HIGH ON FIRE finishes work on eighth studio album
Californian stoners on speed HIGH ON FIRE have finished production on their eighth studio album. The trio has been busy in GodCity Studios since February to put the finishing touches on yet another raging album.
Des Kensel: "We are pretty happy with how the new material came together on this one. We usually go into the studio with about two-thirds of the record done, which can be a little stressful, but it forces us to make final arrangement decisions which would normally be put off in a rehearsal studio atmosphere. It also puts some pressure on us to perform at a higher level. The bar has definitely been raised on this one, at least for me. There's a good mix of fast and slow. The fast has gotten faster and the slow is... still slow."
Bassist Jeff Matz: "We've definitely pushed ourselves musically on this album. The material covers a broad range of tempos and styles, but the overall sound and vibe are unmistakably HIGH ON FIRE."
Vocalist and lead guitarist Matt Pike: "Hold on tight! You're in for a ride!"
HIGH ON FIRE teamed up with producer Kurt Ballou and GodCity Studios where the last two albums were recorded. Additional tracking was done by Bryan Sours of Sour Sound.
HIGH ON FIRE has been confirmed for the 2018 Psycho Las Vegas festival, set to take place August 17-19 at the famed Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
April 27th marks the start of the "20 Sunless Years with High On Fire" tour at the Impetus Festival in Lausanne, Switzerland. Check out all European tour dates below.
HIGH ON FIRE Lineup:
Matt Pike - Guitars, Vocals
Jeff Matz - Bass
Des Kensel - Drums