Posted in metal | music | tour dates on December 10, 2009

HAnukkah Gone Metal

Gods of Fire has crafted a uniquely original work that tells the story of Hanukkah through a rich fusion of heavy metal music, operatic vocals, traiditonal melodies, and a Klezmer soul. The 8 song collection features two holiday favorites, "Oh Hanukkah" and "Havenu Shalom Aleichem," alongside original songs about the menorah, gelt, spinning dreidels, fighting dragons for latke oil and a historical document of the Maccabean war. For fans of Iron Maiden, Manowar, Helloween, Dio, Judas Priest and Dream Theater.

Gods of Fire will support the album with two special Jewish themed shows during the week of Hanukkah. The first is a release party at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on December 12th with a follow up on December 17th at New York City's Fontana's.

That wording comes from the band. You can buy the album at Amazon, and listen to three songs below...

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Comments (28)

what

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 4:42 PM

uhhhhh, that is not something i ever thought i would want to hear, but it is kind of awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 4:50 PM

really bad idea

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 4:52 PM

maybe this will help resolve the bikers vs hasids situation

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 4:54 PM

i'm so on board with this.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 4:54 PM

I'd rather go to Temple than pay to listen to or watch this drivel live...Bleh.

Posted by Ian | December 10, 2009 4:56 PM

The first song is a little cheeseball. Eight Days of Victory is sick. It's like Jewish Iron Maiden.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 4:58 PM

you can never have too much hanukkah music.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 5:16 PM

is kosher dillz involved?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 5:18 PM

I need more of this in my life

Posted by sk | December 10, 2009 5:21 PM

It looks like these guys are NYC. Refreshing change up from all the crusty and extreme metal getting all the attention in this city. Kudos.

Posted by rattlehead | December 10, 2009 5:43 PM

jesus christ

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 6:46 PM

^6:46 umm, no...

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 7:03 PM

If you knew these guys youd realize just how awesome this is. Theyre legit.

Posted by tengo | December 10, 2009 7:52 PM

4:54 made me laugh out loud

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 9:18 PM

nice music

Posted by FLV Converter | December 10, 2009 11:47 PM

Is that a "schvantz" in his right hand?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 12:00 AM

Hanukkah was always Metal to me!

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 12:03 AM

These guys are the real deal and this is totally badass. I can only hope that gelt will be thrown at us during their set at Knitting Factory.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 7:09 AM

Decent idea, but the band sucks! If a good Metal band made this, it would be funny and cool.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 2:10 PM

This band is retarded. What a waste...

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 2:21 PM

Spike Hill is a better venue for this as per 4:54's winning comment

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 2:22 PM

The Gods of fire is the worst band name ever.

Posted by Paul | December 11, 2009 2:32 PM

god dammit i love hanukkah

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 3:53 PM

god dammit i hate this crappy band! sounds like lousy musicians ruining a funny idea. someone good should do Hannukka gone metal. this band is inept and humorless.

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2009 4:10 PM

This is the lamest thing I have ever seen on Brooklyn Vegan.

YYYyyyyaaaaawwwwnnnnnnnnnnn.

Posted by Alfredo | December 11, 2009 4:13 PM

Great post!
Hag Sameach!

Posted by Hanukkah Gift | December 12, 2009 2:30 PM

the anonymous haters can hate all they want but the show at the Knit was awesome! Do yourself a favor and make it down to Fontanas.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2009 10:27 PM

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