October 17th, 2011
FIAKRA begins recording drums for 3rd album. Sounds like Harley's riding through a novelty
leprechaun shop. Stay tuned BLAH!!!
"INVAISON" release date set for early 2012. Stay tuned for more updates, Blah!
March 30th 2011 all tracks for our 2nd album are finished!
2. Give me Metal or Give me Death
3. Guadians of Ice
4. Live to Ride Ride to Live
6. Raging Inferno
7. Surpressing the Rage
8. Time is my Enemy
9. Knee Deep in the Dead
10. Faith in Hell
11. Iron Hooves
12. Ballad of Brain Boru * not in order
Fiakra was originally formed
under the name Hexen in late 2000 by Kenneth Allen Burdge III on vocals/lead guitar. Wanting to
bring back the old school style of heavy metal popular in the 80's. While there was still a large
fan base in Europe for traditional metal, it was virtually ignored by American pop culture at the time.
Kenneth put together a lineup featuring John Catalano on bass, Scott Gregory on guitar, and Eric Silsby on
drums. This lineup lasted roughly a year, however the band members didn't fully get along and a change was
Greg Guarini (Blackboots) joined the
band on drums in 2003, followed by Sal Terregino, and Thomas Luke on guitar, Jai Randon on
bass, and Kenneth switched to just performing vocals. Progress was slow for the next few years
as the band members finished up high school and building up their chops and songwriting skills.
In 2005 Thomas Luke left the band, and Kenneth again took up guitar and vocals. Now the band had
started playing shows and released their first demo titled "spring 2005 demo" including three
tracks: "Sever The Wicked", "Never Tempt
a God", and "Korax".
The band continued playing local shows
for the next year until we recorded our first E.P. entitled "A New Age"
containing 4 tracks: "Rebirth", "A New Age",
" J.A.I.", and “Requiem". The band
released the E.P. locally in a very limited run. This was also the first release under Kenneth's
personal record label called "
Eternal War Records". It was during this time I changed my stage name to "The Warlord". The band’s lyrics were
moving more and more towards battle and warfare. The band decided to have their stage show match
their lyrics, and started designing stage costumes of medieval/dark age’s armor. Unfortunately
this lineup played its last show in January 2007 at the stone pony in Asbury Park New Jersey,
Sal and Jai both left the band shortly after.
The next year was spent as just myself &
Greg writing songs, and finishing the recording of the bands first full length. During that time
Andy Sherman (Stage name - Wulfhere the skull splitter), and Matt Wheeler, both of New Jersey's
"Endless Lament" joined hexen on guitar, and bass respectively.
It was with this lineup that the band finally embraced the dark age’s themed stage show.
Playing on stage dressed in full armor, swords and battle axes. The songs and lyrics started
moving more and more towards dark, epic power metal with hints of thrash and death metal.
The debut album was finally released on
Eternal War Records in
October 2008 locally and online.
In 2009, Hexen was unfortunately required
to change our name, seeing as there was already a band called Hexen based in California. Our new
name "Fiakra"- an alternate spelling of the ancient Irish word for raven.
Fiakra started recording our second album with five songs being released as a demo. They are currently
searching for a record label to release our next album worldwide and continue our quest.