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Doom-metal trio High on Fire has riffs like Sabbath

The doom-metal trio High on Fire obviously prays to Black Sabbath riff master Tony Iommi.

But after more than a dozen years, guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz have become legendary for their own sonic onslaughts. It’s hard to tell if High on Fire are Sabbath followers or contemporaries.

The band is the midst of finishing its seventh studio album, which will be released this summer. They are on a mini-tour with Oaklanders Saviours. The tour stops Friday, April 10 at Strummer’s.