We might have to hang on until January and the arrival of the 2009 Kerrang! Tour but judging by this little gem it will be well worth the wait for North East rock fans everywhere. Yes, Monday finally sees the long-awaited release of In Case Of Fire’s stonking debut single and it should set the band on the road to instant superstardom.

This Time We Stand is the first evidence of ICOF’s progress since signing to major label Zomba and all that potential has been fulfilled. Released on Search And Destroy Records through Raw Power Management – the home of Funeral For A Friend, Bullet For My Valentine and all of Backyard Babies’ other fave UK bands (!) – it’s a smoking effort from these cheeky Brit upstarts.

As usual rushonrock is celebrating the release with something special and if you click on the video below it’s possible to see the ICOF boys putting together the video for This Time We Stand. Tickets are on sale now for the January 28 stop on the Kerrang! Relentless Tour 2009 which takes in Newcastle Carling Academy…