HIGH ON FIRE ANNOUNCE NEW US TOUR DATES WITH MUNICIPAL WASTE
WATCH LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ELECTRIC MESSIAH
NEW LP ELECTRIC MESSIAH DUE OCTOBER 5, 2018
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW
Toronto, ON – August 8, 2018 – On the heels of announcing their first new LP in three years, Electric Messiah, High On Fire has posted new headlining dates throughout the U.S. and Europe this fall.
The new tour dates will be co-headlined by Municipal Waste, with Toxic Holocaust and Haunt in support. The three-week trek will kick off in Dallas, TX at Canton Hill on November 2, hitting both coasts before wrapping up in San Diego, CA on November 25. Tickets are now on sale.
"Man it’s gonna get crazy every night!" says drummer, Des Kensel. "Legends will be made on this tour! For after party info contact Dave Witte @ (804) 555-1212."
High On Fire has announced extensive touring to support the recently announced all-new LP. After a batch of European festival dates, the band will head back to the U.S. to perform at Psycho Las Vegas and The Muddy Roots Music Festival. The band will then head back to Europe for a co-headline run with Enslaved before kicking off the Municipal Waste dates mentioned above.
On Monday, High On Fire released a new single titled, Electric Messiah. The new song serves as the title track off the band's all-new LP, which will be released on October 5, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). Watch the lyric video here.
“I had a dream about Lemmy,” says Matt Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of High on Fire’s triumphant new Electric Messiah. “When Lemmy was still alive I always got compared to Lemmy,” the gravelly-voiced guitarist elaborates. “So, I had this dream where he got pissed at me."
"He gave me a bunch of shit, basically, and was hazing me. Not that he didn’t approve of me, but like I was being hazed. The song is me telling the world that I could never fill Lemmy’s shoes because Lemmy’s Lemmy. I wanted to pay homage to him in a great way. And it turned out to be such a good title that the guys said we should call the album Electric Messiah."
Electric Messiah will serve as the follow-up to Luminiferous, released in 2015, which went on to be one of the band's most critically acclaimed albums. NPR said about Luminiferous, "For High On Fire to exude this much vigor 17 years into its existence only reaffirms the band's mastery of the form." Pitchfork called the collection of songs "among the most enthusiastic and bracing of the Oakland metal band's career." Finally, Rolling Stone said it was "a ferocious blast of charging guitars, blasting drums and Pike's inimitable hoarse roar" in their feature outlining the 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015.
Electric Messiah reunites the band once again with producer, Kurt Ballou (Converge, Torche, Kvelertak), for the third time. “Kurt just has a knack for us, man,” Matt Pike says. “We all work really well with him. Even if we have differences about how we want to record something, he works with us and understands what we do. We’ve been sticking with him because we haven’t made a bad record with him yet.”
It feels absurd to think that this late into their career High on Fire has hit a new career peak, but that’s what happens when you have a trio that works this well together. For all of Ballou’s sonic wizardry, Electric Messiah is all about the evolution of Pike, Matz, and Kensel. They simply cannot be denied a permanent spot among American royalty.
“This band keeps evolving,” Pike enthuses. “This is by far the best record I’ve ever made with the High on Fire stamp. It just keeps getting better and better. We just try to outdo ourselves. I’m not saying the old work is progressively worse, it’s just that we get better every time instead of burning out, which is a common finality for a lot of bands. This album is fucking excellent, I just love everything on it, I’m not bummed about anything. It’s great when you think that about your record.”
High On Fire is: Matt Pike / Des Kensel / Jeff Matz
Pre-order Electric Messiah: smarturl.it/ElectricMessiah
August 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Psycho Fest)
September 1 – Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Music Festival
September 2 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
September 8 – Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
October 8 – Belgium – Ieperfest
November 8 – Sinzendorf, Germany – Void Fest
December 8 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert
September 30 – U Bazyla – Poznan, Poland
October 1 – Proxima – Warsaw, Poland
October 2 – UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
October 3 – Kulturfabrik – Esch, Luxembourg
October 4 – Mezz Jupiler Zaal – Breda, Netherlands
October 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Adult Swim Festival
October 8 – Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
October 9 – Tivoli – Dublin, Ireland
October 10 – Limelight 2 – Belfast, UK
October 12 – The Mill – Birmingham, UK
October 14 – SWX – Bristol, UK
October 15 – The Dome – London, UK
October 16 – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge – Paris, FR
w/ Municipal Waste
November 2 – Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
November 3 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
November 4 – Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
November 6 – Orpheum Theatre – Tampa, FL
November 7 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
November 9 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
November 11 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
November 12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
November 13 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
November 15 – Metro – Chicago, IL
November 17 – The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
November 18 – Metro Music Hall – Salta Lake City, UT
November 20 – Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
November 21 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
November 23 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
November 24 – The UC Theatre – Berkley, CA