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Fit For a King opened for I Prevail on Sunday night at White Oak Music Hall. 

Hailing from Tyler, Texas, Fit for a King is a metalcore quintet signed to Solid State records. 

The show begins

The band started their set with “Shattered Glass,” running onstage with a thirst to perform. They began their set with their backs to a setting sun. They were met with screams of support following the first few songs. By a show of hands, the crowd told the band that although most knew of or actively listened to the band, the vast majority had never seen them live. 

Photo by Cynthia Isabel Zelaya Ordoñez

They performed “End (The Other Side),” next. A relatively new single, having only debuted in early August, it still managed to rouse the crowd. This may also be greatly attributed to the energy the vocalists brought. Neither Ryan Kirby nor Ryan “Tuck” O’Leary stood still for longer than a verse, running up and down risers, across the stage and everywhere in between. The switch between clean and unclean vocals is a personal favorite play of mine, and it captured my attention immediately. The rest of the crowd seemed to feel similarly. 

The band fed off the crowd’s energy. Wanting to keep the hype going, one of the members stepped up to the mic to rile them up. 

Bringing it home

Photo by Cynthia Isabel Zelaya Ordoñez

“Okay Houston, I don’t care where you are. But if your eyes are on this stage. When I say three, l you’re gonna jump. Ready? One, two, three, JUMP!” 

Fit For A King dove into “The Price of Agony.” The lawn jumped for a little, devolving into mosh pits in some areas soon after. But they were clearly having the time of their lives, as was the band. 

They taught the audience to sing along to “Backbreaker,” before finishing the night strong with “God of Fire.” 

Fit for a King is an excellent rising band with roots proudly planted in Texas. You can still catch them on tour supporting I Prevail and Pierce The Veil in a city near you.

@cynthia_zelaya _ | Executive Editor 2022-2023 | Assistant Editor 2021-2022

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