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Iron Fire

Formed: 1997
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Last Known Status: Active

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Iron Fire Posts Teaser On New Album "Inferno"

Danish metal act Iron Fire posted a teaser clip from the upcoming release entitled "Inferno." The album is the follow up to the 2012 release "Voyage of the Damned" (see review here) and is expected for release in 2014 (no date confirmed). The band will begin recording the album in middle part of this month.

The band will see two lineup changes - the first is the departure of long time bassist Martin Lund and the second is the departure of drummer Fritz Wagner. Bass duties will be handled by vocalist Martin Steene and the drum duties to new member Sigurd Jøhnk-Jensen (Caro).

The band described some preliminary information on the album: "Happy new year Iron Heads, good news our break is over and we start to record the follow up to 'Voyage of the Damned' in about 2 weeks.

"We have chosen to stick to our guns and do what we feel is the right way for Iron Fire to go. The new album will be called 'Inferno' and it will be a theme album based on the classic book The Divine Comedy aka Dantes Inferno.

"Its gonna be our most dark and heavy album to date, and we are gonna showcase a lot of new elements to our sound. We are still and will always be Power Metal but that will not keep us from evolving our music. Iron Fire music comes from the heart and not what any record label or trend dictates.

"2 years in the rehearsal room has taken its toll on the band resulting in the departure of Martin Lund. We thank him for 8 great years and wish him the best of luck for the future. The bass will from now on be handled by Martin Steene: 'Ive been playing bass for many years and being the soul song writer of Iron Fire i see this as the best solution, now i actually get to play and scream my own songs at the same time.'

"We will continue as a 3 piece and work our asses of in 2014 to create the ultimate Power Metal assault for all of you.

"Its a new year, a new chapter and there is a new beast on the way."

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Iron Fire Posts Update On New Album

Danish metal band Iron Fire posted a video update on the writing process for the band's follow up to "Voyage of the Damned" (See Metal Underground.com's review at this location). According to the band, the next album will also be conceptual and five songs have been written. The album will likely see release in 2014. The direction of the new material promises to be darker, harder, aggressive and faster.

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Iron Fire Posts Live Footage

Power metal act Iron Fire posted up quality live footage from the band's recent show in Skien, Norway on January 28, 2012. In the clip, the band performs the track "Kill For Metal," which appeared on the 2009 release "To The Grave."

Check out the live clip here:

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Iron Fire Posts Behind The Scenes Video

Danish power metal band Iron Fire posted a behind the scenes video featuring various footage from the band's recent visit to Plzen, Czech Republic from April 13-16, 2012. The video also contains live performance footage as the band supports the 2012 release "Voyage of the Damned" (see a review of the album located here).

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Napalm To Release Free Sampler At PaganFest

Three Napalm Records recording artists - Alestorm, Arkona, and Huntress - will be joining headliners Turisas as direct support for this year's installment of the PaganFest America tour. To celebrate this monumental tour, Napalm Records is giving away a free label sampler on a first-come/first-served basis to all PaganFest America Part III ticket-buyers. Entitled "With Us Or Against Us - Operation Bald Eagle," this Napalm label sampler includes the following track list:

1) HUNTRESS - Spell Eater
2) MOONSPELL - Lickanthrope
3) MOONSPELL - White Skies
4) CANDLEMASS - Dancing in the Temple of the Mad Queen Bee
5) KONTRUST - Sock 'n' Doll
6) NACHTBLUT - Eiskönigin
7) ATOMA - Rainmen
8) LONEWOLF - Army of the Damned
9) THE GRAVIATORS - Häxagram
10) XANDRIA - Valentine
11) HEIDEVOLK - Een Nieuw Begin
12 DIABULUS IN MUSICA - Sceneries of Hope
13) HELLSAW - Silence
14) IRON FIRE - Taken
15) NEMESEA - Afterlife
16) SVÖLK - 52
17) ARKONA - Slovo
18) THULCANDRA - Black Flags of Hate More...

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Iron Fire Posts New Music Video

Danish power metal band Iron Fire has posted a new music video for the "Leviathan." The song appears on the band's seventh full length album "Voyage Of The Damned," which is scheduled for release on January 27, 2012 through Napalm Records (See Metal Underground's review at this location).

Check out "Leviathan" here:

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Iron Fire Posts Song Teaser For New Track "Taken"

Danish power metal band Iron Fire has posted a new teaser for the song "Taken," which appears on the band's seventh full length LP "Voyage Of The Damned," which is scheduled for release on January 27, 2012 through Napalm Records.

The album art and track listing for "Voyage of the Damned" is as follows:

1. The Dark Beyond
2. Enter Oblivion OJ-666
3. Taken
4. Slaughter of Souls
5. Leviathan
6. The Final Odyssey
7. Ten Years In Space
8. Voyage of the Damned
9. With Different Eyes
10. Dreams of the Dead Moon
11. Verge to Collide
12. Realm of Madness

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Iron Fire Streaming New Song "Reborn To Darkness"

Danish power metal act Iron Fire have uploaded a brand new song titled "Reborn To Darkness" via the band's myspace page. The song is included on the band's forthcoming studio albumn "Metalmorphosized." "Metalmorphosized" is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Napalm Records.

You can listen to "Reborn To Darkness" at this location.

