High On Fire, who earned a four-star review for their 2012 album De Vermis Mysteriis, have been forced to cancel their summer touring plans including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The band made a statement to explained the cancellation:
High on Fire would like to thank everyone involved with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the opportunity to be a part of this year's tour. We regretfully will have to bow out as our friend [and guitarist Matt Pike] begins his recovery, but very much appreciate having been asked to be a part of this summer's festival run.
The band has put all touring plans on hold indefinitely as Pike takes the necessary steps towards regaining his health.