Brighter Fires

Sometimes warm, beautiful and breathing and at others cold, driven and possessed by an eerie passion, Brighter Fires sing ghost stories for the modern age. And we are all the ghosts.

BRIGHTER FIRES SING STORIES ABOUT THE DARKNESS
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After years of honing their craft, modern electronic rockers Brighter Fires have released a new eponymously titled album, available now for streaming and purchase at http://music.brighterfires.com.
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Established by Bella Morte founders Andy Deane and Gopal Metro, Brighter Fires are known for their cinematic songs and simple, vivid and beautiful live shows.
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When listened through in full, the album "Brighter Fires" conveys a breadth of emotion, from joy to sorrow and aspiration to abject despair. Yet, through it all, there is a clear feeling of forward motion, of progress, hope and survival against all odds.
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Deane is an established horror author and Metro has a strong penchant for science fiction and fantasy. With a love of shocking, dark, dystopian and macabre tales, these influences are clear in both their music and their look. Yet, the contrast and friction between the darkness of their art and appearance and the lightness of their personalities creates a rare, powerful and attractive synergy that truly establishes Brighter Fires as a unique, powerful and effective force in the creative world.
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Deane and Metro have reputations for being, "Some of the nicest people you'll ever meet." They care deeply about their friends and fans, they laugh often and they present a clear and infectious joy in all that they do. With decades of experience in the field, they are true professionals who take a deep pride in their work. This passion for their career clearly shows in the respect they give fans, venues, editors and business partners alike.
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Established in 2010, and influenced by the best elecronic rock, post-punk and new-wave music of the 80s, 90s and 00s, Brighter Fires' music tells stories of haunting loss, beauty and survival in a wasted world.
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Send all inquiries to info@brighterfires.com.
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The story of Brighter Fires' founders is a bit unusual.
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In 1969, Sri Swami Satchidananda, a world-renowned monk, Yoga teacher and advocate of interfaith cooperation, gave the opening speech at the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair. In 1979, he founded Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville, an open, interfaith community located in central Virginia, dedicated to the study and practice of Integral Yoga.
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Gopal was born in 1977, the son of Revs. Bhagavan and Bhavani Metro. In 1981, his family moved to Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville. At age 8, he began training for monkhood at the Yogaville Vidyalayam (Temple of Learning). He was taught the philosophies and religions of the world; meditation and pranayama (breath control); and the Yogic techniques of Raja, Jnana, Karma, Japa, Bhakti, Hatha, Nada, Kriya and Kundalini. While Gopal did not end up a monk, the knowledge remained.
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At age 11, a friend introduced Gopal to post-punk, gothic and industrial music. He fell in love. Gopal’s background in folk, world-beat and spiritual music, fused with a passion for electronic driven rock, lends his compositions a unique, appealing and powerful character.
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In 1974, Andy Deane was born to two southern working class parents. At 4 years old, Andy’s dad took him to the theater to see John Carpenter’s “Halloween.” Andy couldn’t sleep for weeks, but the addiction was born! Andy still cites the Halloween theme music as one of his biggest influences.
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Andy started his first band in 1989, and has been playing music ever since. Five years of opera training has given Andy a rich, appealing and highly distinctive vocal style that has served his fans well.
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Gopal and Andy met in 1995 through a mutual friend. They found each other extremely odd, yet through a highly contagious sense of humor and the shared beliefs that happiness is always an option and that acceptance of differences is the key to friendship, they found common ground.
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In 1996, they founded Bella Morte, a band that, after eight albums, ten U.S. tours and two European tours, became a highly influential and internationally acclaimed name in Gothic Rock, Dark Rock and Metal. Bella Morte has performed with The Misfits, KMFDM, The Cruxshadows, MSI, The 69 Eyes, Lauren Hoffman and many other legends in the rock, alt and indie scenes.
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In 2007, Gopal left Bella Morte to pursue higher education and to re-establish his Yogic practice. Andy continued leading Bella Morte, while also developing a career writing horror novels, composing film soundtracks and shooting uniquely stylized and haunting photographs of urban decay.
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In 2010, the duo formed Brighter Fires, a creative outlet where they use all of the skills, experience and influence they have garnered over the years for a common social good. Brighter Fires’ dark sound and evocative stories are the vehicle for a message of self-empowerment, positivity, community and support. The message is three-fold: life is what you make it, laugh often, and follow your passion, whatever it may be. Also, enjoy the darkness, whenever it comes!
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For more information, visit Brighter Fires at Youtube.com/brighterfires, Facebook.com/brighterfires and www.brighterfires.com.

