Hi! Give a brief history of FYRECROSS, music style, and the members.
Greetings! Fyrecross was formed in late 2013 by five guys trying to play their favorite NWOBHM covers. After that we decided to make original songs in the vein of NWOBHM with a more Speed Metal approach. The members will stay secret for now as we are in the middle of a changing line-up!
Give in more detail, some information about your last album “Burn Them To The Ground” and how well it sells?
We started recording our debut as early as 2014 but many events postponed its release to 2016, even though we had a blast recording it. As with any debut we tried to find a trademark sound for us and we just gave it our best. The overall impact it had on the scene was very positive from the start, even though we only made 150 copies they sold out in less than a year.
FYRECROSS has signed with Witches Brew, tell more about that?
Well, Witches Brew was no stranger to us, as our guitarist had worked with a previous band on the WB roster. We thought no one else to repress our EP as the label combines professionalism with Heavy Metal attitude and what could be better than that?
What is the difference between your latest and the very first records?
Actually none because we only have one record, but if you’d like to talk about our newer unreleased songs I would say that they are a notch higher than those on the EP
What inspires FYRECROSS music and lyric writing? What does FYRECROSS lyrics talk about?
Many things actually. First off, all our influences play a big role on this but beyond that, Fyrecross has always been about occult and morbid themes, so whatever fits to that shape, we make good use!
Do you play live often? Do you like abroad gigs?
We try to play live as often as possible, even scheduling our own mini tours has been a thing. Abroad gigs are the best for us especially when they are included in a big festival!
How often does the band practice and work on new material?
All the time. There is no stopping on that.
How did the band come up with the name FYRECROSS and tell what does it means for you?
When it was decided to name the band we agreed that it should be something dark, but also show our influences and the style we support and play.
What does the band plan on doing in near time?
First of all we will play in Heavy Metal Cauldron in October, so any Finnish maniacs may want to check us out and after that we will take some time off to record our full length album.
Any message to Sick and Destroy readers?
Thanks for reading and keep banging that head! Heavy Metal!