HIGH ON FIRE Frontman: 'We're Not A Traditional Metal Band'

Curtis Ross of The Tampa Tribune reports that Oakland, California's HIGH ON FIRE is touring in support of last year's "Death Is This Communion".

Produced by Jack Endino (GREEN RIVER, NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN), the album features some of the band's most intricate songs and arrangements while still maintaining the bruising power of its previous work.

The band's 2004 album, "Blessed Black Wings", was produced by Steve Albini (BIG BLACK, PJ HARVEY). Both producers are known more for underground alternative rock than metal, a fact that made both more appealing to guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike.

"We're not a traditional metal band so we don't use a traditional metal producer," Pike says. "I'm more interested in someone who comes in and says, 'OK, how do I do this,' and has to come up with his own formula rather than the guy who did the last PANTERA album or something."

Albini "did a good job of capturing what we do live" in the studio, Pike says. "He captures what you're doing but he doesn't really push you hard."

Endino, on the other hand, "is more like, 'You've got a better take in you.' He's pushing you and that's the beauty of it."

Read the entire article at The Tampa Tribune.


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