The Tribe of Force is setting up again!
The third studio album “Tribe of Force” was announced in 2009 and released February 2010. Cover songs like “Rebellion” by Grave Digger or “Master of Puppets” by Metallica showed once again that Van Canto’s unique style doesn’t need to hide from true Metal stars.
Another highlight was Victor Smolski, the band Rage’s guitarist, delivering a mind-blowing duel. He and his guitar dueled with Van Canto’s sung guitar. The difference? Hardly, if at all noticeable. The winner? Definitely the fans!
Furthermore, the song “Magic Taborea” was released as first song with orchestral accompaniment and was even introduced as official soundtrack to the MMORPG “Rune of Magic”.
March and April 2010 saw the “Tour of Force”, as part of which the band performed in thirteen German cities. In the summer of 2010 they were Special Guests at the band Grave Digger’s Headliner Show at Wacken Open Air. In October 2010 they went on tour supporting Blind Guardian.
Some band members performed as choir singers for several befriended bands. Stefan contributed to Blind Guardian recordings, the whole band to Tarja Turunen and Stefan and Basti can be found in Grave Digger songs.
What followed was the second headliner tour titled “We sing some Metal Songs”, which led the band, together with Basti’s band project In Legend and the band Orden Ogan, as far as Moskow and Switzerland. All in all the tour was seen by more than 8000 fans.
The summer of 2011 saw the band performing as Special Guest of Sabaton at the Swedish “Rockstad: Falun-Festival”. Next to that they also played at Wacken Open Air again.
The fans will always remember songs like “To Sing a Metal Song” and “Last Knight of the Kings”, which are fan favorites to this day. Especially lead singer Dennis “Sly” Schunke’s ballad impressed many. And we say… rightly so!
A special moment from our fan club’s point of view was our contribution to the video for the cover song “Rebellion”! A highlight that no participant will ever forget! That’s why we just can’t withhold this ultimate piece of music clip history from you!!!