MISFIRE Premieres “War Of Mine” Video

“Sympathy For The Ignorant” Debut Out Now

Sympathy For The Ignorant, the thunderous debut full-length from Chicago-based thrash trio MISFIRE, is out TODAY on MNRK Heavy! In celebration of the record’s official unveiling, the band has unleashed a video for “War Of Mine”.

Conjuring old-school flavored thrash metal devastation with the kind of bombastic firepower that could wake the dead, MISFIRE creates more of a racket than bands twice their size, unleashing song after song of unrelenting savagery. It’s music that could have arrived in the thrash golden age of 1986, when bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Dark Angel, and Sodom delivered crucial records. And yet MISFIRE is forward-thinking, injecting modern metal mastery into their brew for a potent and timeless sound.

“‘It’ll flatten you!,” declares Metal Injection of the record. “Everything sounds absolutely massive here,” agrees Distorted Sound, adding, “that may well be the record’s greatest triumph… MISFIRE have been able to capture the potency of many of the genre’s most pioneering records and inject it with the kind of crisp clarity that wasn’t often available to bands back in 1986.”

Comments drummer James Nicademus, “It feels amazing to finally have this record out and to be able to share it with the world. We are really proud of this one and we can’t wait to play these songs live!”

Latest single, “War Of Mine,” merges classic era thrash akin to early Megadeth with groove metal reminiscent of Pantera into a thundering symphony of horn raising rage!

Captured in a small studio and engineered by vocalist/bassist Sean Coogan, MISFIRE’s Sympathy For The Ignorant is free from click-tracks and other unnecessary frills, projecting the purity of what three musicians raised on Pantera and the Big 4 sound like in a room together. The record is heavy, brawny, and confident, filled with the kind of earworm thrash metal riffs that sends aspiring players to the guitar store.  

Armed with the attitude and songs to follow in the footsteps of Slayer, Metallica, and Lamb Of God, the three men of MISFIRE are heavy metal lifers. “I started playing drums when I was eleven, and ever since, it’s all I talk about,” says drummer James Nicademus. “[Vocalist/guitarist] Jay [Johnson] and I started jamming together at ages twelve and thirteen.”  

In just a short couple of years, MISFIRE quickly shared the stage with thrash legends Sacred Reich and modern throwback bands like Iron Reagan and Warbringer.


Jay Johnson – vocals/guitar  

Sean Coogan – vocals/bass  

James Nicademus – drums

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