A dream team of musicians comprising Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death, etc) and Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord), Spirits Of Fire have come together under the direction of renowned producer Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies).
Producing music best described as “classic Priest meets Savatage”, guitarist Caffery says: “My influences for this record were the bands that we were and are still in! I wanted to write songs that Priest, Savatage, Testament and Fates Warning fans would like, but I also wanted them to have a personality of their own. To give it a vibe that was SPIRITS OF FIRE! This was the first time I have worked with Roy and it was so much fun. I have been a huge fan of his work for a long time. He’s written music, played on and produced some of my favourite metal albums ever. I can’t think of anyone that would have been a better producer and co-worker for this album!” Adds Owens: “I always just sing to the song, whatever I feel it should be.
This music is really perfect and natural for me. I like to sing all over the place and change it up and this all happens on this album.”