Fireyed – From the Ground Floor [2011]

Country Italy          

Style Hard Rock/Metal

Rating 79/100

Band Members Steve – Bass, Frank – Guitar, Blaze – Drums, Paco – Guitar, Erik – Vocals

Tracks 01. Fireyed, 02. Big Monkey, 03. Rock’N’Sex, 04. From the Ground Floor, 05. Dirty Devil Rock, 06. Living in Rock’n’roll, 07. Shake Me, 08. I’ll Be Waiting, 09. Stop’N’Go, 10. Thunderlips

Profile The project started in 2006 with the goal to recreate, at least initially, the spirit and sound of the 80’s rock’n’roll. After a first round of live shows, focusing on playing the most famous American hard rock covers, Fireyed get an instant success in the local music scene, earning acclaim from the public who regularly is blown away by the power of a band that hinges on the power of their performances. In 2007 the band decides to lock theirselves up in the studio to stretch their initial ideas and come up with six new songs that will be part of the homonymous LP “Fireyed” the album is not yet ripe but already shows the insights that would later bring the band to a more contemporary sound but always full of the spirit that characterizes the taste of the rock’n’roll quintet.

“Fireyed” is promoted on the stages of the Italian scene, crossing from north to south the boot and giving the band considerable self-confidence and made it’s popularity grow in the homeland. At the same time, italian press, realize from the very beginning the attitude of the five, releasing numerous positive reviews regarding the self-titled LP.Therefore, the band has a chance to perform with some known names in the Italian and European rock scene, such as Jaded Heart, Rezophonic, Mike Terrana, Pino Scotto and others.

The sound undergoes it’s first evolution also due to the change of line up: The drums play relentlessly, the tone will darken, the bass is saturated with overdrive and the songs that will make the first official album begin to blossom, drawing from the influences of various components, all from different musical backgrounds. Fireyed throw their musical mix in a boiling cauldron full of slashing dynamics, expanding the horizons of a band to which the only Italian underground music scene begins to feel tight. Thus began in 2009 a collaboration with “First Step Management”, British agency that launched bands like The Coors, which brings the powerful shows of Fireyed on the stages of the Anglo-Saxon region, planning a spring tour that touches England and Wales.

The result is extraordinary, the homeland of hard rock appreciates immediatly the band’s live energy. The audience of her majesty the Queen were carried away by a series of explosive shows full of histrionic authenticity of warmer southern Italy and immediately a feeling is born that appreciated the potential of the quintet, however, still not fully expressed. The return to Italy is promising, Fireyed participated in the national “Metal Battle” and won second place after a heated show on the final evening, grazing the chance to perform on stage at the “Wacken Open Air in Germany. The band makes this missed opportunity an even stronger motivation to better express their potential and walk the Italian stages again with a national tour, and then begin the recording sessions that will give birth to the first full length album, “From The Ground Floor”, a product that celebrates the band in terms of a new sound, pulling away from the initial hard rock stereotypes that are replaced by a ripe sound and reflects disillusioned anger built-up over time.

The sessions end in March 2010, just in time to go on the road to the British lands where the five rockers finally fully express their mature identity with a longer tour that sees them play shoulder to some of the best known bands of the United Kingdom, such as first of all Tygers Of Pan Tang, historical formation of the NWBOHM scene in the beginning of the eighties. The consecration comes, Fireyed acquire the popularity and reputation in UK and returning to their country they are noticed by the label “HOS Records” that produces “From The Ground Floor” launching it in the worldwide rock market.

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