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If there’s one thing that we can count on in the metal world, it’s that High on Fire will always deliver absolutely crushing material every single time they put out a new album. It’s been a while since the release of their last album, De Vermis Mysteriis, and the band has certainly gone through its fair share of trials and tribulations since then. Frontman Matt Pike did a stint in rehab where he kicked his propensities for alcohol as well as spent plenty of time performing with his older band, Sleep. The group has recently finished recording their seventh LP, Luminiferous, which will be released on June 23rd. Want to hear the first song off of the new album? Just click here!

 

High on Fire are one of the most dependable and solid bands in the game. They’ve never made huge shifts in their style, but each time they come back with new material it always feels fresh and exciting. It certainly helps that the album was recorded with Converge’s Kurt Ballou, who consistently gets some of the sickest guitar tones in the genre. Lyrically, the song is basically Pike’s take on alien lifeforms contributing greatly to ancient human civilizations throughout history. Is this thanks to years of psychedelic abuse or a recent marathon of Ancient Aliens? Who knows, but it sure sounds vicious.

As if this wasn’t exciting enough for fans of the band, there’s also a full US tour on the way in support of Luminiferous this summer! The guys are hitting the road on July 30th and will be bringing Pallbearer, Lucifer, and Venomous Maximus with them! If you’re looking for a solid night of crushing tone and down-tempo bliss, this will be the tour package you can’t afford to miss. Here is the full tour itinerary:

7/30 — San Diego, Calif. — The Casbah
7/31 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Echoplex
8/1 — San Francisco, Calif. — Regency Ballroom
8/3 — Portland, Ore. — Hawthorne Theater
8/4 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Rickshaw
8/5 — Seattle, Wash. — Neumos
8/7 — Salt Lake City, Utah — The Complex
8/8 — Denver, Colo. — Gothic
8/10 — Minneapolis, Minn. — Mill City Nights
8/11 — Chicago, Ill. — Thalia Hall
8/12 — Ferndale, Mich. — Loving Touch
8/13 — Toronto, Ontario — Opera House
8/14 — Syracuse, N.Y. — Lost Horizon
8/15 — New York, N.Y. — Irving Plaza
8/17 — Boston, Mass. — Royale
8/18 — Brooklyn, N.Y. — Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/19 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Theatre of Living Arts
8/20 — Baltimore, Md. — Sound Stage
8/21 — Winston-Salem, N.C. — Ziggy’s
8/22 — Atlanta, Ga. — Masquerade
8/23 — New Orleans, La. — One Eyed Jack’s

-KB

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