It’s been over a year since stoner masters High On Fire released their latest album Luminiferous but the album is so good that they can continue promoting it in the form of animated videos. The Bay area trio released a new animated video for the song “The Black Plot” in collaboration with Skinner (aka the guy that did the cover of Mastodon’s Once More Round the Sun) and Hey Beautiful Jerk which resulted in some crazy psychedelic chaos that we definitely dig. It first aired last night on Adult Swim, and if any late night channel-surfers were tripping last night and stumbled upon this, they might still be staring zombie-like at a TV after their minds were blown. Skinner commented about the project:

 “I wanted to make an animated short film with Hey Beautiful Jerk, I just didn’t know how completely crazy it would get. At first I thought we should do a real simple story with action fights to wear down the timing a little bit. But then I thought, fuck it, here’s a super complicated story with a million characters and it’s off the wall crazy and shit. Wanna do it?”

There’s also a plot to the story, which reads:

Our hero, Balthanon leads his army into battle! His intentions are not entirely noble, as he sacrifices his army to reach his arch nemesis, the Technomage, who is holed up in his castle, magically creating his army of bio-tech monsters and chilling with his powerful yet stylish helmet. Upon his arrival at the castle, Balthanon is easily defeated by the Technomage and his army and hauled to the graveyard like it ain’t no thing. On the verge of death, Balthanon is not doing great, when all of a sudden, a mystical yeti witch shows up to save the day! She heals him with some magic shrooms that make him trip his balls off and ultimately gives him the strength he needs to take on the Techromage again. He runs back to the castle for revenge, but whose revenge is he actually exacting? Watch and find out!

Don’t forget to catch High on Fire during their next run through North America supporting Meshuggah. The list of dates and cities go as follows:

Meshuggah North American Tour 2016 w/ High on Fire

10/10 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues (no High On Fire)
10/11 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10/12 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/13 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/15 Toluca, MEX – Knotfest Mexico (no High On Fire)
10/16 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
10/17 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
10/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
10/20 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl (no High On Fire)
10/22 Elverta, CA – Aftershock Festival (no High On Fire)
10/24 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/25 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
10/26 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
10/29 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
10/30 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/31 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/02 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
11/03 New York, NY – Playstation Theater
11/04 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theatre
11/05 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
11/05 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore