High On Fire Debuts "Over The Top" New Music Video "Fertile Green"

posted August 18, 2012

High On Fire Debuts "Over The Top" New Music Video "Fertile Green"

High On Fire is back!  The world famous California metal band has announced that superstar front man and guitarist Matt Pike has emerged from his recent treatment for alcohol rehabilitation and is ready to conquer the world!  High On Fire celebrates by releasing the first music video from its new album De Vermis Mysteriis, for the potent track "Fertile Green".  Described as the "wildest video in heavy metal history", "Fertile Green" was directed, animated and edited by Phil Mucci for Doomsday Entertainment (Passion Pit, Islands) and is a "frantic psychedelic experience" that expands on De Vermis Mysteriis' deeply mystical undercurrent and story of "the Christ Twin", combining scenes of the past and future with "the story of Balteazeen's sacrifice to the Oracle of Green."

With a healthy Pike back at the helm, High On Fire now prepares to bring De Vermis Mysteriis to stages across the planet and will kick off its global domination with a string of Australian tour dates in September.  When asked for comment on how he's feeling, Pike proclaims, "As I acclimate back to society, I realize the beast within is even sharper and stronger!"

High On Fire's De Vermis Mysteriis landed at #61 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release and is the highest charting record of the award winning band's 14 year career.  SPIN -- who named High On Fire as one of its "Best of SXSW 2012" artists -- described the band's new music as "perfect," while Pitchfork calls the sound of the record "immediately invigorating".  NPR said that High On Fire "sounds rejuvenated, as if it's conquering the world all over again."  De Vermis Mysteriis (or "Mysteries of the Worm") takes its title from a fictional grimoire created by Psycho author Robert Bloch and incorporated by H. P. Lovecraft into the lore of the Cthulhu Mythos (Lovecraft mentioned De Vermis Mysteriis as one of the books that "repeat the most hellish secrets learnt by early man").

Universally recognized as one of the most potent acts in music today, High On Fire creates modern heavy 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 rulebook since its formation in 1998, forging a style and sound that is both critically celebrated and absolutely unique.  The group features vocalist and cult guitar hero Matt Pike -- a founding member of the famed underground band Sleep -- along with drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz.  Pike was named as one of Rolling Stone's "New Guitar Gods" and is one of rock's most charismatic figures. High On Fire's latest album De Vermis Mysteriis was released on April 3, 2012. 

High On Fire tour dates:    

  •      September 28      Melbourne, AUS      Gershwin Room (www.oztix.com.au)  
  •      September 29      Sydney, AUS           Manning Bar (www.oztix.com.au)
  •      September 30      Brisbane, AUS          The Zoo (www.oztix.com.au)