fire, Power Trip, Etc. Set For 2019 Foamhenge Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Foamhenge festival. The event will take place at the Karbach Brewing Company in Houston, Texas on November 10 and it will feature Ace Frehley, Accept, High On Fire, Power Trip, the Pat Travers Band, and Narcotic Wasteland.

High On Fire Digitally Release “Bat Salad” EP

High On Fire have officially released their “Bat Salad” EP in digital outlets. The effort was previously only available on 12” vinyl as part of this year’s Record Store Day. In addition to the title track, the EP also includes covers of Celtic Frost‘s “Into The Crypts of Rays” and Bad Brains‘ “Don’t Bother Me.“

Drummer Des Kensel Exits High On Fire

Des Kensel has announced his departure from High On Fire. The drummer said he is leaving to focus on “new opportunities and spending time with [his] family.”

Here’s Kensel’s full statement:

“As a founding member of High on Fire, I feel blessed to have spent the last 21 years traveling around the world pursuing my childhood dream to write and play music. After eight albums, countless tours, and a Grammy win, I am very thankful for what we have been able to accomplish as a band.

Being a full time professional musician can have its challenges. One gets through those challenges with patience, hard work and perseverance. After much consideration, it is time for me to announce that I will no longer be performing with High on Fire. I will now be focusing on new opportunities and spending time with my family.

I would like to sincerely thank all of our fans for your support throughout the years. Without you, none of this would have been possible.

Lastly, I would like to wish my band-mates the best of luck in the future.”

High On Fire Announce Fall Tour With Power Trip, Devil Master, & Creeping Death

High On Fire have announced a fall headlining tour. Power Trip, Devil Master, and Creeping Death will open.

Tour Dates:

11/07 Austin, TX – Mohawk (‘Levitation Festival‘)
11/08 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live (no Power Trip)
11/12 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/15 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
11/16 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
11/17 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11/19 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/20 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
11/21 New York, NY – Elsewhere
11/22 New York, NY – Elsewhere
11/23 Hartford, CT – Webster
11/24 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
11/25 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
11/26 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
11/27 Chicago, IL – The Metro
11/29 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
11/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
12/02 Seattle, WA – Neumos
12/03 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
12/04 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
12/06 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
12/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent