Brother Firetribe raise a storm with a breath-taking flight video and single 'Thunder Rising'. The fighter plane song inspired by Top Gun originated from a fan request
Promo pic by Joel Korhonen
The Finnish hard rock act Brother Firetribe released their acclaimed album Feel The Burn, filled with charming vibes from the 80's, last September. After the pandemic wiped out their touring schedule, the band took on a new venture by releasing the short movie Night Drive, starring renowned Finnish actors and singer Pekka Heino. Now the group is at it again, but this time, instead of cruising with big American cars, it's time to look up in the sky, as Brother Firetribe release a phenomenal flight video to go along with their new single 'Thunder Rising'.
Watch music video Thunder Rising: https://youtu.be/sEUiEKh34ac
"Living in these weirdest of times we sat down one night, lit a few candles, opened up a nice bottle of red and had a long talk about what to do. It was clear that we really had no other options than to write a song about… fighter planes. Get ready – thunder’s rising!" singer Pekka Heino jokes around.
The actual story behind the song is that it all started with a fan request: the aerobatic pilots of SKYTEXTER contacted the band, asking them about the possibility of getting a theme song to use in their performances. Brother Firetribe took the request seriously and went one step further, and ended up composing a Top Gun inspired fighter plane song called Thunder Rising. The rock song, climaxing to a marvelous guitar solo and oozing with kerosine, needed a matching music video – and the band got what they asked for.
"Filming this kind of material is very expensive, but the project was done as a collaboration: the band wrote the song and SKYTEXTER shot the footage exclusively for Brother Firetribe. We then filmed the band's parts on a runway, and the result of all this can be seen on the video. The group of SKYTEXTER are the absolute cream of the crop in acrobatic flying in the world, so this is definitely a breath-taking, stunning and a phenomenal video", the video's producer Jani Wilund says.
Brother Firetribe's summer gigs are starting up in about a month's time. The band is touring in Finland as follows:
24.7. Rock In The City – Lappeenranta, FI
30.7. Rock In The City – Kerava, FI
7.8. Rock In The City - Joensuu, FI
13.8. Rock In The City – Jyväskylä, FI
20.8. Satamaravintola Kaisla – Tampere, FI
21.8. Rock In The City – Pori, FI
28.8. Tuhdimmat Tahdit – Nokia, FI
30.10. Yo-talo, Tampere, FI
Brother Firetribe are: Pekka Heino – vocals Roope Riihijärvi – guitar Jason Flinck – bass
Tomppa Nikulainen – keyboards Hannes Pirilä – drums
Brother Firetribe – Thunder Rising ISRC: FIGPF2100002 Written by Pekka Heino, Tomi Nikulainen, Jason Flinck, Hannes Pirilä, Roope Riihijärvi, Jimmy Westerlund Produced by Jimmy Westerlund Mastered by Svante Forsbäck / Charmakers Record label: Gramophone Records Finland
Music video directed by Jani Wilund & Joel Korhonen Camera: Joel Korhonen & SKYTEXTER Produced by Jani Wilund
Band photo: Joel Korhonen