High on Fire Announces U.S. Headlining Tour Dates

Grammy-Winning Group Releases First New LP in Five Years, ‘Cometh the Storm’, April 19
See Video for New Song “Burning Down”
High on Fire (L to R: Jeff Matz, Matt Pike, Coady Willis) credit: James Rexroad


Iconic U.S. rock band, High on Fire, will release its new LP, Cometh the Storm, on April 19. The GRAMMY Award-winning group, celebrating its 25th anniversary, recorded ‘Cometh the Storm at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou. The 11-song effort — the band’s ninth studio album — marks the release of the first new High on Fire music since 2018’s ‘Electric Messiah’ and the first to feature drummer Coady Willis (Big Business, Murder City Devils), alongside bassist Jeff Matz, and guitarist/vocalist Matt PikeCometh the Storm boasts runic art and design by longtime High on Fire collaborator Arik Moonhawk Roper. Pre-order/save High on Fire‘s Cometh the Storm’ at this location.

Today, High on Fire announces U.S. headlining tour dates in support of Cometh the Storm. The spring slate will launch on May 4 in Orlando, FL and feature support from Venezuelan post rock outfit, Zeta, and Massachusetts crossover crew High Command. The just-announced tour dates are as follows:

   High on Fire ‘Cometh the Storm’ spring U.S. tour
(w/ Zeta, High Command)

May 4    Orlando, FL            Conduit
May 5    Columbia, SC         The Senate
May 7    Greensboro, NC     Hanger 1819
May 8    Richmond, VA         The Broadberry
May 10  Baltimore, MD         Baltimore Soundstage
May 11  New Haven, CT       Toad’s Place
May 12  Jersey City, NJ        White Eagle Hall
May 13  Cambridge, MA       The Middle East
May 15  Albany, NY              Empire Live
May 16  Cleveland Heights, OH   Grog Shop
May 17  Detroit, MI               The Magic Stick
May 18  Chicago, IL              3 Floyd’s Brewing (Dark Lord Day feat. High on Fire, Abbath, Fugitive, 1349, Spiritworld)

   “High on Fire legion! We are stoked to take the stage in a city near you as we bring ‘Cometh the Storm’ to life,” offers the group. “Looking forward to a triumphant run of shows and reuniting with friends. See you soon!”

High on Fire has released a video for the new record’s lead track, “Burning Down“, captured live and on location at GodCity by Jason Zucco during the recording of Cometh the Storm. Portions of the video footage feature direct takes of the record’s recording sessions, including the fervent vocals of Matt Pike. Absorb High on Fire‘s “Burning Down” video at this location.

The drop of the “Burning Down” video follows the release of a haunting, fever dream visualizer for the powerhouse song, created by Lars Kristoffer Hormander. Experience High on Fire‘s “Burning Down” visualizer at this location.

“Burning Down” kicks off with a classic Pike riff,” says Jeff Matz. “I think this song harkens back to the early High On Fire sound, but infused with fresh, new elements. It has a killer groove that you can really sink into. The body of the song took shape in our PNW rehearsal space, and we came up with the bridge/solo section and finalized the arrangement while we were at GodCity. Kurt Ballou’s input as a producer was also hugely helpful. His keen ears and fresh perspective were invaluable in making this album.”

“Burning Down” lyrics:

No one will listen here. Too late now so we dread it.
Decrepit word and lies. Will we live to regret it?
Our castles burning down. Not a soul left is sentient.
Give us the eyes to make us wise.
Your temple is crumbling down. No disguise for the revenant.
Your death is spiritual. Read it on to you like you never had said it.
A stone around your neck and you’re thrown to the weather.
You should be burnt alive. With our indignity together.
Your castles burning down. Not a soul left is sentient.
Your temple is crumbling down. No disguise for the revenant.
Justice is fear for you. Sentence on to you and a curse to remember.
Our castles burning down. Not a soul left is sentient.
Give us the eyes to make us wise.
Your temple is crumbling down. No disguise for the revenant.
Your death is spiritual. We read it on to you like you never had said it.
No one will listen here.

“I think this band’s always had a really good drive,” states Matt Pike. “It’s a different entity. It’s its own thing. Which, I think, makes all of us very proud to be a part of it. It’s not an average band.”

“Being a fan of each other’s bands for a long time, it feels like all bets are off and anything goes which is a liberating feeling,” shares Willis. “That feeling of making something out of all of these imperfect parts and it becomes this magical, weird, new idea that none of us ever anticipated. Against all odds. That’s the joy of it.”

“It’s interesting, whenever there’s a lineup change in a band,” offers producer Kurt Ballou. “It can take a little while to rebuild. But it’s also an opportunity to reinvigorate the band and I think that’s what’s happened here.”

Track listing:

1.) Lambsbread
2.) Burning Down (stream VIDEO)
3.) Trismegistus
4.) Cometh The Storm
5.) Karanlık Yol
6.) Sol’s Golden Curse
7.) The Beating
8.) Tough Guy
9.) Lightning Beard
10.) Hunting Shadows
11.) Darker Fleece

Pre-order/save Cometh the Storm‘ at this location.


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