Greek Fire, a St. Louis-based American rock trio formed in 2008 by singer/guitarist Moon (formerly of Story of the Year), bassist Mark Joseph Roth, and Drummer Johnny Venus, has built a reputation for delivering visceral, cinematic rock bursting with soaring melodies.
On "Orientation," Greek Fire's first collection of new music since 2014's "LOST" EP, the band's stadium-sized aspirations jumped to a whole new level. Produced by longtime collaborator Elvis Baskette (Chevelle, Alter Bridge), the surprise EP marks the group's reintroduction to the world with five songs of upbeat, riff-heavy rock 'n' roll. It’s the sound of a band re-invigorated, from the driving pop charm of “One Girl” to “The Ride,” awash in acrobatic, heavy metal-inspired guitar work and soaring hooks.
And while the freewheeling set might mark a shift in sound from the band’s back catalog of beloved songs – from their 2011 debut LP DEUS EX MACHINA through “TOP OF THE WORLD,” the 2013 John Feldmann-produced hit featured in trailers for Disney’s box-office-topping Big Hero 6 as well as on So You Think You Can Dance, CBS March Madness, and the Australian Open – Orientation ultimately does what Greek Fire’s songs have always done: They challenge, comfort, and celebrate listeners. They embody life in all its forms.
Greek Fire has a mission to capture the attention of a rock-deprived generation, to re-vitalize the spirit of rock music, and to create uplifting, soaring music for those who need it.