As the frontman of Black Flag, Henry Rollins virtually invented hardcore, or at least gave it a recognizable face. The output in his solo career veered more towards metal and punk, but he’s still one of the most intense frontmen in music. So what’s Rollins, now in the midst of a spoken word tour, listen to while he’s on the road? In a recent interview on the syndicated Bubba the Love Sponge show, Hank paid High on Fire and Electric Wizard some major props.
“I listen to a lot of really heavy, very offensive for some, hard metal music that gets you through the day. There’s a band called High on Fire which I’m sure you’ve heard of . If you’ve not, that’s a thing you should check out. It basically makes your speakers want to curl up and die. I listen to a lot of them, I listen to a lot of a band called Electric Wizard, a crazy stoner band from England/ I listen to a lot of loud brutal violent music when I’m on tour.”
It’d be tough to get a more legit endorsement than that. Rollins is no doubt counting the days until April 3, when High on Fire’s new album De Vermis Mysteriis drops. We know we are.