Sleep has been doing a few select tour dates this year with direct support from Virginia’s new doom legends, Windhand. I had the privilege of attending the sold out show at Mr. Small’s Theatre in Millvale, Pennsylvania. There were no locals on the show as Windhand and Sleep together had sets long enough to fill the 3 hour show time. Attendees had packed in early as not to miss a moment of either band. Continue reading
Up to this point, High on Fire have been surrounded by thieves, flown to hell and back on blessed black wings and everything in between. Now with their seventh full length Luminiferous they’re well past the point of needing to prove their heaviness, and instead showcase the full breadth of their abilities across the nine tracks found within. Of course a number of elements from the past make themselves felt, but there are also many surprises in store for those excited by just the mention of a new release. (Like me.) This album has been among my most anticipated of the year, and it does not disappoint. Continue reading
Six months after his previous band, Sleep, broke up, Matt Pike started a journey with High on Fire that is still going strong after more than 16 years. Based in Oakland, the band consists of Pike on guitars and vocals, Des Kensel on drums and Jeff Matz on bass. I’d bet the majority of our readers are familiar with the band, or at least an album or two, but if you’re a newbie, this will be a great jumping off point. I’m sure there’ll be backlash over why this or that song didn’t make it, but remember, this is my list—not a definitive top 10 for the band in any way, shape or form. Now then…let’s get to it, shall we? Continue reading
Quickies on time? On a Thursday? Quickies on time! On a Thursday! Someday I’ll find a better way to intro these posts, but it is not this day. Anyway, let’s get into it, shall we? Here’s what we missed in the metal world today:
That’ll do it! Check back tomorrow for more Horns Up.
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