What's going on with High on Fire?

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...Shit's been quiet on that front. No tour, no new record...?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 04:49 (twenty years ago) link

They've been busy getting high...ON FIRE!!!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 05:34 (twenty years ago) link

Sorry, couldn't resist.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 05:34 (twenty years ago) link

Good question, though. Surrounded by Thieves was a killer album. And heavy as fuck.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 05:39 (twenty years ago) link

They'll be on tour soon. I know they're playing here in San Diego near the end of next month, with Dysrythmia.

Famous Athlete, Tuesday, 24 February 2004 06:34 (twenty years ago) link

I saw them like over the summer in Providence. I think they did a short tour?

Ian Johnson (orion), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 06:41 (twenty years ago) link

yeah i saw em in SF maybe 6months ago. fucking killed it

JaXoN (JasonD), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 06:45 (twenty years ago) link

also, i think they're playing south by southwest.

Ian Johnson (orion), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 06:47 (twenty years ago) link

yeah, they're playing SxSW, and they're playing in Austin the day before it starts with Dysrythmia & Zeke.


(apologies for foolishly posting directly after someone else with nearly exactly the same name)

ian johno (ian johno), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 12:17 (twenty years ago) link

five months pass...
Just got this announcement via Relapse:



Relapse Records recording artists HIGH ON FIRE will be joined by
bassist Joe Preston (THRONES / ex-MELVINS) for their forthcoming U.S.
tour. Preston replaces long time HIGH ON FIRE bassist George Rice,
joining the power trio alongside guitarist / vocalist Matt Pike (ex-SLEEP)
and drummer Des Kensel.

Preston will make his live debut with HIGH ON FIRE when the band kicks
off a two week U.S. tour beginning August 4th in San Diego, CA. The band
will round out the 14 city trek on August 18th in Chicago, IL. Support on
the tour will come from a host of up-and-coming acts including TOTIMOSHI,

At the conclusion of the tour, HIGH ON FIRE will enter Electrical
Audio Studios with engineer Steve Albini (NEUROSIS, JON SPENCER BLUES
EXPLOSION, NIRVANA) to record the follow up to 2002's heralded
"Surrounded by Thieves". The forthcoming HIGH ON FIRE album, tentatively
titled, "Blessed Black Wings" is slated for a February, 2005 release date
via Relapse.

Updated HIGH ON FIRE news and tour information
will be made available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com
and the HIGH ON FIRE website: www.HIGHONFIRE.net.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 30 July 2004 16:13 (nineteen years ago) link


Best news i've heard all week

roger adultery (roger adultery), Friday, 30 July 2004 16:38 (nineteen years ago) link


Whiskeytown Littlecock (ex machina), Friday, 30 July 2004 16:39 (nineteen years ago) link

wow - excellent news

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 30 July 2004 16:44 (nineteen years ago) link

Glad to hear the news. Did the mastering of Surrounded by Thieves sound completely terrible to anyone else? Like the worst muddy-sludgy-FLAT tones I've ever heard. I'm really afraid to play the album for people as an introduction to the band.

"See 'em live" is my recommendation. (Or buy Dopethrone!)

harshaw (jube), Saturday, 31 July 2004 06:18 (nineteen years ago) link

agreed about the sound of the full length - the ep sounds better (but still a bit....crusty) - don't worry, Preston don't make no junk!

roger adultery (roger adultery), Saturday, 31 July 2004 06:37 (nineteen years ago) link

Preston replaces long time HIGH ON FIRE bassist George Rice

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!!!

(anyone think this'll last longer than one tour/album?)

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Saturday, 31 July 2004 15:09 (nineteen years ago) link

three months pass...
Another news update:


Relapse Records recording artists HIGH ON FIRE have announced Fall,
2004 U.S. tour dates. The critically acclaimed power trio will display
their high volume live prowess when they kick off six weeks worth of
performances beginning November 18th in Salt Lake City, UT. The band
will remain on the road until the end of 2004, concluding the jaunt with
a New Year's Eve show at Philadelphia's Trocadero Theater.

