Tickets are on sale from Thursday 21st June via Ticketmaster and Dublin’s infamous Sound Cellar priced at €25 for Dublin and £20 for Belfast (booking fee inc.)
California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE wrapped production on their eighth studio LP back in March.. The band has been busy in the studio since February putting the finishing touches on yet another blistering album.
“We are pretty happy with how the new material came together on this one,” says drummer Des Kensel. “We usually go into the studio with about two-thirds of the record done, which can be a little stressful, but it forces us to make final arrangement decisions which would normally be put off in a rehearsal studio atmosphere. It also puts some pressure on us to perform at a higher level.
“The bar has definitely been raised on this one, at least for me,” he continues. “There’s a good mix of fast and slow. The fast has gotten faster and the slow is… still slow.”
Bassist Jeff Matz adds: “We’ve definitely pushed ourselves musically on this album. The material covers a broad range of tempos and styles, but the overall sound and vibe are unmistakably HIGH ON FIRE.”
Having released the mighty ‘E’ last year, Enslaved enjoyed a brief selection of dates with Opeth back in November where they stopped off in Ireland for two truly spectacular (however very short) performances, displaying a crushing live presence that left us all itching for more!
Overdrive caught up with Grutle Kjellson back in November to discuss the new album as well as plans for the future. Get the full feature interview via this link.
Tickets for Enslaved & High on Fire are on sale this Thursday.