BROTHER FIRETRIBE — the Finnish AOR/hard rock band featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen — will release its third album, "Diamond In The Firepit", on June 3 in North America, May 3 in The United Kingdom and May 2 in the rest of Europe via Spinefarm Records.
The "For Better or For Worse" single, which can be streamed below, is available for purchase digitally on iTunes.
BROTHER FIRETRIBE singer Pekka Ansio Heino had the following to sat about the band's upcoming release: "We're thrilled to be back in action after five years, which seems like a lifetime!
"We wouldn't be THIS thrilled if the new album hadn't turned out be exactly how we wanted it to be. It's just as bold, big, polished, hooky and sticky as we pictured it. A lot of hard work was spent making it happen, and now it's time for the best part of making music; taking it out and playing it live.
"We can't wait to meet our old friends again and hopefully make some new ones along the way.
"Hope you enjoy 'Diamond In The Firepit'. Thanks for still being there and sorry for the delay. Let's have some serious fun!"
According to a press release, "Diamond In The Firepit" is chock-full of melodic rock ear candy; an unbroken string of eleven hits with glistening choruses, heavenly harmonies and lyrics brimming with larger-than life love. Sure enough, this album will be the soundtrack of the coming summer like its predecessors, for in times like these when the reality bites, the economy is down, people feel downtrodden and everyday life seems like a grind, we all need a shot of positive energy and a reminder that there's not a whole lot that can't be fixed with a smile and a song.
BROTHER FIRETRIBE will be touring extensively in support of "Diamond In The Firepit". The band has a CD-release show scheduled for May 3 in Helsinki, Finland at Virgin Oil Co and an appearance set for the South Park festival in Tampere, Finland at Eteläpuisto on June 7. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
"Diamond In The Firepit" track Listing:
02. Love's Not Enough
03. Far Away From Love
04. For Better Or For Worse
06. Edge Of Forever
07. Hanging By A Thread
08. Trail Of Tears
09. Winner Takes It All
10. Tired Of Dreaming
11. Reality Bites
12. Close To The Bone
In other news, Spinefarm Records will re-release BROTHER FIRETRIBE's previous two albums, "False Metal" and "Heart Full Of Fire". Due in April, the reissues will contain bonus tracks.
"Heart Full Of Fire" entered the Finnish chart at position No. 6 back in May 2008. The CD has since been certified gold in Finland.
BROTHER FIRETRIBE released a concert DVD, "Live At Apollo", in February 2010 via Spinefarm. The disc was shot on April 15, 2009 at the Apollo in Helsinki and featured a guest appearance by then-NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon on the song "Heart Full Of Fire".
BROTHER FIRETRIBE is:
Pekka Ansio Heino - Vocals
Emppu Vuorinen - Guitar
Tomppa Nikulainen - Keyboards
Jason Flinck - Bass
Kalle Torniainen - Drums
Photo credit: Ville Juurikkala