Belgian Heavy/Power metallers Fireforce sign with ROAR! Rock of Angels Records!
Guitarist Erwin Suetens formed FIREFORCE from the ashes of the Belgian metal band Double Diamond in autumn 2008. Within a short time, they earned an excellent reputation for live performances. Record labels began taking an interest in the talented Belgians. Their tight, driving Heavy Metal with clear leanings towards Power Metal did not, however, overlook pleasant harmonic, melodic components. On the live scene, the Belgians had a solid base. They underlined the excellent quality of their albums with a series of impressive gigs and tours. One review stated: “Whenever there would be a genre called ‘Combat Metal’, Fireforce would be the leading force!” and so, the song “Combat Metal” was composed.
After the release of three full-length albums and two EP’s the time has come for Fireforce to record their new, fourth album. New vocalist/guitarist Matt “Hawk” Asselberghs was enlisted into the troops, and he brought a whole new dimension to the sound of the band. The recordings started in late 2019 with instrumental recordings being done at the “Breeze Inc. studios” in Belgium, the solos at the “Hawk Berg Studios” in France, and the vocals at the “Prophecy – and Music Factory Studios” in Allgäu, with R.D. Liapakis as the supervising force. The band’s new offering was mixed and mastered by Henrik Udd (Hammerfall, At The Gates, Powerwolf). A four-piece band now, they will soon be conquering the stages near you!
Matt Hawk Asselberghs – Vocals/Guitars
Erwin Suetens – Guitar
Serge Bastaens – Bass
Christophe De Combe – Drums