High On Fire, Eyehategod, Exhorder, Etc. To Be Featured On Upcoming Motörhead Tribute Album

The organizers of the Psycho Las Vegas festival have launched a new label called Psycho Waxx. The first release from the label will be a Motörhead tribute album called “Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead.” The effort is expected to be released in July 2022 and it will feature: High On Fire, Blackwater Holylight (feat. Matt Pike), Midnight, Exhorder, Stöner, Psychlona, Creeping Death, The Bridge City Sinners, Lord Buffalo, Relaxer, Eyehategod, Cephalic Carnage, Death By Stereo, Howling Giant, Mothership, Foie Gras, and more. One of the confirmed tracks is an all-star cover of “Ace Of Spades” featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Gary Holt (Exodus), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper), Sacha Dunable (Intronaut), Nick Oliveri (Stöner, ex-Kyuss), Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Zach Wheeler (Howling Giant), and Tom Polzine (Howling Giant). Pre-orders are available HERE.

Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) To Release “Head On A Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics Of Matt Pike”

Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) will be releasing a new book titled “Head On A Pike: The Illustrated Lyrics Of Matt Pike” on November 9 via Rare Bird. The effort will feature visual representations of Pike‘s lyrics from artists such as Arik Roper, David V. D’Andrea, Santos, Brian Mercer, Skinner, Jondix, Stash, Tim Lehi, Jordan Barlow, and Derrick Snodgrass. Rare Bird’s Tyson Cornell commented:

“Matt Pike’s lyrics are just as important and powerful as his riffs, and his words deserve to be celebrated alongside the fantastic imagery that the artists have put together in this book. ‘Head On A Pike‘ is a natural for any Sleep, High On Fire or Matt Pike fan, but the work is also relevant to greater conversations around lyrical poetry, formal and free verse and tattoo inspirations for years to come.”

Studio Sessions Underway For High On Fire Frontman Matt Pike’s New Solo Album

It looks like studio sessions for High On Fire frontman Matt Pike’s new solo album have been taking place as of late. High On Fire bassist Jeff Matz was recently in the studio contributing some elektro bağlama to the effort. He posted the following:

[via The PRP]

Hjelvik (Ex-Kvelertak) Releases Uncensored Version Of His “Glory Of Hel” Video

Hjelvik (ex-Kvelertak) has released an uncensored version of his video for “Glory Of Hel.“ You can check that out below. “Glory Of Hel“ features Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) and it will appear on Hjelvik’s new album “Welcome To Hel,” which is set to be released on November 20. Hjelvik previously commented:

“I’m excited to finally unveil ‘Glory Of Hel‘ in all its…glory! It’s one of the hardest rocking tracks from ‘Welcome To Hel‘ and is visited by the mythical Matt Pike (High On Fire & Sleep) who lends his killer voice and face melting guitar solo. To top that off, there’s a badass animated music video created by the disgustingly talented Adam Avilla. The video depicts a twisted take on the death of Odin’s son Balder and the ensuing events of Ragnarok with an animation style reminiscent of cult classics like ‘Heavy Metal‘ and ‘Fire and Ice‘. Thanks to both Matt and Adam for their amazing contributions and I hope people love it!”

Hjelvik (Ex-Kvelertak) Premieres Video For New Song “Glory Of Hel” Featuring Matt Pike (High On Fire)

Hjelvik (ex-Kvelertak) has premiered a new video for his new song “Glory Of Hel.“ This track features Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep) and it will appear on Hjelvik’s new album “Welcome To Hel,” which is set to be released on November 20. Hjelvik commented:

“I’m excited to finally unveil ‘Glory Of Hel‘ in all its…glory! It’s one of the hardest rocking tracks from ‘Welcome To Hel‘ and is visited by the mythical Matt Pike (High On Fire & Sleep) who lends his killer voice and face melting guitar solo. To top that off, there’s a badass animated music video created by the disgustingly talented Adam Avilla. The video depicts a twisted take on the death of Odin’s son Balder and the ensuing events of Ragnarok with an animation style reminiscent of cult classics like ‘Heavy Metal‘ and ‘Fire and Ice‘. Thanks to both Matt and Adam for their amazing contributions and I hope people love it!”

