INTERVIEW: High on Fire on “Cometh the Storm” – Crafting Our Epic Album with Matt and Jeff

In this episode, Matt Pike and Jeff Matz of High On Fire share insights into the making of “Cometh the Storm” (MNRK Music, MNRK Heavy) discussing the album’s themes, influences, and the band’s signature sonic approach. Hear why this is a standout in their illustrious discography.



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ALBUM REVIEW: High On Fire – Cometh The Storm


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0:00 Intro
1:38 Thoughts on new drummer Coady Willis (Big Business, Melvins, Murder City Devils)
3:50 New sounds for HoF – Turkish Folk Music influences!
6:52 Throwback to the early days of the band on the “bashers”
7:47 Other projects and reissues influencing the current music
10:07 Matt’s lyrical takes and love of etymology
12:48 New approach to experimentation with lead vocals
15:38 Kurt Ballou’s (Converge) influence on the band as a producer
16:31 Leaving room to improvise in the studio
18:42 Artwork – Arik Roper (
19:32 Incorporating the new album songs into the setlist
20:26 The Wildcard Question
22:00 Outro- Please like and subscribe!

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