Finnish hard rockers Brother Firetribe have been hard at work on their new album and recently told MetalTalk that it is due for release later this spring. Ahead of this, they have released a new single ‘Rock In The City’ which is a tantalizing taste of the album to follow.

Vocalist Pekka Heino told Metaltalk “‘Rock In The City’ is a fierce uptempo mood lifter that anyone working five days a week and running the rat race can relate to. Sometimes you just need to let off steam by hitting the town when Friday comes and just rock your socks off!”

The track points to an exciting year for the band. You can feel the energy in the song and it is sure to prove a live favourite for the worldwide fans who have already welcomed it with comments such as “just plain damn awesome”, “…just breathtaking ..” and “Altra meraviglia!!”.

The upcoming album has also brought about a line-up change, with guitarist Emppu Vuorinen stepping down due to commitments in his ‘other band’, Nightwish, although not without leaving his mark on the upcoming album.

“Emppu has stepped down from his active role as a guitarist of Brother Firetribe due to lack of time. Simple as that, no drama, no fuss,” continued Heino. “Everyone understands the magnitude of a beast called Nightwish and all of us want to see them go conquer the world. Or two. What a band. With that said, he’s still our brother, stays in the team and you can actually hear him do his magic on the new album too. We got extremely lucky with having Roope Riihijärvi step in and save our asses from doing nothing, which really wasn’t an option. This band is too much fun to stop now. On with the show, feel the burn!”

Roope Riihijärvi is proud to be replacing Vuorinen in Brother Firetribe and is excited about their soon to be announced summer shows, stating: “I’ve been following and loving this band for many years and it’s amazing to be part of something where the mentality is right and the songs are simply terrific! I look forward to everything that’s coming along with this group. See you at the gigs!”

Pekka Heino – vocals
Roope Riihijärvi – guitar
Jason Flinck – bass
Tomppa Nikulainen – keyboards
Hannes Pirilä – drums

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