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Thursday, June 7, 2012

HIGH ON FIRE Forced To Cancel Their Mayhem Fest Appearance - Statement Available!

This just in: Californian Metallers HIGH ON FIRE announced today that they have been forced to cancel their appearance at this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The reason? Frontman and guitarist Matt Pike is entering rehab for alcoholism. The award-winning power trio (also featuring drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz) will put its scheduled touring plans on hold indefinitely as Pike takes the necessary steps towards regaining his health. Here is a statement from the band:

"HIGH ON FIRE would like to thank everyone involved with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the opportunity to be a part of this year's tour," said the band in a statement. "We regretfully will have to bow out as our friend and bandmate begins his recovery, but very much appreciate having been asked to be a part of this summer's festival run."

In other High On Fire news, it was announced earlier this week that the band will be releasing a reissue of the bands classic first recording 'The Art Of Self Defense'. The landmark long player has been completely remastered and enhanced by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Noothgrush, OFF! etc.) and includes the addition of the band’s first ever demo, two bonus 7” tracks as well as a 48-page booklet!

'The Art of Self Defense' Track Listing:

01. Baghdad
02. 10,000 Years
03. Blood From Zion
04. Last
05. Fireface
06. Master of Fists

Bonus 7” Tracks (2001):

07. Steel Shoe
08. The Usurper (Celtic Frost cover)

Self-Titled Demo (1999):

09. Blood From Zion
10. 10,000 Years
11. Master of Fists

Related links:
High On Fire's Official Site

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