Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Fire, Said The Albatross

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Fire, Said The Albatross.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

FIRE, SAID THE ALBATROSS: We are Fire, Said The Albatross, A local band out of west Michigan. We are a 6 piece progressive post-hardcore concept band and our story has elements adapted from video games, dungeons and dragons, and other high fantasy. FSTA is also seen as a mathcore band composing our tracks with a great deal of care to include odd time signatures. FSTA is often compared to and grouped with Dance Gavin Dance, Hail The Sun, and Coheed and Cambria. The band was founded in 2014 by drummer Douglas Bishop and currently consists of guitarists James Falkowski and David Houseman, bassist Jonah Anderson, and vocalists Lucas Story and Caleb Gatling.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

FIRE, SAID THE ALBATROSS: Dance Gavin Dance, Of Machines, Decoder, Circa Survive, and more.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

FIRE, SAID THE ALBATROSS: Our newest release is “Pumpkin Spiced G. Rover Cripes.” It is available on all major platforms. It is a wild ride that invokes feelings of nostalgia and will make you want to get up and dance.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

FIRE, SAID THE ALBATROSS: Crazy stage antics, backflips, and just an all around good time as we try to make connections with fans and other members of the crowd on a personal level.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

FIRE, SAID THE ALBATROSS: We hope to be touring and have much more music out and hopefully some more fantasy nerdy based projects that we are currently working on that all fantasy nerds such as ourselves will love.

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