Tag Archives: High on Fire

One Live Album Isn’t Enough For High On Fire

Posted by on May 29, 2013

There are some bands that are truly best experienced one way: live. High on Fire is definitely one of those bands. Although they’ve come close, especially with last year’s De Vermiis Mysteriis, a  CD recording just can’t quite capture the thunderous power of the stoner metal trio. But for those who cannot make it to a […]

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High On Fire, Pig Destroyer Among Those Playing 3 Floyds Beer Festival

Posted by on April 18, 2013

3 Floyds might be the most metal brewing company around. They have created beers for bands like Pig Destroyer and Municipal Waste, and their year-round beers are pretty brutal in their own right, with names like Arctic Panzer Wolf IPA and Zombie Dust Pale Ale.Each year they release a limited batch of their Dark Lord […]

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Slash Records Theme Song To New Version Of “Angry Birds”

Posted by on March 11, 2013

Turns out that Matt Pike isn’t the only hard rock/metal guitarist in love with Angry Birds. In fact, Slash is such an avid player that the creators hired him to record the theme song to the game’s new version of Angry Birds Space. The former Guns N’ Roses guitarist even received his own Angry Birds avatar […]

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Shadows Fall Added To Last Leg Of Metal Alliance Tour (Anthrax, Exodus, Etc.)

Posted by on March 5, 2013

First, the sad news. High On Fire will be missing the last leg of the Metal Alliance Tour. Now here’s the good news: Shadows Fall have been tapped to replace High On Fire on said dates. “We are excited to be playing a few of these dates with Anthrax and the rest of the Metal […]

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We’ve Taken Over Metal On Vevo!

Posted by on February 15, 2013

Metal On Vevo is essentially your one stop shop for heavy metal music videos online. And starting today, we’ve taken complete control over it! Well, not complete control, per se. For the entire weekend, Metal On Vevo’s main page will feature a playlist of ten videos from a few of our favorite group. That includes […]

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Exodus Latest Victim Of Disney’s Metal Ban?

Posted by on February 6, 2013

Over the past few years, Walt Disney has shown their distaste for metal by banning multiple groups from performing their House Of Blues venues in Florida. Machine Head have been the most notable metal band that Disney has banned. However, now it looks like Exodus are their latest victim. Exodus recently announced will be playing in […]

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Now For Something Completely Different: No Spill Blood

Posted by on January 18, 2013

As much as I love heavy music, I find that the genre as a whole can be difficult to find truly unique artists. There are always a gaggle of fresh bands with the same sound (See: New Wave of American Heavy Metal or Djent) while established bands are struggling to stay established by either following […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 1/11: Dissecting The Rumors Surrounding Mayhem Fest 2013

Posted by on January 11, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. It’s a safe bet that the lineup to this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest will be officially announced in the next few weeks [Update: […]

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What Are You Playing?: High On Fire’s Matt Pike Talks Angry Birds, Metal Alliance, Live Album

Posted by on January 10, 2013

Welcome to Metal Insider’s video game column, What Are You Playing? With High on Fire frontman Matt Pike newly sober, he’s been spending a lot of time playing video games, namely Angry Birds. We caught up with Pike to speak about his latest, more healthy, addiction, as well as the band’s addition to the Metal Alliance […]

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Metal Alliance Tour Adds Anaheim Date

Posted by on January 4, 2013

The third Annual Metal Alliance Tour has added a date on March 22 in Anaheim CA at the House of Blues. You can pick up VIP tickets now, with GA tickets available on January 11th. Find out more here.

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