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Forever Slave

Formed: 2000
From: Olavarria, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Forever Slave was founded in 2000 by Servalath and Lady Angellyca. Soon after the band got in contact with Magrath (guitar) and Michael (bass). "Hate," their first mini demo (2000) and "Schwarzer Engel" (2001) were determining its special music style. The copies were limited in both Cds, and they are sold-out in this moment. In December 2003 Forever Slave started to record "Resurrection," where they mix medieval melodies, bloodcurdling keyboard ambients by Leal, female and male chorus, the sweet female voice by Lady Angellyca with powerful guitars by Servalath and Oswalth. The musical background to each member in the band is rather different. Almost every one of them has been playing in bands during their youth. Oswalth plays today in Vampiria.

Latest Forever Slave News

Below is our complete Forever Slave news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

SPV and Wacken Records Announce Joint Venture

A joint venture of a very special kind promises to bring a fresh breeze to the German metal scene: SPV, the record imprint from Hanover, and Wacken Records have announced their cooperation in the marketing, promotion and worldwide distribution sectors. At the same time, Wacken Records (formerly trading under the name of Armageddon Music) will be incorporated into the SPV system, while remaining an independent company which will benefit from the international contacts and longstanding experience of its new partner. With the support of Wacken Records, SPV will in turn gain access to a wider forum and increase its focus on discovering, supporting and promoting newcomer acts.

SPV is among the most important rock and metal labels worldwide, with top acts such as Whitesnake, Motörhead, Saxon, Iced Earth, Helloween and Type O Negative on its roster. Wacken Records will bring Rose Tattoo, Victory, Onkel Tom Angelripper and Holy Moses, among others, and the extremely promising newcomers Suidakra and Forever Slave into the cooperation. The label also runs the Metaltix merchandising company and the tour promoters, ICS, who are responsible not only for the Wacken Open Air festival, but also for the Wacken Road Show and the Metal Battle tour concept. In this light, Olly Hahn, International Product Manager at SPV in the metal/rock sector, expects a fruitful cooperation which many newcomer acts, alongside the established artists, will benefit from: “This cooperation contract is our reaction to the shifts that have taken place in the market, focussing the strengths of SPV and Wacken Records, in association with Metaltix and ICS. Our cooperation will produce new marketing structures for young bands to break into the world of heavy metal.”

Wacken Records label boss, Thomas Jensen, is also looking forward to the cooperation: “The aim of the Wacken Open Air festival, alongside ICS with its Wacken Road Show and the Metal Battle concept, has always been to bring metal music to the world. This is why we are permanently looking for strong cooperation partners for our label. In SPV, we have found a company with a great wealth of experience and willingness to try unconventional paths, which complements Wacken Records perfectly. This joint venture will consolidate the continuation and emphasis of our strengths.”

Here is the latest release schedule for Wacken Records:

07.04. Forever Slave "Tales For Bad Girls" CD
28.04. Suidakra "13 Years Of Celtic Wartunes" DVD + CD
28.04. Torture Squad "Hellbound" CD
26.05. Mennen "Planet Black" CD
26.05. Hangar "The Reason Of Your Conviction" CD
23.06. Mambo Kurt "The Orgel Has Landed - Live In Wacken" DVD

Although expect the new studio album by thrash legends Holy Moses and a re-release/LP box set from Rose Tattoo`s "Blood Brothers."

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Firewind Reveal New Album Title

Greek melodic metal sensation FIREWIND will release its successor to 2006’s Allegiance album on March 24th, 2008.

Guitarist Gus G. checks in with details on the programmatically entitled The Premonition:

“The Premonition is a strong title and our drummer Mark came up with the idea. A premonition means feeling something is about to happen. We’ve worked hard the past two years and we just have a premonition that 2008 is going to be a very fun and exciting year for us as we plan to visit again many places and countries and hope to play for our fans as well as make new ones!

Of course, you can interpret the album title in any way you want. Some people might read our lyrics and see that at times they’re about the course of mankind and the so-called “end of days”. So maybe this could be taken also as a warning or omen, because it’s definitely something that has been on our minds lately.

I feel that the new Firewind album is yet another step up in our career – musically speaking. Once again we aimed for a highly variable effort as I really don’t like those albums where you’ve listened to the first song and it’s like you heard them all! This doesn’t happen on a Firewind album and certainly not on the new one!

Regarding touring, we’ll start off in Europe right after the album’s release and we’ll spend about five weeks on the road with KAMELOT (we recently toured Japan with them and it was just fantastic!). We plan to return to the US right after that, but no dates are confirmed yet. Of course, a Japan and Pan-Asian tour is being planned currently as well as several appearances at summer festivals."

The artwork for The Premonition (pictured) was created by Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes (www.abstrata.net).
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Forever Slave Shoots Video For "Ophelia's Eyes"

The band Forever Slave has started to film their upcoming video, "Ophelia's Eyes."

You can find this song in their new CD, "Resurrection," where you will find dark ambients, violins, chorus, a main female voice by the gothic model Lady Angellyca and powerful guitars by Servalath and Oswalth in this cd. Besides Kristian Gundersen (guitar and singer in bands like Sirenia) collaborates in lyrics.

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New Forever Slave Album

"Resurrection" is the new CD of Forever Slave. You will find dark ambients, violins, chorus, a main female voice by gothic model Lady Angellyca and powerful guitars by Servalath and Oswalth (Vampiria) in this CD. Kristian Gundersen (guitar and singer in bands like Sirenia) collaborates in lyrics.

You can find more info at www.foreverslave.com.

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