SOURCE: KOCH Records

December 16, 2008 15:58 ET

KOCH Records Signs Bay Area Juggernauts High on Fire

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - KOCH Records announces the addition of critically-acclaimed heavy trio HIGH ON FIRE to its roster. The band just completed a run of West Coast dates and now will focus on writing the new CD that will be released in Summer 2009.

HIGH ON FIRE -- Matt Pike (guitar, vocals), Des Kensel (drums) and Jeff Matz (bass) -- has released four critically acclaimed albums during its career, starting with their debut, "The Art of Self Defense," on the now defunct Man's Ruin label. Their latest album, "Death Is This Communion," was released in 2007 and was produced by famed producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Mudhoney).

Scott Givens, VP of Metal, says, "HIGH ON FIRE is one of the most important bands in the metal genre and we are extremely excited to be working with them."

Kerrang! has called HIGH ON FIRE "a metal juggernaut," while Spin describes them as "a beast of a band."

High on Fire performed on Gigantour 2008, alongside heavyweights Megadeth and KOCH recording artists In Flames, and recently wrapped up a tour with Opeth.

For more information, go to: www.highonfire.net or www.myspace.com/highonfireslays.

About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twenty-second year, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels, music publishing as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada. Its record label KOCH Records is the # 1 independent label in the U.S. and had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for seven years in a row (2001 - 2007). KOCH Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO.L").

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