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High On Fire announce new album ‘Electric Messiah,’ share title track

High On Fire Electric Messiah

Not only did Sleep release their first album in over 15 years this year, guitarist Matt Pike’s band High On Fire are releasing a new album too. It’s called Electric Messiah, due out October 5 via eOne, it follows 2015’s great Luminiferous, and like that album, it was produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou. The lead single/title track is among High on Fire’s fastest, most Motorhead-inspired songs, and actually the song and album title is a tribute to Lemmy. Via NPR:

“When Lemmy was still alive I always got compared to Lemmy, so I had this dream where he got pissed at me,” Pike says via a press release. “He gave me a bunch of s***, basically, and was hazing me. Not that he didn’t approve of me, but like I was being hazed. The song is me telling the world that I could never fill Lemmy’s shoes, because Lemmy’s Lemmy. I wanted to pay homage to him in a great way. And it turned out to be such a good title that the guys said we should call the album Electric Messiah. Although at first the working title was Insect Workout With Lemmy.”

You can also stream the song at NPR.

High on Fire also have some upcoming US festival appearances: Psycho Las Vegas, Muddy Roots (which Sleep also play), and Adult Swim Fest.

UPDATE: The song now has a lyric video:

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Tracklist
1. Spewn From the Earth
2. Steps of the Ziggurat/House of Enlil
3. Electric Messiah
4. Sanctioned Annihilation
5. The Pallid Mask
6. God of the Godless
7. Freebooter
8. The Witch and the Christ
9. Drowning Dog

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