‘Fit For A King’ ‘Creation/Destruction’ Biggest Debut Release In Solid State History


Fit For A KingFit For A King‘s debut album on Solid State Creation|Destruction was released March 12th to rave reviews, selling more copies first week than any debut release in Solid State Records history! Below is the text from the full Press Release.

Thank you so much to all the fans who made this happen!

“For months, Fit For A King have teased anticipated fans with song streams, videos and more, building anticipation to a fevered pitch for their Solid State Records debut, Creation/Destruction. It’s safe to say that fans like what they heard as the band enjoyed a frenzied first week of sales, topping more than 3100 copies in the highest selling first-week sales of any debut release in Solid State Records history – a huge feat given the storied careers of labelmates such as UnderoathDemon Hunter, and August Burns Red.

“The album debuts at #3 on the Heatseekers Chart and #175 on the Billboard 200, as well as #10 on the Hard Rock chart and #43 on the Rock chart.

“We can’t express how amazing our fan base is,” says vocalist Ryan Kirby. “It truly has a ‘family’ vibe to it, and we will do our best to capitalize on the opportunity our fans have presented us. We also can’t say enough about how great our team at Solid State Records and The Artery Foundation have been during this process. They have believed in the potential of this band from day one, and we are so glad we could make all the tireless hours of work begin to pay off for them. We don’t plan on this being the peak – this is only the beginning!”

“In addition to landing a breakout debut sales week, Creation/Destruction has been piling up praise from critics, with Outburn crowning the release with a perfect 10/10 score and calling it “explosive” and “an excellent metal record.” Noisecreep has described the band as “Smarty and moshy, Meshuggah-like metal with lots of mathy guitar parts… ferocious enough to rouse the dead from their long and permanent slumber.” Even the ever- scrutinizing tastemaker Metal Sucks admitted the album was “shockingly decent.”

Have a look below for a small sample of what the journalists are saying about their journey through the album:

“Recorded with esteemed producer Andreas Magnusson (Oh, SleeperHaste The DayBlack Dahlia Murder), Creation/Destruction is at once the fulfillment of a longtime dream for Fit For A King, and just the first step in what is sure to sure to be an incredible journey for a band with massive potential.

“FFAK’s passionate music, coupled with an explosive live show, had previously made the band a sensation in the independent music scene. With the release of Creation/DestructionFit For A King have taken the next step in pushing their already surging career to new heights.

Select praise for Creation/Destruction:
“To say Creation/Destruction is explosive is an understatement… an excellent metal record (10/10)” -Outburn

“Smarty and moshy, Meshuggah-like metal with lots of mathy guitar parts… ferocious enough to rouse the dead from their long and permanent slumber” -Noisecreep

“[Fit For A King] blend melody and mayhem together with a degree of artistry that is surprisingly fresh… exceptionally well crafted (4/5)” -HM

“The kind of metal-core that’s got what it takes to make a massive dent in the market… one of the best band’s emerging onto the metal-core scene right now. (8/10)” -Hardrock Haven

“Simply excellent” -Indie Vision Music

“Gushing with gritty guitar hooks and fervid screams [Creation/Destruction] pushes them up a
ring in the saturated world of metalcore.” -Rock Edition

“It’s catchy, it’s heavy, it’s fresh… outstanding (4.5/5)” -Noisetrend

“One of the few records currently out there that has everything metal fans are looking for in their music – variety… FIT FOR A KING are in their prime” -Reprise

“Shockingly decent” -Metal Sucks

Upcoming Shows:
Apr 09 Below The Mainstream, Wichita, KS
Apr 10 Fubar, St Louis, MO
Apr 12 Bobby Mcgee’s, Chicago Ridge, IL
Apr 13 The Jamboree @ Headliners, Toledo, OH
Apr 15 The Hard Luck Bar, Toronto, Canada
Apr 16 Underworld, Montreal, Canada
Apr 18 L’agitee, Quebec City, Canada
Apr 19 The Dub Land Underground, Rochester, NY
Apr 20 The Loft, Poughkeepsie, NY
Apr 21 New England Metal Fest, Worcester, MA
Apr 22 Jamestown Railroad Station, Jamestown, NY
Apr 24 Goodtime Charlie’s, Tupelo, MS
Apr 25 NWA Showcase, Fayetteville, AR

Track Listing:
1. Creation
2. Warpath
3. Hollow King (Sound of the End)
4. Broken Fame
5. Bitter End
6. Skin & Bones
7. The Resistance
8. Identity
9. The Lioness
10. Eyes to See
11. Destruction

Grab the album at iTunes or wherever you buy music!


Band members:
Ryan Kirby- Vocals
Justin Hamra- Guitar
Bobby Lynge- Guitar
Jared Easterling- Drums/Vocals
Aaron Kadura- Bass/Vocals

Weblinks: Facebook / Twitter / Itunes

Related articles:
‘Fit For A King’ Has Signed To ‘Solid State Records’ [July 2012]
‘Fit For A King’ Studio Update #1 Posted [Oct. 2012]
‘Fit For A King’ New Song Available ‘Warpath’ [Jan. 2013]
‘Fit For A King’ Lyric Video Posted For ‘Warpath’ [Jan. 2013]
‘Fit For A King’ Studio Update #2 Posted [Feb. 2013]
‘Fit For A King’ Studio Update #3 Posted, Pre-Order Your Copy Now [Feb. 2013]
‘Fit For A King’ New Song Available For Streaming ‘Bitter End’, Pre-Order Your Copy Now [Feb. 2013]
 ‘Fit For A King’ Another New Song Available ‘The Lioness’ [March 2013]

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