Tag Archives: Matt Pike

Matt Pike (Sleep & High on Fire) to release debut solo album in February; shares first single

Posted by on December 15, 2021

  Sleep guitarist and High on Fire founder, frontman, and engineer Matt Pike has something new on the horizon. On February 18, Pike will release his debut solo LP, Pike Vs. The Automaton, via MNRK Heavy. Born out of the challenges brought on by a worldwide pandemic, birthed under hellish red-orange skies bred from rampaging […]

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High on Fire cancel upcoming tour due to Matt Pike’s health

Posted by on January 7, 2019

It has not been an easy go for High on Fire over the past few months. The band were forced to drop off from their co-headlining run with Municipal Waste last year due to frontman Matt Pike having a partial toe amputation and now, it looks like their bad luck continues. The group has remained […]

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It’s 4/20, isn’t it time you got some Sleep?

Posted by on April 20, 2018

You’ve got to hand it to Matt Pike and the rest of Sleep, not to mention Third Man Records. They did an amazing job of keeping a secret until, let’s say, at about 20 minutes after 4pm yesterday, when the word traveled like wildfire, or a smoke from a bong hit cough. Yep, today, 4/20, […]

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Sleep is in the studio right now and they brought weed

Posted by on April 6, 2017

Remember a few years ago when Sleep released “The Clarity,”  their first new song in 20 years? That was due to Adult Swim’s singles series, which led everyone to believe that they’d be putting out more music. In fact, we called the follow-up to 2003’s Dopesmoker one of our 20 albums to look forward to in […]

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Enjoy Sleep’s ‘Dopesmoker’ video game with a bud

Posted by on August 3, 2016

Video games and metal have joined forces many times in the past. From the simple usage of metal songs like in Rock Band or Guitar Hero to bands releasing their video games like Iron Maiden’s Legacy of The Beast a few weeks back, it’s always exciting to see heavy music represented in digital entertainment, and […]

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Matt Pike from High on Fire believes 9/11 was an inside job

Posted by on June 9, 2015

With their seventh album, Luminiferous, coming out next week, High on Fire and their frontman Matt Pike are making the press rounds. And while getting interviewed by the increasingly more metal Rolling Stone is certainly a high point, it pretty much outs Pike as a conspiracy theorist to the Dave Mustaine degree. We knew that the album’s concept […]

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The second annual Fear FestEvil mostly gets it right

Posted by on April 15, 2015

Curated by Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, the second annual “Fear FestEvil” was held in San Jose, California this past weekend, and promised to be an amalgamation of all things horror and metal. For the most part, Kirk and company got it right, finding a good balance between the cheese of old-school horror and the […]

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High On Fire announce June release date for next album

Posted by on April 15, 2015

After the release of 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis, High on Fire appear to be going two for two with album titles that aren’t easy to write out. The band’s seventh full-length, Luminiferous, will be released on June 23rd, one of the last weeks of albums being released on Tuesdays. It sounds like they’ve gotten political as well, according […]

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Someone sped up Sleep, and it’s still great

Posted by on September 5, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/wX1gbX2snyw[/youtube] Want to hear the best Clutch song they never wrote? Just take Sleep’s “Dragonaut,” one of the most iconic songs in their catalog, and speed it up by 50%. That’s what Youtube user carace777 did, and as good as the original is, a version of it that’s four minutes instead of six is possibly even better. […]

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Here’s the first Sleep music in 20 years [Updated]

Posted by on July 18, 2014

The Adult Swim singles series is a great idea that’s happened for the last several years. Each summer for 16 weeks, the series releases a brand new exclusive track from a tastemaker band. While this year’s series kicked off last month with a single from Giorgio Moroder, it’s heavy offerings include a track from Mastodon […]

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