The dynamic Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will embark on a lengthy headlining U.S. tour with Losa early next month in support of their highly anticipated sophomore release, *Prisons*, which is set for a February 7th release. The trek, which runs from Feb. 3rd through March 4th, will be the group\\'s first headlining cross-country U.S. venture; expect nothing but a very extensive and pummeling set. In Jan. 2005, EYES OF FIRE entered Grandmaster Recorders (Tool, NIN) to begin tracking *Prisons* with renowned producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis), and the results were unlike anything they ever expected. A video for the track \\"It All Dies Today\\" was shot by acclaimed director Gary Smithson (Exodus, High On Fire); look for it to make its Fuse and MTV2 debut this spring.
Dan Kaufman (guitars, vocals) checks in with the following report: \\"Happy fucking New Year. It looks like two thousand and six six six is gonna be the year of EYES OF FIRE. Our second album, *Prisons*, is hitting the streets on Feb. 7th and to coincide with the release, we are hitting the road with Texas noise madmen Losa, starting Feb 3rd in Phoenix, AZ. We are more than excited to be heading out on this tour with some good friends and sharing the stage with other great bands such as Withered and Orthrelm. Everyone please try to do your damnedest to get your butts out of your houses this winter and rip it up with us for an evening or two. Who knows how long the small tours will last with how much crap we have planned for this year. We are already in the early stages of planning two other full U.S. tours and maybe even a third, and it\\'s only January.
\\"The new album is already getting amazing reviews, and we are only in the beginning stages of hitting the press with this release. Also, today I saw for the first time the finished version of the video for \\"It All Dies Today,\\" and I must say that it\\'s fucking amazing. Gary Smithson hit a fucking home run with this video. I\\'m more than impressed with the outcome, and this one will see the light of day unlike other attempts we\\'ve tried in the past. This is just the beginning of the most important year of EYES OF FIRE\\'s life. Hope to see you all out on the road and enjoy yourselves in our merriment.\\"
Collectively EYES OF FIRE have grown greatly as musicians and songwriters over the past year after adding new members Bobby Thomas (guitars), Nicky Bernardi (drums) and Pete Traux (keyboards) to the fold. The group toured relentlessly on major packages with the likes of Apocalyptica, Danzig, Trivium and Kataklysm, as well as high-profile shows with Lacuna Coil, Opeth, SYL and Moonspell, further helping them garner a loyal, rabid underground following.
EYES OF FIRE\\'s debut offering, *Ashes To Embers*, lashed out with a barrage of intensity, leaving the listener victim to a sonic pummeling, while still walking a fine line between melody and brutality. The album stunned critics and fans alike. The group succeeds in areas where most bands today don\\'t even bother venturing: songwriting, hooks and emotion, drawing similarities to such cult icons as Anathema, Katatonia and Neurosis.
EYES OF FIRE w/Losa, Local Acts
02/03 Metal Devastation 2 - Phoenix, AZ
02/05 The Engine Room - Houston, TX
02/06 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
02/07 Darkside Lounge - Dallas, TX
02/08 Downtown Records - Little Rock, AR
02/09 Diver Down Lounge - Bossier City, LA
02/10 The Darkroom - Baton Rouge, LA
02/13 Transitions Art Gallery @ Skatepark Of Tampa - Tampa, FL
02/15 Lenny\\'s Bar - Atlanta, GA
02/16 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
02/17 Jester\\'s Pub - Fayetteville, NC
02/18 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
02/19 B.B. King\\'s Blues Club - New York, NY
02/21 Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
02/22 Nothing Fancy Café - Vernon, NY
02/23 T.N.T\\'s Bar - Detroit, MI
02/24 Mr. Kelleys Musicbox - Chicago Heights, IL
02/25 El Torreon - Kansas City, MO
02/26 The 15th St Tavern - Denver, CO
02/27 Club Boom VA - Salt Lake City, UT
02/28 The Bouquet - Boise, ID
03/01 Rock N Roll Pizza - Portland, OR
03/02 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
03/06 The Pound - San Francisco, CA
03/08 Whiskey - West Hollywood, CA
\\"EYES OF FIRE seem intent on drastically altering the metal landscape.\\"
-- Hit Parader
\\"EYES OF FIRE are a deadly emotional pedigree for all to behold.\\"