Ryan Kirby from FIT FOR A KING talks ‘The Hell We Create’ and touring with Aussie bands

Texan metalcore quintet Fit For A King have just released their seventh studio album The Hell We Create on Friday 28 October via Solid State

Trauma and tragedy transfer from one generation to the next. As difficult as it may be, we still possess the power to break the cycle and start anew. Fit For A King ponder the pain of these cycles and the possibility to end them on their seventh full-length offering, The Hell We Create. The Texas quintet explore this ebb and flow with a deft, yet delicate balance of sharp metallic intensity and soaring melodic energy. Drawing on real-life experiences, the band members collectively rallied around frontman Ryan Kirby and his family as they endured seemingly unending turbulence…

“The album is a reflection of the events that happened throughout the pandemic,” recalls Ryan. “In short, my wife and I adopted children and had to homeschool them. She almost died from a stroke. The Hell We Create is by far the deepest and most personal record we’ve ever written.” In the end, Fit For A King delivers an important message on the record. “I want to raise self-awareness,” he leaves off. “It’s not just important to fight for ourselves, but we’re fighting for others. You can reach out for help even if you’re scared. I know I was. I hope we can all reflect on not only what we put ourselves through, but what we put others through.”

The Everblack Podcast caught up with Ryan Kirby from Fit for a King about their new album ‘The Hell We Create’ and the very personal and circumstances that inspired the lyrics, their current tour with I Prevail and Pierce the Veil, recent visit down under and experiences hitting the road with Aussie bands like Parkway Drive, Amity Affliction and Alpha Wolf, future plans and more!



In 2011, Fit For A King emerged out of Texas with a searing signature style rooted in metal and hardcore and uplifted by hypnotic hooks. Following the breakout LP Creation/Destruction [2013], they earned four consecutive Top 5 debuts on both the Billboard Top Christian Albums Chart and the Top Hard Rock Albums Chart with Slave to Nothing [2014], Deathgrip [2016], Dark Skies [2018], and The Path [2020]. The latter marked their first #1 on the Top Christian Albums Chart and Top 10 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart. Plus, the band collaborated with fellow heavy-hitters such as August Burns Red and We Came As Romans. They’ve generated nearly 312 million streams.

Fit for a King – ‘The Hell We Create’ is out now via Solid State Records.
Order here : https://ffak.ffm.to/thehellwecreate