When the pandemic brought an end to touring in 2020, members of HTSOB started talking about doing something different that would blend a live performance with psychedelic multi-camera production values. They also wanted to showcase the guest collaborations that have become a benchmark of the band’s approach. In November of 2020, HTSOB headed up to Portland, Oregon to film two live sets at the legendary recording studio The Hallowed Halls for broadcast as a special exclusive on Gimme Metal TV and as part of the Mutants of the Monster 2 online festival.
The live performances feature HTSOB members Paul Kott (Kalas), Billy Anderson (Melvins, Men of Porn), Russ Kent (Noothgrush, Alaric), and Eric Rancourt (Clan of Dyad) along with standout guest appearances, including Bryce Shelton of Nik Turner’s Hawkwind and Acid King once again joining the band on keys, and Jake Navarra of Oakland blues doomers Phantom Hound filling in on the lead guitar throughout. Matt Pike of Sleep, High on Fire, and Kalas joins the band on lead guitar and vocals doing a blistering cover of the Kalas song “Monuments to Ruins”, Rob Wrong of Witch Mountain and The Skull shreds a raging feedback drenched duel lead with Jake Navarra on “Silhouette”, and Andrea Vidal lays down a stunning and emotionally charged vocal performance in a duet with Russ Kent on “John the Baptist”. High Tone Son of a Bitch Live at the Hallowed Halls is a thrilling live in the studio, instant classic created under crazy circumstances and featuring standout performances from some of the brightest lights in heavy music today. Ripple Music has stepped up to make this very special can’t miss performance available as an all-formats album release.