Faith In Exile is a melodic metal band originally formed in 2005. Hailing from the center of coal country in Pottsville, PA, the band’s sound has evolved over the past 7 plus years into the current formula of crushing metal compositions meshed with melodic sensibilities. In the process, the band has gained a large, loyal local and regional following. FIE has released 3 independent albums, the most recent in 2010 entitled “In Defiance of Suffering.” The quartet of vocalist (and former guitarist) Rob Allison, bassist Allen Buehner, guitarist Brandon Foti, and drummer Ron Gubala played steadily for over 2 years supporting the album throughout their home state and into neighboring areas. With the addition of guitarist Paul Trepal in late spring 2012, the new 5 piece FIE was solidified. Just 2 months into gigging with the new lineup, the band was selected to play the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival for its Scranton, PA date in August 2012. The guys also made a trip to play for Jose Mangin from Sirius XM Liquid Metal at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ in the same month and returned in November 2012. In early 2013, Faith In Exile began writing the follow up to “In Defiance of Suffering” with a late 2013 release anticipated.