HIGH ON FIRE (drummer Des Kensel, guitarist / vocalist Matt Pike and
new bassist Joe Preston [ex-MELVINS]) who just completed work on their
highly anticipated new album, "Blessed Black Wings" with engineer Steve
Albini (NIRVANA, NEUROSIS, JESUS LIZARD), will hit the road for a number
of headlining dates before joining CLUTCH and FU MANCHU for a three week
span. Immediately following, HIGH ON FIRE will headline two weeks worth
of dates to round out the year. HIGH ON FIRE's "Blessed Black Wings" is
expected to see a February 1st, 2005 release date via Relapse. An
advance look at the album's artwork can be viewed at this location:

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 21:19 (nineteen years ago) link

That is an awesome cover. And I love Joe Preston. And Steve Albini does well with the hard rock. I bet this will be good.

Ian John50n (orion), Thursday, 18 November 2004 00:01 (nineteen years ago) link

cover looks like another Arik Roper piece (I think that's his last name...) he just started doing some illustrations for ARTHUR as well. Good stuff - a mix of Vaughn Bode, Frazetta, etc.

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 18 November 2004 00:11 (nineteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Well well. Guess what I got in the mail today as a promo copy...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 00:57 (nineteen years ago) link

The new Daft Punk?

Carl Winslow and Jeanne-Claude (deangulberry), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I would like that as well, yes.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 02:37 (nineteen years ago) link

They're playing at my house-uh.

Carl Winslow and Jeanne-Claude (deangulberry), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 02:42 (nineteen years ago) link

Is it any good, ned?

Rock Bastard, Wednesday, 5 January 2005 05:45 (nineteen years ago) link

I will report on the morrow.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 06:09 (nineteen years ago) link

...and burn copies for everyone on ilx, you said? okay!

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 06:28 (nineteen years ago) link

just d/led this.

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 06:30 (nineteen years ago) link


cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 06:38 (nineteen years ago) link

very excited! does the feb1 date still stand?

JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 07:04 (nineteen years ago) link

i listened to one track on the relapse site. amazing.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 07:25 (nineteen years ago) link

I saw them on the 29th at Irving Plaza in NYC, and got a finished copy of the disc in Monday's mail. It's been roaring through my iPod headphones ever since.

It's an amazing record. Better than Surrounded By Thieves for one simple reason: Albini. He plays to their strengths, because the drums and guitar are huge, and Pike's purely functional vocals are downplayed somewhat (though they don't disappear entirely, or anything close to it). The songs are uniformly great, with killin' guitar solos (and an album-closing instrumental!). Actually, I'm overly dismissive of Pike's vocals - he sounds pretty good, still very Lemmy-esque but with more blood in his throat. Most of the tracks here almost sound like mid-90s Motörhead (think the song "Sacrifice," but noisier, and you've pretty much got it). There are some nice slowed-down bits at the beginning and end of songs, but for the most part it's headlong bash bash bash all the way through. And the drums are fucking enormous.

They played four new songs at the show I saw, but they also played "Baghdad." Great set. Ferociously loud.

I gotta say I don't really hear what Preston adds to the band. Part of that is knowing that the guitar and the drums are the really crucial sounds in HOF, and part of it is knowing that the Melvins are wildly, ludicrously overrated, but really, Preston is "just the bassist" here, adding name value for a few dozen and nothing as far as anybody else should be concerned.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Wednesday, 5 January 2005 12:36 (nineteen years ago) link

two years pass...

Some PR waffle:

HIGH ON FIRE has announced the details for their first North American headlining tour in support of their highly-anticipated new album Death Is This Communion. Death Is This Communion will see its North American release on September 18.

The “Death Is This Communion North American Tour” kicks off on September 20 in San Diego, CA and will travel across North America for five weeks. Joining HIGH ON FIRE for the entirety of the tour are special guests MONO, PANTHERS, and COLISEUM. The tour is being sponsored in part by Decibel Magazine, Jaxprints, and Fixion Media. A complete listing of tour cities and venues can be found below.

Advance online ticket pre-sales for this tour will become available Friday, June 15 through DucatKing.com, with tickets opening up through all other standard outlets on Friday, June 22. Ducat King is a fan-friendly concert ticketing company dedicated to offering lower service charges and eliminating handling fees to the ticket buyer.

