Guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, bass player George Rice, and drummer Des Kensel formed HIGH ON FIRE in 1999, following the collapse of Pike’s previous band, doom metal titans Sleep. But while Sleep had built their fame on impossibly slothful tunes and copious weed consumption, High on Fire displays a far more aggressive though still fantasy-themed style of heavy metal. Highly influenced buy such legendary acts as Celtic Frost, Slayer, Motorhead and St. Vitus
Chicago doom merchants INDIAN play a raw and abrasive sludge metal that demolishes listeners with colossal riffs, drums that pounds like hammers and blackened and absolutely tortured vocals. INDIAN’s brand of doom is severe and the bands latest release “Guiltless” offers no respite
OGOUN was formed in early 2010 by drummer Frank Hayes and guitarist Derek Schultz – and later joined by bass guitarist Chris Stanley – OGOUN has set out to bring a slower type of heaviness to the central coast by laying down bluesy, fuzzy riffs inspired by classic greats such as Black Sabbath, Kyuss, Clutch, Sleep, and Melvins.