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Stillfire

Salem, Oregon, United States | SELF

Salem, Oregon, United States | SELF
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"High Energy "Wow" Factor"

From beginning to end Stillfire throws down a high energy stage performance to wow any onlooking crowd. From my stand point they stack up well against other female fronted bands in the main stream such as Evanescence, Fly Leaf, exc..

As Well as a great performing band, they are a super delight to work with, and very good at self-promotion which is key in a rising independently ran band. In my mind they bring the whole package - great stage performances, quality recordings, merchandise, great promotional skills, and people skills for works with any Promoter/Manager/label.

If you are looking to do any work with Stillfire be prepared to be appreciated because they do appreciate everything done for them and will go the extra mile to show it.
- -Boots- Owner of "Little Metal Devil Productions"


"Turn it Up"

Turn it Up! These Guys are really good... - Lacey Mosley from Flyleaf


"Marketable, Professional, and Enjoyable!"

Stillfire is likely to be the most marketable unsigned artist I have worked with since I have been in this business, which I began 13 years ago.

They have a very compelling performance and it is noticeable how they captivate their audience. Stillfire seems to be a very curious band and leaves their fans wanting more. Their songs are very grabbing and the powerful lead female vocals really pull a listener into into the moment.

Stillfire is very professional and is always willing to help out the venues and other bands. They are easy to work with.

I thoroughly enjoy working with this band and can't wait to see where the road leads them in the future. - Jeramy - UFive10 Productions


"Nothing Like the Industry Standard"

What can I say about female fronted rock bands? Most of them sound too identical, to say the least. Sometimes I think somebody is sitting in the music headquarters stamping these bands out with a cookie cutter. I like cookies, but too much is too much. That’s why I’m relieved to present a little band from the Portland, Salem, Eugene, Oregon area called Stillfire. Led by Megan Steele on vocals, this five piece has been stirring things up all over the place. One of these places was none other than Creation ‘08.

I have to say, I was a bit surprised by Megan’s voice. It’s nothing like the industry standard, and she uses it well. It’s very distinct.

To open up the album is “I’m Yours”, which is a personal favorite of mine. It is full of some nice guitar work (as well as the rest of the disc). Other highlights are “Mystery” and “Further Still”.

It’s easy to tell these folks have been playing for a while. What I really like about this band is their passion.

So what’s the verdict? Overall, Stillfire's "The Wounded" is an enjoyable album. It feels like a raw album, which I think is good for certain bands. It’s not over polished, which is also a good thing. The album is not perfect, but I found myself wanting to keep listening. While there are some negative points, as with all albums, this band is nothing to put off. It is definitely worth the purchase for anyone looking for a new female led band. It will be nice to see where Stillfire goes from here.
- Jeff Schlottmann - Northwest Music Website


Discography

Here Lies the Wounded - Full Length, recorded at the Bomb Shelter in Salem, OR, released Nov. 1st, 2010.
1. Monster
2. I'm Yours
3. Midnight
4. Mystery
5. You
6. Further Still
7. Sleeping
8. Meltdown
9. Rain
10. The Awakening
11. Here Lies the Wounded

The Wounded - 7 song, self produced CD released in December 2007. Songs included on CD are:
1. I'm Yours
2. Mystery
3. You Never Leave Me Alone
4. Introspective Meltdown
5. Sleeping
6. The Awakening
7. Further Still

Most songs available for streaming on our MySpace page.

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Recent years have seen Stillfire progress from playing their music at small venues to rocking fairs, theaters, and music festivals such as X-fest, Tom-fest and Creation. As a female fronted hard-rock band, it may seem easy to lump Stillfire in with other bands of the genre with a woman as the lead singer. Instead of the gloomy gothic industrial style characteristic of many of their counterparts, Stillfire draws more influence from the 'Post-Seattle' rock sound of the mid to late 1990s. Their sound has sometimes been described as 'Bi-polar'. The lead vocals are highly distinctive and carry a strong sense of passion and resolve. Conversely, the songs range musically from heavy riffs and guitar solos through acoustic interludes to screaming breakdowns and back again. The unique use of this diversity gives Stillfire a solid niche within their genre.

What sets Stillfire apart is a firm devotion to their values which are woven in and out of their songs. Stillfire believes that their message should be lived out in how they relate to the audience, event staff and the bands that they perform with. As the old Proverb says, 'Iron sharpens iron.' Stillfire especially hopes that their convictions are portrayed to others in the way they relate to one another.

To be a still fire is to allow the passion inside of you to speak for itself. It is allowing Love to work through and speak through you. This is what Stillfire strives for as the way of injecting love peace and clarity into a genre generally consumed by hate lust and confusion. The world will not be changed by merely voicing pain through emotion, but by living out love and compassion to those who are living with that pain.

OPPORTUNITIES

Stillfire has played at events like Creation '08, the Gorge Amplitheater, Tomfest, X-Fest, The Extreme Tour, the Marion County Fair, and many other northwest festivals.

Stillfire has played events with the following signed or major label bands:
Red, Hurt, Powerman 500, Kutless, Destroy the Runner, Lower Definition, Flyleaf, Toby Mac, Since October, Charlie Drown, Mankind is Obsolete, Dizmas, Melotia, MxPx, Switchfoot, Thousand Foot Krutch, The Myriad, Showbread, Pillar, Skillet, Disciple, Ruth, Falling Up, Big Elf, Crooked X, and many others.