Fire of The Ancients is a super group Stoner Metal band composed of members of: Dark Disciple, Kadaver Dolls, Deadlift, Bleeding Money, Beer Wolf, and, Insatanity! Check out this Q&A interview with Jason Schwartzwalder of Fire of The Ancients!
Lisa Kart – Q: Fire of The Ancients just formed together, what was the decision to make this band together?
Jason Schwartzwalder – A: Everyone’s love for stoner rock/metal and with all the Death Metal coming outta Tampa we figured it was time for something different.
LK – Q: What was the concept behind the name of Fire of The Ancients?
JS – A: Chris has had the name forever its something to do with a burning passion for things of the past and how powerful the past is.
LK – Q: What was the meaning behind the song you just released to the public “Dead Water”?
JS – A: Dead Water is a song about an ancient battle with the Leviathan.
LK – Q: Who would be your number one band to tour/collaborate with (if chosen to pick) and why?
JS – A: Probably High on Fire we are both Stoner Metal bands but I feel our styles are different enough for people to not say hey these guys sound like the first band who played.
LK – Q: What type of Metal would the band describe yourselves?
JS – A: Stoner Metal
LK – Q: What are the primary songs that Fire of The Ancients like to write about?
JS – A: Ancient mystical magical things. And Satan.
LK – Q: Everyone in the band have other musical endeavors/bands that they are currently in the process of playing, so who are your favorite musicians you like to share the stage with (locally wise)?
JS – A: Insatanity, Bleeding Money, Kadaver Dolls, Generichrist, Dark Disciple, Beer Wolf
LK – Q: Who are you signed to?
JS – A: Get Loud Records
LK – Q: Are there any plans for distribution?
JS – A: Absolutely
LK – Q: Where can your fans listen to your music?
JS – A: On our Facebook page or Youtube.
LK – Q: Do you have any upcoming shows you’d like to promote?
JS – A: None yet…..
LK – Q: Do you have any plans for a full length album?
JS – A: Absolutely we are working on it right now.
LK – Q: Do you guys have a street team to help cross promote the band through Florida and other cities?
JS – A: Not at the moment
LK – Q: What are your inspirations in music (national and local/Metal and non Metal wise)?
JS – A: The Sword, Black Sabbath, Mastodon, High on Fire, Orange Goblin, Down, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity
LK – Q: What are the craziest and funniest stories you can share with everyone?
JS – A: We love to party so there are tons but its best if you just come party with us so you can experience the FIRE yourselves!!!
LK – Q: Is there anything else you would like to share with your fans?
JS – A: We aren’t like your normal radio edited corporate run band. Our music comes from within and it sounds fucking good cause were all solid ass dudes with one common goal, make killer music.
Fire of The Ancients is: Ken Ingram, Arthur McBarfson, Jason Schwartzwalder, Jason Kleim, and, Chris Lytle.