Fit for a King, also known as FFAK, is an American Christian metalcore band from both Dallas and Tyler, Texas that started in 2007. They released two independent EPs in 2008 entitled Fit for a King and 2009's Awaken the Vesper and they released one independent LP entitled Descendants in 2011. Then, the band released three studio albums with their label Solid State Records entitled Creation/Destruction (2013), a re-recorded Descendants (2013), and Slave to Nothing.
Fit For A King was started in Tyler, Texas in 2007 by Jared Easterling, Aaron Decur, Justin Juno, Jared McFerron, Alex Danforth and Jed McNeill. The band had performed locally and regionally in their beginning years. In 2009, the band decided to begin touring full time, and McNeill and McFerron left the band to pursue their education. Ryan Kirby from the band Bodies Awake (based in Fort Worth) joined Fit For A King in 2010 to replace Mason Wilson, who had recently replaced Danforth as the frontman. Kirby's Bodies Awake bandmate Bobby Lynge joined the band to play guitar. The band tracked their first, independent full length "Descendants" in 2011. With the release of their music video "Ancient Waters", the band started to gain a following. Bassist Decur left the band in 2012 to pursue a career in law enforcement and was replaced by Aaron Kadura who performed clean vocals alongside Easterling as well. With the amount of success "Descendants" gained independently, the band was signed to Solid State Records in 2012 and is now based out of Dallas, Texas. Kadura left the band in 2014 to join What We Do in Secret and was replaced by Ryan "Tuck" O'Leary. The band will be releasing their fourth studio album Deathgrip on October 7, 2016.
Independent days (2007-2012)
Fit For A King released two independent EPs in the starting years; the first was a self-titled EP in 2008, then the release of Awaken the Vesper the following year. In 2011, the band released their first full-length album Descendants and started their rise in popularity.
Solid State Records (2012-present)
In July 2012, Fit For A King had signed to Solid State Records. FFAK released their first studio album Creation/Destruction on March 12, 2013. The album sold more that 3,100 copies in its first week of sales. Billboard charted Creation/Destruction at No. 175, No. 17 on the Christian Albums chart, and No. 6 on the Hard Rock Albums,
Their second album was a redux of the independent Descendants, which came out on November 25, 2013. Billboard charted Descendants at No. 38 on the Christian Albums chart, and at No. 8 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.
Fit for a King's third and newest album, Slave to Nothing, was released October 14, 2014 along with three singles including "Slave to Nothing" featuring Mattie Montgomery of For Today. The band plans to release their fourth studio album Deathgrip on October 7th of 2016. On August 17, 2016, the band released their first single off the album entitled "Pissed Off".