NewsMay 18, 2016 12:01 PM ET6,535 views

Above This Fire announce album, premiere new song

Above This Fire self titled album cover 2016 This summer Cleveland, Ohio hardcore/metal act Above This Fire will release their first new album since 2008. The self-titled effort was recorded by Dave Piatek (Light Years, We The Gathered), mastered by Brad Boatright (High On Fire, Modern Life Is War) at Audiosiege, and features artwork courtesy of Derek Hess (Converge, Unearth). A July 22 release through the band's own Forest City Records is scheduled. Vinyl pre-orders are now available here. Regarding the new record, bassist Oliver Barrett says, "We weren't trying to reinvent the wheel, we just wanted to write a straight-forward record that's fun to play live." Meanwhile, guitarist LT Magnotto offers this: "We are all really proud of the work that we have done here. Throughout the writing and recording process, we all really pushed each other to step out of our comfort zones and try some new things. The record was written, recorded and pressed to vinyl in our hometown, Cleveland, Ohio." Finally, according to drummer Jon Morgan, "We approached this record with no set expectations or unnecessary constraints." He added, "Our goal was to write songs we'd want to listen to and love playing live. This record feels like a new beginning. That's why we thought the best possible title of it is simply Above This Fire." Above This Fire track listing: 01. Enemy Lines 02. Reflection Eternal 03. The Lake Effect 04. Counterfeit Blueprints 05. Dead Languages 06. Cancelled Flights 07. Broken Crowns, Crooked Kings 08. Zero To coincide with the announcement, today we're exclusively premiering the band's music video for new song "Counterfeit Blueprints." You can check it out below.
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anonymous 5/18/2016 9:14:47 AM

I wanna say this is really bad, but it's not really bad it's just kinda meh.


anonymous 5/18/2016 9:21:30 AM

YES! Love this band!


anonymous 5/18/2016 10:14:15 AM

lol wut?


anonymous 5/18/2016 10:44:08 AM

I used to listen to the shit out of this band about 10 years ago, now that I'm pushing 30 I just don't really care anymore. I mean it's not bad. It's just not something I would listen to now.


anonymous 5/18/2016 10:47:24 AM

That riff kinda sounds like Beloved's "Inner Pattern".


anonymous 5/18/2016 10:58:51 AM

All of these NAILS wannabe bands are pathetic.


anonymous 5/18/2016 11:08:21 AM

Matt Fox here, writing from Denny's with a fan looking over my shoulder. We have worked with Derek Hess in the past, so it pains me to say it, alas this artwork looks like something my nephew Niklas would make while sitting on his throne so to speak. Take this burden away. I can only stand in front of a broken mirror for so long.


anonymous 5/18/2016 11:24:13 AM

This world does NOT need another record of theirs.


anonymous 5/18/2016 11:28:52 AM

"I used to listen to the shit out of this band about 10 years ago, now that I'm pushing 30 I just don't really care anymore. I mean it's not bad. It's just not something I would listen to now." ^ Sorry dude, but everyone who looks at your post knows that you're just a troll making things up for the attention.


anonymous 5/18/2016 11:30:50 AM

Is Hugo Foulquier still in this band?


anonymous 5/18/2016 11:32:32 AM

Imagine a member leaving this band. "The former Above This Fire singer is starting a new band called Below That Ice. As the new Below That Ice singer he plans to step out of the shadows of his former band, Above This Fire."


anonymous 5/18/2016 11:38:27 AM

From a recent Above This Fire interview: Previously we played great , driving hardcore/metal (we'd never go by "metalcore"-ew . Now we are grown old and covered with a thick layer of caramel .


anonymous 5/18/2016 11:40:19 AM

I am not hooked, though waiting for the album for years. Sad.


anonymous 5/18/2016 11:42:49 AM

track listing: 01. gay Lines 02. gay Eternal 03. The gay Effect 04. gay Blueprints 05. Dead gays 06. Cancelled gays 07. Broken gays, Crooked gays 08. gay


anonymous 5/18/2016 11:44:14 AM

Somebody help them with that terrible album cover and awful band name. These guys are great af


anonymous 5/18/2016 11:55:34 AM

the best album of 2016 what ???