Magnetic Eye Records To Release Two New Black Sabbath Tribute Albums In October

Magnetic Eye Records will be releasing two new Black Sabbath tribute albums on October 30. This includes “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” and “Vol. 4 [Redux].“ You can find the details for those below:

“Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” Track Listing:

01. Earthless – “Never Say Die”
02. Caustic Casanova – “Wicked World”
03. Summoner – “A National Acrobat”
04. Black Electric – “Sweet Leaf”
05. Rwake – “The Writ”
06. Chad I Ginsburg/Jess Margera/Scott Reeder/James Rota – “NIB”
07. Year Of The Cobra – “Planet Caravan”
08. Hippie Death Cult – “Fairies Wear Boots”
09. Leather Lung – “Hole In The Sky”
10. Mooner – “The Wizard”
11. Solace – “Electric Funeral”
12. Howling Giant – “Lord Of This World”
13. Elephant Tree – “Paranoid”
14. Brume – “Solitude”
15. Saint Karloff – “Sleeping Village”

“Vol. 4 [Redux]“ Track Listing:

01. Thou – “Wheels Of Confusion”
02. The Obsessed – “Tomorrow’s Dream”
03. High Reeper – “Changes”
04. Matt Pike (of High On Fire) – “FX”
05. Spirit Adrift – “Supernaut”
06. Green Lung – “Snowblind”
07. WHORES. – “Cornucopia”
08. Tony Reed – “Laguna Sunrise”
09. Haunt – “St. Vitus Dance”
10. Zakk Sabbath – “Under The Sun”

Caustic Casanova‘s cover of “Wicked World” from “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” and Spirit Adrift‘s cover of “Supernaut” from “Vol. 4 [Redux]” can be found below:

Matt Pike (High On Fire) & Brent Hinds (Mastodon) Have Two Hours Worth Of Song Ideas For New Project

In addition to collaborating on a new guitar pedal, Matt Pike (High On Fire) and Brent Hinds (Mastodon) have also been working on new music together. According to Pike, the duo already have two hours worth of material.

Pike and his wife Alyssa Maucere-Pike (Lord Dying), who also contributed to the project, recently discussed the collaboration on “Hot-Blooded With Cat Jones” with Matt having said:

“Well, it was supposed to ramp up here and it’s going a little slow now [due to] quarantine. ‘Cause I planned on going back there [to Brent‘s] after this next Sleep tour or something and hanging out and sitting down.

‘Cause we got some stuff done, but it wasn’t a major lot. But there’s definitely all these… there’s like two hours worth of ideas, it’s just putting them all together you know? And feeling each other out and having different… We kind want to make it like so we can have different people, like different bass players, different drummers, different singers, different people playing tambourine, whatever [laughs]. Like some sax guys… ‘oh, what’s that dude doing over there, he’s choking a goose!’ [imitates sax] [laughs].”

[via The PRP]

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds And High On Fire’s Matt Pike Join Forces For “Unicorn Blood II” Guitar Pedal

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds and High On Fire‘s Matt Pike have teamed up to create a KHDK “Unicorn Blood II” guitar pedal. You can pre-order that at khdkelectronics.com. Here’s a description of the pedal:

“Unicorn Blood II is a space-themed brother to the original Unicorn Blood. Now covered in cosmic glitter, with an even tighter fuzz and all the versatility that made its predecessor a collector’s item.”

“Unicorn Blood’s design uses discrete transistors and germanium diodes for an authentic vintage fuzz tone. Each of the 420-piece limited series is hand-wired in KHDK’s custom shop.”

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Is “Cooking Up Something Special” With High On Fire’s Matt Pike

It looks like Mastodon’s Brent Hinds and High On Fire‘s Matt Pike are working on something together. Hinds shared the below post regarding that:

Matt Pike, The Obsessed, Thou, Etc. Cover Black Sabbath For New Tribute Album

Magnetic Eye Records have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new tribute to Black Sabbath’s “Vol. 4.“ The compilation, which is titled “Vol. 4 Redux,” will feature covers recorded by Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep), The Obsessed, Zakk Sabbath, Thou, etc. An April 2020 release is expected.

Track Listing:

01. Thou – “Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener”
02. The Obsessed – “Tomorrow’s Dream”
03. High Reeper – “Changes”
04. Matt Pike – “Fx”
05. Spirit Adrift – “Supernaut”
06. Bongzilla – “Snowblind”
07. Whores – “Cornucopia”
08. Tony Reed – “Laguna Sunrise”
09. Haunt – “St – Vitus Dance”
10. Zakk Sabbath – “Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes“