Letters From The Fire-Letters From The Fire-CDEP-FLAC-2014-FORSAKEN
Artist : Letters From The Fire
Album : Letters From The Fire
Label : Independent
Genre : Hard Rock
Source : CDEP
Street Date : 2014-08-19
Quality : 1022kbps / 44.1kHz / 2 channels
Encoder : FLAC 1.2.1
Size : 132.96 MB
Time : 17:18 min
Url : http://lettersfromthefire.net/
1. Zombies In The Sun 3:32
2. Eleanor Rigby 2:50
3. This Moment 3:21
4. Waiting 4:12
5. Zombies In The Sun (Acoustic) 3:23
In 2003, Metallica brought their Summer Sanitarium Tour to the
Candlestick Park. It was this day that Mike Keller, founding
member of Letters From The Fire, realized what he wanted to do in
life. He wanted to rock. “Watching Metallica, along with Limp
Bizkit, Linkin Park, the Deftones and Mudvayne up on that stage…
it just hit me that I wanted to be doing that one day,” Keller
admits. Keller’s high school buddy, Grayson Hurd, had the same
epiphany a few months later watching Linkin Park’s Meteora World
Tour. Being two of the only people in their circle of friends
that played guitar, the pair found a garage and started spending
time between school and football practice jamming together.
After a few years of casually playing, Keller and Hurd decided to
give their dreams a real shot. In January 2007, they played their
first show under the name of Park Lane. From here on out, the two
began to recruit other musicians and worked to find their sound.
To help with the process, they were able to jump into the studio
with Mike Boden (Mudvayne, Joe Satriani, Carrie Underwood).
Although the tracks were ultimately not released, the experience
helped the band become who they are today.
In 2009, Clayton Wages responded to a Craigslist “Bassist Wanted”
listing. After a meeting and an audition, he became the newest
member of the band. “Who says you can’t find a bad ass musician
on Craigslist?!” Hurd asks. With the addition of Wages, three of
the four current band members had come together.
Also in 2009, Park Lane began touring. Beginning with dates
around their hometown in California, the band ended the year
playing over 30 shows in six states. A summer tour in 2010
followed, and a national tour as main support to FUEL began in
August of 2011. “There’s nothing like finally being able to play
the music that we write in front of people that we’ve never met.
Sometimes, we would get to a city and play a show where people
already knew our songs. Considering we jumped on the tour less
than a month before, that was really awesome,” Keller exclaims.
In the midst of the tour with FUEL, the band released their first
full-length album on September 20. This twelve track album was
produced by Michael Rosen (Papa Roach, Rancid, AFI, Santana) and
was the band’s first taste of a full-fledged production. Hurd
explains what it was like working with Rosen: “Before we jumped
into the studio for that album, a lot of songs we had written
were covered in ‘teenage angst.’ Rosen showed us how to tear our
songs apart to put them back together better than before. In the
end, I think working on that record with him is when we really
learned how to write music.”
Due to a lack of confidence that Park Lane was a “cool enough
band name to carry forward with” and multiple trademark issues,
Park Lane officially became Letters From The Fire in July 2012.
The new name originally came from the working title of a song
that was on Park Lane’s 2011 release. It later became the actual
title of that record and, more importantly, the band’s new name.
For the first release as Letters From The Fire, the band enlisted
help from industry veterans. Rebirth was released in 2012 and
featured five new tracks. The EP was produced by Evanescence
co-founder Ben Moody. Other accomplishments of Moody’s include
work with Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, and Daughtry and
songwriting credits like Kelly Clarkson’s smash hit “Because of
You.” In addition to Moody’s expertise, Josh Newell engineered
the EP. Former bass player for In This Moment, Newell’s engineer
credits include Linkin Park’s A Thousand Suns and the band’s
Summer 2014 release The Hunting Party. Dan Certa (Kelly Clarkson,
The Fray, Celine Dion, Seether, P.O.D) also joined the project
and mixed Rebirth.
To support this release, Letters From The Fire joined the Around
The World…Beneath The Scars Tour with 12 Stones and The Letter
Black. As this tour wrapped, the departure of Letters From The
Fire’s lead singer opened up a new search for the next voice of
the band. Keller, Hurd, and Wages found the sound they always
envisioned for the band in May of 2013. This was the voice of
Since adding Weber, Letters From The Fire has been working on
their next full-length album with TRAPT lead singer, Chris Taylor
Here’s what Brown says of the band and what fans can expect from
the new album: “Letters From The Fire is a band years in the
making and I’ve been fortunate enough to see their progression
from the beginning. The new album has some of the sickest guitar
riffs I’ve heard in a long time. Elliot’s vocals are the perfect
complement to a band that can only be described as melodic metal.
As ferocious and heavy as their music can be, the vocals add a
beautiful and sincere tone to the dark ambience present in the
band’s music. Lyrical themes touch deeply on personal conflict,
dreams, aspirations and the hidden tragedies that go on all
around us that so few have the insight to write about. Be
prepared to see (and most importantly hear) a lot from my friends
in Letters From The Fire.”
Dan Certa is mixing this project as well. The new release from
Letters From The Fire is slated for Summer 2014.
In the meantime, you can hear Letters From The Fire’s rendition
of The Beatles’ popular track “Eleanor Rigby” on Active Rock
Radio beginning Spring 2014.