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Matt Pike (born 1972) is an American rock musician best known as the guitarist of the influential band Sleep and frontman of High on Fire.

Pike moved to California after spending time in Military School while living with his mother in Golden, Colorado. A self-proclaimed juvenile delinquent at one time, he was stealing car stereos in order to feed a developing drug habit. When he arrived to the Silicon Valley, realizing that the and scene was much more active than the one in Denver, he quickly made friends and began going to shows. Pike joined a band called Asbestosdeath. After playing around the bay area they developed a much more heavy and slow sound. Dubbed by the press, the quartet soon gained a following and changed their name to Sleep.

When fellow Sleep guitarist Justin Marler decided to quit, Sleep became a power trio. The band’s second album, “Sleep’s Holy Mountain”, illustrated Pike as a young Tony Iommi — generating ear-shattering Black Sabbath-styled riffs that invariably made a profound impact on the developing / scene.

As a result of the increased press, the band’s demographic and following widened greatly, and major label deals soon began surfacing.

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