Vocalist AJ Channer says, “This album is the personal narrative of a minority man living in major cities and being American,” he explains. “There’s a socio-economic theme throughout the whole record that carries from each song to song. It’s all about the underdog. We’ve all had to fight for everything we have in this band. The political climate in our country is quite racially and socially charged. There are a lot of issues and energy people are expressing along with misguided hate and anger. I want to channel this in music that can resonate. This is where we come from and who we are as a band.”
In order to properly capture this vision, the boys retreated to House of Loud Studios in New Jersey to record with David Bendeth [Paramore, Of Mice & Men, Breaking Benjamin]. They spent a month in the winter of 2016 tracking what would become Narrative.
“There’s no crying in Bendeth’s dojo,” laughs AJ. “He really pushed us, and we grew in a short period of time. The band takes on a life of its own with this record.”
Fire From The Gods have quietly built a rabid fan base through tireless touring across the United States. They’ve shared national bills with the likes of August Burns Red and festival stages alongside Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Judas Priest, Killswitch Engage, and more at KNOTFEST two years in a row and with Motionless In White and Underoath at South By So What. Now, their Narrative is on display in 2016.
“I want people to feel empowered when they listen to this record,” AJ leaves off.
“Come out of the experience knowing somebody thinks like you. You’re not alone.”
01. Public Enemy
02. End Transmission
03. Excuse Me
08. In Spite Of Doubt
10. Into The Blue
Catch Fire From The Gods on tour this summer with Otep and Dollskin.
07/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
07/24 Spokane, WA – The Pin
07/25 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
07/27 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
07/28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
07/29 Idaho Falls, ID – The Falls
07/30 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
07/31 Billings, MT – Pub Station
08/01 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
08/03 Madison, WI – Red Zone
08/05 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
08/06 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
08/07 Northampton, PA – The Gin Mill
08/08 Boonsboro, MD – Boonsboro Event Center
08/09 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Grill