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MATT PIKE ENTERS REHAB, HIGH ON FIRE DROP OUT OF MAYHEM FEST

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From the official press release:

“Oakland, CA metal band HIGH ON FIRE has announced that it will be forced to miss this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival as front man and guitarist Matt Pike enters treatment for alcohol rehabilitation.  The award winning power trio (also featuring drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz) will put its scheduled touring plans on hold indefinitely as Pike takes the necessary steps towards regaining his health.”

Obviously that’s a bummer — High on Fire are pretty amazing live, and were no doubt a major part of the appeal for this summer’s Mayhem Fest. But it should go without saying here is that the important thing is for Pike to get the help he needs so he can keep making music for years to come.

And the rest of the line-up for Mayhem Fest — which this year also includes Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, and As I Lay Daying — is still one of the strongest the tour has ever enjoyed. Get dates here, and enter to win VIP tickets from MetalSucks right here.

-AR

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