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Studio Sessions Underway For Solo Album From High On Fire’s Matt Pike


In addition to working on High On Fire‘s ninth studio album, the band’s frontman/guitarist Matt Pike has also been pushing forward with a solo effort. Earlier today (March 27th) Pike‘s High On Fire bandmate, bassist Jeff Matz, revealed he has contributed to that upcoming record, performing some bağlama on it. That instrument is commonly heard in Turkish folk music, along with other genres.

It’s inclusion on the album shouldn’t wholly be a surprise, as Matz has previously mentioned his obsession with Turkish psych rock band Altin Gün. Release details for Pike‘s solo outing have yet to be disclosed. A tentative late 2021 release date is being planned for High On Fire‘s new studio album however with their current touring drummer Chris Maggio (Wear Your Wounds, ex-Trap Them) expected to be behind the kit.

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