High On Fire

High On Fire
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2020

Genre

Stoner

Country

Verenigde Staten

Biography

Early in the new millennium we were introduced to the high-octane sound of High on Fire. Their debut ‘The Art of Self Defense’ struck like lightning but perhaps that’s not surprising when your line-up includes frontman Matt Pike from the legendary Sleep. Meanwhile they’ve put out a total of eight albums and High on Fire are a household name on the European club scene and festival circuit. Somehow their schedule has never allowed them to play Graspop but this year it’s finally happening. Their mix of sludge, stoner, doom and thrash is bound to strike a chord with the GMM hordes. In February 2019 the title track of their new album ‘Electric Messiah’ (2018) won the Grammy for best metal performance so these guys definitely have chops. It’s also a great reward for the high level of consistency that characterises their output.(#GMM20)