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IN CASE OF FIRE
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In Case of Fire (formely known as Element) are an alternative rock group from Northern Ireland. Formed in 2005 the band is currently signed to Search and Destroy Records, a new venture by Raw Power Management (who manage bands such as Fightstar, Funeral for a Friend, Bullet For My Valentine, Iron Maiden and Gallows) in the UK and the Zomba Label Group in the US. The original and current line up consists of brothers Steven (vocals and guitar) and Colin Robinson (drums) and completed with Mark Williamson (bass).

In Case of Fire has toured with Funeral for a Friend, Cancer Bats, Queens of the Stone Age, 30 Seconds to Mars as well as playing shows with Biffy Clyro, Ash and Kids in Glass Houses. To date the band have performed at various festivals including Download, Oxegen, T in the Park, Reading and Leeds festivals and Rock am Ring and Rock im Park.

Recently they were the opening act on the 2009 Kerrang! tour supporting Bring Me the Horizon, Black Tide, Dir en grey and Mindless Self Indulgence. The band have received high praise from Kerrang! magazine with editor Paul Brannigan saying “The best new band I’ve heard in ages”.

The musical style of In Case of Fire has been described as "alternative rock" with "progressive" and "hardcore" influence, and they compared to Muse, Queens of the Stone Age and Mars Volta. The band won MTV2 'Spanking New' competition, coming out on top of such acts as Adele, Foals, Black Kids and Lykke Li to be the "viewer's choice of bands to watch out for in 2008".

To date the band have released two singles 'This Time We Stand', 'The Cleansing' and their third single 'Enemies' will be released on the May 4, 2009. Jesse Ewles directed the video for 'Enemies'. Their debut album 'Align the Planets&' is set to be released on May 11, 2009. Reception of the singles released so far has been mainly positive with critics praising the use of unusual time signatures/a> with AltSounds.com praising the "brilliant vocals from lead singer/guitarist Steve Robinson, and the drum riffs from Colin Robinson are near on superb!".

On 28th March 2009, In Case Of Fire supported Fightstar and Bullet for my Valentine at the Royal Albert Hall, in London, after replacing The Blackout, due to illness.

 

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