Today, we’re following I-55 south to check in with New Orleans black metal super group Tirefire.
An amalgamation of Norwegian death metal styled vocals and Brazilian thrash metal inspired guitar riffs, Tirefire serves up tracks like “Bomb the Homeless” and “Posercaust” with unmitigated glee.
Featuring the irrepressible Matt Muscle on lead vocals, backed by a veritable who’s who of NOLA players — including Bad Times guitarist Jason Panzer, Die Rotzz alum Andy Rotzz, and Black Rose Band‘s Julien Fried — this quintet has shared the stage with the likes of Evil Army, Soilent Green and Hawg Jaw. In 2008, they released a six song, limited-to-300-copies cassette on Rhinestone Records.
During Gonerfest, Tirefire will play alongside Hunx and His Punks, De Høje Hæle and Mig & Min Ven at the Saturday, Sept. 26 Afternoon Blowout at Murphy’s. Go to MySpace for a preview.