Amb Pirate chats with AJ Channer of Fire From The Gods @ Vans Warped Tour 08/04/2017 Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA
“Narrative is an underdogs story. It’s about achieving against adversity and fighting adversity to achieve and not letting your situation that you might be in currently or a situation you might’ve been in the past, define who you are going forward.”
Speaking from a platform cast in heavy metal power, hip-hop consciousness, and even a little reggae spirit, Fire From The Gods, the Austin, TX quintet—AJ Channer [vocals], Jameson Teat [guitar], Drew Walker [guitar], Bonner Baker [bass], and Richard Wicander [drums]—urge for change through conveying a story that’s both personal and universal.
That story stems directly from AJ’s life. Born in the Bronx to a single mother of Jamaican descent, he spent his childhood moving between London, New York City, Los Angeles, Norfolk, and even Ghana where he attended middle school. Drawing from this diverse experience, he speaks with unmitigated honesty about the state of the world.