5 Questions With: Fire From The Gods [SBSW Edition]

We spoke with Austin natives, Fire From The Gods, about their experience at South By So What?!, The Alumni Tour, and the best advice they’ve been given! Below is our interview with vocalist, AJ Channer!

You guys are actually
from Austin, TX, so South By So What?! is almost like a hometown show for you
guys. Was there any pressure in putting together a better performance because
of this?
The show totally felt like a hometown
show. There were so many bands on the bill that we have played with on the
past. We each had to step it up when we played in front of our friends as well
the folks from Texas that know the music but haven’t seen fire live!

For those that aren’t aware, Fire From The Gods was chosen to join The Alumni
Tour from over 1000 unsigned bands. Can you tell us a little about the tour and
what your reaction was to learning that you guys had been chosen as the tours
It was a huge honour. We played the
first leg of the Alumni tour earlier this year so we were pumped to play the
2nd leg as well. We have been involved in the headbang program for about a year
now and there are some incredible local artist involved in the headbang set up.
So it was huge for us to get the slot.

What act were you most excited to catch at South By So What?! and did they meet
your expectations?
Oh man there were a lot of bands I
wanted to see all weekend but I was most stoked for Norma Jean and  Beartooth. Perfect blend of heavy with
hardcore roots.

You guys are all about diversity and not fitting into any cookie-cutter mold,
which definitely plays a role into how successful you guys have been thus far.
Everyone has a different way of defining how and when they make it, whether it’s
a radio single or playing sold-out shows. How do you measure your success?
We are pumped on everything right now
as well as all the buzz surrounding the band.
We are still just scratching surface with a lot more to go. Diversity is
a huge part of fire from the gods but we will see in a few years where the
sound is and how that impacts our success.

The list of performers you have played alongside is extremely impressive and
includes acts such as Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Of Mice and Men, The Devil
Wears Prada, Five Finger Death Punch, etc. What is the best advice that one of
those bands has given you?
Great question. Chris met Corey
Taylor at Knotfest and he told Chris to just smile and wave. Most of the dudes
you meet in bigger bands always say the same thing stay humble and  stay busy.

New Tour Update:

The Hunting Party Update #3 Of Mice & Men

The Hunting Party tour will continue from January 15th to February 14th. For tickets and more information, click here!

Check out previous updates: #1 | #2

Warped Tour Announces Thirteen New Bands

The next set of bands was just announced today and can be seen below!

  • Antiserum
  • Bayside
  • Crizzly
  • Cursed Sails
  • Finch
  • Four Year Strong
  • Ghost Town
  • K.Flay
  • Marmozets
  • Naked Walrus
  • Of Mice And Men
  • Shot In The Dark
  • Unlocking The Truth

To see the rest of the lineup, click “Read More.”

  • A Lot Like Birds
  • A Skylit Drive
  • Air Dubai
  • Alive Like Me
  • American Pinup
  • Anberlin
  • Attila
  • Bad Rabbits
  • Beartooth
  • Beebs and Her Money Makers
  • Born of Osiris
  • Bowling For Soup
  • Breathe Carolina
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
  • Courage My Love
  • Crown The Empire
  • Cute Is What We Aim For
  • Dangerkids
  • DayShell
  • DJ Nicola Bear
  • DJ Scout
  • Echosmith
  • Enter Shikari
  • Every Time I Die
  • Falling In Reverse
  • Fit For A King
  • For All Those Sleeping
  • For Today
  • Get Scared
  • Heart To Heart
  • I Fight Dragons
  • I the Mighty
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Icon For Hire
  • Issues
  • Less Than Jake
  • Lionize
  • Lost In Society
  • Mayday Parade
  • MC Chris
  • Mixtapes
  • Mod Sun
  • Motionless In White
  • Neck Deep
  • NiT GriT
  • One Ok Rock
  • Pacific Dub
  • Parkway Drive
  • Plague Vendor
  • Pvris
  • Real Friends
  • Saves The Day
  • Scare Don’t Fear
  • Sleeper Agent
  • State Champs
  • Stray From The Path
  • Survive This!
  • Tear Out The Heart!
  • Teenage Bottlerocket
  • Terror
  • The Color Morale
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Lost Boys
  • The Maine
  • The Protomen
  • The Ready Set
  • The Story So Far
  • The Summer Set
  • The Word Alive
  • TheCityShakeUp
  • This Wild Life
  • To The Wind
  • Vanna
  • Volumes
  • Watsky
  • Wax
  • We Are The In Crowd
  • We The Kings
  • Yellowcard

Of Mice and Men(@OMandM) tour dates.

Featuring: Isetmyfriendsonfire, Sleeping With Sirens, The Amity Affliction and Woe,Is Me.

Mar 10 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Mar 11 Soma San Diego, CA
Mar 12 Nile Theater Mesa, AZ
Mar 13 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Mar 15 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
Mar 16 Never Say Never Festival Mission, TX
Mar 19 South By So What 2011 – Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX
Mar 21 The Studio @ Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Mar 22 Downtown Music Hall Little Rock, AR
Mar 23 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Mar 25 Rocketown Pompano Beach, FL
Mar 26 The Social Orlando, FL
Mar 27 State Theatre Saint Petersburg, FL
Mar 29 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Mar 30 The Canal Club Richmond, VA
Mar 31 The Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Apr 01 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
Apr 02 Gramercy Theater New York, NY
Apr 03 The Palladium Upstairs Worcester, MA
Apr 05 Xtreme Wheels Buffalo, NY
Apr 06 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 07 The Eagle Theater Pontiac, MI
Apr 08 Peabody’s Cleveland, OH
Apr 09 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Apr 10 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Apr 12 The Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
Apr 13 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 15 Ace Of Spades Sacramento, CA
Apr 16 Key Club West Hollywood, CA