High Fighter started as a new band project born by former band members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis in the summer of 2014.
Their debut EP - The Goat Ritual - floored me when I first listened to it when I was running The Sludgelord blog. I was blown away by the different styles of music that the band had to offer. Sludge, Blues, Stoner, Doom and Heavy Metal. Led by the ever versatile Mona Miluski and backed up by a brilliant line of musicians who bring their own talent to the table, High Fighter already impressed a lot of people back in 2014. They received high praise from The Sludgelord, Doomed & Stoned, Echoes And Dust, The Obelisk, Stoner Hive plus the entire rock & metal press in Europe and the UK. As well as from Doom Metal Overlord - Jon Paul Davis of CONAN and one of the defining voices in the Stoner Rock movement - John Garcia.
Since the self-release of their acclaimed EP and in one band year only, High Fighter have performed numerous shows in 2015 with Ahab, Mammoth Storm, The Midnight Ghost Train, sunnata, Greenleaf, Corrosion of Conformity & many more. They've played festivals such as Stoned From The Underground, Sonic Blast in Portugal, Red Smoke Poland, Hamburg Metaldayz as well as an exclusive press show case live at Wacken Open Air 2015, to name just a few. This has seen them win acclaim and a whole legion of fans from their energetic live performances.
The album has been recorded live at RAMA Studio in Mannheim, Germany (Ahab, The Hirsch Effekt, Fjort & many more) by Jens Siefert, and is mixed & mastered by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business). You reading that. Their debut album is being mixed & mastered by Toshi Kasai. Now if that isn't a ringing endorsement for you to check out High Fighter then I don't know what it is.
High Fighter are going to surprise a lot of people when they release their new album. It has the potential to being one of the best debut albums of 2016. So if you're into Doom, Blues, Sludge, Stoner and Heavy Metal then look no further as HIGH FIGHTER have it all and are ready to KICK ASS to show the world what they can do.