來自南台灣高雄的〈滅火器〉樂團 成立於2000年，由主唱 楊大正、吉他手 鄭宇辰、貝斯手 陳敬元 三位高中同班同學組成；2012年 鼓手吳迪加入後樂團，〈滅火器〉進入一個完整而穩定的狀態。
Fire EX. from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, was established in 2000. The band is made up of lead vocalist Sam, guitarist Orio, bassist Jc, who were classmates in high school; drummer Ti Wu joined them in 2012, completing the band.
As of today, they have released four full albums and many singles; Fire EX. combines the base tones of punk rock with lyrics reflecting current times and real-life, striking a chord with those who readily identify with their songs. Popular tracks, such as ‘Good Night! Formosa!’, ‘A Man on the Sea’, and ‘Island’s Sunrise’, have made Fire EX. the representative punk rock band of modern times, and earning them the name of ‘The Taiwan People’s Music Band’.
In recent years, other than participating in differently themed annual Live House tours and various major domestic and international music festivals, Fire EX. has held annual solo concerts since 2013. The band has also collaborated with MONOEYES from Japan to hold the Far East Union tour spanning Taiwan, Japan, and Korea, promoting cultural exchange within Asia through the uniting effects of music.
From their Live House performances that started off with just one to two hundred people in the audience, without mainstream media attention, and without gaudy performance attires, Fire EX. made their way, one step at a time, towards becoming heard throughout Taiwan, and moving on to take on the world.
In 2016, Fire EX. released their album in Japan, and collaborated with legendary musicians such as Takeshi Hosomi and Masafumi Isobe, sparking much discussion, and quickly increasing their fame and popularity in Japan, once again performing in Japan’s largest scale music festival – Summer Sonic.
In 2015, Fire EX.’s ‘Island’s Sunrise’ was chosen as the theme song for the Sunflower Movement, bagging the much-coveted ‘Golden Melody Awards – Best Song of the Year’ award, and in September of the same year, set up their own music company – Fire On Music Co., Ltd.
In the following year, they released their ‘REBORN’ album, and held a total of 15 concerts spread over two series of album tours. Tickets sold out fast, leading to Fire EX.’s decision to go where no other independent music band had ever gone before – a ten thousand strong, outdoor music concert. The ‘2016 On Fire Day’ marked the first-ever concert to be held in a baseball arena, with ten thousand tickets sold, setting a record for Taiwan’s history of independent music, making history together with their fans and turning the page of a new chapter.
After achieving this significant milestone, Fire EX. decided to move forward, endeavoring to do a remake of their more representational songs over the years. 2017 marks the 17th year of the band’s establishment, and the band intends to release their first ‘new songs + best collection album’, while preparing for their annual world tour.
[ 吳迪 代言使用 PAiSTe 2002 系列 ]
■ 2002 14" Medium Hi Hats
■ 2002 17" Crash
■ 2002 18" Medium Crash
■ 2002 20" Ride
■ 2002 18" Novo China