High On Fire Say New Material Is Like Black Sabbath On Mescaline


High On Fire have now officially begun work on their next album with recent writing sessions having taken place in New Orleans, LA and Oakland, CA. The group’s current timetable has the effort scheduled for a winter 2015 release through eOne Music. Frontman/guitarist Matt Pike said of the material so far:

Des, Jeff and I are really getting creative and writing a hell of a new record. 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.”

Drummer Des Kensel said of it:

“Everyone is asking what the new High on Fire music sounds like. 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.”

High On Fire‘s current touring schedule will keep them busy for the next few months:

05/29 Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Co.
05/30 Chicago, IL – Do-Division Street Fest
05/31 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
06/01 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
07/16 Brisbane, AUS – Crowbar
07/17 Brisbane, AUS – Crowbar
07/18 Perth, AUS – The Rosemont Hotel
07/19 Melbourne, AUS – The Hi Fi
07/20 Sydney, AUS – The Factory Theatre
07/23 Hamburg, GER – Logo
07/24 Tilburg, NET – 013
07/25 Koln, GER – Underground
07/26 Barcelos, POR – Milhoes de Festa
07/28 Stockholm, SWE – Slakthuset
07/29 Oslo, NOR – Bla
07/30 Gothenburg, SWE – Truckstop Alaska
07/31 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Festival
08/01 Paris, FRA – Glazart
08/02 Waarschoot, BEL – Roadkill
08/03 Copenhagen, DEN – KB 18
08/04 Malmo, SWE – Babel
08/05 Berlin, GER – Magnet
08/06 Prague, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/07 Stuttgart, GER – Kellerclub
08/08 Oulu, FIN – Jalometalli Festival
08/09 London, UK – Underworld
09/06 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival

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