Top 10 Facts About High On Fire

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High On Fire is an American heavy metal band formed in Oakland, California in 1998. The group has released eight studio albums and various live recordings. Here are some facts about the band that you may not know:

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1. High On Fire was founded by former Sleep guitarist Matt Pike, who is the only remaining founding member of the group.

2. Their second album, Surrounded by Thieves, was their first major label release on Relapse Records and garnered them critical acclaim from Metal Hammer magazine for its “raw aggression and intensity”.

3. High On Fire’s third album Blessed Black Wings (2005) continued to gain mainstream recognition and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance of 2006.

4. They have toured with some of the biggest names in metal such as Metallica, Slayer and Mastodon.

5. The band is currently signed to eOne Music, where they released their eighth studio album Electric Messiah in 2018.

6. High On Fire has become well known for their intense live performances, which often involve frontman Matt Pike climbing onto and throwing his guitar around the stage.

7. In 2010 they collaborated with Melvins on a split cover album titled Sugar Daddy Live, which featured covers of classic heavy metal songs by bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.

8. Pike is also a part of the doom metal side project Shrinebuilder alongside Wino (Saint Vitus) Al Cisneros (Om) and Dale Crover (Melvins).

9. High On Fire has made several appearances at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Download Festival and Hellfest to name a few.

10. The band’s signature sound is characterized by a unique mix of heavy riffs, fast tempos, and melodic vocals.

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