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FOR I AM Release New Single “Power Behind The Throne”

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For I Am (Belgium) release new single “Power Behind The Throne”

New Album “The Righteous & The Wicked,” Coming April 19 on SBÄM Records/Double Helix Records (US)/Bearded Punk Records (BE)/PEE Records (AUS)

Watch “Power Behind The Throne” Video Here

For I Am
Artwork: Mark de Salvo

“Get ready to kick off your journey through our upcoming album with a bang! “Power Behind The Throne” is the opening track that bursts through your speakers with unapologetic energy. Fast, loud, and carrying a poignant message, this track draws inspiration from the turbulent political landscapes across the globe.

“While particularly influenced by our American friends, its message resonates universally: it’s up to us, the people, to drive the change we seek. Don’t just sit back – be the catalyst for change.

“Stay tuned for our new album “The Righteous & The Wicked,” coming April 19 on SBÄM, alongside Double Helix Records (US), Bearded Punk Records (BE) and PEE Records (AUS).”– For I Am

Stream the single HERE

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1UmdQYugNU&t=1s

For I Am - Power Behind The Throne (Official Music Video)

Since playing their first show in 2014, For I Am have grown into one of the most well-known and active bands in the Belgian punk scene. The band’s always been a proud advocate of upbeat, powerful punk rock songs with catchy hooks and strong vocals by lead singer Hanne.

Over the course of the next 9 years the band’s released an EP called 15 Minutes Late (2015), a first full album by the name of All About Perspectives (2017), a compilation CD made for their Japanese Tour in 2019 and a second full length album named Late Bloomers (2019).

Encouraged by their enthused audiences, the band has gone back to the studio and is currently in the process of recording its third full album, which is due to be released in 2024.

To promote their music, For I Am has played a great deal of national and international shows, including several international tours through Europe, the UK and Japan. On top of that, they opened club shows for bands such as The Bombpops, Propagandhi, Lagwagon, Frenzal Rhomb, Iron Chic, Not On Tour and Satanic Surfers among others.

2019 was a great year for the band as they got to play Belgian punk festivals GROEZROCK, El Topo Goes Loco and Brakrock Ecofest and they also headed out to Slovenia a second time for Punk Rock Holiday.

For I Am
Photo: Mateusz Delmański

As mentioned before, in November of 2019 For I Am released second full album, LATE BLOOMERS, which showcases the band’s evolution towards reaching bigger audiences and obtaining an overall more professional sound.

The album was released on Bearded Punk Records (BE), Sound Speed Records (US), Punk & Disorderly Records (CAN), Lockjaw Records (UK), La Agonía De Vivir (ES), Fond Of Life Records (DE), No Reason Records (IT), Milestone Sounds (JAP) & Trilob Records (NL).[1]

When in 2020 the entire world, and consequently the music and events industry took severe hits from the corona virus, it also took a toll on For I Am. The band had only just released their brand new album and had big plans to promote it far and wide. Fortunately (digital) sales kept coming in and thus For I Am’s continued existence was guaranteed.

Meanwhile Hanne (vocals) received a number of requests to provide vocals for collabs with bands/musicians such as Janez Detd (BE), Swecore (SE), CF98 (PL), Alessandro Gavazzi (IT) & Chris Mason (UK)[2]. Other than that the band got the opportunity to perform at several online shows, hosted by both national and international (UK, CAN) promotors. That way the band did manage to keep their fans’ attention throughout the pandemic.

Over the course of the summer of 2022, the band started the production and recording process of their third full album, which goes by the name of “The Righteous & The Wicked”. Looking to make up for lost time, they once more decided to take on the help of producer/studio engineer Tim Van Doorn at Big Dog Recordings.

Mixed by previously mentioned Tim Van Doorn and mastered by S.P.E.C.T.R.E’s Troy Glessner (US) in 2023, The Way Of The Righteous & The Wicked will be out on SBÄM (AT), Pee Records (AUS), Double Helix Records (US) and Bearded Punk Records (BE). The cover art was painted by Mark Desalvo (US).

The new album is meant to further professionalize the band and widen audiences both nationally & internationally and will hit turntables worldwide in April of 2024.

What others have said about For I Am:
“Remember that thing you liked best about that song you loved? The one you had on repeat over and over that time when you needed a medicinal blast of sublime pop-power-punk? Well, you don’t need that anymore because Belgian punk quintet For I Am have just trampled it into the dust. Late Bloomers is a triumphant record that is absolutely guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and joy to your punk heart.” (4 1/2 out of 5 stars)- The Punk Site

“…fantastically catchy, fast pop-punk with oodles of fun ‘whoa-oh’-type singalongs, like Descendents meets Paramore meets the best party you’ve ever been to….”- Shout Louder

“If you like your pop-punk served up frantic and melodic then For I Am are a band you really need to check out, and for me they are the best new band I’ve encountered in a fair while…”- The Punk Site

“…terrific punk rock with amazingly strong female vocals reminiscent of Paramore but much more aggressive. With pounding bass, fast paced guitar licks… I’m instantly in love.” Punk Online

“…one of the most exciting pop-punk albums I’ve heard in a while.”- Colin’s Punk Rock World

“For I Am keep proving that they have the skills to make great pop (punk) songs but also ass-kicking punk rock tunes.”- Out Of Step Fanzine

“They still pack plenty of energy and stay true to their love of big hooks, but they have also grown as songwriters in the past two years, creating an album that will equally attract those with a love of fast punk rock and those with more of a taste for catchy pop punk. In other words, “All About Perspectives” is an album which is sure to gain a legion of new fans…”- Punkanormal Activity

“…the vocals provided by vocalist Hanne are out of this world; melodic, danceable and just plain perfect.”- RMP Magazine

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