HIGH ON FIRE recently completed recording Death Is This Communion in Seattle, WA with producer Jack Endino.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2007 13:59 (seventeen years ago) link

Best news I've heard all week! Thanks Ned.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 14 June 2007 14:05 (seventeen years ago) link

They're in my part of the world about a fortnight before this so WE get first wind of the new shit. Do this kids still say "w00t"?

DJ Mencap, Thursday, 14 June 2007 14:09 (seventeen years ago) link

Should be good. Assuming this will be on Relapse?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 14 June 2007 14:56 (seventeen years ago) link


Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 14 June 2007 14:58 (seventeen years ago) link

So what are the dates?

Reatards Unite, Thursday, 14 June 2007 15:07 (seventeen years ago) link

September 20 San Diego, CA Casbah

September 21 Los Angeles, CA El Ray

September 22 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse

September 23 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad

September 25 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit

September 26 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

September 27 Austin, TX Emo’s

September 28 Houston, TX Meridian Red Room

September 29 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks

October 1 Knoxville, TN Blue Cats

October 2 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club

October 3 Asheville, NC Orange Peel

October 4 Wilmington, NC Soapbox

October 5 Richmond, VA Toad’s Place

October 6 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live

October 7 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts

October 8 New York, NY Webster Hall

October 11 Cambridge, MA Middle East

October 12 Providence, RI Living Room

October 13 Montreal, QC Les Saints

October 14 Toronto, ON Opera House

October 16 Buffalo, NY Showplace Theater

October 17 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

October 18 Detroit, MI Magic Stick

October 19 Chicago, IL Double Door

October 20 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

October 21 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

October 24 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards

October 25 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café

October 26 Portland, OR Mt. Tabor

October 28 San Francisco, CA Independent

October 29 San Francisco, CA Independent

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2007 15:07 (seventeen years ago) link

BBW is going to be hard to follow, but I cant wait for this. I love these guys.

Bill Magill, Thursday, 14 June 2007 15:08 (seventeen years ago) link

is preston on the new album/tour?

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Friday, 15 June 2007 08:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Preston's long gone (he can't stay in any band for more than 12 months, it would seem). The new bass player is Jeff Matz from Zeke, who was already touring with them at this time last year. I did see them twice on the UK tour with Preston on bass and it was an awesome thing to behold - as my mate pointed out at one point during the set - "he's playing that bass like a piano" (sounds better in a Scouse accent).

myopic_void, Friday, 15 June 2007 10:41 (seventeen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

UK/Europe tour dates announced; UK dates are with Russian Circles:

September 1 Birmingham, UK The Barfly

September 2 Glasgow, UK Nice N' Sleazy

September 3 Manchester, UK Jabez Clegg

September 4 Bristol, UK The Cooler

September 6 London, UK Underworld

September 7 Paris, France Gibus

September 8 Antwerp, Belgium Trix Club

September 9 Dortmund, Germany FZW

September 10 Berlin, Germany Bastard

September 11 Tilburg, Netherlands 013

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 July 2007 16:40 (seventeen years ago) link

And a new track, "Rumours of War," is up:


Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 July 2007 15:13 (sixteen years ago) link

"RumOURS"? Pike's an anglophile now?

Bill Magill, Friday, 13 July 2007 16:43 (sixteen years ago) link

two months pass...

New album is good

Reatards Unite, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 18:22 (sixteen years ago) link

Very possibly great. Time will tell.

Reatards Unite, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 16:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Best yet. (even) More consistent than BBW.

Herman G. Neuname, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 16:22 (sixteen years ago) link

four months pass...

listening to Art of Self Defense tonight, haven't heard it in ages...underpraised album! gonna go see 'em tomorrow, fuck yeah - I haven't seen them since...well...the Art of Self Defense tour

J0hn D., Wednesday, 6 February 2008 01:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Probably the most retarded (for the listener)/insane live band I've ever seen in terms of sheer musical force....just awesome. The volume they play at should not even be legal.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 02:03 (sixteen years ago) link

John OTM. Much as I've loved everything since, they still haven't topped the debut. More groove and variety, plus killer songs. And, yeah, one of the very best live bands I've seen in the last half decade.

contenderizer, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 05:23 (sixteen years ago) link

