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YEAR FORMED: 2005
HOME TOWN: Cleveland, OH
Chris Wood (vocals)
Jason Hager (guitar)
Cole Martinez (guitar)
Ben Hollowell (bass)
Brian Hanculak (drums)
Formed in the spring of 2005 by ex-Chimaira guitarist/co-founder and former Shenoah guitarist and founder Jason Hager, Cleveland, Ohio's YEARS OF FIRE is a band on a simple mission - To destroy everything in their path and to show people what metal is all about!
The name YEARS OF FIRE was taken from Hager's old band Ascension which he was in with Chimaira guitarist Matt DeVries and Years Of Fire's vocalist Chris Wood. "The Years Of Fire" was the title of the first "real" non-demo release I ever put out, since I've explored other areas of music and have found myself pulled back to my roots, it's only right to pay tribute to a time where it all started and where I came from." Says Hager.
However Years Of Fire is more than just one man's vision - it is five individuals coming together as one beast lashing out at the world in the only way they know how. Guitarist Cole Martinez and Hager belt out riff after brutalizing riff, feeding off of each other adding their own influence to each others ideas to make it an even more devastating display of aggression. The music is held together an taken to an explosive level by the drumming of Brian Hanculak and bassist Ben Hollowell (ex Ringworm/Shenoah). Together the four of them create a sound that hits you like a cheap sucker punch and keeps pounding you till the very last note.
This can only be topped off by vocalist Chris Wood who's vocal styling is just as unique as his intense stage presence. Wood's voice has a level of brutality that is matched by very few. Intelligent lyrics belted out in a way that reeks of hospitality and pure conviction.
Years Of Fire just recently entered Conquistador Studios in Cleveland, Ohio which is owned by Martinez to record their debut EP. The five songs captured in that time are definitely leaving their mark on the music world. When word first got out about the band forming expectations we're high, and by the reaction of the fans it's safe to say that Years Of Fire not only lived up to the expectations but exceeding them.
With everything going on in the world today, and with all the current fashionable trends popping up in metal the time is right for Years Of Fire. We live in aggressive times of war and fear of what tomorrow may bring and the people need something that puts sound to their emotions. Years Of Fire are creating the soundtrack to the feelings people have inside of them and giving them something that they can relate to in their own personal lives. Simply put , there's no eyeliner, no bullshit, just pure 100% American Made Metal! These are indeed the Years Of Fire!