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Windy City rockers FIST TO THE SKY are a four piece melodic metal band. They pride themselves on their ability to fuse great melodies into their heavy sound. The young quartet formed in the fall of 2008. Lead vocals are fronted by Mickey Murder on bass and Flipp on lead guitar. Rhythm guitarist Hollywood and drummer JD handle the backing vocals. The band was founded by brothers Flipp, Mick and cousin Hollywood.
“Nothing to lose, something to prove, it’s the fuel to the fire that is this band.” says Flipp.
Back in 2009 the band was focused on writing material for their nine song self-recorded album “Light the World Up.” It was released in May of 2010 and was recorded with a previous drummer. The release would later prove to be a success for FTTS, going on to independently sell over one thousand copies and counting.
FIST TO THE SKY have become known to play at some of the best venues in the Chicago-land area including The House of Blues – Chicago, Durty Nellies, The Elbo Room, Lakeshore Theater, Penny Road Pub, Shark City, and numerous local bars, clubs and venues around the city and suburbs. They have opened for national acts such as Cavo, The Veer Union, and Rains with other well known bands such as Heart-Set Self Destruct, Underride and 3 Pill Morning. FIST TO THE SKY have taken 1st place in three out of four “Battle of the Band” competitions within the Chicago area in recent years.
Talent, dedication and desire have this band creating a buzz. They currently hold endorsements with Beaver Bottoms and Clayton Guitar Picks. The band has also caught the attention of Chicago’s Rock Magazine editor Mario Salazar.
“FTTS is a young group of rockers with fire in their eyes. They are a heavy rock band with somewhat of an alternative twist to their sound.” – Mario Salazar, www.ChicagosRock.com
In the summer of 2011 the band set out to find a drummer. They found their perfect match in the addition of JD. Just months later, on December 6, 2011 the band released a two song single disc titled “Down Into Hell – Single.” The disc and mp3 downloads can be purchased at a FTTS show, on iTunes, AmazonMP3, CDBaby, and all other major digital retailers. The “Down Into Hell – Single” was recorded at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL with mixer and producer Scott Creekmore (Dirge Within).
In April 2012, the band was awarded “Best Original Band” by SuburbaNites Magazine for the year 2011. Currently the band is on a long run of shows, promoting “Down Into Hell,” while writing new material for an upcoming release.