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Vinyl Club Album of the Month

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.

JJ Koczan - The Obelisk

Past records

September 15th

Possessed - Seven Churches

October 15th

Death - Leprosy

November 15th

Necrot - Blood Offerings

December 15th

Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal

January 15th

Khemmis - Hunted

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