Nations Afire are a new band from Southern California and are set to release their debut album ‘The Ghost We Will Become’ in the UK on 10thSeptember via Redfield Records. The band is formed from current and past members of Ignite, Rise Against, and Death by Stereo and are Chris Chasse on Guitar, Nik Hill on Guitar and Vocals, Brett Rasmussen on Bass, and Todd Hennigon Drums. Recorded at Blasting Room Studios (NOFX, Rise Against, Propaganda) this was always going to be a great album and it really is.
This is high octane rip roaring rock / punk / hardcore at its best. Screaming guitars, rumbling bass, and thundering drums back up Nik’s throaty vocals. When they are up they are on the ceiling and even their slower more melodic songs have an undercurrent of highly contained energy. Any band that can put across this much energy in a studio album will, probably literally, blow the roof off live!
They will be doing a European tour soon and appearing forgone night only in London’s Underworld in Camden on 31st August. 8/10