Fierce Atmospheres
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Fierce Atmospheres

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2002

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Established on Jan, 2002
Band Metal Rock




"Fierce Atmospheres"

Classic metal sound,pounding drums,soaring vocals,heavy riffing + progressive overtones = Fierce Atmospheres!!! - VH1classic's Don Jamieson

"Fierce Atmospheres"

This band should be among the progressive metal greats!!!!!
- metalwarrants .com

"Fierce Atmospheres"

"Progressive metal without redemption..." - Aaron Small, Brave Words Bloody Knuckles

"Fierce Atmospheres"

"Their performance is great and they are skillful musicians, you will be consumed by this!!!" - -Nick/Behind the Veil (Greece)

"Fierce Atmospheres"

"This is dramatic and tricky. Very skillful and emotional..."
- Akira Naito/Colourfast (Japan)

"Fierce Atmospheres"

"Strong vocals, the musicianship is tight and driving....reminiscent of metal masters of the past and present." - TAXI

"Fierce Atmospheres"

"I got the disc and I love it" - Marc Trepanier(US army-Iraq)


Gale Force demo- 2003
Amongst the Shadows sampler- 2004
Nashville- Rochester Session-2008
Where Night and Day Begin EP-2012
Forsaken EP-2015
Pariahs, Misfits and Sinners LP - 2018



Fierce Atmospheres was originally formed in Austin Texas (2002) and has now been based in Chicago, IL, USA for the last 8 years. Guitarist/songwriter Eric J. Gosselin started the band with the hopes of taking his years of songwriting to a new level. Having had members from legendary bands Nasty Savage(Curtis Beeson) and Death(Scott Carino) helping out with early demos, the band has grown to play progressive power metal with influences such as Iron Maiden, Rush, In Flames, Arch-Matheos, Dream Theater, Judas Priest, Stratovarius, etc. Five Ep's were released independently from 2003-2015. Their songs have a strong presence with twin leads and soaring vocal lines that grab the listeners attention, while maintaining a 'true to form' power metal sound. The band worked with some of metal's top producers including Neil Kernon and Rick Barnes at Rax Trax Studio in Chicago, IL.

Fierce Atmospheres has performed relentlessly for years around the Chicago area playing with many of Chicago's top local acts, and have also shared the stage with legendary bands such as Overkill, Prong, Joe Lynn Turner, Micheal Angelo Batio, and more. Three months of preproduction at Gosselin's own Edge of Satellites Studio and much of the work for the new CD, 'PARIAHS, MISFITS AND SINNERS' was done at Blackbird Studio in Nashville,TN. The band looks forward to 2019 being a very busy year....

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Eric J. Gosselin

Band Members