Behind the Song
Age of Fire
Formed in South Florida in 1988, Age of Fire set out to create their own style of Heavy Metal. To date, they have music that touches on thrash, symphonic, melodic and progressive metal. Having played clubs throughout the East Coast and Florida, they disbanded in 1991 but were resurrected by founding member Greg Brown in 2018. Since then, their music has been heard on over 1,000 traditional and satellite radio stations around the world.
The band continues to be featured in international media including Metal Hammer (Portugal), The Metal Mag (Europe), Fireworks (UK), Hard Music Base (Slovakia), Permafrost (Norway), Dead Rhetoric (USA/Sweden), Bunker (Russia), Iron Backstage (USA), Battlehelm (USA/UK/Sweden), High Speed Hangover (UK), Encyclopaedia Metallum (Canada) and Megadeth’s Megacruise. They are endorsed by Solar guitars and Dirtbag clothing.
For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!
Heavy, melodic, memorable.
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.
Yes (LOL). All of it. It's so symbiotic. I love to write the music most of all but it is with the intent of sharing it with people, moving and connecting people.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
Love the studio. For our latest EP, "Through the Tempest" we used a producer for the very first time. It was great working with J.J. Williams. It really helped going in and just focus working on playing and not doing double duty. It's so important to lock down your tone, tempi and moods, everything.
Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?
I'm a huge space/astronomy nerd. I'm either reading articles, observing on my own telescope or sharing time remotely on other scopes around the world. The vastness of space is very humbling.
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
Todd La Torre singer from Queensryche. He really had big shoes to fill when replacing Geoff Tate and he crushes it. Great attitude, amazing voice and really breathe new life in a band that has been around for awhile. The three albums with him on it are great. Check them out if you haven't heard them. His solo album "Rejoice in the Suffering" was one of my favorite albums from last year.
Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?
That's probably from my solo catalog which is a tune called "Love". It is also on my GCB compilation album coming out July 30 on Soman Records. It was written and recorded when I was dealing with cancer years ago and I just let it out. It really inspired me to pick up my electric again and really start writing new music for it. It's a complete improv and I just let it fly.
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?
Always writing. We hope to have some shows starting in late Summer/Early fall. We are in rehearsals as we speak but also have other commitments to take care of prior. Can't wait to take this new music to the stage and share with everyone. The rehearsals are like lightning. Can't wait for you to see it!
Tell us where fans can access your music.