Tag Archives: Matt Pike

High On Fire Play Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Posted by on December 3, 2012

Earlier this year, High On Fire released one of this year’s best albums, stoner metal masterpiece De Vermis Mysteriis. However, until recently the band never got to tour behind it, save for a handful of shows at SXSW shortly before the album came out. With a high-profile slot on the Mayhem Fest looming, the band pulled […]

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High On Fire To Be Not High On Tour

Posted by on September 24, 2012

They tried to make Matt Pike go to rehab, and he said “okay.” With them having to pull out of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, they haven’t been able to tour in support of their excellent new album, De Vermis Mysteriis. That’s about to change, though. The band have announced a late fall headlinign run that […]

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High On Fire’s Matt Pike Searching For Missing Guitar

Posted by on August 30, 2012

We’re sure this isn’t how Matt Pike wanted to kick off his first week out of rehab. Last night, High On Fire alerted fans that one of Pike’s prized guitars (believed to be the one seen in the picture off to the side) has gone missing. High On Fire posted the following message on Facebook: […]

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Sleep Wins The Internet With New Promo Photo

Posted by on August 16, 2012

If you’re in a band and currently talking about doing promo photos, you might be able to learn a thing or two from Sleep’s latest. It was either taken earlier this year, or unearthed from the late ’70s when Matt Pike, Jason Roede and Al Cisernos’ uncles inexplicably got together at an Olan Mills portait […]

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High On Fire Still Playing Heavy MTL and Heavy TO

Posted by on June 13, 2012

According to a tweet, High on Fire will still be playing Canada’s Heavy MTL and Heavy TO festivals on August 11-12. High on Fire have cancelled all other shows as Matt Pike has entered rehab for alcohol issues.

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Matt Pike In Rehab As High On Fire Pull Out Of Mayhem Tour [Updated]

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Part of the appeal of High on Fire is frontman Matt Pike’s voice, which sounds like he’s been gargling whiskey and razor blades. Looks like he actually has been gargling whiskey a little too much, as High On Fire have been forced to pull out of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, due to Pike entering rehab […]

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Sleep Add Four U.S. Shows

Posted by on May 24, 2012

Live in Tampa, Seattle or Oakland and like weed? You’re in luck, as Sleep will be playing four shows in early June in those cities. More details here.

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Headbangers Brawl 3/9: What’s The Best Metal Trio?

Posted by on March 9, 2012

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Motörhead was confirmed for Mayhem Fest (though we didn’t need any press release to tell us that). Rush sent a cease-and-desist order to some […]

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High On Fire Streaming New Song “Fertile Green” Online

Posted by on February 29, 2012

It’s no secret that we’re super stoked for High On Fire’s new album De Vermis Mysteriis. And thanks to Pitchfork, we now have our first taste of new recorded material from the stoner metal group. Like the two new songs we’ve heard them play live, the single “Fertile Green” sounds gritty and heavy as hell. […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Ugliest Dudes In Metal And Hard Rock

Posted by on October 3, 2011

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Last week, Revolver announced their annual “Hottest Chicks That We Exploit That Don’t Really Mind Being Exploited And That’s How The Magazine Stays In Business In Hard Rock” issue, to predictable results. Every year the issue is announced and released, it pisses […]

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