The 44 Fires are a political Metal group, waking minds through their music. Bring groups together to form an army to bring the elite to their knees... they spawned from the different styles of music they all grew up listening to - from Corrosion of Conformity to Soundgarden; Megadeth and Metallica to Rage Against the Machine; Pantera to Clutch. This has made 44 Fires into the band they are today.
So come join Alt-Fest and 44 Fires fight for the world...
"Powerfully fiery and downright venomous."
– Summon, Crimson Moon Zine
The 44 Fires evolved from a collective desire to return to the musical roots of each of their band members:
Guitarist Jay Franklin ( War Criminals/The Final Hour/The Duvets & Big Twin) and Drummer Aaron Beard (The Final Hour/Latch/HOYB) had been in bands which spanned musical genres in many projects over the course of their careers, from Thrash to Britpop – but a realisation that cover bands would bring no glory created that spark.
An old friend, Brian Small moved across from No Silent Order in search of new challenges, and Dan Turton was recruited from an associated cover band.
Dan has since moved on to other things and a bassist by the name of Tony Hampton has stepped up to the plate to help take the 44s onwards and to spread the word.
From those ashes the 44 Fires have risen, and with enough political metal to melt your face we are now ready to start ripping up stages around the world…so be ready.