The dynamic Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE are currently annihilating crowds on the “One Nation Undivided” tour with Ill Nino, God Forbid, Silent Civilian and Bleed The Sky. The Jagermeister-sponsored, 28-city major market assault, which kicked off on May 10th and runs through early June, is 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 Headbangers Ball debut on MTV2 this Saturday, May 20th at 10PM EST/7PM PST. You can also view the clip in the media section.
Dan Kaufman (guitars, vocals) checks in with the following report: “Hey everyone we’re currently sitting backstage in Houston getting ready to fucking destroy the stage once again on the ‘One Nation Undivided’ tour. The shows so far have kicked some major fucking ass and to make things that much better our video for ‘It All Dies Today’ will make its Headbangers Ball debut this Saturday night. This is something that we are all extremely excited about. Be sure to check it out and tell all your friends about it. Also, everyone better get out to these shows early. The shows have early door times and we are switching off set times with our brothers Bleed The Sky, so get there early and support some great metal. This tour has been fun so far and we\\'re just getting started. We\\'re one giant family out there and all the bands are having a blast with each other. Until next time keep on listening and we hope to see you all soon.”
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.