FIRE FOR EFFECT has been selected as the name of the new band featuring former members of MALEVOLENT CREATION, SUFFOCATION and PESTILENCE.
Joining vocalist Brett Hoffman (MALEVOLENT CREATION), bassist Tony Choy (PESTILENCE) and drummer Mike Smith (SUFFOCATION) in the project is guitarist and songwriter Gio Geraca (MALEVOLENT CREATION, ASHES OF ARES).
Geraca said in a statement: "We are very proud at what we have accomplished in such a short time and are excited to put this out to the masses. I think people are going to be very surprised. As far as the sound [of the FIRE FOR EFFECT material goes], well, I don't know if this is a genre, but think blackened war metal at its ugliest."
FIRE FOR EFFECT will release a song and lyric video from its recent recording sessions very soon.
In a recent Facebook post, Geraca wrote that fans can expect something very different from the members' previous output but that the sound will remain quite epic and extreme with more of a Nordic atmosphere. He added that fans will be quite surprised to learn who will be doing some guest lead guitar work on a few of the tracks.
Brett Hoffman (MALEVOLENT CREATION) - Vocals
Tony Choy (PESTILENCE) - Bass
Mike Smith (SUFFOCATION) - Drums
Gio Geraca (ASHES OF ARES) – Guitar
Photos courtesy of Gio Geraca