High On Fire: Luminiferous

The spirited band, High On Fire, certainly live up to their name. The seasoned group have recently released their whopping seventh album, Luminiferous. These guys play a mish-mosh of different metal styles: from stoner to sludge to heavy, they entice their fans to accept and appreciate the varied forms. …

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An Interview with High On Fire: To Each Their Own

There are some artists that just get a lot of attention. For whatever reason, there is just always something to mention or talk about. Such is the case for Matt Pike. Pike is a heavy metal musician who is well known for his work with Sleep and High On Fire. …

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An Interview with High On Fire: Reign Of The Bloodied Knuckles

With their 2012 release, De Vermis Mysteriis, Oakland-based heavy thrashers High On Fire not only secured their reign at the top of the underground, but positioned themselves as one of the most vital metal bands going today. The record, which was produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at his …

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Sleep @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple

One of the greatest photos ever taken. - Fred Pessaro, Brooklyn Vegan

BROOKLYN, NY—Much-hyped reunion shows from bands unappreciated during their time are often once-in-a-lifetime events, but in the New York area, it’s fairly common. You know, every few months. Sleep’s coming around? Must be time to change my toothbrush.…

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Fall Concert Guide 2010: SlegaDeth, X Japan, Campell/Lanegan, Black Crowes, MMJ, CMJ, High On Fire, Interpol, Dimmu/Enslaved and Ozzy/Halford

Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax

Oct. 8

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

What’s more fun than yelling “SLAAAYYYYEEEERRRRR?” Nothing. Not even yelling, “FREEE BIIRRDDD.” And surely, one of the best parts about going to see American Carnage is that no one fewer people will think you’re a total ass for doing it. There’s also the …

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Sleep: Climbing Holy Mountain

Oakland’s gods of stoner metal return! The mighty Sleep will be hitting Brooklyn for two special performances at the Masonic Temple on Sept. 6 and 8, with a show in between in Philadelphia’s Starlight Ballroom. Their reunion is years in the making, and they’re only doing a limited …

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Interview with Matt Pike of High On Fire: Marching The Skull-Paved Path

In terms of 21st Century metal bands, High On Fire are second to none in either heaviness or epic scope. It’s not that they’re blasting death metal or searing your eardrums with piercing screams, but the music carries a weight to it that drives itself deeper into the psyche than …

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Metal Skull Wishes For 2010

Normal Metal Skull protocol dictates at this point that I engage in some kind of preview coverage of metal albums to be released this year. But I think by now you know as well as I do that shit’s lamer than hell. All the stuff previewed is only up until …

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