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Livening up 2010: Many bands, all over town

It was about the experience in 2010. Whether it was the sweaty, riotous, arm-over-your-buddy's-shoulder type of concert or the ruminative, head-plodding sort, concertgoers in town (and away) had much to immerse in.
Music seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 24, 2010

Matt Pike and High on Fire sludge forward

There are, really, just two types of rock legends: those who try hard to find the rocker within them, and those who are born rockers.
Slow burn
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 22, 2010

High On Fire at Port City Music Hall

Fifteen years ago, Matt Pike was writing heavy, lysergic riffs for the influential doom-metal band Sleep, a group that explored Christianity and cannabis with equal...
By webteam  |  October 20, 2010

Photos: High on Fire at the Middle East

Phantom warlords High on Fire demolish the Middle East with their bonecrushing steamroller of metal.
High on Fire, live at the Middle East, on April 7, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  April 09, 2010

Review: High on Fire at the Middle East | April 7, 2010

High on Fire play the Middle EastOk, let's get it out of the way first: the merch was lacking. Lacking! When I go to see...
By Daniel Brockman  |  April 08, 2010

High On Fire | Snakes For The Divine

Joining a metal band as a young 'un is a bit like getting hired as a burger flipper: you may dream of one day becoming Ray Kroc, but after years of toil, grease, and ridicule, you'll probably settle for store manager.
E1 (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 19, 2010


Dethklok: Even Better Than The Real Thing

Heavy metal’s primary contradiction: given a fanbase that is often concerned with detecting what is and isn't "real" metal, so much of what constitutes "real" "metal" is made up of 100-percent pure fantasy.
With Mastodon, Converge, and High on Fire, live at the House of Blues, October 28, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 30, 2009
PODCAST: Dethklok foe Malcolm McDowell speaks [MP3]

PODCAST: Dethklok foe Malcolm McDowell speaks [MP3]

Malcolm McDowell at Rock & Shock 2009Starting tomorrow, metal worshipers will be descending on the House of Blues for two nights of "mind-throttling chasm-fording riff...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 26, 2009

Brute forces

When you get down to it, most music is an attempt to create auditory allegories for our life experiences, whether they’re joyous Maypole dervishes or nightmarish St. Vitus’ dances of doom.
Mastodon, High on Fire, and Dethklok lead metal’s latest charge
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2009
Heaviest tour ever: Dethklok. Mastodon. High on Fire. Converge. Coming Fall 2009.

Heaviest tour ever: Dethklok. Mastodon. High on Fire. Converge. Coming Fall 2009.

 Holy fuck. This is some "had a dream last night that they put this crazy tour together" type shit. Since all the great metal tour names...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 04, 2009

Heavy metal overdrive

Metal can be one of pop’s funniest, loudest, most compelling genre exercises.
High on Fire, Middle East Downstairs, October 11, 2007
By RICHARD BECK  |  October 15, 2007