“Right Now” is the time for Fire From The Gods. The band has just released its new album, American Sun, via Eleven Seven Music and Rise Records. The album arrives in conjunction with the start of their arena tour with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH.
There is a flurry of activity surrounding the five-piece. The single “Right Now” has already racked up over 1.15 million Spotify streams and is currently climbing the active rock charts. The band also previously released the songs “Truth To The Weak (Not Built To Collapse)” and “Make You Feel It.”
Fire From The Gods have quickly generated a following since the release of their first two singles, seeing an 223% growth in monthly listeners and 51K new followers in less than 3 months, with a total of over 3 million streams and 1.5 million video views, and placement on major playlists such as Spotfiy’s Rock Hard, New Metal Tracks, Adrenaline Workout, and Apple’s Breaking Hard Rock and Metal.
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 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 will also make their arena debut supporting Five Finger Death Punch along with Three Days Grace and Bad Wolves. The trek runs through December 15 in Omaha, Nebraska. All dates are below.
Five Finger Death Punch have shown a steadfast and unwavering commitment to nurturing the rock scene by inviting up and coming acts on tour and by sharing their high-profile platform with newcomers. Bands such as Nothing More, Bad Wolves, and From Ashes to New have all enjoyed a major boost to their respective careers by opening for 5FDP. Each has since gone on to establish themselves as major players in the genre.
Fire From The Gods are the most recent artist to support 5FDP and they’re ready for liftoff. Armed with a new album packed with incendiary, thought-provoking, and moshpit-inciting anthems, Fire From The Gods’ moment is here and it’s “right now.”
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.”
FIRE FROM THE GODS ON TOUR:
WITH FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, THREE DAYS GRACE, BAD WOLVES:
11/15 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center
11/16 – FT. Meyer, FL – Hertz Arena
11/18 – Jacksonville, FL – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
11/20 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
11/22 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
11/23 – Chattanooga, TN – McKenzie Arena
11/26 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
11/27 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
11/29 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
11/30 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
12/2 – Norfolk, VA – Ted Constant Convocation Center
12/3 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
12/5 – Toledo, OH – The Huntington Center
12/6 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
12/8 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
12/9 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
12/11 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center
12/12 – Duluth, MN – Amsoil Arena
12/14 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
12/15 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center