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Welcome to the Gimme Metal Vinyl Club! Our February release will feature the re-issue of High on Fire's Double LP, The Art of Self Defense along with a limited edition High on Fire enamel pin.
Released and remastered by Southern Lord, Gimme is proud to re-issue the debut album of High on Fire - The Art of Self Defense. Formed by Sleep guitarist Matt Pike and Berthed out of the need to simply play guitar again, Pike jammed with and settled on a line-up of powerhouse drummer Des Kensel and longtime guitarist friend George Rice, who made the switch to bass to round out the trio. The band recorded their debut with Sleep engineer/producer Billy Anderson at Shark Bite Studios in Oakland, CA. The Art of Self Defense served up a rock hard, unorthodox form of modern metal cloaked in strange religious theology and the trio's style was unique, distinct, HEAVY as all f*** and absolutely crushing. The album immediately became a cult classic and not even the closure of the label that released the album (Mans' Ruin) could stop the powerhouse that had been unleashed
Pressed in a Gimme exclusive Translucen Blue!
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Release Date: February 15, 2020
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'The Art of Self-Defense' is the moment when Matt Pike stepped out of his past with Sleep and became the shirtless axe-wielding marauder we know and love. 20 years later, the thickened thrash in these tracks remains inimitable, absolutely on its own level in plundering execution.
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