FIRE FROM THE GODS are truly hitting the ground running. Some are compelled to put a label on the band and often it doesn’t fit their unique sound. Rap metal, nu metal, hardcore, or a combination of all of the above still doesn’t define this undefinable band. The quintet’s unique approach to music delivers a familiar but original sound. Calling Austin, Texas home, the band has set out to bring a bigger, more important message to metal that they feel has been lacking. Lead vocalist AJ Channer had this to say about the upcoming record:
“This album is the personal narrative of a minority man living in major cities and being American, 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.”
It’s easy to hear when listening to any of these songs that a message is their purpose and it’s delivered with immense passion. The band has just released ‘Narrative Retold’ which is Fire From The God’s second record and their debut on Rise Records. The album released on May 19th. This album has all of the songs from their previous release ‘Narrative’ (2016) while also adding two brand new tracks that were recorded in the studio with Jonathon Davis of Korn. We were able to catch up with AJ during prior to their performance at Carolina Rebellion in Concord, North Carolina. We talked about the bands message and lyrical content, working with Jonathon Davis and his influences as an artist.