FIRE FROM THE GODS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “RIGHT NOW”
Written by Lexi on 15th November 2019
The Austin, Texas-based band Fire From the Gods release their new single “Right Now” taken from their second album American Sun released on November 1st. via Eleven Seven and Rise Records. The album release was in conjunction with the start of their arena tour in the States with Five Finger Death Punch.
Five Finger Death Punch co-founder and guitarist Zoltan Bathory effectively captured the essence of what makes Fire From The Gods such a force to be reckoned with, saying, “The first time I heard Fire From The Gods, they instantly became one of my favorite bands. It’s hard to invent something new within this genre without becoming too avant-garde for the majority of rock fans. Yet, these guys managed to stand out from the crowd with a truly unique sound, but without sacrificing great songwriting. And to top it off they have a real message… they have something to say. That right there is the magic combo of the greats, so I had to get involved and help. This band deserves a platform, they need to be heard. What they bring to the scene is important. So they are going to BE important, mark my words.”
American Sun was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Motionless In White, Panic! At The Disco) over a two-month period in Los Angeles, and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Alice Cooper, Korn, Red Hot Chili Peppers). It’s an expertly executed and DNA distinct amalgam of metal, hip-hop, and modern rock that crackles with intensity. Fire From The Gods have adopted the tagline “In Us We Trust” — meaning “We The People” are responsible for change; a unifying statement in order to try to prevent society from succumbing to the growing malaise brought on by soul-sucking technology, divisive politics, and environmental destruction.
Frontman AJ Channer, born in the Bronx and raised in London and Ghana, explains “With this record, what we’re trying to drive home is that our differences and where we are from doesn’t need to define who we are moving forward. Like [2016’s] Narrative, I’m telling the story from my perspective, but it’s a story that people from all walks of life can relate to in the sense that we all face the same challenges… and the only way to conquer them is if we face them together.”
Fire From The Gods marked their arena debut on album release day supporting Five Finger Death Punch along with Three Days Grace and Bad Wolves as part of a full tour. The trek began in Las Vegas and runs through December 15th in Omaha, Nebraska. Armed with a new album packed with incendiary, thought-provoking, and moshpit-inciting anthems, Fire From The Gods’ moment is here and it’s now.
FIRE FROM THE GODS ARE:
AJ Channer — Vocals
Drew Walker — Guitars
Jameson Teat — Guitars
Bonner Baker — Bass
Richard Wicander — Drums