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City Of Fire Reveals Self-Titled Debut Album Detail

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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:

1. CARVE YOUR NAME
2. GRAVITY
3. RISING
4. A MEMORY
5. SPIRIT GUIDE
6. COITUS INTERRUPTUS
7. HANYA
8. EMERALD
9. HOLLOW LAND
10. DARK TIDES
11.) RAIN

City of Fire’s self-titled debut release is also the flagship project of ShoStroud Productions, who are currently working on developing other artists.

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