Fit For A King – “Deathgrip”

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Aug 312017
 

Ten years ago, Fit For A King was started in Dallas and Tyler, Texas and now they are a well-known name in the Christian metalcore scene. In 2008 they released their first self-titled EP and the EP Awaken The Vesper came out in 2008. They released their first full-length album called Descendants in 2011. At that point, they began to rise in popularity. In 2012 they signed to Solid State Records. This label is known for their preference of metalcore. A few well-known bands that signed to this label are Demon Hunter, Norma Jean and Becoming The Archetype. Their first release at this label was a great success. The studio album Creation/Destruction sold more than 3,100 copies in its first weeks of sales.

While the band was playing in Germany, terrorists gunned down a music venue. 128 people died, which left the members of Fit For A King angry, but also scared. Bobby Lynge, the guitarist, said that there was “a big chunk of time” after the attack he was still looking over his shoulder. He said that “Nobody should have to contemplate going to concert because they’re going to get mowed down by a guy with a machine gun. It’s infuriating that that’s a thing.” Four days before the attacks they played in Paris and at that point they realized the reality of death. Ryan Kirby, lead vocalist, couldn’t stop thinking about “Fragile life is, and how deeply death affects you.” The remainder of the tour, he, Ryan O’Leary and Jared Easterling started writing what would become Deathgrip. This record represents not only the inescapable nature of death, but also it’s grip on how we live our lives. This becomes clear if you read all the titles of the songs on this album. Titles like Pissed Off, Stacking Bodies and We Are All Lost sound very dark , but these are most of the time very hopeful if you listen to the lyrics. Continue reading »

Jun 162017
 

Tyler, TX based metalcore act Fit For A King have released a music video for ‘Deathgrip’ the track comes of their new album “Deathgrip”which has been released October 7th! Produced by Nick Sampson (Miss May I, We Came As Romans, Asking Alexandria), According to an earlier press release, “Deathgrip”promises to be their biggest sounding and most cohesive work to date. The album features heavy hitting tracks ‘Pissed Off,’ ‘Shadows & Echoes,’ and ‘Dead Memory.’ The video for ‘Deathgrip’ can be seen below.
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Feb 012017
 

Watch Fit For A King perform ‘Dead Memory’ from “The Aggressive Tour.” The track comes off their latest album “Deathgrip” which has been released October 7th through Solid State. Produced by Nick Sampson (Miss May I, We Came As Romans, Asking Alexandria), “Deathgrip” promises to be their biggest sounding and most cohesive work to date. The video can be seen below.

Their first 2017 U.S. tour “Carry The Flame” with After The Burial, Emmure, Fit For An Autopsy, and Invent, Animate kicks off Feb. 22, dates and locations are listed below.

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Sep 232016
 

Fit_For_a_King_2016_b4bTyler, TX based metalcore act Fit For A King have released a new song from their upcoming album, “Deathgrip” The new song is called ‘Dead Memory’ and holds a lot of personal meaning for vocalist Ryan Kirby. The video can be watched below.

“Deathgrip” will be released October 7th! Produced by Nick Sampson (Miss May I, We Came As Romans, Asking Alexandria), “Deathgrip” promises to be their biggest sounding and most cohesive work to date.

“‘Dead Memory‘ is a song that is close to my heart. It’s about my wife’s internal struggles while dealing with her father not being there for her entire life,” Kirby shares. “He would pop back when she was older and have hope for a future relationship, only for him to disappear again. It’s something that has really worn her down.” Continue reading »

Aug 192016
 

Fit_For_a_King_2016_b4bTyler, TX based metalcore act Fit For A King have announced a new album “Deathgrip” to be released October 7th! Produced by Nick Sampson (Miss May I, We Came As Romans, Asking Alexandria), “Deathgrip” promises to be their biggest sounding and most cohesive work to date. The album features heavy hitting tracks ‘Pissed Off,’ ‘Shadows & Echoes,’ and ‘Dead Memory.’ Check out the lyric video for ‘Pissed Off,’ which was released this week,

“Deathgrip” is available for pre-order at the Solid State Online Store on CD, Vinyl LP, Digital, or as part of a bundle! Continue reading »