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Greta Van Fleet is a Hard Rock/Blues Rock band formed in Michigan in 2012. The band consists of three Kiszka brothers: Josh (vocals), Jake (guitar) and Sam (bass) and Danny Wagner (drums). After a handful of years making the rounds locally, the band came to prominence in early 2017 with their song "Highway Tune". It immediately drew comparisons to Led Zeppelin, although a lot of these comparisons aren't exactly flattering. The band released their debut album, Anthem Of The Peaceful Army, in October 2018.

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Discography

  • Black Smoke Rising (EP) (2017)
  • From the Fires (EP) (2017)
  • Anthem Of The Peaceful Army (2018)
  • The Battle at Garden's Gate (2021)


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  • Album Title Drop: You could technically say that the closest on "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", "Anthem", is a loose version of this trope.
    • "From the Fires" gets its name from a lyric in the chorus of "Black Smoke Rising". This is not a straight example, however, as "Black Smoke Rising", despite being on "From the Fires", was released a year before as part of the Black Smoke Rising EP.
  • Band of Relatives: Twins Josh and Jake Kiszka are vocalist and guitarist, respectively, and their younger brother Sam plays bass.
  • Binary Suns: On the cover of "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army".
  • Blues Rock
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Sam isn't fond of wearing shoes onstage because according to him, being barefoot makes him feel the music better. Josh is also a frequent barefooter. Averted on the "Heat Above" music video, where Sam wears shoes and Jake, who is known for wearing Chelsea boots, appears barefoot.
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  • Epic Rocking: "Age Of Man" and "Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer)" both barely crack the six minute mark. Live versions of the latter, however, have exceeded twenty minutes.
  • Hard Rock: The band plays a very 70s inspired version of the genre, which has been a source of controversy.
  • Title Track: "Black Smoke Rising", on the band's debut EP.
  • The Something Song: "Safari Song" and "Highway Tune".
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