Fire From The Gods Premiere “Break The Cycle” Video

Fire From The Gods have premiered a new video for their song “Break The Cycle.“ This track is from the band’s latest album “American Sun.“

The following was said about the video in a press release:

“Fire From The Gods’ AJ Channer could not sit on the sidelines for one more day. When the world erupted in protest of the killing of George Floyd, he set out right away for Minneapolis. No better time than now to enact the philosophy supported by the lyrics of the songs on his band’s album, AMERICAN SUN, which was recorded in early 2019, well before this call to action heard worldwide. A song fully representative of that line of thinking is their single “Break The Cycle”, which revealed its stunning visual counterpart today.

The video for “Break The Cycle” (directed by Wombat Fire) is a story of support for people fighting to not have to fight anymore. It is the story of generations of struggle experienced by BIPOC all over the world. Footage from Channer’s trips to Minneapolis and Atlanta make their way into the video with additional protest coverage from the media and the proverbial fire started by the movement.”

It’s worth noting that all of the footage from Channer’s travels will also appear in a new docu-series. The press release also added the following about that:

“The moving footage takes you to the streets of Minneapolis and Atlanta days after the murder of George Floyd, focusing on why the system is set up to fail while investigating how we can change that as one united body. AJ interviews protestors on the ground, community leaders and other local artists to showcase the power of strength in community, and how we, as a country, can move forward. A written narrative on what he learned from his travels will be released on Friday.”

This news comes after the band streamed a live show on earlier today (June 18) to raise money for EmbraceRace.

Hollywood Undead Cancel Spring Tour With Bad Wolves, From Ashes To New, & Fire From The Gods

Hollywood Undead have cancelled their spring tour with Bad Wolves, From Ashes To New, and Fire From The Gods due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“The shows on our Spring 2020 U.S. co-headline tour w/ Bad Wolves, with exception to Council Bluffs, IA being postponed to 9/19/20, must be cancelled out of an abundance of caution and in line with official guidelines. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Be Safe, Stay Healthy, and thanks for your understanding. Hey Bad Wolves From Ashes to New and Fire From the Gods – Lets try it again some time?”

Interview: Fire From The Gods Drummer Richie Wicander

I was recently given the opportunity to interview Fire From The Gods’ Richie Wicander. The chat, which can be read below, finds the drummer discussing the band’s latest album “American Sun,” the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and more.

METAL ANARCHY: Your latest album “American Sun” has been out since November. How have fans been responding to the new material?

WICANDER: We have received a lot of positive feedback and I think our fans dig the new material even though it is not as heavy as Narrative was.

METAL ANARCHY: For those that haven’t heard it yet, how would you describe the record?

WICANDER: American Sun is a blend of Rock and Metal infused with modern Hip Hop and Reggae.

METAL ANARCHY: “American Sun” deals with a lot of political and social issues. Did you set out to make political album or is it something that progressed naturally?

WICANDER: I do not think it is a political album. It is a socially conscious album. It talks about what we as a society need to change, the tribulations of modern life and also touches on personal struggles.

METAL ANARCHY: The effort also has a sense of hopefulness and unity, which is something we could all use right now since we are currently in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. What advice would you give those who may be losing sight of those concepts during these uncertain times?

WICANDER: It is indeed a very uncertain time for everyone which is why we need to stay hopeful and positive. We should also spend time to reflect on what is happening. Think about how we are affecting the planet. The virus is yet another result of human greed… I have hope that these drastic changes will force us all to see things differently. Life cannot keep going as it was, we need to progress and change our selfish ways.

METAL ANARCHY: Earlier this year, before everything starting getting cancelled or postponed, you were out on tour with The Hu in Europe. How was that experience?

WICANDER: It was an amazing tour! The shows were sold out and people had a great time, great band to tour with, great crew and great food! I grew up in Germany and it was very nice to see friends and family all over the place. Definitely feel grateful that we got to do this tour right before the corona madness started exploding!

METAL ANARCHY: You were also scheduled to hit the road with Hollywood Undead, Bad Wolves, and From Ashes To New in May, but it’s probably safe to assume that that tour won’t be moving forward. If that’s the case, will it be rescheduled and if so, what can fans expect from it?

WICANDER: I have not heard any updates about that tour as of yet. We are hopeful but with everything happening, who knows.. Fingers crossed! This tour will be a good one, regardless of when it is happening!!

