This band comes from Columbus, Ohio, but is surprisingly not on the bill.
This Fire's Embrace is:
Aaron Benner (Vocals)
Zack Koah (Guitar/Vocals)
Marc Leist (Guitar/Vocals)
Steve Malone (Bass)
Josh Hall (Drums)
Lead singer Aaron Benner witnessed a sad moment in music history.
On December 8, 2004, the band Damageplan played at Columbus' Alrosa Villa.
Aaron Benner had been close to the stage when out of nowhere Nathan Gale came onto the stage, shot and killed four people. One of those people was "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, legendary guitarist of the band Pantera.
There are moments in a person's life which change you forever.
Instead of letting this horrible tragedy get to him, Benner decided to use music not only to heal himself, but to help other people.
Within a year, this band formed.
Within three years, they've played in the region with bands like Pillar, Decyfer Down, Shinedown, Trapt, and Buckcherry and they've also played major Christian festivals such as Ichithus and Cornerstone.
In 2008, the band released a live EP from the very same venue Aaron Benner went to 4 years prior, The Alrosa Villa.