High on Fire Set to Work on "Sonically Huge" New Album

High on Fire Set to Work on "Sonically Huge" New Album
We're still not even halfway through the year yet, but High on Fire fans may be itching for 2015 to get here quick since long-running metal trio have announced another album is due sometime around then.

Though the details are still shaping up, the band report in a press release that they've begun working on a proper follow-up to 2012's De Vermis Mysteriis. Song writing sessions have taken place in New Orleans, L.A. and Oakland, with early reports from the group suggesting this next song cycle will be "sonically huge."

"Des [Kensel, drummer], Jeff [Matz, bass] and I are really getting creative and writing a hell of a new record," guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike said in a statement. "It's a crazy project and I can't really explain what it's all about just yet, but we've been writing a lot of crazy intense material that will up the ante, and bring things to another level."

Kensel added of what the record may sound like: "Chew on some mescaline and listen to side B of Sabbath's Master of Reality backwards at 78 RPM and it might give you an idea."

Though a due date for the as-yet-untitled LP has not been decided upon, it should expect some time in the winter of 2015 via eOne.

Despite the De Vermis Mysteriis being the band's last official full-length, the last couple of years have seen them repress The Art of Self Defense, issue the Spitting Fire concert albums and deliver the "Slave to the Hive" single.

The group also have international dates lined up this summer, and you can see the global schedule over here.