Nations Afire has crafted an intense blend of punk, rock and hardcore that is brilliantly captured on their debut Ep "The Uprising". The sonically triumphant five song record has elements from all of the members’ former accolades but expands beyond the bounds any one genre.
The four piece band from southern California, formed in early 2009, features current and former members of some of the most influential punk and hardcore bands from the past decade. Guitarist Chris Chasse has an impressive resume that includes a tenure with Rise Against (Siren Song of the Counter Culture ‘04 and The Sufferer & the Witness ’06). Bassist Brett Rasmussen and guitarist/vocalist Nik Hill are both long standing members of the Orange County hardcore outfit Ignite and drummer Todd Hennig was the percussive force behind Death By Stereo for three albums.
Bassist Brett Rasmussen explained “Most of us have known each other for quite a few years and we were all really excited to put together a new band that would be more than just a side project” Nations Afire has come out of the gate swinging and has already toured Western USA, and Europe twice. Another European Tour is already being planned for Spring 2013.
Look out for Nations Afire's debut full length, "The Ghosts We Will Become", out NOW!