Lineupdate

Something we'd like to address:

There have been some speculations on what the Fireal lineup currently is or if there is in fact any lineup. There certainly is. We've recorded new material with almost an identical lineup as the original one - Teijo Jamsa (Tayo), Jari Ilomaki (Jay), Caleb Daniel Lit, T-Noir, Tuomas Wainola (Waino) & Antti Harma (Sigur).

However, since we currently don't plan on touring, there's no point in announcing any official lineup. At least two of us have no desire to go back to playing shows anymore so it's possible we won't be touring at all. But there's no need to make that decision right now, that's just something to be prepared for. Either way, playing shows is the lowest priority at the moment because it would not benefit us in any way.

As stated before in a blog transmission, our lineup is currently presented as The Cibrius Triad, Collective and United. In English: The Lead (where the big decisions are made, songs written, arranged and pre-produced by three people), The Band (where the songs are recorded and partly arranged with the full lineup) and The Team (where other collaborators and associates work with the full lineup).

There are no official band members listed because we don't want to lock the lineup or limit us from expanding or exploring it. We're happy with the one we have now but in the long run the "who" is irrelevant next to the "what". Also, once again as stated before, The Cibrius is a plural and represents anonymity as there is no need to focus on the band members. Contrary to what misinformants and drama seekers advertise, The Cibrius is nobody's alter ego nor any one person. The masked figure is a symbol, a statement, and like the Anonymous it represents several people behind a larger idea. Yes, we listed who are involved with Fireal at the moment, but it doesn't mean that's our final lineup or that we need to continue list our band members. Everything is subject to change. We've explored possibilities with different vocalists and musicians and like to keep it that way. All in all, the main focus should be in what we create: music, lyrics and visuals.

Now, someone might comment "but you haven't made any music, you haven't released anything". This would be false. We certainly have been making and recording music for years now. Different songs, different arrangements. But we haven't published anything, there's a big difference. Why? The answers are the same as always before: because we don't want to release anything until the circumstances are good enough for us. Because releasing music unofficially in our pages wouldn't meet all the time and effort invested in it. Because we all have different careers besides this, we do this at our own pace and basically when it feels right.

Now in the smart phone era as the regular people have become living advertisements in social media, musical groups with some level of exposure are expected to share new content on a regular basis to create engagement and make themselves heard. It seems people are scared of being unheard and becoming forgotten in social media. To each their own, but we don't share this fear or feel the need to be active in here (or any page for that matter). We have no deadlines, no clock ticking nor any quota to meet.

All this is a conscious choice: this silence is self-chosen and frankly it's proven to be one of the best decisions made in the history of our group. The synergy between our band members and other associates has never been healthier. What we've created so far has never sounded as good as it does now. So we clearly made the right call.

One thing is for certain: we will not be going back to how things were before. The Fireal of 2009-2011 is gone and will not return. Some "trash critics" (never the fans) have complained that our site doesn't even look like a band's page because of all the graphics and no band photos. Once again, if you look through the blog transmissions in Facebook, you will find that we've already commented on this before (2015): this was always a conscious decision. It was never our plan to go the traditional way. Yes, we did shoot basic promo pics in the past with our former record company Warner, had band members listed and did everything more or less the traditional way. But that wasn't entirely our own choice and it doesn't mean we should go that way in the future - and we haven't done so in the past 4-5 years now. We're not going back to the way we were.

All this has been addressed before in the blog transmissions throughout the years but for some reason it's still unclear to some people. Perhaps this status update will help clear things up.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal fans for their patience and support during all these years. We hope to reward this with a new release as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Fireal
We Stay Unlit