High On Fire begins work on new albumWednesday, May 28, 2014 9:36 AM PT / 1,867 views
Official press release: California rock giants High On Fire have begin work on their new, as-yet-untitled studio album. The globally-celebrated group -- guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz -- have convened for strategic writing sessions in both New Orleans, LA and Oakland, CA, with early reports indicating the band's new material to be both "epic" and "sonically huge." A winter 2015 tentative release date via eOne Music is expected for the new LP, the follow-up to 2012's De Vermis Mysteriis, which has been hailed as "not for the faint of heart " by The New Yorker and "a fantastically constructed bloodbath" by Entertainment Weekly. "Des, Jeff and I are really getting creative and writing a hell of a new record," states Pike. "It's a crazy project and I can't really explain what it's all about just yet, but we've been writing a lot of crazy intense material that will up the ante, and bring things to another level." "Everyone is asking what the new High On Fire music sounds like," adds Kensel. "Chew on some mescaline and listen to side B of Sabbath's 'Master of Reality' backwards at 78 RPM and it might give you an idea."
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