High On Fire is dropping Luminiferous on June 16 and you can stream that whole shindig right here– it's totally worth it! So in the natural progression of things, that means frontman and guitarist Matt Pike has to get out there and do some interviews and generally get his and the band's name out there to promote it, right?
Well, Pike recently sat down with Rolling Stone and was asked some questions about his worldly beliefs… and I think the answers might shock some of you.
“It’s also pretty intense, lyrically – there’s a lot of really dark stuff in there about the human race being controlled and manipulated by extraterrestrial forces. Do you believe that this is actually happening?
Yeah. Lyrically, I think this is the album that’s going to basically get secret people to shoot me. Dude, I say a lot of fucked-up shit! [Laughs] It’s not even like, wake up and smell the coffee; it’s like, dude, wake up and realize that it’s not a theory anymore – it’s a fucking conspiracy fact. We’re being manipulated on a daily basis. And yes, 9/11 was an inside job, but that’s like the least of my fucking worries. That was so that everybody could piss on the Constitution. Everybody’s gonna see when they have fucking FEMA camps and the military takes over the general populace. It’s gonna be fucked up. And it’s gonna be NATO; it’s not going to be American military. Because the minute a bunch of marines realize that they’re violating the constitution that they swore to defend, there’s going to be a problem – so NATO will come in and make that not a problem.
But that’s all human-on-human insanity. Do you feel that there is an alien component behind all of this?
Yeah. They’ve lived amongst us since Ancient Sumer. It’s documented, and they knew about all the planets on their way in from the outer solar system. Dude, it’s documented that they lived alongside us! The Epic of Gilgamesh, for instance.
How did you start getting interested in this stuff?
I read a David Icke book, and it kind of woke me up a little bit. It doesn’t mean that I believe everything David Icke has to say, but I definitely don’t disagree with the guy when it comes to certain esoteric aspects of how I perceive the world. There’s too many credible people who have been abducted by aliens. There’s too many things that have been written in ancient scrolls and ancient tablets, things that Zecharia Sitchin brought to light. I’ve been to Peru, I’ve been to Egypt. . . a civilization builds ziggurats and pyramids that we couldn’t build today, and you’re going to tell me that they used stone-age building materials? It doesn’t make any sense. There’s a lost history of mankind; I find it fascinating, and I tend to sing about it.”
Honestly, I don't agree or completely disagree with Pike's views. More so on the alien stuff than the 9/11 opinions. At the very least Pike seems pretty comfortable in his opinion and comes off more conversational in his explanations, rather than some insane-ass nutjob that needs everyone to believe exactly what he believes or they're dead wrong.
So… hooray Matt Pike kind of? This is the dude who wrote an album about Jesus having a twin brother that dies in the womb and then can time travel, so Pike is always coming up with some crazy interesting shit.
[via The PRP]