Tribe of Force

Tribe of Force is the third album by German acapella metal band Van Canto.The album was released on 1 March 2010. This is the band's first release with Napalm Records.

Tribe of Force
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Studio album by
van Canto
Released24 February 2010 (2010-02-24)
GenreHeavy metal, A cappella
LabelNapalm Records
ProducerCharlie Bauerfeind
Van Canto chronology
Tribe of Force
Break the Silence
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Sea of Tranquility4/5 stars[2]

The track listing features 13 tracks, two of them being covers ("Master of Puppets" by Metallica and "Rebellion" by Grave Digger), and three of them featuring guest artists: Victor Smolski (from Rage) guest appears in "One To Ten", Tony Kakko (from Sonata Arctica) guest appears on "Hearted" and Chris Boltendahl (from Grave Digger) guest appears in "Rebellion".

Two of this album's songs ("Water, Fire, Heaven, Earth" & "Hearted") have been, among Within Temptation's "Our Farewell", the inspiration for "Forevermore", a song by the Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA, featuring the mild-autistic Ruurd Woltring. The recording of this song was made possible thanks to the Dutch TV-show "Niks te gek" (Nothing too crazy), in which mentally disabled people get their wishes granted.

Track listingEdit

1."Lost Forever"4:44
2."To Sing a Metal Song"3:24
3."One to Ten" (ft. Victor Smolski)4:06
4."I Am Human"3:56
5."My Voice"5:30
6."Rebellion" (Grave Digger cover ft. Chris Boltendahl)4:05
7."Last Night of the Kings"3:52
8."Tribe of Force"3:17
9."Water Fire Heaven Earth"3:32
10."Master of Puppets" (Metallica cover)8:23
11."Magic Taborea" (Runes of Magic)3:22
12."Hearted" (ft. Tony Kakko)4:00
13."Frodo's Dream"3:06


Band members
  • Dennis Schunke (Sly) – lead vocals
  • Inga Scharf – lead vocals (effects)
  • Stefan Schmidt – lower rakkatakka vocals, wahwah solo guitar vocals (rhythm, lead on solos)
  • Ross Thompson – higher rakkatakka vocals (lead)
  • Ingo Sterzinger (Ike) – lowest dandan vocals (bass)
  • Bastian Emig – drums
Guest musicians


  1. ^ Freeman, Phil. "Tribe of Force". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  2. ^ Jessup, Scott. "Van Canto: Tribe of Force". Sea of Tranquility. Retrieved 26 March 2010.