City Of Fire
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Below is our complete City 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.
City Of Fire, featuring Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell, has premiered its new music video for the song "Bad Motivator" with Metal Hammer. The song appears on the band's sophomore LP "Trial Through Fire" in late 2012.
Check out "Bad Motivator" here:
City of Fire has taken to crowdfunding of it's second album. The band's Pledge Music campaign to secure funding for their second album, surpassed 113% in just 10 days, but is still ongoing. To thank all fans who supported the cause, Burton C Bell has released the following statement:
"Dear Friends! Thank you all for your kind generosity and support. This is a beginning of a new era, not just for City Of Fire, but also for the music industry as well. Thanks to the intertron (world wide web), City Of Fire is able to reach out to those that want to see “their” band get ahead, through actual contributions from it’s followers.
"I am, (as well as Byron, Sho, and Bob), impressed, amazed, and humbled ALL at the same time. We can will make this happen, on our own terms, to deliver an album that will be expected by our fans. I wish I had this opportunity when I started my music career 20 years ago. We will keep you all updated on our progress.
The band's next target is now 200%. Now at 129%, the campaign will end in 61 days. Visit the band's Pledge Music pagefor more details.
City of Fire has checked in with the following update about entering the studio to record new material:
"Hey twits! City of Fire is in the studio working on a few surprises that will be ready for your enjoyment starting this December. If you'd like to follow the process and to stay in touch with all things COF, join us on Twitter. That's right folks, COF has joined the 21st century. Move over, Lindsay Lohan!"
City of Fire has issued the following recap of the band's recent Australian tour dates:
"CoF would like to thank Soulfly, Incite and all of the tour crew for making their first Australian tour this September as successful and enjoyable as it was. And, of course, much love to the beautiful people of Australia that came out to support the shows.
"The band had such a great time with you all that they're already planning a trip back for April/May of next year. Lock up your daughters. Also, thanks to Mr. Jed Simon for joining us on guitar for this tour. Our ears are still ringing."
City of Fire, which features vocalist Burton C. Bell, has posted a new music video online for the song "Rising," which can be viewed below.
Incite has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming Australian tour alongside Soulfly and City of Fire:
"If you favor metal in its most primal form, then prepare yourself, because this line-up is what you’ve been waiting for. Soulfly will team up with City of Fire and Incite for a triple International tour of the nation, starting September 7.
"Most bands slow down with age – not Soulfly. More than 10 years since their self-titled debut album became a genre classic (and achieved Gold sales), they’re back, and they’re bringing their brutal heavy metal assault to the masses, showcasing their seventh album, Omen. Led by former Sepultura frontman, Max Cavalera, Soulfly have become an even fiercer, fierier and more furious metallic monster. More...
Canadian act City of Fire has announced the following upcoming live shows:
7/11 2010 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
9/4 2010Bodega Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
9/5 2010 The Kings Arms Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
9/11 2010 Anu Bar Canberra, ACT, AUSTRALIA
9/12 2010 HQ Complex Adelaide, SA, AUSTRALIA
9/14 2010 Club Capitol Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA
10/2 2010 Millenium Hall Cardiff, Wales, GB
10/3 2010 New Civic Wolverhampton, GB
10/4 2010 Rock City Nottingham, GB
10/5 2010 Academy 3 Manchester, GB
10/7 2010 Cathouse Glasgow, Scotland, GB
10/8 2010 corporation Sheffield, South York, UNITED KINGDOM
10/9 2010 Thekla Bristol, Southwest, GB
10/10 2010 Underworld London, GB
10/11 2010 SUB 89 READING, UK
You can also hear samples of City of Fire's music via the band's MySpace page.
Tribal influenced metal outfit Soulfly has announced a string of headlining tour dates in Australia, that will kick off this September. Support on the trek will come from City Of Fire and Incite. The tour is in support of the band's new studio album, "Omen" which is out now through Roadrunner Records.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Hard Rock experimentalists City of Fire pay homage to the vibrant city in which the band was formed, Vancouver, BC, with their self-titled debut release. City of Fire’s debut album was released on the band’s website, cityoffire.com, on Saturday August 15th, with a full-scale release to be announced shortly.
Although they are relatively young as a band, City of Fire has plenty of musical experience; Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) on vocals, and Byron Stroud (Zimmer’s Hole, Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad) on bass, with Ian White, vocals/guitar, Terry "Sho" Murray (Shocore), guitar, and Bob Wagner (Shocore, Econoline Crush), drums, rounding out the lineup. The band’s self-titled debut was recorded over a two-month period in the band’s hometown of Vancouver, at the Factory Studios and Profile Sound.
“I have always loved Vancouver,” explains vocalist, Burton C. Bell. “During this session, my eyes were intensely aware that Vancouver is vibrant with life, like a raging fire. This is where the name of the band came from. I was inspired like never before, and I believe it shows accordingly on this City of Fire debut.”
City of Fire finds its roots in everything from metal, to hard rock, to punk, but most of all, the mountain lined countryside, and everyday life, in one of the West Coast’s most beautiful cities, Vancouver.
The 11-song debut was produced by Terry “Sho” Murray and City of Fire, and features a special vocal appearance by Chris “Lord Heathen” Valago of Zimmer’s Hole.
The cover art to the debut album can be viewed here.
The track list for "City of Fire" is as follows: More...
City of Fire, the new band featuring Fear Factory members Burton Bell and Byron Stroud, are currently streaming a new song online. The track "A Memory" can be heard on the band's MySpace page.