Listen to the new song from Angels in Fire – In the Summer
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
We wound up in this place in an effort to please the ancient Metal Gods. Like Jesus went to Hell and Psyche went to the realm of Hades, we went to fire; so that we would better understand how to burn.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
We are working on new songs in the studio and we are putting together a DVD of live performances and comedic out-takes. We have lots of shows this fall, check out www.angelsinfire.com for details.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
I started writing “In the Summer” during the winter of 2011. It was the worst we had had in a long time. I was so sick of shoveling, sick of the whole thing, so much that I started dreaming of summer festivals, hot July air, sweating all over my instrument in the hot sun, camping and drinking beer. A lot better than winter and that’s what that song is all about.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
Honestly, the primordial soundscape that supports explosive guitar antics mixed into solid song structure pleases the Metal Gods in a very special way that is only obtained when angels are subjected to fire.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
There is no “one” hard challenge. It’s all hard. My dad used to say, “if it was easy, everyone would do it.”
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Well, I’d say having our drummer quit, our studio robbed and vandalized all in the same week (two days before being scheduled to begin recording on our first EP) was a healthy dose of disappointment. I think to myself, anything in this world with any true value or worth will have forces, seen and unseen, that exist to undo your efforts. So, that kind of bad luck can almost be seen as a validation of the potential greatness you are trying to achieve. Looking at it that way makes you even more determined to succeed.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Psychological vampires, frauds, people that want to help you as long as you stop being you, stay away from naysayers and unsupportive lovers. Things like that are bad for us.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Don’t let the pain and injustice of this life encapsulate your heart in a concrete tomb. And if you have, crack it open – it’s better to bleed in pain and feel than just to be numb. It’s good for us. It’s what makes us human.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
My favorite way to promote the band is through live performance. After that, nothing like a quality recording and quality videos and social media.