“Refined By Fire” is a hot new track from Durant, Oklahoma five-piece 2X4 here exclusively for free download! The music group that has become 2X4 began to come about in 2009 when lead singer Micah Hutson and guitarist Colin Stafford asked some childhood friends to play some local shows in the Durant area. This incarnation of the band survived for a few years before some lineup changes last year brought long-time friends, bassist Eric Nacci and drummer Matt Dierkes into the fold after the pair’s previous band came to a close. With a solid lineup intact, 2X4 got down to major business with regards to spreading their music as far and wide as possible.
The band’s first album Dead Days quickly got a lot of notoriety, debuting at #7 on the iTunes metal charts. This positive fan reaction only fueled the band members further which has inspired their second release, the recently released EP Dark Hand. This is the first EP from 2X4 with the current lineup and also a more communal writing process. The new batch of songs are a bit of a departure from their first release, showing growth and maturity as a band. The EP, like the band itself, is all about being true to one’s self. Commenting on this notion, the band members said, “Even if what we play isn’t the most popular thing out right now, we’re going to make the music that we want. We never want to be considered fake.” If you’re looking for something real then have a listen to “Refined By Fire”!