Fierce Atmospheres
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Fierce Atmospheres

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2002 | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2002
Band Metal Rock




"Fierce Atmospheres"

Classic metal sound,pounding drums,soaring vocals,heavy riffing + progressive overtones = Fierce Atmospheres!!! - VH1classic's Don Jamieson

"Fierce Atmospheres"

This band should be among the progressive metal greats!!!!!
- metalwarrants .com

"Fierce Atmospheres"

"Progressive metal without redemption..." - Aaron Small, Brave Words Bloody Knuckles

"Fierce Atmospheres"

"Their performance is great and they are skillful musicians, you will be consumed by this!!!" - -Nick/Behind the Veil (Greece)

"Fierce Atmospheres"

"This is dramatic and tricky. Very skillful and emotional..."
- Akira Naito/Colourfast (Japan)

"Fierce Atmospheres"

"Strong vocals, the musicianship is tight and driving....reminiscent of metal masters of the past and present." - TAXI

"Fierce Atmospheres"

"I got the disc and I love it" - Marc Trepanier(US army-Iraq)


Gale Force demo- 2003
Amongst the Shadows sampler- 2004
Nashville- Rochester Session-2008
Where Night and Day Begin EP-2012
Forsaken EP-2015
Pariahs, Misfits and Sinners LP - 2018



Fierce Atmospheres was originally formed in Austin Texas (2002) and has now been based in Chicago, IL, USA for the last 11 years. Guitarist/songwriter Eric J. Gosselin started the band with the hopes of taking his years of songwriting to a new level. Having had members from legendary bands Nasty Savage(Curtis Beeson) and Death(Scott Carino) helping out with early demos, the band has grown to play progressive power metal with influences such as Iron Maiden, Rush, In Flames, Arch-Matheos, Dream Theater, Judas Priest, Stratovarius, etc. Five Ep's were released independently from 2003-2015. Their songs have a strong presence with twin leads and soaring vocal lines that grab the listeners attention, while maintaining a 'true to form' power metal sound. The band worked with some of metal's top producers including Neil Kernon and Rick Barnes at Rax Trax Studio in Chicago, IL. Three months of preproduction at Gosselin's own Edge of Satellites Studio and much of the work for the 2018 CD, 'PARIAHS, MISFITS AND SINNERS' was done at Blackbird Studio in Nashville,TN. 

In 2021, the new FA record' The Speed of Dreams' was released on Qumran Records. The album was mixed/mastered by the legendary guitarist of King Diamond Andy LaRocque. The band looks forward to 2022 being a very busy year....

Fierce Atmospheres has performed relentlessly for years around the Chicago area playing with many of Chicago's top local acts, and have also shared the stage with legendary bands such as Evergreen, Overkill, Prong, Joe Lynn Turner, The Three Tremors, Micheal Angelo Batio, and more. 


All correspondence: 

Eric J. Gosselin

Band Members