Members: Ian Sharp, Eric Weatherford, Andrew Core
Chattanooga TN's WITH FAITH OR FLAMES molds the glory of classic heavy metal with a progressive hardcore touch to it. Mix this with head smashing drums and guitar solos that encompass every possible style of metal, past and present, and you have the brutal sound of WITH FAITH OR FLAMES.
In December of 2004, Eric Weatherford, Eric Collins, Ian Sharp, and Andrew Core helped to start the band With Faith Or Flames. Trevor DeGaine was later brought on to help solidify the unique sound of the band, and with the completion of the bands lineup they are ready to take their music to the heavy metal masses.
Formed out of local bands in the area, WITH FAITH OR FLAMES officially cemented themselves in late 2004 with vocalist Ian Sharp, drummer Andrew Core, bassist Eric Collins and guitarist Eric Weatherford. The band has played with the likes of Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster, All Shall Perish and Whitechapel, as well as many more of today's top metal acts.
Their Stand And Deliver Records debut A Conquest Triumphant was recorded at Track Six Studios in Cleveland with Brandon Youngs tracking, mixing and mastering the album, and combining styles that are reminiscent to that of The Black Dahlia Murder, Three Inches Of Blood and the old-school thrash of Exodus. The overall feel of the album is meant to encompass all styles of metal while often times making the transition between what would normally be separate genres feel seamless and natural.
Vocalist Ian Sharp explains "We want more people to know the glory of heavy metal. A metal show is the one place where anyone can come (no matter what social circle you fit into), have a great time, work out some frustrations moshing in the pit or headbanging in the front row, and leave with a smile and an overall positive feeling, despite the angry intensity and dark imagery the music often presents. We don't care who you are, where you're from, what you believe in, or what kind of scene you're a part of. If you are at our show, you are our family."
With Faith or Flames had toured extensively with bands like: Killwhitneydead, Carnifex, Salt The Wound, Dance Club Massacre, Destroy Destroy Destroy, With Blood Comes Cleansing, Mychildren Mybride, Nights Like These, and As Blood Runs Black. This has helped them gain experience and create a name for themselves all across the country.