BROTHER FIRETRIBE - the five-strong outfit fueled by class compositions and top-of-the-line musicianship, the latter underpinned by the signature style of Nightwish guitarist, Emppu Vuorinen - will release their fourth full-length album Sunbound via Spinefarm Records on March 24.
Featuring 12 new pieces of music, including lead track "Taste of a Champion," plus follow-up single/video for "Indelible Heroes," due out next month, Sunbound has been mixed by Finnish studio-meister Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Children Of Bodom, Stratovarius), and is the follow-up to 2014's Diamond In The Firepit.
Since first coming together for their False Metal debut back in 2006, BROTHER FIRETRIBE have flown the flag for a brand of music ("ultra-melodic West Coast AOR") that once strode the U.S. radio airwaves like a colossus, filling up arenas and providing the silky soundtrack to poolside summers and wind-in-the-hair coastal highway drives; music pioneered by some of rock music's most legendary names...
However, BROTHER FIRETRIBE - that's vocalist Pekka Ansio Heino, keyboard player Tomppa Nikulainen, bassist Jason Flinck, drummer Hannes Pirila, plus Vuorinen himself - are not trying to hitch a DeLorean ride into the past; rather, their collective aim is to both celebrate and reinvigorate a musical style that is all about big hooks, strong melodies, soaring vocals and searing guitars, not to mention the desire to entertain on a grand and glorious scale.
"Taste of a Champion" - recently used as the theme for a major Finnish advertising campaign - packs all of the above qualities into an epic three-and-a-half minutes of Rocky soundtrack-style delight, setting the tone for an album that stands as the perfect antidote to long, lonely winter nights under the duvet.