Fundraiser Launched For Matt Pike To Defer Costs Of Medical Bills

As we’ve been following the story, Matt Pike of High on Fire and Sleep has had a rough time with his health of late. After a banner year in 2018 which saw stellar releases from both of his bands (and an incredible single too), Pike was forced to cancel two huge headline tours due to ill-health. Any artist not able to tour is in a bad place when it comes to earning money to survive. With medical bills mounting and Pike off the road, for now, a friend has stepped in to help. Respected photographer Tim Bugbee of Tinnitus Photography has covered Matt and his bands for many years. Well-known in the scene for his terrific concert photography, candid shots of artists, interviews, and reviews of bands, Tim is a fixture at shows in his home of Boston, as well as around the world. Amassing a huge archive of photos of hundreds of bands, Bugbee has also shot “roughly 30 shows of Sleep and High On Fire”, according to his site. Now he is selling blown-up photos as a fundraiser for Matt, shipping to the US and Canada. There is an autographed option and 100% of the gross profits from sales will go directly to Matt. This is amazingly kind of Tim and for a great cause. Details below at the link to Tim’s website. Continue reading

High On Fire Cancels Entire “Electric Messiah Tour” Due To Medical Emergency

Sad new by High On Fire, as they are canceling their entire planned Electric Messiah tour with Toke and Year of The Cobra that was days away from kicking off. The reason is another medical emergency suffered by frontman Matt Pike. He sends a message to fans, which you can read below. The band already had pulled out of their tour this past fall. We wish Matt a speedy recovery. Continue reading

Toke And Year of The Cobra To Support High On Fire On Tour

 

 

Stoner and sludge bands Toke andYear of the Cobra have been added to High On Fire’s upcoming “Electric Messiah” Tour this winter. With frontman Matt Pike recovered from his toe amputation, High On Fire is ready to tour in support of their Electric Messiah album, out now via eOne Music. Tickets are on sale now.Continue reading

High On Fire Books “Electric Messiah” Headline Tour Dates

With frontman Matt Pike recovered from his toe amputation, High On Fire is ready to march on with a new round of headline tour dates. The dates are in support of their Electric Messiah album, out now via eOne Music. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. The band will also be one of the headliners for next summers Psycho Las Vegas. Continue reading

High On Fire Forced To Pull Out Of Tour With Municipal Waste

High On Fire has announced that due to a medical emergency with Matt Pike, they must pull out of their previously announced Speed Of The Wizard” co-headlining tour with Municipal Waste. The tour will carry on nonetheless with Toxic Holocaust And Haunt to open as planned. Pike needs emergency surgery to amputate part of one of his toes. The band made a statement. High on Fire is supporting their album from earlier this month, Electric Messiah, via Entertainment One (eOne).Continue reading

High On Fire – Electric Messiah

I don’t know how Matt Pike does it. Six months since Sleep dropped The Sciences (which is still ace and you should totally buy if you haven’t already) seemingly out of nowhere, the man who has forgotten more brilliant riffs than most of us will ever know has effortlessly created another world-beater. I admit that might be a case of me showing my hand a bit too soon – saying a High On Fire record is great is about as predictable as the sun rising in the morning, but both are positive reminders that good things are always on the horizon. Continue reading

High On Fire Streams New Song, Full Album Details

As previously reported at Ghost Cult, High On Fire’s new album will be released on October 5, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). The legendary band has shared the first new music, the title track for you to rock out to over at NPR. It is a tribute to band hero and late Motorhead frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. Check it out!Continue reading

High On Fire Set To Release “Electric Messiah” Album This Fall

Stoner metal kings High On Fire have announced they are releasing their new album dubbed Electric Messiah via the eOne Label this October. Some details such as the track listing are available, with the first new music hopefully coming soon. Frontman Matt Pike recently gave an interview to the DC Heavy Metal Podcast in which he shared some of the details, including a headline tour soon with Municipal Waste. The follow-up to 2015’s Luminiferous, Electric Messiah was recorded at producer Kurt Ballou’s GodCity Studios where the last two HoF LPs were created. Additional tracking was done by Bryan Sours of Sour Sound.Continue reading

Sleep – The Sciences

Like many phenomena in science, you can barely predict when it will happen, and even when you can, you are not always ready for it. Kind of like a comet, a unique blooming flower, or a blue moon, the rarest of events will make you appreciate being alive but also question your reality. If you experience a once in a lifetime event, count yourself lucky indeed. Fans of doom legends Sleep fans counted themselves lucky when the band, long dormant, came back to life in 2009. Since reforming, most would have been happy with just glorious live performances, insane volume in their ears, and all that weed smoke filling their lungs. But the band had other plans. After the single The Clarity (Adult Swim Singles), the band has been promising us a new album. Surprise releasing the album on 4/20 with one’s days’ notice is forgivable if you are this band only. Continue reading

Sleep Cancel Tour Dates In New Zealand And Australia Due To Allegations Made Against Promoter

Due to allegations of sexual harassment and verbal and physical abuse made against the tour’s promoter, Sleep have decided to cancel their upcoming dates in New Zealand and Australia. Continue reading