Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike of the Oakland, California-based power trio HIGH ON FIRE prior to the band's November 7, 2010 performance at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. You can now watch the chat below.
HIGH ON FIRE has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Soundwave festival. Billed as Australia's "biggest metal and rock festival" and set to take place in late February and early March of next year, Soundwave will feature HIGH ON FIRE alongside such names as IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SOCIAL DISTORTION, MONSTER MAGNET, ROB ZOMBIE and more.
"Frost Hammer", the new video from HIGH ON FIRE, was filmed on location in both Los Angeles and New York City with director Kevin Custer for Toaster in the Tub. The clip showcases intense performance footage of the award-winning band juxtaposed alongside "the epic tale of a warrior's sojourn to the cold and barren Plateau of Leng where he secures the fabled Frost Hammer that will be used to enact the final rites and complete the dark rebirth and reign of the Frost Child."
HIGH ON FIRE's new album, "Snakes for the Divine", sold around 8,600 copies in its first week of release in the United States to debut at position No. 63 on The Billboard 200 chart. The follow-up to 2007's "Death is this Communion" was made available in North America on February 23 via E1 Music. The album was recorded at The Pass Studios in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman and is described in a press release as "HIGH ON FIRE's magnum opus, capturing every nuance of the legendary band's ongoing musical progression and evolution into one of heavy music's all-time greats."
The "Snakes for the Divine" album artwork was brought to life by longtime HIGH ON FIRE cover artist Arik Moonhawk Roper.