From the mind of Santa Clarita based Johnny Zirkel, The Wildfires Projekt creates modern anthems for a culture that has been shaped by mental health struggles, anger, fear and addiction. Zirkel’s frank, honest and visceral approach in broaching pertinent topics have earned the West Coast act a solid national following, with The Wildfires Projekt national tour with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatuscurrently on pause.
Zirkel shows influence from across the alternative rock sub-cultures, nods in particular to the likes of The Used, Senses Fail and Hawthorne Heights shining through. Forthcoming EP ‘Through Fear & Fighting’balances heartfelt lyricism, emotive and gripping guitar lines and resurgent, uplifting melodies.
Zirkel is also responsible for the creation of internationally recognized non-profit Reverse The Trend, with his work in the fight against bullying seeing Zirkel speak at the Vans’ Warped Tour as well as over 400 schools across the US.
Following on from the recent release of ‘From Which We Came’ and summer’s ‘Garden Statement Pt.1’, a covers EP which saw Zirkel team with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus‘ Josh Burke, ‘Through Fear and Fighting’ is a defiant 5-track EP that flies in the face of 2020 and the adversity it has presented.