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Years of Fire

From: Cleveland, OH, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Years of Fire News

Below is our complete Years of Fire news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

System Divide Posts New Music Online

SYSTEM DIVIDE, the brand new extreme modern metal band featuring members of ABORTED, DISTORTED, MALIGNANCY and ANTENORA, has completed work on a new EP, entitled "The Collapse." The effort was produced and engineered by guitarist Cole Martinez and was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (ABORTED, MERCENARY, RAUNCHY, HATESPHERE, VOLBEAT). The band has posted two new songs, "(n) Ether" and "Purity In Imperfection," from their upcoming EP on their MySpace page. More...

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Indy Metal Fest Sponsor Shakes Out, Fest To Go On

Just days before this high-voltage metal event takes off, one of the sponsors of the Indy Metal Fest backed out of the deal. Indie label Chavis Records (home to Sonic X and Quiet Riot), who has offered a hand in sponsoring the event since April, has failed to mandatory fees and has left presenting sponsor Blind Prophecy Records to pick up their bill. Now that Chavis has been knocked off the event, the stage at Birdie's Live will no longer be called the Chavis Records Stage, but will rather take on Blind Prophecy's name instead.

The event, powered by Blind Prophecy Records, is slated to cram two venues with over a dozen prime metal acts, including Obituary, Alabama Thunderpussy, Daath, and Blind Prophecy's very own Years of Fire and Pain Principle.

On Saturday, September 22, Indianapolis Metal Fest will blast off in the KOC Grand Ballroom (all ages) and across the street at Birdie's Live (21 and up). Official band time slots will be posted in the coming weeks at indianapolismetalfest.com. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day-of-show.

Double stage metal show -- 9/22/07 - 12 p.m. - Indianapolis, IN

Here is the current band roster:

Obituary (all ages)
Full Blown Chaos
Alabama Thunderpussy
Temple of Brutality (ft Dave Ellefson (Megadeth), Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.)
Beneath the Sky
Years of Fire
Pain Principle

And many more.

Visit www.indianapolismetalfest.com for a complete listing

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Blind Prophecy Sets Up Worldwide Distro Deals

Independent metal label Blind Prophecy Records has set into motion a takeover of global proportions. After mere months in the market, label Presidents James and Shelley McComas sealed distribution deals in all of North America (Caroline through Candlelight Records), Europe (European affiliates through Plastic Head) and Japan (Asian Alliance). Kicking off with the first two releases this October (Japan) and November (North America, Europe) for Scarpoint and Pain Principle, Blind Prophecy Records will serve up the sickest new metal albums in these regions.

Established in 2007 out of Ft Myers, FL, the husband and wife team have searched far and wide for standout aggressive acts to sign to the label. After scouring the scene, Blind Prophecy quickly struck gold, adding genuine metal gems from urban U.S. (Years of Fire, Cleveland, OH) to Eastern Europe (Scarpoint, Stockholm, Sweden). Their growing roster features a sturdy line-up of metal bands set to swarm the planet, each with a distinctive sound.

Blind Prophecy's roster is fully loaded with artists experienced in the scene and in the studio. Years of Fire, co-founded by guitarst Jason Hager of Chimaira fame, also features the former bassist of Ringworm. Members of Pain Principle ran a lengthy jaunt with Andrew WK. In addition, Blind Prophecy bands have teamed up with top-of-the-line producers. Swedish act Scarpoint crafted their upcoming album alongside Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames) while Pain Principle recorded with Eric Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore, Cannibal Corpse) and End of the Rope is slated to hit the studio with Jim Morris (Lacuna Coil, Trans-Siberian Orchestra). Blind Prophecy's newest addition, EkoTren. teamed up with Paul Trust (Diecast, Endo) for their 2007 EP, 'Destroying the American Dream,' and will join Trust again for their upcoming full-length debut. At press time the label is in negotiation with two larger artists. With a stellar starting line-up and ambitious intentions, Blind Prophecy Records and is quickly becoming a global force to be reckoned with.

Planned releases from Blind Prophecy Records (available worldwide) include:

Scarpoint – The Silence We Deserve – 10/10/07 (Japan) 11/06/07 (Europe & North America)
Pain Principle – Waiting for the Flies – 10/10/07 (Japan) 11/06/07 (Europe & North America)
Coming 2008: EkoTren, End of the Rope, Years of Fire

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Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX Announces Undercard

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX has announced that the majority of our undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining bands and 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not quite all of them. There will be more undercard announcements in a few days.

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX The Undercard: More...

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Corporate Punishment Forms Extreme Music Imprint

Corporate Punishment has joined forces with Ruins of Old Management’s James and Shelley McComas to form Diabolus Music, a new imprint specializing in extreme Metal and Hardcore.

The first releases from Diabolus Music/Corporate Punishment Records will be Waiting for the Flies, the Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore) produced national debut from Florida underground favorites Pain Principle (ex-Andrew WK), in stores May 15th, and a re-recorded version of Years of Fire's (ex-Chimaira, Ringworm, Ascension) Visceral Departure (originally released on Thorp Records), in stores in July.

Pain Principle has been added as support to the upcoming Skinlab/Will Haven tour, and have lined up the following dates:

Mar 23 The Trocadero - Philadelphia w/ Years of Fire, Bella Morte
May 11-12 Milwaukee Metalfest XIX - Waukesha Expo Center, Waukesha, WI
(Corporate Punishment/Diabolus 2nd stage with Years of Fire, Broken Teeth, 3 Mile Scream, Mastery, and more.)

Years of Fire have lined up the following dates:

May 22 Coconuts - Dayton, OH
Mar 23 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA w/ Pain Principle, Bella Morte
Mar 24 The Underground - Sandusky, OH
Apr 20 The Sons of Italy - Torrington, CT w/ Everything’s Ruined
Apr 21 Club Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Everything’s Ruined
Apr 28 The Hangout - Edinboro, PA w/ Everything’s Ruined
Apr 29 The Billiards Club - Columbus, OH w/ Everything’s Ruined
May 11-12 Milwaukee Metalfest XIX - Waukesha Expo Center, Waukesha, WI
(Corporate Punishment/Diabolus 2nd stage with Pain Principle, Broken Teeth, 3 Mile Scream, Mastery, and more.)

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Years of Fire Holding Frontman Auditions

Years Of Fire (ex-Chimaira) are still seeking a new frontman, those interested in auditioning can find more details here.

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Years Of Fire Signs To Thorp Records

Thorp Records has announced the signing of Cleveland metal destroyers Years Of Fire. Formed by Jason Hager (co-founder and ex-guitarist for Chimaira) and also featuring ex-members of Ringworm (Ben Hollowell) and Ascension (Chris Wood), Years Of Fire is honed with the fires of strong experience in metal songwriting. According to the press release, "Years Of Fire embodies the spirit of true American metal and will appeal to fans of Chimaira, God Forbid, Lamb Of God, and Slayer." Their Thorp Records debut, "Visceral Departure" is due in stores August 8th. You can download an MP3 for "In The Eyes Of God" now.

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