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CHRIS CAFFERY Talks New Band SPIRITS OF FIRE: “Working with Roy Z was Entertaining, Creative and Very Metal”

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Frontiers Music SLR is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After an intense brainstorming session, a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death etc.) and Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord) was born and put together under the direction of renowned LA-based producer Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies).

Called SPIRITS OF FIRE (after the title of one of their songs), the band completed work on their debut album which is set for release today. Guitarist Chris Caffery said about the record: “I wanted to write songs that Judas Priest, Savatage, Testament, and Fates Warning fans would like. But, I wanted them to have a personality of their own as well. To give it a vibe that was SPIRITS OF FIRE! I grew up listening to Judas Priest and spent 30 plus years working with Jon Oliva and Paul O’Neill with Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Many years playing Criss’ music. These influences for me came naturally! Especially because I’m a fan of all of our bands!”

“Spirits of Fire” Album Artwork

Caffery sat down with Sonic Perspectives restless collaborator Rodrigo Altaf and they discussed at length about the composition process of their debut album, the immediate plans for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the chance for a future Savatage reunion, and Chris’ other endeavors. Listen to their chat below, or subscribe to our Podcast in several platforms to listen and be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on daily basis.

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