With just a few weeks until their latest LP drops, Fit For A King are premiering a brand new single today with Heavy Consequence, calling it a “scorching track.” “To put it simply, Oblivion is a story about a man’s search for forgiveness…It’s one of the more emotional songs on the album.” shares vocalistRyan Kirby. Check out the heavy-hitting single, here.
On the inspiration and message behind this latest single, Kirby shared with Heavy Consequence that “The lyrics in this track were inspired by a fan (who wishes to remain anonymous), who had done some hurtful things to people he loved. He felt he was beyond forgiving, though he desired it deeply and wanted to make things right. The chorus, ‘Tell me I won’t be forgotten’ is his cry to God to not abandon him, to give him peace.” The track starts off with a hypnotizing version of these lyrics before diving into the urgent percussion and riffs that propel this story forward and showcase the versatility of the band.
“Oblivion” joins previously released singles “When Everything Means Nothing,” “Tower of Pain,” “The Price Of Agony” and “Backbreaker” which have all seen incredible streaming success including adds to Spotify’s New Coreand Kickass Metalplaylists. These tracks help make up the upcoming LP Dark Skies, which was recorded, produced and mixed by the legendary Drew Fulk (I Prevail, Motionless In White, Memphis May Fire) and is set to be released on September 14th with Solid State Records.
Fit For A King will be hitting the road again this Fall when they join genre legends The Devil Wears Prada on their 10 Year Anniversary Tour of With Roots Above And Branches Below. A full list of tour dates are below, with more information and tickets available at http://www.fitforakingband.com/.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
September 27 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon+
September 28 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre+
September 30 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall+
October 1 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway+
October 3 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre+
October 4 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater+
October 5 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Taphouse+
October 6 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II+
October 7 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall+
October 9 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre+
October 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s+
October 11 – Nashville, TN – Exit Inn+
October 12 – Springfield, MO – The Riff+
+ – Tour with The Devil Wears Prada
Dark Skies is the band’s evocative declaration of a hard won victory. “This album is far from happy. It’s about personal struggles,” explains singer Ryan Kirby. “It touches on many subjects relevant to all of our daily lives.” Fans can pre-order Dark Skies digitally on iTunes and physically on MerchNow.