The Furnace
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The Furnace

Peoria, Arizona, United States | SELF

Peoria, Arizona, United States | SELF
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Live Till You Die
Words I Never Said
Find A Way
Beyond What's Become
Bury My Bones E.P.
Only Ashes Remain

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The Furnace was founded in the summer of 1997 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Furnace began after Guitarist Dan Drago auditioned for a band that Singer Kevin Flowers was currently singing in. Dan knew that the sound of the band was not a direction he wanted to go but instantly realized that he and Kevin would be a perfect fit. After the audition Kevin quit his current band and decided to form The Furnace with Dan. After countless auditions Casey, Andy and Toby completed the lineup that they had envisioned for The Furnace. It was immediately apparent that they all shared the same goals and visions.
The Furnace has had a lot of accomplishments over the years. They include being named Unsigned Band - Song of the Year 2000 (“Bury My Bones”) on KUPD (Arizona’s Premier Rock Radio Station). They have been consistently played on Rock Radio in Arizona and Las Vegas. The Furnace was named 2002 Best Hard Rock Band Of The Year in the Dreams To Reality Award for their Beyond What’s Become CD. They also had glowing reviews for Beyond What’s Become in The Arizona New Times as well as Canada’s premier metal magazine Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles. In fact, New Times penned about their cover of “I Ran” that it is “a must-hear cover of A Flock of Seagulls' classically-dramatic 1982 synth hit I Ran. The Furnace darkly recreates the icy keyboard work that introduces the original -- then promptly cranks up the volume, converting the electro-noise to brontosaurus guitar work, wrapping the vocals in monotone overdubs. Pump in an assaulting guitar solo and a heightened sense of dramatics, and you have a genuinely great metal song.” Renowned Metal Author Martin Popoff of Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles also had this to say about The Furnace, “it’s just a matter of time before The Furnace hits the big time.”
In addition, The Furnace won The Arizona Hard Rock Café Battle Of The Bands and outlasted over 50 bands to claim the title. They worked with Grammy award winning Producer Jeff Thomas (who won a Grammy working with Quincy Jones) on the 2005 release Find A Way. The Furnace was also voted Band Of The Week and Song Of The Week (“Comfort”) on Garageband.com and have been getting excellent reviews of all the songs that they have put on their website.
Their 2009 song “The One That Bleeds” was selected by Rock N’ Roll Books to be a part of their Alice In Chains: In The Studio series and also was selected by Arizona’s Zia Records as part of their “You Heard Us Back When…” 2009 best Arizona artist series.