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Old 02-23-2012, 11:17 AM
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New HIGH ON FIRE album out in April

Official press release:

World renowned hard rock band High On Fire will release its new studio album De Vermis Mysteriis on April 3 via eOne Music. Recorded in Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity studios with producer and Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, the 10 song effort -- touted as "direct, eye-opening and powerfully supernatural" -- is the band's sixth studio recording and the follow up to 2010's Snakes for the Divine which debuted at #62 on the Billboard Top 200 and has been called "wonderful" by The New York Times and "an exhilarating rush" by The Chicago Tribune.

De Vermis Mysteriis (or "Mysteries of the Worm") takes its title from a fictional grimoire created by Psycho author Robert Bloch and incorporated by H. P. Lovecraft into the lore of the Cthulhu Mythos (Lovecraft mentioned De Vermis Mysteriis as one of the books that "repeat the most hellish secrets learnt by early man"). The album carries a deeply mystical undercurrent, incorporating fantastical themes and lyrics detailing, among other things, time travel, a serum called liao that is made out of a black lotus and "a Jesus twin who can see the past through his ancestors' eyes." And that's just scratching the surface!

Musically, De Vermis Mysteriis is absolutely explosive, showcasing the California power trio's thundering roar and expanded harmonic and rhythmic palettes while the songs move confidently through multiple riffs and movements. High On Fire construct tough, burly stoner metal that is at once devastatingly epic and mercilessly metallic as superstar guitarist Matt Pike's sizzling ax and avenging-angel riffs fuse with Des Kensel's double-kick-drum onslaught and Jeff Matz's concrete crushing, Burton-esque bass guitar. Over the course of forty-five minutes, High On Fire have created an amalgamation of fantastical lyrical ideas and brute force musicianship anchored in an endlessly captivating, punkishly frantic sound. Simply put, the band generates awesome on demand and has a virtual chokehold on monolithic-sounding, masterfully crafted epic music. High On Fire is a savage bull in the china shop of modern metal.

When asked for comment on De Vermis Mysteriis, Pike somewhat cryptically replied, "Prepare for your dark journey."

The track listing for High On Fire's De Vermis Mysteriis is as follows:

01. Serums of Liao
02. Bloody Knuckles
03. Fertile Green
04. Madness of an Architect
05. Interlude
06. Spiritual Rites
07. King of Days
08. De Vermis Mysteriis
09. Romulus and Remus
10. Warhorn
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10/18 Opeth
10/19 The Tallest Man on Earth
11/5 Titus Andronicus
11/22 The Vaccines
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:19 AM
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>hard rock

But yeah, AOTY contender, just as always
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:24 AM
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I am pumped for this album
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:34 AM
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Can't wait for this one. I loved Snakes.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:48 AM
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This soon?

Testament, High on Fire, & Municipal Waste in one month? Awwww yeeeeaaahhh
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:59 AM
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....somehow the subject matter sounds even odder than Snakes. I can't wait!
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:21 PM
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That's in like 5 weeks, leak should be out momentarily.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:30 PM
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Fuck yeah Stoked for this shit, pretty much a lock for top 10, if not top 5.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:12 PM
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by street_burial View Post
I was gonna say - this was announced on here already.

Still - awesome news.
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