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Sounds | Fire Down Below - California


Met een dergelijke titel én visual zou je je aan een zonnig feel-good nummer verwachten. Dat is dan ook wat we, tussen het donkere stonergeweld, te horen krijgen, geloof het of niet. Zo'n song die tijdens een concert het dak eraf doet gaan, fans doet headbangen én/of een dansbeentje doet uitslaan. Feestje verzekerd.


Low Desert Surf Club verschijnt op 8 september 2023 via Ripple Music.

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About their new single, Fire Down Below explain: "California is our take on a feel-good party song that would lift us from the everyday doom and gloom and remind us that good times were going to be back. Now that they are, we hope people will feel the vibes and go crazy with us when we play this song live. Party time!"


Formed in Ghent (Belgium) in 2015, Fire Down Below first stepped into the spotlight with their self-released debut album Viper Vixen Goddess Saint in 2016. The album quickly garnered international praise and caught the attention of California-based label Ripple Music, home of some of the finest bands in the world of stoner, doom and heavy rock. Ripple Music re-released VVGS worldwide and released its sophomore album Hymn of the Cosmic Man in 2018. The second album again received excellent critique and Fire Down Below played over 30 shows throughout Europe in the next year.


Album three, Low Desert Surf Club, was recorded in late 2022. The band sought and found a producer in Nick DiSalvo, famed frontman of the bands Elder and Delving. Richard Behrens (Samsara Blues Experiment, Big Snuff Studio Berlin) was added to the team to record and mix the nine tracks on the album. Low Desert Surf Club will be released on 8 September 2023. With the new album, Fire Down Below is once again ready to rock any stage.


Fire Down Below has become known for energetic live shows, with sweat often dripping from the walls by the time they quit the stage. They have shared line ups with bands like Fu Manchu, Sleep, Monster Magnet, Acid King, Naxatras and Stoned Jesus and appeared on festival such as Desertfest Antwerp (BE), Desertfest London (UK), Desertfest Ghent (BE), Alcatraz Hard Rock and Metal Festival (BE), Ripplefest Cologne (GER) and Westill Fest (FR).


FIRE DOWN BELOW is:

Kevin Gernaey - lead guitar

Sam Nuytens - drums

Jeroen Van Troyen - vocals, guitar

Bert Wynsberghe - bass facebook



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