VENUS ON FIRE Minneapolis, MN The name in itself demands attention and the band has certainly captured it, garnering an impressive following both in and outside their “birthplace” of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their musical endeavor began as a partnership comprised of singer/songwriter Tory Envy and guitarist Leng Moua. Since their inception in 2009, Venus on Fire has released two EPs: Clone Factory (2010) and My Furious Frenzy (2011). In 2012, the band acquired members Carl Smith (Bass) and Joe Ingle (Drums) which noticeably enhanced the energy and atmosphere in their live performance. The quartet combines lush melodies, hook-heavy riffs, and a tight rhythm section to back their pop/punk showmanship, exhibiting sounds from pulsing rhythms to vulnerable vocals augmented by an ocean of deftly layered guitars. With a new intensity and attitude, the band has begun working on their anticipated third EP to be released in 2013. Venus on Fire released their single, “War,” on February 19, 2013 and will be following up with a music video. This is without a doubt a busy year for Venus on Fire, so keep your eyes and ears open as they will consistently be releasing new material in the near future.