BAND FEATURES MEMBERS OF FUEL AND SMILE EMPTY SOUL
New hard rock supergroup World Fire Brigade have signed to FrostByte Media to release their debut album, SPREADING MY WINGS, worldwide on August 28th. World Fire Brigade at its core is veteran songwriting trio Brett Scallions (frontman of Fuel, as well as lead vocalist with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors), Sean Danielsen (lead singer/guitarist of Smile Empty Soul) and Eddie Wohl (producer/mixer for Anthax, Ill Nino, Smile Empty Soul, Jesse Malin, 36 Crazyfists and more). Of SPREADING MY WINGS, Scallions commented, “This is a record filled with all emotions, songs that fall back and forth from major to minor. I love that it’s a heavy record with sing-a-long melodies. You don’t hear that too much in this style of music.” Please see below for the album’s track listing.
The members of World Fire Brigade have sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide between Fuel, Smile Empty Soul and the production work of Eddie Wohl. Originally conceived as a songwriting vehicle for delivering world-class hard rock songs to other artists, World Fire Brigade evolved into its own group when it became clear that their powerful material was meant to be performed by Scallions, Danielsen and Wohl themselves. Ken Schalk (Fuel, Candiria) provides all the drums on SPREADING MY WINGS and the album also features guest appearances by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Anthrax’s Rob Caggiano, and Andy Andersson (Fuel, Black Robot). World Fire Brigade is: Brett Scallions (vocals), Sean Danielsen (vocals/lead guitar) and Eddie Wohl (keyboards).
About FrostByte Media
FrostByte Media Inc. is a full service media and entertainment company based in Toronto. With worldwide physical and digital distribution via eOne Entertainment, FrostByte is committed to breaking its diverse roster of artists onto the world stage. In addition to traditional music services, the aggressive newly-founded organization and its international partners can also provide song-writing collaboration, production and engineering, sponsorships and video production, as well as film and television licensing.
SPREADING MY WINGS track listing:
1. The End Of Silence
2. Spreading My Wings
3. All You Know
4. Weight Of The World
5. Shell Of Me (featuring Mike McCready)
7. Don’t Walk Away
8. Take Me Away (featuring Rob Caggiano)
9. Shot Down
10. All My Demands
11. The Beginning Of Madness
12. Never Saw The Wall (featuring Rob Caggiano)
13. Free And Sane (featuring Andy Andersson)
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WORLD FIRE BRIGADE has sold over 10 million records…between its members. It all started with a veteran songwriting trio:
BRETT SCALLIONS (former front man of the multi-platinum selling band FUEL, & lead vocalist with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors)
SEAN DANIELSEN (Smile Empty Soul lead singer/guitarist) &
EDDIE WOHL (producer/mixer for Anthrax, Ill Nino, Smile Empty Soul, Jesse Malin, Dry Kill Logic, 36 Crazy Fists, and H2O.)
The trio began writing & recording songs with the idea of possibly licensing them out or getting them to other artists, but it evolved into much more when the songs began to smolder.
“It got to the point where we looked at each other and said, ‘You know, this is too good to give away’,” says Scallions. “We need to do this for ourselves.”
After YOGI LONICH (Buck Cherry, Chris Cornell) added some smokin’ lead guitar parts, & bass player BRAD STEWART (Shinedown) & drummer KEN SCHALK (Fuel, Candiria) joined the picture, WORLD FIRE BRIGADE became a no holds barred rock n’ fuckin’ roll band.
“It’s much heavier than anything I ever did with Fuel,” Scallions says of WORLD FIRE BRIGADE’s sound. “We’re doing a lot of stuff in lower tones which is a first for me.”
And with two front men in the mix, the music is full of strong harmonies & angst driven melodies that perfectly complement the heavy guitar tones. Scallions & Danielsen’s voices mesh together beautifully, at times adding a perfect chaos that will make your blood boil and your toes curl.
The recently completed WORLD FIRE BRIGADE debut album will be released in mid/late 2011.
Please visit the band’s Reverbnation page, where you can download their new song, “Shot Down”!