This song was inspired by a tragic event in 1994 when Van Devender witnessed the firestorm which claimed the lives of 14 firefighters on Storm King Mountain in Colorado. Storm King Sacrifice was composed at the base of that mountain 4 years later.
Immediately after moving back to Colorado from a 3 year stint in the midwest, Strive came to life. It was nearly lost though after that session, having not been immediately written or recorded. It took several days of serious mind-bending memory re