Getting into High On Fire for the first time can be a little daunting given their fairly extensive catalog. Though in an interview with Revolver, High On Fire's shirtless wonder Matt Pike has narrowed it down to one song – "Fury Whip" from their 2007 record Death Is This Communion.
"I guess the one that would stand out the most, that I would want someone to hear for the first time, definitely would be the song 'Fury Whip,' the opening song on Death Is This Communion. It encompasses almost everything High On Fire is aside from some of the more dirge-y shit we do. But that’s High On Fire in a nutshell, that sound. That song hammers. I lucked out. It dropped out of the sky. It took us like an hour to write it. I was like, Dude that’s fucking awesome. Wow. It’s definitely a good opener."
High On Fire is currently out on the road with Municipal Waste, Sonic drive-thru destroyers Gel, and Early Moods. Get the dates below.
12/1 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
12/2 Brattleboro, VT – The Stone Church
12/3 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theater
12/4 Patchogue, NY – 89 North
12/6 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
12/7 Mechanicsville, PA – Lovedraft’s Brewing Co
12/8 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
12/9 Greenville, NC – The State Theatre
12/10 Columbia, SC – The Senate
12/11 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum