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Following a busy summer of festivals, The Safety Fire has been hard at work writing for a third studio album.
However, the band has also been experimenting with some different arrangements of songs from last years "Mouth Of Swords" and now reveals an acoustic reworking of the track "Wise Hands."
The band had this to say: "Growing up with bands like Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam during the era of MTV-unplugged, we have always had a fondness for acoustic interpretations and versions of songs. This was something we just did for fun but were really happy with how it turned out. With the music being stripped back we felt the video was a fitting portrayal." More...
After bassist Evan Brewer and drummer Alex Rüdinger announced they were leaving The Faceless, Michael Keene had hoped to recover quick enough from that loss to make a European tour with Protest The Hero and The Contortionist.
A press release from Protest The Hero's label announced that The Safety Fire would be replacing the tech-death masters:
"Due to internal band issues, The Faceless have been forced to drop off the upcoming Protest The Hero tour commencing next Friday November 14th in Leipzig, Germany. Replacing The Faceless on the tour will be longtime Protest The Hero friends The Safety Fire. All scheduled dates will be played and The Contortionist will continue to be on all shows." More...
U.K. act The Safety Fire released a new music video for the track "Glass Crush." The song appears on the band's latest release "Mouth of Swords," which is available now through Century Media Records. The band filmed the video on tour with Protest the Hero in the U.S. and Canada, and the it gives a glimpse into the high energy performances which have been impressing audiences for the past few months.
The band also have a string of Summer festivals confirmed, and guitarist Derya 'Dez' Nagle had this to say about them: "Glass Crush is our R'n'B summer time classic, and what better way to celebrate that with a video. We'd like to see some lively dance moves at our summer festival appearances. "
Confirmed dates are:
July 5 - Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth - UK
July 10-14 - UK Tech Fest, Newark - UK
August 16 & 16 - Hevy Fest, Port Lympne - UK
October 2-4 - Euroblast Festival, Cologne - Germany
Check out "Glass Crush" here: More...
This week, our Official Podcast brings you another round of live music recaps. First, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) revisits the burgeoning local metal scene of Lynchburg, Virginia – previously covered here – with a rundown of its newly minted “Thursday Throwdown” series of concerts.
The second show, held at Phase 2 on Thursday, April 17th, presented a compact and delightfully complete ceremony of rock and metal tribute, starting with three-piece cover act Mourn The Illusion, continuing with progressive melodic metallers Unspoken, and culminating with headliners and local hard rock darlings Singleside ("Moving Forward" album review here).
Next up, co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) discusses a recent headlining performance in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by Canadian bizarro-metal wackos Protest The Hero. Check out his thoughts about the bill, which included openers Intervals, eclectic tech-proggers The Safety Fire, and strangely, Detroit thrashers Battlecross.
Finally, your co-hosts react to the recently released single “All Rise” from Wovenwar, the new formation of As I Lay Dying members minus prison-bound frontman Tim Lambesis. Wovenwar features Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar), Josh Gilbert (bass/vocals), and Oh, Sleeper frontman Shane Blay (vocals).
Check out the podcast here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.
Battlecross, which just returned home from a tour in Europe, is now set to hit the road in the States this weekend on a U.S. tour featuring Protest the Hero, The Safety Fire, Intervals, and Night Verses. The first date of the tour is in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, March 1st and wraps up in Amityville, NY on April 6th.
The band comments: "We just had an amazing run with Killswitch Engage and Trivium in Europe and we're stoked to be with them yet again in the US! We're going to have a blast with our fans and hopefully make some new ones!"
The touring doesn't stop here though, as Battlecross will be playing dates with Killswitch Engage and Trivium as well as making a stop at the infamous New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. See the band live on these dates: More...
Kicking off the new year with an extensive run of dates around the world, Night Verses is beyond excited to announce that the band will be supporting Protest The Hero the U.S. starting March 1st in Buffalo, NY.
Frontman Douglas Robinson enthuses “Protest the Hero, Battlecross, Safety Fire, and Intervals are forward thinking bands and we’ve been very fortunate to continue touring with artists who share our ideals at such an early stage in our career.”
Night Verses’ debut album "Lift Your Existence" was released last year and you can see the music video for "Yours" below. More...
