SoCal rockers Nations Afire have premiered a new video for their high-energy, anthemic first single, “I Am An Army,” from their forthcoming album, The Ghosts We Will Become, today on BlankTV.com.
Watch Nations Afire’s new video for “I Am An Army” here!
Nations Afire recently wrapped up recording of their debut full-length album, The Ghosts We Will Become, at the legendary Blasting Room Studios in Fort Collins, CO; the same studio that was responsible for the past three Rise Against albums and countless other classic releases from bands like NOFX, Propagandhi and ALL. After the album was completed the band returned home to Southern California to self-direct and produce the first video from the album for the single “I Am An Army.”
“Knowing so many creative people in the music and film industry we decided to call on a few close friends to help us make the video we wanted to make,” explains vocalist Nik Hill.
Nations Afire called on their photographer/cinematographer friend Rob Wallace (irisconcepts.net), who has worked on videos for Pennywise, Strung Out, Death By Stereo, to film and friend of band Tim Lunsford to edit the video.
“We found a great location near downtown L.A. and put together a concept that would showcase the song and have some cool visuals to go along with the performance piece,” Hill added.
Nations Afire is a four piece band that features current and former members of some of the most influential punk and hardcore bands from the past decade. Guitarist Chris Chasse has an impressive resume that includes a tenure with Rise Against (Siren Song of the Counter Culture ‘04 and The Sufferer & the Witness ’06). Vocalist/guitarist Nik Hill and bassist Brett Rasmussen are both long standing members of the Orange County hardcore outfit Ignite and drummer Todd Hennig was the percussive force behind Death By Stereo for three albums.
Bassist Brett Rasmussen explains the band’s excitement in making their own video. “I think we have all done just about everything there is to do in regards to being in a band like; writing, recording, producing, playing live, touring and so forth, but none of us had ever made a full production video ourselves. It was a welcomed challenge and to be honest, ended up being a lot of fun!”
Nations Afire has some local shows booked in Southern California in May/June and are in the process of booking a European tour for August.