anonymous 5/18/2016 12:09:09 PM

This that band with the guitar player sagea that look like Shrek


anonymous 5/18/2016 12:18:32 PM

No Dave Anderson, no care.


anonymous 5/18/2016 12:20:32 PM

Remember when these dudes were straight edge?


anonymous 5/18/2016 12:22:31 PM

Band needs to switch to Aliencore


anonymous 5/18/2016 12:24:37 PM

Definitely got a country twang to it.


anonymous 5/18/2016 12:32:20 PM

^Am I the only one read this and thought it said "Band should name album Allegience"?


anonymous 5/18/2016 12:37:26 PM

I'm really digging this.


anonymous 5/18/2016 12:39:44 PM

THIS IS NOT classic Above This Fire. Very underwhelmed by this song.


anonymous 5/18/2016 1:14:24 PM

Above This Tire


anonymous 5/18/2016 1:27:55 PM

Band was better when Todd Jones still played guitar, bass, drums, vocals, engineering, producing, and all the artwork. Now it's just boring.


anonymous 5/18/2016 1:40:59 PM

Derek Hess looks like a crocodile.


anonymous 5/18/2016 2:23:02 PM

these dudes legit act better than everyone in Cleveland and shit talk every band. They even shit talk their friends bands. They're just not good guys. Pretty lame that anyone would back this total rubbish.


anonymous 5/18/2016 3:07:04 PM

Maybe your band and squad just trash? ^^^


anonymous 5/18/2016 4:43:16 PM

these dudes legit act better than everyone in Cleveland and shit talk every band. They even shit talk their friends bands. They're just not good guys. Pretty lame that anyone would back this total rubbish. ^^^^^& They have no AMBITION? Theyve achieved NOTHING? Do you even KNOW themm? Thought not.


anonymous 5/18/2016 6:05:28 PM

what a bunch of overdramatic weirdos


anonymous 5/18/2016 6:24:58 PM

Emo Steve & CFS are stoked.


anonymous 5/18/2016 6:31:22 PM

LOfckingL and the cfs comment... Band was always a joke to me


anonymous 5/18/2016 6:35:10 PM

When screams should have gone silent.


anonymous 5/18/2016 6:37:49 PM

LOfckingL and the cfs comment... Band was always a joke to me ^ Do you know them? Thought not.


anonymous 5/18/2016 6:40:49 PM

Band members all up in the comments. sage gays.


anonymous 5/18/2016 6:42:20 PM

"When screams should have gone silent." ^ What do you mean? Screamer has a just-barely accent and is articulate.


anonymous 5/18/2016 6:47:02 PM

Should have buried this band with Peabody's.


anonymous 5/18/2016 6:51:08 PM

"Band members all up in the comments. sage gays." ^racest homophobes are stoked af!


anonymous 5/18/2016 7:02:22 PM

error 404: guitars not found...


lolofantastic 5/18/2016 9:29:03 PM

anyone giving shit reviews can suck a fcking dck. ATF is great and always has been. The new song jams..stoked for the new record. Great album cover btw.


anonymous 5/18/2016 9:32:39 PM

I'm gonna have to agree with the person above. Song rules, I love this band!


anonymous 5/18/2016 11:29:35 PM

Which member's dad is that playing drums?


anonymous 5/19/2016 2:04:25 AM

Which member's transgender mom/dad made pop tarts for these homosexuals between recording?


anonymous 5/19/2016 3:31:21 AM

"Emo Steve & CFS are stoked." Holy shit..have not heard those names in years lol.


anonymous 5/19/2016 4:43:46 AM

Shuriken is stoked haha


anonymous 5/19/2016 5:49:08 AM

if you aren't bernie kosar get the fck out


anonymous 5/19/2016 5:50:35 AM

Obstacle corpse was better


anonymous 5/19/2016 7:41:02 AM

Band rules!!! I can't wait to see this live. Screamers voice is so sick. I love it


anonymous 5/19/2016 7:54:13 AM

Don't ever stop making music. You guys are legend in the west coast


anonymous 5/19/2016 6:10:13 PM

Above This Toilet





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