Fit for a King Stops at Diamond Ballroom

By: Shea Higgerson, Contributor, Regional Music Journal

Fit For A King brought their headlining summer tour to the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City on July 31, along with Norma Jean, Currents, Left Behind and Perseus.

Fit For A King, a Christian metalcore band from Dallas, released their latest album Dark Skies in September 2018. The band played with Currents and Like Moths to Flames at 89th Street in Oklahoma City last year and vocalist Ryan Kirby said the band couldn’t do a summer tour without making another stop in OKC. 

Fit for a King Performing at the Diamond Ballroom in OKC – Photos Courtesy Shea Higgerson Photos

The band was full of energy during the show with Kirby giving signs for a circle pit and bassist Ryan O’Leary slinging his bass around and around and all through the air during the entire set. O’Leary also went airborne on multiple occasions. 

Norma Jean, also a metalcore band, comes out of Georgia and is preparing to release their newest album All Hail this year. The album was named by fans. The band also had a high energy set and kept the crowd moving. They played their latest single “Mind Over Mind,” as well as some “old school” Norma Jean tracks long-time fans appreciated. 

Norma Jean on stage at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City – Photos Courtesy Shea Higgerson Photos

Metalcore band Currents out of Connecticut released their latest album I Let the Devil In, in 2018. The crowd was clearly fueled by the heaviness of Currents’ sound and there was a circle pit for almost the entire set. 

Left Behind is a hardcore metal band out of West Virginia and their last album release was Blessed by the Burn in 2017. 

Oklahoma City’s own Perseus was the only local band on the bill for the Diamond Ballroom show and kicked things off with their brand of progressive metalcore. The band is made up of Jeremy Knight (vocals), Gabriel Mark (lead guitar), Jordan Gorath (drums), Gage Wayland (bass, vocals) and Chris Gomez (rhythm guitar). Perseus released their full-length album Rise earlier this year.

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