I've only seen them live once -- place was packed, hometown show fwiw -- totally worth it.

sarahell, Sunday, 23 August 2020 17:09 (three years ago) link

HoF is up there with MBV and Sunn O))) as a band you can feel.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 August 2020 17:41 (three years ago) link

I wasn't even a huge fan when I saw them the first time! I had many of their albums (most, actually), but more a casual fan. I had a ticket to see their Orlando show and was free the Friday before and decided to see them in Tampa. was a bit surprised by how much more I was into it than expected, and Pike's guitar leads were so fluid and clear and I felt like I could almost *see* them.

so I go again on Sunday, exhausted, tired, and cranky, and figure it's not going to be as good. the sound was overwhelmingly loud yet paradoxically clear, and Pike was pretty much holding his guitar like a literal weapon, couldn't believe the sounds he was getting out of that thing that night. probably a crowd of like 100, and everybody was going nuts, me included. didn't get to sleep until like 2 or 3 am cos I was so wound up about how great the show was, it far exceeded the first one, and for a while was my favorite show ever. when he got to the "Snakes for the Divine" encore it was like a gigantic victory lap.

became much more a fan, went back and bought the albums of theirs I didn't have.

only one time I saw them where they didn't destroy, and that was at Psycho Las Vegas last year. they were in a 10,000 seat convention center that swallowed them, and the sound was awful. Pike was visibly upset by it.

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Sunday, 23 August 2020 17:47 (three years ago) link

much better last year in Tampa, and the new material really slays live

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Sunday, 23 August 2020 17:48 (three years ago) link

yeah, I wasn't a major fan when I saw them either -- was pretty much going to hang with a friend who got in free to all the shows at the club where they were playing because she used to be neighbors with the club owners and had helped them with the remodel (mainly painting, nothing super fancy). Anyway, it was one of the few shows I have been to where I came into it with no expectations and was like, "damn, this is really fucking great." ...

sarahell, Sunday, 23 August 2020 19:06 (three years ago) link

One of the few post-70s bands where they're very much a metal band but don't really fit a metal subgenre.

Julius Caesar Memento Hoodie (bendy), Monday, 24 August 2020 22:10 (three years ago) link

Definitely one of the few bands that gets the "heavy" part of metal right. Their songs have weight, like you wouldn't want to drop one one your foot.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 August 2020 22:25 (three years ago) link

bendy and JiC otm. the guitars also sound and feel like buzzsaws. calling a guitar an 'axe' in this context makes perfect sense.

gotta credit Pike with battling a lot of issues to keep going, his alcoholism, then his diabetes health complications. had tickets to 4 diff shows of theirs that were cancelled for one reason or another for either reason. the last time (his toe amputation) I could almost hear his tears in the press release...he wanted to be on the road playing and it hurt to cancel those shows.

they weren't even the headliners of that show (Municipal Waste were) but I asked for a refund as I told the promoters "this lineup just got 75% lamer without them".

also had tickets tos ee them twice that I never used :(. once I accidentally forgot I had a conflict with the date and had to sell, the other they were playing in ATL and I was road weary and fighting a summer-long hangover due to my ambitious concert traveling and just couldn't bear to trek 8 hours to see another show. I regret that one a lot, esp cos of it being at a dope venue.

pretty incredible to be a member of Sleep and HoF simultaneously. I saw both last year!

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 03:59 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

i played electric messiah to death and then played vermiis to death and now i guess i'm ready to play luminiferous to death as it's really sounding great right now. "the falconist" and "the lethal chamber" are sooooo lit.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Saturday, 31 October 2020 23:28 (three years ago) link

Carcosa is my fav from that one

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Saturday, 31 October 2020 23:59 (three years ago) link

also sick as hell. no track on this one that doesn't hit imo.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Sunday, 1 November 2020 00:10 (three years ago) link

the only song i've encounteredthat i haven't been totally sure about is "warhorn" but 1) i can dig that it's different 2) i think it's mostly successful and 3) it's grown on me

other favs are "the pallid mask" and "drowning dog" (such a gut-wrencher) from em and "fertile green" and "madness of an architect" from de vermiis

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Sunday, 1 November 2020 00:17 (three years ago) link

"king of days" too

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Sunday, 1 November 2020 00:18 (three years ago) link

i've listened to these so much that there isn't a track that hasn't been a favorite tbh

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Sunday, 1 November 2020 00:24 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

still caning these guys lol.

i even got into luminiferous though it's obviously not quite as great as some of the others.

