“I believe that everyone goes through their own personal hell at some point in life.” says frontman Rene Naranjo, “This album took each of us down to our own personal hells. But we persevered and just never gave up and never lost sight of the love and passion we have for what we do.” For the Florida-native group, that love and passion has culminated in their debut release: Inferno.
Named after the 14th-century epic poem by Dante Alighieri, Inferno takes you on a journey through Hell with aggressive guitar-driven epics such as “Fearless” and “Hero”, sorrow-filled ballads in “Nacirema”, and sweeping orchestral pieces such as “Inferno” and “Purgatorio”.
“We are a band of dynamic musicians, so for us we don’t compartmentalize what we do into different elements.” comments bassist/keyboardist Josh Hall, “We consider albums to be an experience like movies and, as far as I know, films are generally watched from beginning to end and that’s how we listen to albums; especially, Inferno.”
Drawing inspiration from their diversity, The Eyes of God constantly challenge what is expected from a traditional rock band while never allowing themselves to lose sight of what is truly important to them: the music. “I listen to music that moves me. Doesn’t matter if it’s Beethoven, Metallica, Queen, Oasis, or even Depeche Mode, if it makes you feel something then that’s all that matters.” continues Rene Naranjo, “I think people relate to us because our music is genuine, it’s not us trying to be something we’re not. Everything sincerely comes from the heart and it feels like that’s something that you don’t find too often nowadays.”
Driven by their undying passion and limitless imagination, The Eyes of God are poised to set the world on fire with their epic blend of hard rock, iconic instrumental pieces, and their high-energy live performances.
For The Eyes of God, the inferno has only begun to rise.