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Relapse Records recording artists HIGH ON FIRE will be joined by bassist Joe Preston (THRONES / ex-MELVINS) for their forthcoming U.S. tour. Preston replaces long time HIGH ON FIRE bassist George Rice, joining the power trio alongside guitarist / vocalist Matt Pike (ex-SLEEP) and drummer Des Kensel.

Preston will make his live debut with HIGH ON FIRE when the band kicks off a two week U.S. tour beginning August 4th in San Diego, CA.  The band will round out the 14 city trek on August 18th in Chicago, IL.  Support on the tour will come from a host of up-and-coming acts including TOTIMOSHI, BONGZILLA and HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE.  



At the conclusion of the tour, HIGH ON FIRE will enter Electrical Audio Studios with engineer Steve Albini (NEUROSIS, JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION, NIRVANA) to record the follow up to 2002's heralded "Surrounded by Thieves".  The forthcoming HIGH ON FIRE album, tentatively titled, "Blessed Black Wings" is slated for a February, 2005 release date via Relapse.


Updated HIGH ON FIRE news and tour information will be made available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com and the HIGH ON FIRE website: www.HIGHONFIRE.net


"the apocalypse's doomy, amp-destroying fifth horseman...galloping mammoth metal" - SPIN


"HIGH ON FIRE is the sludgy resin from 30 years of super-hard-rock history transubstantiated into three men from Oakland with low-slung jeans"

                                                                                  - NEW YORK TIMES