As It Is have wasted no time kicking off 2019 with the release of their new music video for The Fire, The Dark. The video shows footage from the band’s recent headlining UK/EU Tour and is a special “welcome” to Guitarist Ron Ish, who this week has been announced as an official member of As It Is. He shared “Collectively, the team is the strongest it’s ever been and we’re all excited for our future together. The amount of love and support from fans all over the world has been incredible thus far and finally being able to announce my permanency with As It Is and say it out loud feels good. Thanks for having me. Got love.”
The Fire, The Dark is the latest single from the band’s recent release, ‘The Great Depression.’ Released via Fearless Records / Caroline Australia last year, this album is comfortably As It Is’ most layered, technically accomplished and certainly most aggressive release to date. ‘The Great Depression’ was produced by legendary producer MACHINE (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die) and is a record that establishes the band as one of the most daring creative forces in their scene. Music videos for The Wounded World, The Stigma and The Reaper further prove the creative and storytelling power of the Brighton, UK-based quartet.
Vocalist Patty Walters shares “I suppose our two main goals were to restructure the way this scene depicts depression and to shatter stigmas surrounding mental health along the way. This album has completely changed us as people and the band we intend to be in the future.”
The band have just kicked off their US album tour in partnership with A Voice for the Innocent, a non-profit organisation that provides community, resources, and support for people who have been affected by sexual violence. They will have a representative at every date of the tour to educate fans and act as a resource for anyone that may need their assistance. As It Is continues to encourage fans and the larger music community to not only speak up, but to also listen.