The dynamic Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will embark on the \\"One Nation Undivided\\" tour with Ill Nino, God Forbid, Silent Civilian and Bleed The Sky early next month. The Jagermeister-sponsored, 28-city major market assault, which kicks off on May 10th and runs through early June, will also be the group\\'s first major national run in support of their critically acclaimed new album, *Prisons*, which was recorded at Grandmaster Recorders (Tool, NIN) with renowned producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis). 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 next month or check it out now in the media section.
Dan Kaufman (guitars, vocals) checks in with the following report: \\"Well, it looks like we got ourselves on another tour for the spring and this one is going to fucking rock. We\\'re on the \\'One Nation Undivided\\' tour with Ill Nino and God Forbid for about a month and this is going to be one hell of a blast. Also coming along for the ride are some SoCal locals Silent Civilian and our brothers from some other mothers Bleed The Sky, so it is definitely safe to assume that we\\'ll be looking for some bail money out there on the road.
\\"We\\'ll be adding some new songs to the setlist as well as playing a couple of different sets, so come to a couple of the shows and you\\'ll get a treat. There is no better way to kick of the fucking summer of 200666. Y\\'all best get your asses to the venues early because it looks like us and Bleed The Sky will be swapping opening spots, so who knows what time we might on. Feel free to just buy us booze and keep us company at the merch booth because we\\'ll all be hanging out talking to whomever. We can\\'t wait to see you all on tour. A big thanks to everyone who has bought the new CD and come to the shows we\\'ve done so far this year. This is becoming the year of EYES OF FIRE, and we have you all to thank.\\"
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.
*Prisons* further develops the sound introduced on EYES OF FIRE\\'s debut offering, Ashes To Embers, which 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/Ill Nino, Eyes of Fire, Silent Civilian, Bleed the Sky
05/10 Avalon - New York, NY
05/11 Axis - Boston, MA
05/12 The NorVa - Norfolk, VA
05/13 The Roxy - Atlanta, GA
05/14 House of Blues - Orlando, FL
05/16 State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL
05/17 House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
05/19 The Back Room - Austin, TX
05/20 Galaxy Club - Dallas, TX
05/21 Southbeach - Amarillo, TX
05/23 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
06/01 The Vic Theater - Chicago, IL
More dates TBA
\\"Once the EYES OF FIRE addiction takes hold with Prisons, kicking the habit becomes a near impossibility.\\"
\\"Prisons is an excellent album that is more than worthy of its hype.\\"
-- Brave Words
\\"With Prisons the ambient EYES OF FIRE have perfected their art.\\"
-- Caustic Truths
\\"Prisons will be the first disc of 2006 to make your mind melt.\\"
\\"Prisons is triumphant and memorable.\\"
\\"EYES OF FIRE seem intent on drastically altering the metal landscape.\\"
-- Hit Parader
\\"Prisons is not only an extremely worthy entry in the pantheon of epic, atmospheric metal, but also an album that finds some new sounds within it.\\"
\\"EYES OF FIRE kick the metal up your ass with Prisons, their dynamic, doomsaying second full-length.\\"
\\"Prisons is a monster of an album to behold.\\"
-- The PRP
\\"EYES OF FIRE are a deadly emotional pedigree for all to behold.\\"