Brighter Fires with Ankara and Calamity Jane

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This Saturday, May 4th!!! Come out and join the celebration!!!

Brighter Fires live at the Mountain Mysteries Manifestations' Beltaine Festival in Stanardsville, VA at 7pm on Saturday, May 4th!

Tickets for just the show are $10.
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Tickets for the entire weekend are available at:
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Brighter Fires with Ankara and Calamity Jane

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After a few months off, we are back in action!

Come check out Brighter Fires live at the Mountain Mysteries Manifestations' Beltaine Festival in Stanardsville, VA at 7pm on Saturday, May 4th!

Tickets for just the show are $10.
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6060600419#

Tickets for the entire weekend are available at:
http://mmmbeltane2013.eventbrite.com/#

eventbrite.com Haunted wires feed antiquated drum machines, ethereal synthesizers and taught steel strings. The spirit of past days plays song on song in a minor key. Melodies and beats inspire black-lit dance floors, crimson lips and dripping sweat. Fervent passion and roiling hope ignite a spark that builds...

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Exposed Music Showcase
Richmond, VA; Nov. 9th, 2012.

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Exposed Music Showcase; Richmond, VA; Nov. 9th, 2012.

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Brighter Fires @ Exposed Music Festival - Last BF show of the year!

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Brighter Fires will be taking the stage around 9:30pm in the Exposed Music Festival line-up! You don't want to miss out on the last BF show of the year, now do you? ;) It's gonna be a great time! Share the news, peeps. http://brighterfiresexposed-efbevent.eventbrite.com/

eventbrite.com Come out and join Brighter Fires for our last show of the year! The Exposed Music Festival @ The Canal Club 1545 East Cary Street Richmond, VA 23219 EARLY SHOW: Doors open at 6pm AGE: All Ages TICKET PRICE: $10 + $1.54 processing fee -BANDS- BRIGHTER FIRES (set times will be announced closer...

Brighter Fires @ Exposed Music Festival

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The November 9 show in Richmond will be the last Brighter Fires show of 2012! We'll be back, but if you don't want to wait til next year to see Brighter Fires, head on out to The Canal Club for Exposed Music Festival. We are gonna rock the place! Order your tickets online (or hit up Gopal or Cassandra) and save $2 off the door price. http://brighterfiresexposed-efbevent.eventbrite.com/

eventbrite.com Come out and join Brighter Fires for an absolutely awesome event!Brighter Fires will be playing the Exposed Music Festival A&R Showcase for Kim Stephens. Kim owns Forward Entertainment and works with or is associated with Capitol, Atlantic and Universal Records. He is credited with 50,000,000 RECORD...

November 9 is coming up, peeps. Be sure to come on out to The Canal Club in RVA - Brighter Fires will rock the Exposed Music Festival. 10 Bucks - 6 Bands - 1 great night!
Order tickets online and get an exclusive Brighter Fires Exposed Music Festival Patch. http://brighterfiresexposed-efbevent.eventbrite.com/

Band Interests

Ghost stories. Dark electronic rock. Laughter.

Band Members

Gopal Metro
Andy Deane

Hometown

Current Location

Record Label

independent

General Manager

Gopal Metro

Website

brighterfires.com

Booking Agent

Gopal Metro
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