Purveyors of all things low and dirty, High on Fire, have announced that work on their yet untitled eighth LP is now complete – with the release slated for later in the year. Working, yet again, with Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, we can expect more filthy riffs and bestial grunts from Matt Pike and crew.
Drummer, Des Kensel, had this to say on recording album number eight;
We are pretty happy with how the new material came together on this one. We usually go into the studio with about two-thirds of the record done which can be a little stressful but it forces us to make final arrangement decisions which would normally be put off in a rehearsal studio atmosphere. It also puts some pressure on us to perform at a higher level. The bar has definitely been raised on this one, at least for me. There’s a good mix of fast and slow. The fast has gotten faster and the slow is…still slow.
Bassist, Jeff Matz adds;
We’ve definitely pushed ourselves musically on this album. The material covers a broad range of tempos and styles, but the overall sound and vibe are unmistakably High On Fire.
Our favourite quote, however, comes from Matt Pike himself;
Hold on tight! You’re in for a ride!