According to the band's official bio, City Of Fire pays homage to the city in which the band was formed, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Known for its primarily rainy climate, the weather can serve as a driving force of creativity for local artists. Creativity builds an internal fire, the rain stokes that fire within and ultimately provides liberation. This is the juxtaposition of Vancouver: a city that shelters, hurts, inspires, warms, scares, challenges and illuminates.
On March 8, 2008, the Cobalt Club in Vancouver housed a reunion of the band Caustic Thought. Original members Byron Stroud (bass), Ian White (vocals/guitar), and Bob Wagner (drums) invited Terry "Sho" Murray to fill in for the original guitarist. Unbeknownst to everyone, the culmination of these artists would give birth to a new sound, which would ultimately lead to the formation of City Of Fire. Stroud contacted Fear Factory bandmate Bell (vocals/lyrics) and the lineup was complete.
City Of Fire finds its roots in everything from metal to hard rock to punk, and boasts a more adult oriented sensibility; a sound reflective of the evolving maturity of its members and audience. Sonically hard yet groove heavy, City Of Fire has conceived a sound that distinguishes itself from the rest.
For audio samples, visit www.myspace.com/theofficialcityoffire.