Scandi rockers Brother Firetribe are back with a brand new single and video, ‘Night Drive‘.

Streaming links are Here

Night Drive‘ is taken from their upcoming new album ‘Feel The Burn’, due for release this September.

Line up:

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

Official Website




Brother Firetribe will release their fourth studio album ‘Sunbound‘ on the following dates:

March 22nd – Japan via Ward Records
March 24th – Worldwide Excluding USA via Spinefarm/Universal
March 31st – USA via Spinefarm/Universal

Track listing:

1. Sunbound
2. Help Is On The Way
3. Indelible Heroes (first single)
4. Taste Of A Champion
5. Last Forever
6. Give Me Tonight
7. Shock
8. Strangled
9. Heart Of The Matter
10. Restless Heart (John Parr cover)
11. Big City Dream
12. Phantasmagoria

13. Don’t Cry For Yesterday (Extra track for LP and Japan version)
14. For Better Or For Worse – Acoustic (Extra track for Japan version)

You can pre-order the album Here

Official Website




2014 has had some superb releases, and it has yet again been a real struggle to narrow it down to only ten releases.

But I eventually managed it and here they are.

Listed in alphabetical order

American Mafia

Brother Firetribe

Dead End Heroes

Jimmy Barnes

Johnny Lima

Mother Road

Philip Sayce

Pretty Maids


Virgil & The Accelerators

And a mention to the albums which were almost there –

Bernie Marsden – Shine

Crowsaw – Smoke & Feathers

Danny Bryant – Temperature Rising

Daylight Robbery – Falling Back To Earth

H.E.A.T – Tearing Down The Walls

House Of Lords – Precious Metal

Rival Sons – Great Western Valkerie

There are already some great releases lined up for 2015.

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Brother Firetribe


Brother Firetribe – the melodic rock maestros from Finland featuring Nightwish guitarist Emppu Vuorinen – have made their brand new single, ‘For Better Or For Worse’ available to stream via Soundcloud for a limited time. The song is taken from their third studio album, ‘Diamond In The Firepit’; this 12-track offering will be issued on May 5thin the UK, May 2nd in Finland/Europe and June 3rd in North America, all via Spinefarm Records.

‘Diamond In The Firepit’ is the band’s first full-length release since ‘Heart Full Of Fire’ (2008), a gold record in their native Finland; the BFT catalogue is completed by debut album, ‘Breakout’ (2006), plus the ‘Live At Apollo’ DVD (2010).

Singer Pekka Ansio Heino spoke about the band’s upcoming release:

“We’re thrilled to be back in action after 5 years which seems like a life time! 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!”

Diamond in the Firepit Track Listing:

01. Intro
02. Love’s Not Enough

03. Far Away from Love

04. For Better or for Worse

05. Desperately

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

Links to buy:

iTunes –

Amazon CD –

Amazon Vinyl –

On the live front, BFT will be bringing their ‘freeway anthems’ to British shores for the first time this year, having confirmed an appearance at ‘Firefest’ (Rock City, Nottingham) on October 26th. UK headline dates are also in discussion.

Pekka Ansio Heino – Vocals

Emppu Vuorinen – Guitar

Tomppa Nikulainen – Keys

Jason Flinck – Bass

Kalle Torniainen – Rummut

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BROTHER FIRETRIBE – the melodic rock maestros from Finland featuring Nightwish guitarist Emppu Vuorinen – have announced the release of third studio album, ‘Diamond In The Firepit’; this 12-track offering will be issued on May 5thvia Spinefarm Records.

‘Diamond In The Firepit’ is the band’s first full-length release since ‘Heart Full Of Fire’ (2008), a gold record in their native Finland; the BFT catalogue is completed by debut album, ‘Breakout’ (2006), plus the ‘Live At Apollo’ DVD (2010).

On the live front, BFT will be bringing their ‘freeway anthems’ to British shores for the first time this year, having confirmed an appearance at ‘Firefest’ (Rock City, Nottingham) on October 26th. UK headline dates are also in discussion.

With a video for new single ‘For Better Or For Worse’ now in the bag, and ‘Diamond…’ being talked about as the best BFT album to date, 2014 will be the year when these brothers in (melodic) metal make their mark across the board.


Oh boy it’s Halloween time!!

And have I got a show lined up for you guys. Kicking off with a great cover from Brother Firetribe.

3-Play is courtesy of The Brimstone Days, Maxxwell & All I Know. 2 From 1 is great new music from Brazilian rockers Nympho.

Then we’ve a whole load of Halloween themed music from Ozzy Osbourne, Newman, Danger Danger, John Parr, Human Temple, Bad English, Rush & Arena.

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