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High On Fire Reveal Title For New Album Which Matt Pike Says Is “The Best Album We’ve Ever Done, By Far”


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High On Fire‘s new album has a title and a release timeframe locked in. The group have christened their eighth studio album “Electric Messiah and are preparing to release it in October through eOne Music. Recording sessions for the effort took place at God City Studios in Salem, MA with Converge‘s Kurt Ballou behind the boards earlier this year. Some additional sessions also took place with Brian Sours.

The band’s vocalist/guitarist Matt Pike had high praise to bestow upon the release in a recent interview with dcheavymetal.com, stating of it:

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“…It’s the best album we’ve ever done, by far. It’s ridiculous. And I’m really proud of that. So to do SleepThe Sciences and that album, between 2017 [and] 2018 that’s two albums that I’m really fucking proud of in one year. I’ve been working hard. I haven’t had any time to myself til recently. This is my month off and then pretty much I’m on tour all the way up til next year. And then I’m sure I’ll be making plans for next year in the next week here or something. It is by far the best High On Fire record ever which is hard to believe but it’s fucking bad ass…”

During the conversation Pike also revealed that the band have tentative plans to co-headline a tour with Municipal Waste. He commented of that:

“I think we’re going to be on tour with Municipal Waste. Cause we’ve been kind of beating a dead horse, dead in the water for a while so we’re doing a co-headline [tour]. Municipal Waste dudes are our good friends so we figured we’ll just punch the country together, swap spots and no one gets tired and all that stuff and yeah, it should be good. I want to get High on Fire rolling again so it’s full throttle. We took a lot of time to write this record, really make it good.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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