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High on Fire’s newest collaboration, an animated music video for “The Black Plot,” will make its world premiere during Toonami on Adult Swim on tonight at 12:41 AM Central / 1:41 AM Eastern after Gundam IBO. Directed by renowned artist Skinner (www.theartofskinner.com), the project was put together by the visual arts team “Hey Beautiful Jerk” (www.heybeautifuljerk.nyc) who has also worked with acts such as Mastodon and Run the Jewels who both also have had music videos premiere during Toonami on Adult Swim.
“The Black Plot” is taken from HIGH ON FIRE’s latest album, Luminiferous, a record hailed as “masterful” by Pitchfork and “badass” by Consequence of Sound.
“The video plays out like a psychedelic fever dream reminiscent of the 1981 cult classic Heavy Metal, when the genre was still at the forefront of its creation.
So many elements of a sci-fi fantasy classic are involved here: an ancient witch-priestess with powerful healing psychotropics, the warrior protagonist slaughtering masses of talon-bearing deadeye demons, even the crowning of a new ruler of this underworld. It’s a great fucking time set to one of the best tracks from last year’s Luminiferous.” – Kelsey Chapstick from metalsucks.net.
Tonight, alongside the release of “The Black Plot” video on Adult Swim, HIGH ON FIRE’s celebrated albums Snakes for the Divine, De Vermis Mysteriis and the aforementioned Luminiferous, will be issued on cassette for the very first time via eOne. The cassettes will be released as a limited edition bundle pack, which is available for preorder now – http://www.indiemerch.com/eonemusic/item/41825
The “High on Fire” Band is also holding a contest tonight during the premiere, host a viewing party, post pics and tag them on Facebook for a chance to win some cool prizes!
Check out some art for “The Black Plot” by Skinner:
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A small selection of painted elements I did for the high on fire video that premieres in the wee hours of the morning tonight on @adultswim about 1:40 am actually.. Not certain what coast time BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS… IT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO WATCH STARTING MONDAY AND ILL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT! DONT WORRY I WONT FORGET!!! Working with @heybeautifuljerk continues to be a dream. The relationships I've found myself developing over the years have really been catalysts for change in myself as an artist, creator and person and @heybeautifuljerk have gone out on a limb with me more times then I deserve but always push things to the fucking limit and you will see that SOON MY BABIES YEEEEESAAAAAA!
Catch the band on tour with Meshuggah (starred dates: High On Fire only) this fall at the dates below:
October 11 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
October 12 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
October 13 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
October 14 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
October 15 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s (* HIGH ON FIRE only)
October 16 Houston, TX House of Blues
October 17 Dallas, TX House of Blues
October 19 Los Angeles, CA The Novo
October 24 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
October 25 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
October 26 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
October 27 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company (* HIGH ON FIRE only)
October 28 Chicago, IL House of Blues
October 29 Detroit, MI The Majestic
October 30 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
October 31 Montreal, QC Metropolis
November 1 Ottawa, ON Mavericks (* HIGH ON FIRE only)
November 2 Boston, MA House of Blues
November 3 New York, NY PlayStation Theatre
November 4 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
November 5 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
November 6 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore