High on Fire Releases New LP ‘Cometh the Storm’

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High on Fire (L to R: Jeff Matz, Matt Pike, Coady Willis) credit: James Rexroad

Cometh the Storm is hands down the most adventurous, pigeonhole-smashing, and idiosyncratic release that High on Fire have ever delivered” – FLOOD

“grotesque enough for the most dedicated hesher, but bracingly immediate enough to sweep up the heavy metal dilettante in its current” – Stereogum

Iconic U.S. rock band, High on Fire, releases its new LP, Cometh the Storm, today. 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 (Melvins, 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. Purchase High on Fire‘s Cometh the Storm’ at this location.

The release of Cometh the Storm has met to an earthfall of both fan and critical celebration for High on Fire; the new album hailed as “a very obvious career highlight“, “hands down the most adventurous, pigeonhole-smashing, and idiosyncratic release that High on Fire have ever delivered“, “a reminder of just how exciting metal can be“, and “High On Fire doing the thing they’ve always done, doing it arguably better than anyone else“.

In advance of the new record’s release, High on Fire dropped a music video for album’s title track, directed by Phil Mucci for Diabolik Films. Experience “Cometh the Storm” at this location.

High on Fire has also 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.

High on Fire will kick off U.S. headlining tour dates in support of Cometh the Storm‘ on May 4 in Orlando, FL. The jaunt will 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!”

“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 (stream VIDEO)
5.) Karanlık Yol
6.) Sol’s Golden Curse
7.) The Beating
8.) Tough Guy
9.) Lightning Beard
10.) Hunting Shadows
11.) Darker Fleece

Purchase Cometh the Storm‘ at this location.


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