Thursday, May 31, 2007

High on Fire in studio and preparing to tour

HIGH ON FIRE has recently entered Avast II in Seattle, WA with legendary producer Jack Endino (NIRVANA, MUDHONEY) to record their follow-up to the critically-acclaimed Blessed Black Wings. This still-as-yet-untitled record will be mixed at Soundhouse Studios and is expected to see an early Fall ’07 release.

HIGH ON FIRE has also announced a number of tour dates following the recording session. The band of three will perform a number of shows throughout the Mid-West U.S. during the later part of July. Also included in this run of dates is an appearance at the city of Chicago’s annual Wicker Park Summer Fest. A complete listing of HIGH ON FIRE tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

HIGH ON FIRE tour dates:

July 20 Teton Village, WY Mangy Moose
July 21 Missoula, MT The Other Side
July 24 Fargo, ND Aquarium
July 25 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club (w/ DON CABALLERO)
July 26 Milwaukee, WI Mad Planet (w/ DON CABALLERO)
July 27 DeKalb, IL Otto’s Club (w/ DON CABALLERO)
July 28 Chicago, IL Subterranean (w/ DON CABALLERO)
July 29 Chicago, IL Wicker Park Summer Festival (w/ DON CABALLERO, RUSSIAN CIRCLES)
July 30 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
July 31 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

“the new High On Fire Blessed Black Wings record [is] the most brutal metal album I’ve heard in years.” – Dave Grohl (SPIN Magazine)

“No longer the best stoner-metal band in the land, High on Fire is now clearly, simply one of the country's best metal bands, period.” – DALLAS OBSERVER

“shirtless metal somewhere between Motorhead's biker thunder and Slayer's muscular riffology. Still far and away one of the best metal acts going.” – AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN

“the trio will steamroll your senses -- a year of nonstop touring behind 2005's Blessed Black Wings has made the already tight HoF an unstoppable metal monster” – NEW TIMES

"HIGH ON FIRE is the sludgy resin from 30 years of super-hard-rock history transubstantiated into three men from Oakland with low-slung jeans" - NEW YORK TIMES
"the apocalypse's doomy, amp-destroying fifth horseman... galloping mammoth metal" - SPIN

"unbelievably heavy...massive crunching riffs and drums that slam like vault doors" - REVOLVER

"HIGH ON FIRE build a temple to The Riff and preach its word as loudly as humanly possible" - AUSTIN CHRONICLE
"Tony Iommi's jaw would drop." - KERRANG!

"For a band getting as much crossover attention as they do, locals High on Fire have remained staunchly, unapologetically metal over the years. Celtic Frost-meets-the Melvins riffage, topped off with vocals so hoarse they make Lemmy sound like a choirboy." - SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN

"the sound of the planet getting broadsided by a shower of asteroids, and the crushing terror of 20-story stone beasts methodically obliterating everything in their path with each malevolent stomp. And you won't want it to end." - PHOENIX NEW TIMES

"On Blessed Black Wings, High on Fire's third full-length, the Bay Area power trio has really come into its own as one of the most punishing metal bands on the planet." - MIAMI NEW TIMES

"HIGH ON FIRE are back in the master's chair, this is 'Blessed...' indeed." - ROCK SOUND

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