Smile Empty Soul and World Fire Brigade
Between Smile Empty Soul and World Fire Brigade, singer/guitarist Sean Danielsen has been quite busy to say the least. Smile Empty Soul released their latest record earlier this year while World Fire Brigade’s debut album, Spreading My Wings, came out on August 28th. While the lineup for the new side project may not garner the “super group” label, the band is impressive nonetheless; the group is comprised of Danielsen, Fuel frontman Brett Scallions, and producer/musician Eddie Wohl. The new record also features guest appearances by Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and Rob Caggiano (Anthrax).
After leading with “Afterlife” as the first single off of 3’s, Smile Empty Soul is now in the process of selecting a second single for the record. Although the band has not reached a final decision, it’s become evident that they could be leaning towards the hard rocking “Sleep Deprivation” as their choice.
Despite the recent release of Spreading My Wings, World Fire Brigade will not be going on a headlining tour this year because of Danielsen’s obligations to Smile Empty Soul. Beginning in October, Smile Empty Soul will be hitting the road with Hurt, a band that also released a new record this year and is currently enjoying success with their latest single, “Caught in the Rain.” The tour will continue from October into December, and there are still more dates to be announced in the upcoming weeks.