Battlecross will hit the road supporting Protest The Hero, The Safety Fire, Intervals, and Night Verses. Dates for the trek are as follows:
Sat/Mar-01 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
Sun/Mar-02 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Mon/Mar-03 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Tue/Mar-04 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
Wed/Mar-05 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
Fri/Mar-07 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Hall
Sat/Mar-08 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Sun/Mar-09 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Mon/Mar-10 Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
Tue/Mar-11 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre & Club
Wed/Mar-12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Fri/Mar-14 Spokane, WA @ The Hop
Sat/Mar-15 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Sun/Mar-16 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
Mon/Mar-17 Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
Tue/Mar-18 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Wed/Mar-19 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Fri/Mar-21 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom
Sat/Mar-22 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Sun/Mar-23 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
Mon/Mar-24 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theatre
Wed/Mar-26 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Thu/Mar-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Fri/Mar-28 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Sat/Mar-29 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggys By The Sea
Sun/Mar-30 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Tue/Apr-01 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Wed/Apr-02 Washington, DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel
Thu/Apr-03 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Fri/Apr-04 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Sat/Apr-05 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
Sun/Apr-06 Amityville, NY @ Revolution More...
The Safety Fire recently returned from an extensive U.S. tour with Between The Buried & Me, The Faceless, and The Contortionist, in support of second album "Mouth Of Swords."
As is the tradition for the band, The Safety Fire documented the entire run and you can now view the video for the title track off the latest album which features footage of life on the road. Check it out below. Guitarist Derya ‘Dez’ Nagle had this to say:
"We had an incredible time touring the US with some amazing friends. It was great to be playing new music again and we can't wait to get on the road again. Our bodies are oiled and are ready to bring a sexual heat to this bitter cold. People of Europe. Prepare yourselves." More...
Between The Buried and Me have done some crazy things, such as playing "Colors" live in its entirety and following the hour-long album with a second complete set of fan-picked favorites. They've also been selling bundles of their latest album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence," that include a full-size BTBAM NASA-themed space suit. It's safe to say that the bar on what constitutes 'crazy' for this band is set rather high. For the whole 35-date tour, which had started on September 13th in North Carolina, the band decided to go full crazy again and perform "Future Sequence," their longest album to date, in its entirety.
Moreover, they were bringing a slew of other near-virtuoso-level bands with them to add even more moments of jaw-dropping to the mix for the show. The Faceless, modern kings of start-stop melodic death metal, The Contortionist, a band pushing the boundaries of metal as much as they push the boundaries of jazz and djent, and The Safety Fire, groove-centric prog lads from overseas, rounded out the lineup. These Herculean feats of skill were all to close out the tour in Nashville, TN on October 25th at The Cannery Ballroom. More...
Progressive metal act The Safety Fire is streaming the entire new release "Mouth of Swords" ahead of the September 2nd (EU) and September 3rd (North America) release date through InsideOutMusic.
The track list is as follows:
1. Mouth Of Swords
2. Glass Crush
4. Beware The Leopard (Jagwar) feat. Tommy Rogers
5. Red Hatchet (see music video)
6. Wise Hands
7.? The Ghosts That Wait For Spring
8. I Am Time, The Destroyer
9. Old Souls
Check it out here: More...
Progressive Nation is hitting the high seas in 2014! The inaugural sailing will occur on February 18th - 22nd 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas. The lineup includes:
Transatlantic, Portnoy Sheehan Macalpine Sherinian, Jon Anderson, Adrian Belew's Power Trio, Devin Townsend, King's X, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, Pain Of Salvation, Riverside, Animals As Leaders, The Safety Fire, Tony Harnell & Bumblefoot, Bigelf, Beardfish, The Dear Hunter, Haken, Jolly And Next To None
Progressive Nation founder Mike Portnoy elaborates:
"In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called 'Progressive Nation' and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.
"Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas! But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER A DOZEN of today's greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists! (and there may be one or two more still to be confirmed)
"Myself and my former DT bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the annual Kiss Cruise to name a few) as well as our friends at InsideOut Music and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of Progressive Nation at Sea Feb 18th thru 22nd 2014. More...
Progressive metallers The Safety Fire are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming second
album "Mouth Of Swords" on the 3rd of September. Now the band is pleased to reveal the next track to be taken from the record. Check out the Jamie Carter directed video for "Yellowism" below.
The Safety Fire also has upcoming U.S. and U.K. tour dates in support of new album "Mouth of Swords." Dates are available after the jump. More...
London-based progressive metal band The Safety Fire recently revealed "Red Hatchet," the first track to be taken from forthcoming album "Mouth Of Swords," which is due out on 2nd September.
The Safety Fire is now pleased to release the official music video for said track, which was filmed and directed by Jamie Carter. Guitarist and producer Derya 'Dez' Nagle had this to say about the video:
"We had so much fun recording and writing the album in vests and cut offs we thought it would be the best way to capture the energy of the song visually for all the world to see. Also we all have great legs, so it was just an excuse to show off our sexy pins."
The band also recently announced tour dates in support of "Mouth of Swords." Dates are available after the jump. More...
Between the Buried and Me will be embarking on a headlining tour across North America this Fall. This tour will be the first time the band will be performing "The Parallax," both parts I and II, in their entirety (check out our reviews of part I and part II).
