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High On Fire Premiere “Cometh The Storm” Music Video


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The title track to High On Fire‘s approaching ninth studio album “Cometh The Storm” was unleashed upon the masses today, April 11th. The GRAMMY Award-winning outfit will follow-up with the album itself next Friday, April 19th. A video for this second track from it was shot with director Phil Mucci (Metallica, Disturbed).

Bassist Jeff Matz offered:

“‘Cometh The Storm‘ was built from a riff I started playing on bass at practice. I was noodling around with this melancholic harmonic minor line, just hammering the notes with my left hand, when Matt yelled out ‘Are we recording this!?’ The chorus riff was something Coady and I came up with when we were jamming in LA.

Matt then came in and worked up some rough lyrics and came up with the vocal line. For the chorus, I used this fretless bass I’d acquired. The weight of the low frequencies this thing produced was insane—how it blended with the guitars and drums, it was like being hit with a sledgehammer. We knew right away that this was going to be an epically heavy track.”

Mucci added:

“This was the first time I got to work with the guys on set and we had a blast. High on Fire lyrics can always be interpreted in a number of ways, so I started by trying to define “The Storm”. A huge list of visual ideas got whittled down to the two essential characters at work, The Man and Gaia, representing duel ends of the spectrum — with a very destructive cross-over. I always try to keep things light and encourage everyone to come with ideas — like Coady’s burning cymbal idea! No better way to end your High on Fire shoot than with exploding cymbals!”

With Zeta and High Command:

05/04 Orlando, FL – Conduit
05/05 Columbia, SC – The Senate
05/07 Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819
05/08 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
05/10 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
05/11 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
05/12 Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
05/13 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
05/15 Albany, NY – Empire Live
05/16 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
05/17 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
05/18 Chicago, IL – 3 Floyd’s Brewing (‘Dark Lord Day ‘) (no Zeta/High Command)

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