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The 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now

Rock is obvs not dead but it's not hard to see why people always say it is, almost wishfully. For decades, the most commercially viable…
SPIN Staff / July 30, 2020

Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss Covers Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Rocket Queen’

Sleigh Bells' debut album, Treats, recently turned 10 years old. And because of the current state of the world, Sleigh Bells lead singer Alexis Krauss…
Emily Tan / May 26, 2020

High on Fire Drummer Des Kensel Departs After 21 Years

High on Fire drummer Des Kensel has announced that he's leaving the band. Kensel founded the band in 1998 with guitarist Matt Pike and bassist…
Rob Arcand / July 25, 2019

High on Fire and Power Trip Announce North American Tour

High on Fire have announced a North American tour with Power Trip, Creeping Death, and Devil Master. The run launches Nov. 7 in Austin and wraps Dec.
Tosten Burks / July 22, 2019

High On Fire Cancel Another Tour Due to Matt Pike’s Health Issues

Oakland metal band High On Fire have cancelled their "Electric Messiah" tour due to frontman Matt Pike's medical problems. The band was scheduled to perform 18 North American shows over the next…
Tosten Burks / January 7, 2019

High On Fire Cancel Tour Due to Medical Emergency

Bay Area metal rockers High On Fire were expected to head out on the road this fall for the "Speed of the Wizard" tour, alongside…
Israel Daramola / October 29, 2018

The 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015

Continuing the domination of last year's hellish hopscotch between anarchy and orthodoxy, fortune — for 2015's best metal acts — has once again favored the bold.
SPIN Staff / December 14, 2015

Review: High on Fire Refine the Stoner-Metal Blueprint on ‘Luminiferous’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: June 16, 2015Label: Entertainment OneAfter six albums and 17 years of existence, High on Fire have made their blueprint…
Colin Joyce / June 15, 2015

High on Fire Frontman Exits Rehab, Releases Wildly Psychedelic Clip

After missing this summer's Mayhem Fest due to a months-long stint in rehab for alcohol abuse, High on Fire frontman Matt Pike has returned to…
Kory Grow / August 17, 2012

High on Fire, ‘De Vermis Mysteriis’ (E1)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: April 03, 2012Label: E1Stoner-metal gods High on Fire's sixth album, De Vermis Mysteriis, is rife with red flags. It…
Kory Grow / March 29, 2012

Listen to High on Fire’s Savage ‘Bloody Knuckles’

Bludgeoning Bay Area trio High on Fire have seemingly entered a permanent state of metal flow. Fourteen years into its career, the band has mastered…
David Marchese / March 21, 2012

Best of SXSW 2012, Wednesday: Fiona Apple, Zola Jesus, High on Fire

Fiona Apple: There's always talk of how much Lady Gaga borrows from Madonna, but her secret soul sister has always been fellow piano pounder Fiona…
SPIN Staff / March 15, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: New Song from High On Fire

High On Fire guitarist Matt Pike slings one of the heaviest axes in metal, and shreds faster than ever on his band's fifth studio album,…
Michael Sheffield / February 8, 2010

Mastodon, Dethklok Team Up for Tour

Heavy metal icons Mastodon will hit the road with Dethklok, the real-life version of the animated band from the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse, for a…
Anna Hyclak / August 4, 2009