Joining the band for this tour will be The Faceless, The Contortionist, and The Safety Fire. The tour is scheduled to begin on September 13th in North Carolina and will wind its way across the U.S. and Western/Central Canada before wrapping up in Tennessee on October 25th. More...
Last week saw the announcement of London-based progressive metallers The Safety Fire's forthcoming sophomore album, "Mouth of Swords," and the band is now excited to reveal the first track. Entitled "Red Hatchet", this is the first taste of new music since the band's debut album "Grind The Ocean: was released last year.
Guitarist/producer Derya "Dez" Nagle had this to say about the track: "We are so excited we can finally share some new music with everyone. We are all so incredibly proud of this album and feel 'Red Hatchet' is a great introduction to 'Mouth Of Swords'. Get hyped, stay ajeysie."
"Mouth Of Swords" is set to be released on September 2nd in Europe and September 3rd in North America via InsideOut Music. The track listing is:
1. Mouth Of Swords
2. Glass Crush
4. Beware The Leopard (Jagwar) feat. Tommy Rogers of Between the Buried and Me
5. Red Hatchet
6. Wise Hands
7. The Ghosts That Wait For Spring
8. I Am Time, The Destroyer
9. Old Souls More...
London progressive metallers The Safety Fire are excited to announce the release of their forthcoming second album, "Mouth Of Swords," on September 3rd in North America via InsideOut Music.
The band has been hard at work on the album for the past few months, and vocalist Sean McWeeney had this to say about the completion of the record: "Since our first album we've all concentrated more on having awesome haircuts and facial hair. Does that go some way to explaining why 'Mouth of Swords' is shit hot? Some may suggest so. But all I know is I'm on it and that's enough for most people. This album is pure gold, and will be priced accordingly."
Guitarist and producer Derya "Dez" Nagle had this to add about the release announcement and album recording: "I must have said 'there is no topping Winger's 1988 classic 'Winger' on a daily basis during the recording process. I've never been wrong about anything in my whole life, so it was a rather humbling experience to realize that what we were creating was in fact better than Winger's 1988 classic, 'Winger.' I felt like a bozo deluxe. After awhile I came to accept that we had created the best album of all time, ever, in the history of known time. The burden of holding such musical gold was too much for us to handle and the band agreed to release it through InsideOut Music, on September 3rd. I'd like to think the music can speak for itself, but music can't speak, so I'll speak on its behalf. Hello. I hope you enjoy me." More...
London progressive metallers The Safety Fire have been hard at work on their forthcoming second album and have been documenting the process through a studio diaries.
The fourth and final studio diary has now been released, and it shows the band enlisting the help of what has been dubbed the "Vest Choir." Check it out below.
Guitarist and producer Derya "Dez" Nagle comments about this uniquely dressed choir: "Nothing says community like a bunch of dudes hanging out in vests. If said dudes all decide to sing and shout in unison all the better. I would argue that church choirs would be much more popular if they encouraged members to wear vests. Vests are the future." More...
It was recently announced that London-based progressive metallers The Safety Fire had entered the studio to begin recording a forthcoming second album, and the band has revealed the first in a series of studio diaries documenting that process.
First up are the drums, which were tracked at Middle Farm Studios in Devon. Guitarist and producer Derya "Dez" Nagle had this to say about The Safety Fire's time in the studio: "Calvin hit the drums a lot. We were all very impressed by how much and how well he hit the drums. He was very humble about the whole thing, but there was an overwhelming feeling that we all witnessed something very special. It was the start of a new movement, the humblist was born." More...
Progressive metallers The Safety Fire will enter London's The Dairy studio in mid-March to record their sophomore album and follow-up to "Grind The Ocean."
This currently untitled release will be produced again by the band's own Derya "Dez" Nagle (guitar). In regards to this upcoming album, Dez comments:
"We are extremely excited to be heading back into the studio to record the follow-up to our debut album, 'Grind The Ocean.' We have done some amazing tours in the last year and have really grown as a band.
"We are just really hyped about the new material. It has been great to get into this creative headspace. I'll try to avoid all the usual band clichés of saying how this album will be 'heavier and more melodic than the first,' but what I will say is this will be the best album of all time. Ever." More...
The Safety Fire was due to kick off a run of U.K. shows with The Faceless on January 30th, but the band has now checked in with the following announcement about canceling the tour:
"Due to Visa issues with The Faceless, our forthcoming tour has unfortunately been cancelled. Refunds for tickets are available from your place of purchase. Thank you to all of our fans who bought tickets for these shows. We will try to make it up to you as soon as possible."
Michael Keene of The Faceless also comments: "We unfortunately will have to reschedule our upcoming dates in the UK. We were not granted work visas and therefore, cannot make it over. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and we will make up the dates as soon as possible." More...