It’s been more than two years now since Bonfire, following the outstanding debut of their current vocalist Alexx Stahl on “Byte the Bullet” (2017), were unanimously celebrated for their successor album “Temple of Lies” (2018). Two years which saw the band rock countless stages at home and abroad before going on to set the bar even higher with their latest offering: “Fistful of Fire” is definitely one of the toughest Bonfire albums ever and has been released in March 2020.
As everybody knows today, this album release was ill-fated by that worldwide Covid-19 pandemic – store had closed short after the release and the tour had to be postponed and even cancelled in the end. It’s a fact, that the band did not play one single show with their new album to that very day.
However the band from Ingolstadt is trying to looking forward. New plans arouse for an upcoming project. It was summer 2020 when the band again hit the “Flatliners Recording Studios” to start recording the new longplayer “Roots.” It’s a magnificent “almost unplugged”-album with 24 tracks recorded completely over again and interpreted in new ways. It includes very young ballads like “When An Old Man Cries” and old evergreens like “You Make Me Feel,” contains old rock hits like “Ready 4 Reaction” and “American Nights” but also arising rock hymns like “The Devil Made Me Do It,” so every fan of this band will find something on this one. On top of that in features 5 brandnew songs that have been created while a crowdfunding campaign as remittance works for fans.
With this release and the new campaign on StartNext the band tries to get some money into their empty band accounts and offers quite some musical delicacy with regards to the content. Besides various merch items, living-room concerts, VIP Tickets for their streaming release show and special rarities like original master tapes or guitar amps, the new album “Roots” can be ordered here: https://www.startnext.com/bonfire-back-to-the-roots
Let’s hope for better times, in which live-concerts can take place again and let us support and celebrate one of Germany’s biggest rock bands in alternate ways until that day.
Read our review here.