It was recently announced that London-based progressive metallers The Safety Fire had entered the studio to begin recording their forthcoming second album, and the band have revealed the first in a series of studio diaries documenting that process.
First up are the drums which were tracked at Middle Farm Studios in Devon. Guitarist and producer Derya ‘Dez’ Nagle had this to say about their time in the studio:
“Calvin hit the drums a lot. We were all very impressed by how much and how well he hit the drums. He was very humble about the whole thing, but there was an overwhelming feeling that we all witnessed something very special. It was the start of a new movement, the humblist was born.”
You can see video evidence of Calvin hitting the drums a lot here – http://youtu.be/_zAqIcpKJUM
It was also recently revealed that The Safety Fire would be appearing on BBC quiz show Eggheads, hosted by Jeremy Vine. While the episode won’t be airing till later this year, the band has posted the audition tape which they shot in order to take part. You can check that out here: http://youtu.be/oFBFSWZX6co
The bands currently untitled new release is being produced again by the band’s own Derya “Dez” Nagle (guitar), who previously worked with Frank Turner (MONGOL HORDE), RISE TO REMAIN, and THE HAARP MACHINE.
To purchase THE SAFETY FIRE’s debut, Grind The Ocean, please head over to CM Distro at
If you still haven’t heard the album, click here: http://youtu.be/IYJLiXYB2Mk to watch the video for the album track “DMB (FDP).”
Read on for a few reviews of Grind The Ocean:
“Right now the UK progressive metal scene is extremely healthy, and the emergence of THE SAFETY FIRE is about to provide another boost.” —METAL HAMMER
“Complex forwarding thinking metal…You have to be pretty damned good to stand out from the crowd these days. London crowd THE SAFETY FIRE do so by using the oldest trick in the book – by writing proper, solid songs.” — ROCK SOUND
“If you’re on the lookout for great progressive metal in 2012, these guys come highly recommended.” — GUITAR WORLD.com
“‘Grind The Ocean’ is soothing yet fierce, familiar yet unexpected, and a great debut.” — HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY.com
“THE SAFETY FIRE’s music is dynamic and diverse throughout each song, able to capture and maintain a listener’s attention across their multiple 6-minute epics.” — METAL SUCKS.net
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