Iconic U.S. rock band, High on Fire , will release its new LP, ' Cometh the Storm ', on April 19 via MNRK Heavy. The GRAMMY Award-winning group, celebrating its 25th anniversary, recorded ' Cometh the Storm ' at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou. The 11-song effort -- the band's ninth studio album -- marks the release of the first new High on Fire music since 2018's 'Electric Messiah' and the first to feature drummer  Coady Willis (Big Business, Murder City Devils), alongside bassist Jeff Matz , and guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike . ' Cometh the Storm ' boasts runic art and design by longtime High on Fire collaborator Arik Moonhawk Roper.

Today, High on Fire releases a video for the new record's lead track, " Burning Down ", captured live and on location at GodCity by Jason Zucco during the recording of " Cometh the Storm ". Portions of the video footage feature direct takes of the record's recording sessions, including the fervent vocals of Matt Pike.

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“Burning Down” kicks off with a classic Pike riff,” says Jeff Matz . “I think this song harkens back to the early High On Fire sound, but infused with fresh, new elements. It has a killer groove that you can really sink into. The body of the song took shape in our PNW rehearsal space, and we came up with the bridge/solo section and finalized the arrangement while we were at GodCity. Kurt Ballou’s input as a producer was also hugely helpful. His keen ears and fresh perspective were invaluable in making this album.”

“I think this band’s always had a really good drive,” states Matt Pike . “It’s a different entity. It’s its own thing. Which, I think, makes all of us very proud to be a part of it. It’s not an average band.”

“Being a fan of each other’s bands for a long time, it feels like all bets are off and anything goes which is a liberating feeling,” shares Willis . “That feeling of making something out of all of these imperfect parts and it becomes this magical, weird, new idea that none of us ever anticipated. Against all odds. That’s the joy of it.”

“It’s interesting, whenever there’s a lineup change in a band,” offers producer Kurt Ballou . “It can take a little while to rebuild. But it’s also an opportunity to reinvigorate the band and I think that’s what’s happened here.”

The drop of the "Burning Down" video follows the release of a haunting, fever dream visualizer for the powerhouse song, created by Lars Kristoffer Hormander. Experience High on Fire's "Burning Down" visualizer.


Universally recognized as one of the most potent acts in music today, High on Fire creates dynamic metal that merges primal fury and aggression, hesher bombast and hall of fame heaviness. Described as "a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume," High on Fire  has rewritten the hard rock rule book since its formation in 1998, forging a style and sound that is both critically celebrated and unique. The group features vocalist and cult guitar hero Matt Pike  ( also a founding member of the famed underground band SLEEP) singular bassist Jeff Matz , and powerhouse drummer Coady Willis . High on Fire 's most recent studio album, ' Electric Messiah ', was released on October 9, 2018, and won a GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance, placing High on Fire among the ranks of groups such as Black Sabbath, Motorhead, and Metallica as winners of the prestigious award, presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry.