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Rabble-Rousing Stars of Orange County Choppers/American Chopper Partner With Chart-Topping, Italian-German Band Frei.Wild on New Album, Brotherhood, to be Released in U.S. August 7; Pre-Order Now

By May 18, 2020General Posts

Newly Released, First Single, “Freundschaft Brotherhood” [Friends Brotherhood]

Is Hard-Driving, Rock Anthem for Troubled Times Around the Globe


HAMBURG, Germany —  The  platinum award-winning, chart-topping, Italian, German-speaking rock group Frei.Wild has partnered with the rabble-rousing stars of Orange County Choppers/American Chopper on a joint project for the August 7th release of the band’s 16th album, Brotherhood (available for pre-order now), released by Rookies & Kings, through Soulfood Music Distribution.


The album features vocals in in English by Chopper stars Paul Teutul Sr. and Mikey Teutul (Paul’s youngest son) and Alex Franco, a long-time associate at the famed garage who brings a forceful, slightly raspy baritone to the lyrics and helped with the songwriting; and in German by Frei.Wild band members Philipp Burger (vocals, guitar), Jonas Notdurfter (guitar), Jochen “Zegga” Gargitter (bass) and Christian “Föhre” Forer (drums).


A high-octane rock album, Brotherhood features the catchy melodies and dominate guitar riffs expected by fans of Frei.WildThe New York Times has described their music as “a punk-inflected variant of “Deutschrock”—adding purely American influences such as country music elements and production-technical refinement.


Frei.Wild translates to “outlaws” in German, so it was only natural to partner with American “outlaws”—long-time personal friends of the band, who they met in 2018  at a dinner held during the Harley in the Snow event in Ridnaun, Italy—on a joint project under the name Bruder 4 Brothers [Brothers 4 Brothers].


While the initial single, “Freundschaft Brotherhood” [Friends Brotherhood], released May 15, was written and recorded long before the current pandemic crisis, it’s a message that is uniquely relevant during the Coronavirus epidemic—Brothers we will always be, to eternity, around the world—as an anthem for what is happening today and the need to all band together.


Hear the single and watch the video:


The second single, “Burn Fire Burn for Me”—featuring an animated video due to inability to film during the current quarantine—will be released July 3. Other songs on the album include:  “Pussy or a Man,” “Do You See My Devil,” “A Man and His Honor,” “Smell the Gasoline,” “You, Me and the Night,” “Steel Horse,” “The True Feeling of Freedom” and “Don’t Get Better Than This.”


Brotherhood is available digitally or in a CD digipak ($14.98 US); and as a 1LP vinyl in gatefold ($24.98 US).


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