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Monday, 15 November 2021 20:29 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

Some friends of mine are making a stink about Matt Pike coming off a conspiracy-minded crank here:


Which he is! But I was expecting much, much worse, unless I missed something major, which is possible, because he is so cranky I kind of skimmed.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 2 February 2022 16:38 (two years ago) link

Not really surprised either, hasn't he been going on about David Icke and lizard people for decades now?

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 February 2022 16:39 (two years ago) link

I definitely remember Pike mentioning Icke in an interview I read years ago. The only musician I've ever had bring the reptoids up to me in an interview was Wino, who's now an anti-vax crank, so.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 2 February 2022 20:17 (two years ago) link

From what I've read in interviews with Pike and from my one, extremely drunken on his part, conversation with the guy, he seems more to just be into the lizard people conspiracy thing from a "this is batshit sci-fi fodder for kick-ass metal songs", I haven't gotten the sense that it's too engrained but I could be wrong.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 February 2022 20:35 (two years ago) link

I picked up an Icke book from a charity shop last year thinking I'd find out what his thing was. It's still sitting in a pile unread beside he toilet.
THought it be some interest. I dunno.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 2 February 2022 20:44 (two years ago) link

Like seeing how glaring the holes were or something

Stevolende, Wednesday, 2 February 2022 20:45 (two years ago) link

Oh there was definitely a time in my life I would have checked one of his books out from sheer curiosity, had I been aware enough to care.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 February 2022 20:49 (two years ago) link

Doing some googling, yeah, it's def. a weird purgatory of repurposing the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as a lizard people parable drawn from life, but the lizards are not, Icke insists, not Jews, just all powerful Zionists who *happen* to be actual, real space lizards.

I dunno, I didn't waste any more time on him. Pike, it's hard to tell what's up with Pike, though if you told me he believed or believed in literally anything it wouldn't come as a shock. Iirc the dude is even anti-earplug.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 2 February 2022 20:56 (two years ago) link

No interest in defending the guy, especially if there's more questionable beliefs of his I haven't stumbled across before, but he always struck me more as the old fashioned aliens and Illuminati corner bar type conspiracy theorist than the more dangerous, anti-vax, Q adjacent always online modern type conspiracy theorist.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 February 2022 20:59 (two years ago) link

Very contrarian "I would never belong to any club that would have me as a member" vibe.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 2 February 2022 21:06 (two years ago) link

he seems more to just be into the lizard people conspiracy thing from a "this is batshit sci-fi fodder for kick-ass metal songs", I haven't gotten the sense that it's too engrained but I could be wrong.

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” - Upton Sinclair

A combination of these thoughts is how I’ve taken it- a sense of the ridiculous - but he’s also paranoid enough to buy in, and he’s been rewarded for taking it as inspiration so there must be a reason it resonates

Given the climate of our age, I could see him tipping over into Q but also could see him put off that it’s so concerned with quotidian politics.

bendy, Wednesday, 2 February 2022 23:24 (two years ago) link

The line between aliens and Illuminati and Q has gotten thinner over time - the kooks were never quite as harmlessly goofy as we wanted to believe.

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 3 February 2022 00:16 (two years ago) link

I think they were slightly more harmless before they were able to congregate online and stoke each others batshit.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 3 February 2022 15:31 (two years ago) link

a friend posted about this interview on FB with the "anarchist libertarian" bit, and I was like, "uh, I wonder if he's still in Oakland?" and then I skimmed the interview and lol of course he moved to Portland

sarahell, Thursday, 3 February 2022 17:23 (two years ago) link

Matt Pike seems like the sort of dude who lives wherever he wakes up. Did you see that thing about his amputated toe?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 3 February 2022 17:45 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

No surprise, the new song is pretty rad, but cliche or not it concerns me a little that Pike would name the album and song "Cometh the Storm." Given his predilections, he's the last guy I'd want talking about a coming storm.


Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 11 April 2024 13:22 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

They're in my city tonight for the first time since 2015, ten minutes from my house.

Can't sit still waiting for this

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 May 2024 20:21 (two months ago) link

I ve loved them every time I ve seen them. But it’s kind of a weird tour, no? I wanna go to the Chicago show, but it’s in Northwest Indiana. Jersey City instead of New York, Cleveland Heights instead of Cleveland. Just seems like odd choices.

bbq, Saturday, 4 May 2024 23:38 (two months ago) link

Very disappointing show.

It wasn't bad. A solid B plus.

But the sound in the venue sucked so fucking bad. Performances were fine but I've seen this band raze the fucking ground and tonight it was ....muted

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Sunday, 5 May 2024 02:49 (two months ago) link

Bummer to hear that, they've rocked all the other times I've seen them. Yeah, I hope they come back to play Chicago again soon because the Indiana thing is a festival for 3 Floyd's Dark Lord Day (which is actually where I last saw them play and ran into Matt earlier in the day), so I doubt it would be the same length as a headlining show elsewhere.

The album is fucking incredible though, I love it.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 May 2024 21:26 (two months ago) link

I've every much warmed to it, and the material went over well live.

apparently their last show in Tampa also had sound issues last year too, I'm beginning to wonder wtf is up.

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Monday, 6 May 2024 21:33 (two months ago) link

Ugh, I certainly hope they get that figured out, but even more glad I'm not trekking over to Indiana to deal with the beer crowds to see their likely abbreviated set if that's an ongoing issue for them on the tour.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 May 2024 21:38 (two months ago) link

Sounds like a front-of-house issue more than a band issue. I doubt they travel with their own soundman. Very few bands below, say, Slipknot level do.

Instead of create and send out, it pull back and consume (unperson), Monday, 6 May 2024 21:39 (two months ago) link

Being that ours was the tour opener and was in a venue that doesn't usually host bands that big, hoping it was a one off. Fingers crossed.

Abd it was still a good show...I just know they're capable of more

Xpost yeah agree

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Monday, 6 May 2024 21:39 (two months ago) link

The drummer ripped out his in ears on only the second song

RICH BRIAN (Neanderthal), Monday, 6 May 2024 21:40 (two months ago) link

3 Floyds has done quite a few shows with metal bands.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Monday, 6 May 2024 22:41 (two months ago) link

Yeah, annually they have their Dark Lord Day beer release that has grown into a big daylong festival. As part of that they’ve typically had a metal stage, this year it’s High On Fire, Abbath and a few other bands. It’s fun, I’ve been in the past, but it’s also hard to do unless you manage to get a group going or don’t plan to drink, since there’s no public transportation to get there.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 May 2024 23:08 (two months ago) link

It is good beer. Robert the Bruce is the stuff.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Monday, 6 May 2024 23:19 (two months ago) link

really enjoying the new one. so far "burning down" and "tough guy" are favs. that shaker-ride breakdown on "burning down". i love it when they do the slow monster funk grooves a la "tough guy". pikes vocals a new level of unhinged on this one, sounds like he's trying a few new things. "cometh the storm" is very impressive. i like them in fast thrash / hardcore mode but feel like they've had better moments in that vein. this probably doesn't reach the highs of "vermiis" for me but it certainly isn't a let down.

he/him hoo-hah (map), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 18:24 (one month ago) link

i heard that pike quit drinking? glad to hear it.

he/him hoo-hah (map), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 18:27 (one month ago) link

My fav since Snakes. Hope there's more Turkish stylings coming!

Bertold Brak (bendy), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 19:31 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

the new album has grown on me big time. i love everything on it. i forgot to say above that the solo on "burning down" is the best solo i've heard since i don't know when. "hunting shadows" into "darker fleece" is so epic. god i love this band.

he/him hoo-hah (map), Wednesday, 5 June 2024 02:13 (one month ago) link

Same. I played it a lot when it first came out and then moved on, but a couple weeks ago I remembered to play it and then I played it for basically a week or two straight.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 5 June 2024 02:17 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

that drumming tho

he/him hoo-hah (map), Friday, 5 July 2024 22:38 (one week ago) link

Coady kills it on this one for sure.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 8 July 2024 14:18 (four days ago) link

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