METAL ANARCHY: Since everyone has some downtime right now, are you going to start working on more new music?

WICANDER: I am currently sitting in my studio in Houston creating new material. Eventually we will all get together and compile ideas but for now it seems things are shutting down so remote writing is going to be a thing.

METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, it’s no secret that the music industry has been hit extremely hard by the pandemic. With this in mind, what can fans do to support your band and others that may be struggling right now?

WICANDER: Keep jamming the tunes and grab bandannas on our website for makeshift face masks! Buy music and merch from your favorite bands! That will help a lot.

Hollywood Undead Announce Spring Tour With Bad Wolves, From Ashes To New, & Fire From The Gods

Hollywood Undead have announced a spring tour with Bad Wolves, From Ashes To New, and Fire From The Gods. These dates will take place around various festivals.

Tour Dates:

05/03 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival (no From Ashes To New/Fire From The Gods)
05/05 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
05/07 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
05/08 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
05/09 Daytona, FL – Welcome To Rockville (no From Ashes To New/Fire From The Gods)
05/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05/13 Grand Rapids, MI – Monroe Live
05/15 Kansas City, MO – Grinders at Crossroads Presented by KQRC
05/17 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (KBPI’s Birthday Bash) (feat. In This Moment & Black Veil Brides) (no From Ashes To New/Fire From The Gods)
05/19 Sioux Falls, ID – The District
05/20 Cedar Rapids, IA – Club 5 at U.S. Cellular Center
05/22 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma (no From Ashes To New/Fire From The Gods)
05/23 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
05/24 Wichita, KS – Cotillion

Fire From The Gods Premiere “Make You Feel It” Lyric Video

Fire From The Gods have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Make You Feel It.“ This track is from the band’s new album “American Sun,“ which will be released on November 1.

Fire From The Gods Premiere New Song “Truth To The Weak (Not Built To Collapse)”

Fire From The Gods have premiered new song titled “Truth To The Weak (Not Built To Collapse).“ This track is from the band’s new album “American Sun,“ which will be released on November 1.

Fire From The Gods Added To Five Finger Death Punch & In This Moment’s July Tour

Fire From The Gods have been added to Five Finger Death Punch and In This Moment’s July tour. With this news, the group have also announced a few headlining shows. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

07/13 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & In This Moment)
07/14 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theatre (feat. Nonpoint)
07/16 Camdenton, MO – Ozark Amphitheater (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & In This Moment)
07/17 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
07/19 Minneapolis, MN – The Whiskey Junction
07/20 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Casino (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & In This Moment)
07/21 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/23 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & In This Moment)
07/24 Binghampton, NY – Broome County Arena (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & In This Moment)
07/26 Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion (feat. Five Finger Death Punch & In This Moment)

Fire From The Gods Premiere “Evolve” Music Video

Fire From The Gods have premiered a new video for their song “Evolve.” This song is featured on the band’s latest album “Narrative.”

Vocalist AJ Channer directed the clip, and had the following to say:

“‘Evolve’ and the concept for the video was something I thought about for quite a bit even before we wrote the song. I wanted to use satire and bit of comedy to show how crazy and — sadly— how bad we look as a society these days. We’re constantly chasing our tails in a never-ending cycle of insanity.

Directing the video did seem like a daunting task, at first. But it went very smooth and was obstacle-free. We had an amazing cast, crew, and set. Shout outs to Mike Rogers and co. Also, special thanks to Anthony and the Come and Take It Live fam.”

P.O.D., Alien Ant Farm, Powerflo, & Fire From The Gods Add More Dates To 2017 U.S. Tour

P.O.D., Alien Ant Farm, Powerflo, and Fire From The Gods have added more dates to their upcoming U.S. tour. You can see the updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

09/07 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
09/08 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina (no Powerflo)
09/09 Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
09/10 Harrisburg, PA – The Capitol Room
09/12 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
09/13 Savannah, GA – Stage On The Bay
09/14 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues (no Powerflo)
09/15 N. Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
09/16 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks
09/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
09/19 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
09/20 Beaumont, TX – Jefferson Theatre
09/21 Monroe, LA – Live Oaks
09/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
09/23 Denver, CO – High Elevation Rock
09/24 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre