An AOR band from Finland, Brother Firetribe first came into being in 2002. Influenced by the glory days of such stadium rock giants as Journey
and Van Halen
coupled with the glam of such acts as Skid Row
, Brother Firetribe (the name itself a rather complicated in-joke involving Finnish tennis and heavy metal) were known in their early days as False Metal.
Eventually opting for a name change, Brother Firetribe signed a deal with Spinefarm Records. The band would then use its early moniker as inspiration for its first album -- simply titled False Metal -- which was released in 2006. Well received both critically and commercially in Finland, the band was unable to tour, with guitarist Emppu Vuorinen being part of Finnish rock legends Nightwish
and vocalist Pekka Heino a member of Leverage
. Still, Brother Firetribe didn't take too much time off as a unit, releasing their second album, Heart Full of Fire, in 2008. ~ Chris True, Rovi