Firebird is the brainchild of legendary UK guitarist Bill Steer (Carcass, Napalm Death), which explores areas he is most fond of, outside of death metal and heavy metal in general. The sound of Firebird is very pure and is heavily influenced by the forefathers of heavy rock and blues, dating back from the early 60s through to early 70s. Bill’s soulful vocals can be somewhat compared to Steve Marriot, at least in terms of expression, whilst his guitar playing is in a league of its own; truly one of the most under-estimated guitarists in the history of British rock. The band released this debut album back in 2000 on Rise Above records, the label ran by his old pal Lee Dorrian. The line up on this debut featured the explosive rhythm section of Leo Smee (Cathedral, Chrome Hoof etc) on bass and Ludwig Witt (Spiritual Beggars, Grand Magus etc) on drums. It received high critical acclaim from both classic rock purists and fans of his heavier work. Released for the first time on vinyl, Firebird will please Bill’s many fans who are finally able to fill this gap in their collection.