Hi, first off all I just want to congratulate you with your album "Spread the Fire". Are you satisfied with it?
FBF: THANK YOU! YES WE ARE SATISFIED.
How did you get your name Fueled by Fire?
FBF: WELL WE WERE JUS THINKING OF NAMES, BACK WHEN WE STARTED IN 2002 AND OUR OLD BASS PLAYER ADRIAN GALLEGO CAME UP WITH FUELED BY FIRE, AND WE LIKED IT. SO THATS BEEN IT SINCE!
Who has produced and mixed the album?
FBF: WELL WHEN WE SELF RELEASED IT IN 2006 JASON DECEL FROM LOVE JUICE LABS MIXED AND MASTERD IT, AND HE DID A GREAT JOB, BUT WHEN WE SIGENED WITH METAL BLADE THEY WANTED TO RE-MIX AND RE-MASTER IT, SO THEY GOT JOEY VERA TO DO IT! BUT WE PRODUCED IT!
How would you describe your music to any of our readers who may not have heard of you before?
FBF: FULL ON OLD SCHOOL THRASH! FAST AND AGGRESSIVE!
Do you feel that your sound will evolve in some different direction, in the future, or you will still follow the same path?
FBF: WELL WE DO HAVE SOME NEW SONGS, AND THEY ARE A LIL DIFFRENT, THEY SHOW ARE MORE DARKER SIDE, AND THERE A LIL FASTER, AND HEAVIER! THRASH!!
Who has done the cover artwork to "Spread the Fire"?
FBD: HIS NAME IS DEZ AMBROSE! WE WERE LOOKING FOR THAT STYLE OF ART KINDA LIKE THE TANKARD STYLE OF ART BUT NOT EXACTLY, AND HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO DID THAT STYLE AND WAS AVAILABLE WHO COULD DO IT IN THE TIME FRAME WE HAD TO WORK WITH.
How do you feel about the co-operation with your label, Metal Blade?
FBF: WELL WERE HAPPY SO FAR, THEY'VE BEEN COOL, AND SUPPORT US AT SHOWS AND STUFF LIKE THAT!
What tasks presently lie ahead for Fueled by Fire?
FBF: WELL WE ARE SETTING UP A TOUR RIGHT NOW FOR NOVEMBER, AND WE ARE PLAYING THE "KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL X" IN GERMANY NEXT YEAR, SO HOPEFULLY WE HAVE MORE EUROPEAN DATES BY THEN TO DO A MINI TOUR OR MAYBY A FULL ON TOUR.
Let's speculate - you have been granted a free slot on a tour of your own choice - who would be your ideal touring partners?
FBF: TESTAMENT! OR EXODUS! FROM THE OLDER BANDS, BUT FROM NOWDAYS, IT WOULD BE MERCILESS DEATH, OR VIOLATOR FROM BRAZIL!!
What albums or bands do you believe have had the greatest impact on the history of metal?
FBF: FUCKIN EXODUS! THEY DONT HAVE THE GREATEST IMPACT, BUT THEY SHOULD'VE! THEY STARTED BACK IN 83 TOO AND PERSONALLY THEY'RE WAY BETTER THAN METALLICA! BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO!
Looking ahead, where do you want to be five years from now?
FBF: STILL PLAYING FUCKIN THRASH METAL! TO ALL OUR FANS AROUND THE WORLD! STILL MAKING KICK ASS THRASH ALBUMS, FOR PEOPLE TO HEADBANG TO IN THEIR ROOM! HAHAHA!
I thank you very much for participating in this interview and sharing this information and your thoughts with us - these last lines are entirely for you. Any final words you would like to round off with - a tip, a recommendation or a thought for the future?
FBF: THANK YOU FOR THE INTERVIEW! AND WE JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYONE ONE OF OUR FANS! THANX FOR THE SUPPORT, AND GET YOUR COPY OF "SPREAD THE FIRE!" WE WILL SEE YOU SOON! KEEP FUCKIN' THRASHIN!!!!!
Interviewed by Peter Laursen