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High on Fire

HIGH ON FIRE

HIGH ON FIRE (1998–PRESENT). Matt Pike (guitar/vocals), George Rice (bass, replaced by Joe Preston, Jeff Matz), Des Kensel (drums). High on Fire was formed by guitarist Matt Pike after the demise of his previous band, the stoner rock legend Sleep. In High on Fire, Pike wanted to move away from the intricate stoner rock of Sleep in a harder and faster direction. High on Fire is almost the total opposite of Sleep, with heavy, brutal drums anchoring Pike’s massive (and brutally loud) riffage, Read more [...]
Blue Öyster Cult

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT (1967–PRESENT). Eric Bloom (lead vocals/guitar), Donald Roeser, aka Buck Dharma (lead guitar), Allen Lanier (keyboards), Albert Bouchar (drums), Joe Bouchard (bass). One of the most important heavy metal bands that followed the first wave of innovators—Sabbath, Zeppelin, Deep Purple—Blue Öyster Cult are perhaps best known for their sci-fi lyrical themes and epic live performances that featured some of the first uses of laser light shows. In a twist, BOC was initially Read more [...]