Queen City Productions is proud to present:
Born Of Osiris
Fit For A King, Gideon, Currents
324 South Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806
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Born Of Osiris
Fit For A King
Solid State Recording artists, Fit For A King have announced a new album, Slave To Nothing, to be released October 14th. Produced by Will Putney (Suicide Silence, Miss May I) Slave To Nothing promises to be their biggest sounding and most cohesive work to date. Although composed of a humble and unassuming quartet in their early 20’s, this is not a statement to be taken lightly.
Smashing onto the Solid State roster with their 2013 release Creation/Destruction, Fit For A King had the BIGGEST album debut in the history of the label (which is no small feat considering their catalogue also includes heavyweights such as Underoath, August Burns Red and Demon Hunter). Well exceeding expectations the band found themselves in the enviable position of #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.
Musically Absolute Punk noted the bands ability in “churning out high quality, apocalyptic 3-minute breakdowns.” This is a somewhat simplified summation of their sound, as in addition to the metallic assault, there are melodic moments, grave atmospherics and messages of faith throughout.
Another of the band’s strengths is in their live show and unending enthusiasm for the road. Composed of Ryan Kirby (vocals), Bobby Lynge (guitar), Jared Easterling (drums) and newest member Ryan O’Leary (bass/clean vocals), Fit For A King has crisscrossed the nation repeatedly since signing to Solid State. This includes supporting acts including For Today, Upon A Burning Body, Attila, Like Moths To Flames, Stray From The Path, Impending Doom, and making a stop on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour.
This experience and the members world view has expanded through their travels, which in turn has informed the new album’s lyrics. Speaking on the overall lyrical theme for Slave To Nothing Kirby reveals “since getting signed and becoming a full-time touring band we have become very cognizant of addiction in its many forms. We encounter very different types of people on our travels and it is apparent that many people out there are addicted to something. This can be drugs or alcohol of course but it also is money, fame and even happiness.”
Songs like “Hooked” on Slave To Nothing delve into the topic of happiness as the vocalist explains “It’s become a prevalent attitude in society to put yourself first, even if your happiness is at the expense of someone else’s.”
“Hooked” stands in line with one of the central themes on Slave To Nothing as Kirby states “we aren’t in this for money, especially in the current state of music. We aren’t driven by the need for fame or excesses as a band. We aren’t slaves to any of that behavior; we are just excited to play our music for people. That being said, even though we write about faith, these also aren’t happy Christian songs. We struggle just like anyone who connects through our music.”
Some of these struggles have come through the loss of friends in the recent past. “Young & Undeserving” deals with O’Leary losing a close friend to substance abuse. “That passing was devastating to Tuck (O’Leary’s nickname within the band) but it’s also the questioning of what comes after that is central in that song. We are told that good Christians are assured a place in the afterlife but how could someone who is a good person, regardless of religion not be allowed in as well?”
In addition to the lyrical themes, the band says Will Putney’s input as a producer also helped the progression on the new album. On the musical differences found with Slave To Nothing, Kirby notes “we were very green when we recorded the other albums. Performance wise we were tight but after getting signed we didn’t have much experience in experimenting in the studio or developing the songs. This time around working with Will, he really gave input and above the board dedication to make this record great! Some of that input ranged from being honest enough to tell us to trash certain riffs because we could do better to even noticing repetition of the word ‘me’ in a verse and suggesting revisions.”
While fans attending the band’s sets during Warped Tour have gotten some previews of the forthcoming album, Fit For A King have confirmed tour dates from August well into Spring 2015. Slave To Nothing is coming, don’t miss it.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama brings us Gideon, an aggressive, melodic hardcore band with an already impressive repertoire. Well-placed gang vocals and a powerful front man set Gideon apart from many of their peers, while the band as a whole, whose members have been playing together only since 2008, come off sounding like seasoned pros. Their Facedown debut "Costs" (engineered by Brian Hood) will be released on March 1, 2011 and will be supported by non stop touring including Facedown Fest in Pomona, CA (April) and Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, IL (July).
Sometimes time is the missing ingredient needed in order for an idea to come to fruition. Such is the case with rising metalcore/djent band Currents, who after forming in 2011 spent the next few years discovering their identity and evolving into the thriving band they are today. After a change in vocalist in 2015, adding Brian Wille to the group, Jeff Brown (drums), Chris Wiseman (guitar), Ryan Castaldi (guitar) and Dee Cronkite (bass) solidified their lineup with members who shared a common current of energy that moved through one another towards the same vision.
That vision will come to light on the band's debut album due out this summer. Speaking of the forthcoming record, Brown says "it's definitely dark lyrically. Although some of the leads and drums might make it more upbeat. Over all the album is about Brian's thoughts and fighting his demons. We left all the vocals up to him so he could have full creative control. It turned out awesome and we are super proud of it. The instruments came together over 2 years of writing. We went into the studio with over 50 songs and ideas and left with 13 songs we believed were our best work."
The upcoming record will mark Currents' debut, full-length album, following two previous EPs with their former vocalist. The release also finds them partnering with their new label, SharpTone Records, which is home to contemporaries like Atilla, Emmure, Miss May I, We Came As Romans and While She Sleeps among others.
Brown adds, "SharpTone Records is an absolute dream come true. Every single band has a dream of getting signed. However, getting signed nowadays doesn't mean much without the right people behind you. We waited and passed on many offers before talking with Shawn (Keith) and Sal (Torres) at SharpTone. These two guys have a genuine love and passion for music. That then translated to our band and we could tell that they were in this for the long haul. The relationship has been nothing short of amazing and we can't wait to see what the future holds."
After biding their time, the future looks bright as Currents embark on what will undoubtedly be their most successful and busiest year to date!
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