Thursday, August 16, 2012

High on Fire's Matt Pike Out of Rehab, "Sharper and Stronger" Than Before

By Kathleen Richards
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 3:06 PM

High on Fire frontman Matt Pike is officially of out rehab and "healthy," according to the Oakland metal band's publicist, and, to celebrate, the band just released a video for "Fertile Green" off its new album De Vermis Mysteriis. In a statement, Pike, who was recently spotted at Oakland's Art & Soul Festival (which the Express co-produced) to watch friends/fellow Oaklanders Saviours perform, said in a statement: "As I acclimate back to society, I realize the beast within is even sharper and stronger!"

As we previously reported, Pike entered rehab back in June for a drinking problem, just after performing with his old band Sleep at the Fox Theater, which caused High on Fire to have to cancel its appearance on the Mayhem Festival tour.

The band announced it will perform a handful of dates in Australia in September.

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