Born Through Fire, the new band featuring As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis and Wolves At The Gate guitarist Joey Alarcon, have premiered a new video for their new song “Blood Fire Pain.” That track also features drummer Devin Attard (Hollow Front) and vocalist Taylor Adsit.
“‘Blood • Fire • Pain‘ is inspired by someone I met while incarcerated. After hearing his story I couldn’t help but be moved by his positivity despite the fact that all he had known his entire life was hardship and suffering.
He had grown up in one of California’s toughest neighborhoods and fought to survive the gang life he was born into. When he was 15 he was ordered to commit an armed robbery. In that moment he had to decide if he was more scared of the police or older gang leaders who he’d have to answer to if he didn’t do it. Though he forever regrets his decision that day he was given an adult sentence back in an era when the prosecuting attorney (rather than judge or jury) decided that.
I met him around age 32 when he’d spent almost 2 decades in prison. He had endured level four prison yards, gang wars, isolation, riots, and countless lockdowns. Despite the struggles of his childhood followed by fighting to survive as an adult he believed there was hope.
This song is dedicated to people who feel their pain goes unseen or that they are forgotten and swept aside.”