Never give up… Never give in… those words are the foundation of which Through Fire was born. This four piece hard rock band hailing from Omaha, Nebraska quickly caught the attention of several industry executive’s and inked a deal with Sumerian Records in September of 2015. With anthems such as “Stronger” and “Breathe”, Through Fire was set to make their mark in the rock world.
Comprised of lead singer Grant Kendrick, guitarist Justin McCain, drummer Patrick Mussack and bassist Jesse Saint, the bands live show is poised to rally fans throughout the world. Impacting radio along with their video premier for “Stronger” in January 2016, Through Fire set out on the road with Adelitas Way for their first tour and introducing their brand to radio and fans alike. That very successful run was followed up with 7 more weeks on the road with industry veterans OTEP for a full US assault.
July 1, 2016, their debut record “Breathe” dropped nationwide. The band then found themselves playing a Danny Wimmer mega fest, “Chicago Open Air” in Chicago followed by various radio shows in support of the record.
Their single “Stronger” saw great success at radio reaching #27 on the Mediabase Active Rock charts and powerhouse Octane coming on board to get behind the track. In less than 3 weeks “Stronger” made its way to the #1 most played song on the station and sat at the #1 position for the Big Uns Countdown for 5 weeks. With impressive digital sales, reaching #1 on ITunes, #1 in single downloads within the genre and outselling more than half the bands in the top 30, the band garnered the attention of NBC Sports and found song placements with “Stronger” in mixed martial arts matches, The Stanley Cup Finals, into 3,200 health clubs across the country and Canada and was made the theme song to WWE’s Backlash.
August gave the band a run throughout the Midwest with Nonpoint which then linked to a tour with Sick Puppies for a prelude to their next single.
Their second single “Breathe” impacted radio early October and quickly showed its strength by moving into the Mediabase top 50 in just 2 short weeks. The song showed serious promise and continued to move up every chart.
The last tour of the year was with Escape The Fate and Nonpoint followed by a few Christmas radio shows with WIIL and The Banana. Sirius Octane put an exclamation point on 2016 and opened many eyes to the band for the New Year by naming them the Breakout Artist Of The Year and picking their single STRONGER as the #3 Song of The Year behind only Metallica and Highly Suspect. They were also 1 of only 5 bands in the country to be nominated for BEST NEW ARTIST at the rock radio / RadioContraband Awards in Vegas.
Entering February 2017, “Breathe” hit #16 on the Active Rock Chart, TOP 20 on the Billboard mainstream rock chart, TOP 10 on the UTR rock radio chart and #1 on Octane’s Big Uns Countdown for a second straight time. March brings in a new touring year and kicks it off with a month on the road with Black Stone Cherry, the announcement of stints with Seether and another tour soon to be announced for early summer as well as a myriad of radio festivals all over the country.
Continuing on with building their brand and sonic power, April of 2017 see’s the release of a deluxe version of the album “Breathe” with bonus tracks and a few surprises for their fans as well as a vinyl option.
Through Fire is quickly solidifying a permanent spot amongst the industry’s elite acts and 2017 is set to be a breakout year. Never give up… Never give in… They are just scratching the surface of whats to come!