The Safety Fire has always pushed the boundaries of technical, progressive metal since their inception. With their expansive atmospheres and soaring melodies, it’s easy to see why vocalist Sean McWeeney, bassist Lori Peri, drummer Calvin Smith, and guitarists Derya Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles are now at the forefront of their ever growing genre.
The band released the first single “Huge Hammers” to widespread critical acclaim. The single garnered plays from Zane Lowe amongst others. “Huge Hammers” is the perfect taster to the release of their debut album, “Grind the Ocean”. Mastered by Jens Bogren (well known for his work with such luminaries as Opeth, Katatonia, and Amon Amarth), the album was produced and mixed by guitarist Derya Nagle as part of his “BlackBear Productions”.
To watch the brand new video “Floods Of Colour” from their new album “Grind The Ocean” just click the link below:
Furthermore, The Safety Fire just announced a few European tourdates for October 2012 alongside BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and PERIPHERY, see below:
THU 11. HOLLAND, AMSTERDAM, MELKWEG
FRI 12. GERMANY, COLOGNE, LUXOR
SAT 13. GERMANY, MÜNSTER, SPUTNIKHALLE
SUN 14. DENMARK, COPENHAGEN, LILLE VEGA
TUE 16. SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM, DEBASER SLUSSEN
WED 17. SWEDEN, GOTHENBURG, STICKY FINGERS
THU 18. GERMANY, HAMBURG, LOGO
FRI 19. GERMANY, BERLIN, LIDO
SAT 20. CZECH REP, PRAGUE, ROCK CAFÉ
MON 22. SLOVAKIA, BRATISLAVA, RANDALL CLUB
TUE 23. HUNGARY, BUDAPEST, DÜRER-KERT
WED 24. AUSTRIA, VIENNA, SZENE
THU 25. GERMANY, MUNICH, BACKSTAGE HALLE
SAT 27. ITALY, NOVARA, R’N’R ARENA
SUN 28. SWITZERLAND, ZURICH, DYNAMO
MON 29. GERMANY, STUTTGART, UNIVERSUM
TUE 30. GERMANY, FRANKFURT, BATSCHKAPP
WED 31. FRANCE, PARIS, LA MAROQUINERIE
The band are currently touring the USA.
To celebrate the album’s release, the band is now giving fans the chance to listen to Grind The Ocean in its entirety online.
Heavy Blog Is Heavy.com is also hosting an exclusive Grind The Ocean contest that awards five lucky fans a copy of the album plus a signed poster.
For more details about the contest, to join the listening party and to submit your entry to win, click here.
For more information about the band, check out: