Roadburn are elated to announce that Oakland, CA heavy metal juggernaut High On Fire will bring their enormous sonic assault to Roadburn Festival 2013 for two exclusive shows.
On Thursday, April 18th, High on Fire will play their landmark debut, The Art of Self Defense, in its entirety. Initially released in 2000 by Man’s Ruin Records (and now reissued by Southern Lord), The Art of Self Defense displayed a new, intensely primal attitude for stoner rock / metal that broke away from the laid back desert bands.
The Art of Self Defense is also fulcrum between the band’s psychedelic, slow gut-churning sludge-rock, and what would become later High On Fire. On Saturday, April 20th, Matt Pike, Des Kensel and Jeff Matz will bring their brute force musicianship and thundering roar, anchored in an endlessly captivating, punkishly frantic sound to Roadburn 2013. This set will showcasing High on Fire‘s obsession with Motörheadish thrash, stunningly renderd on instant classics like De Vermis Mysteriis, Snakes for the Divine, Death Is This Communion and Blessed Black Wings.
Over two shows at Roadburn 2013, High on Fire, will show their groundbreaking evolution from psychedelic doom metal to the metallic speed demon the band is now. We couldn’t think of a better way to honor High on Fire‘s skyscraper levelling type of heavy metal as their body of work can be heart and felt throughout many bands present at this year’s Roadburn.