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Iron Fire Reveals New Album Artwork

Iron Fire has revealed the cover art for their new album "Metalmorphosized" at this location. The album will be released on the following dates:

29.09.2010 Spain
01.10.2010 G/A/S, SWE, Benelux+ ITS
04.10.2010 Rest of Europe
12.10.2010 USA/CAN

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Iron Fire To Enter The studio Next week

Danish metal band Iron Fire has issued the following update on their new album:

"On the 15th of April we will start recording the next Iron Fire album. The working tittle is 'Metalmorphosized' and with this album we celebrate our 10 years anniversary as recording artists."

"Instead of just making a best of album, we give you 13 new greatest hits. We have picked up some previous unreleased songs back from the years between On The Edge and Revenge, and updated them to how we think Iron Fire should sound in 2010. There will also be brand new written tracks that will show the path of future albums to come."

"To complete this anniversary package all previous album recording members of the band will be guest appearing on the record. We are planing to be ready for mix with Tommy Hansen within a couple of months."

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Iron Fire Announces New Guitarist

Danish metal act Iron Fire has announced that Marc Masters has joined the group as the new full time guitarist. The band is also currently streaming samples from their album "To The Grave" at this location.

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Iron Fire Concentrating On New Material

Denmark's IRON FIRE have posted this message on their official website:

"Hallo metalheads,

We hope you all have had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We wanna say thanks to all who came to our concerts at the tour of Triumph. It has been the best tour for us so far. Now we are back home in cold Denmark and most of the hangovers are gone. We will now use the next 2-3 months on writing the last songs for the next album, and are aiming on entering the studio some time this spring.

That's all for now.

Stay Metal, coz we will."

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Bands Confirmed For Heavy Christmas Meeting

DORO, SAXON,W.A.S.P., U.D.O., PRIMAL FEAR, IRON FIRE and HIGH´N DRY are confirmed for the Heavy Christmas Meeting which will be taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany at Philipshalle on December 12th.

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Iron Fire Drummer Departs

Danish metallers, Iron Fire, have issued the following update on their myspace page regarding the departure of their drummer:

"After 3 years and 2 albums Jens B has decided to leave Iron Fire due to family issues. We have known this for quit some time now, but we did not want to go official with the news before we where sure to have the right replacement for Jens.After months of auditions we found the Danish Metal machine with the German name Fritz Wagner, he will be the new drummer of Iron Fire and we are really exited to have some new energy in the band( you can find his myspace profile among our top friends under the name King of Denmark). Now we can finally focus on writing new songs and get ready for the" Tour of Triumph" that will hit the road later this year.We wish Jens the best of luck in the future with his family and his other bands and welcome Fritz Wagner into the brother hood."

"News about the "Tour of Triumph" will be posted as soon things are confirmed."

"All the best
Iron Fire"

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Iron Fire Reveal 'Blade Of Triumph' Track Listing

Danish metallers IRON FIRE, who are fronted by FORCE OF EVIL singer Martin Steene, will release fourth album, "Blade of Triumph", due on June 29 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and in the rest of Europe on July 2 via Napalm Records. A song from the new album, entitled "Bridges Will Burn", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

"Blade of Triumph" track listing:

01. Dragonheart
02. Bloodbath of Knights
03. Dawn of Victory
04. Lord of the Labyrinth
05. Bridges Will Burn
06. Follow the Sign
07. Steel Invaders
08. Jackal's Eye
09. Legend of the Magic Sword
10. Gladiators Path
11. Blade of Triumph

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Iron Fire Post "Bridges Will Burn" Online

Danish metallers IRON FIRE, who are fronted by FORCE OF EVIL singer Martin Steene, have completed work on their fourth album, "Blade of Triumph", due on June 29 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and in the rest of Europe on July 2 via Napalm Records. A song from the new album, entitled "Bridges Will Burn", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

"Blade of Triumph" is the follow-up to "Revenge", which was released in March 2006 via Napalm.

In other news, IRON FIRE will support KAMELOT on May 17 at The Rock in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Iron Fire is In Writing Mode

Vocalist Martin Steene of the Danish power metallers IRON FIRE (also in FORCE OF EVIL) has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"We have been laying pretty low on the live performance side since we came home from touring with DEMON and SEVEN WITCHES, and there is a reason for it. We have decided to concentrate fully on writing new material to the next IRON FIRE album and have been locked away in the rehearsal room for months now. The songs are almost done and we will start pre-production within a few weeks. And what can you expect? Well, we will continue the path of 'Revenge' — the no-bullshit metal that we do. There will be songs going in different directions this time but nothing drastic — just a little reggae and samba. Just kidding :) Don't worry it will be full-blown warrior metal to the bone.

"If everything goes as planed (which it never does in this band), we will enter the studio in September. Maybe we will do one show in Copenhagen later this year if it doesn't [conflict] with recording. And yes, I know we haven't been playing Denmark for a while, but we will do all we can to make up for it after the release of our next album sometime early next year." More...

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Iron Fire Frontman Explains Delay Between Albums

Vocalist Martin Steene of the Danish power metallers IRON FIRE (also in FORCE OF EVIL) has issued a statement regarding the lengthy lengthy between the release of the band's last album, 2001's "On the Edge", and their brand-new CD, "Revenge", due on March 24 via Napalm Records.

Commented Steene: "The time has come for a new metal crusade, a new album a new web site and a stronger IRON FIRE then ever.

"It's been one hell of a struggle to get IRON FIRE back in the ring and I am really proud of having this new album out and have beaten all odds. One thing is for sure five years between albums is not our style and that will never happen again, but hopefully it's been worth the wait.

"The last five years have been a rollecoster ride of emotions to the point of insanity, and yes, there have been times where I all most barred my dream in frustration and despair. But lucky for me and for those who like IRON FIRE metal I never did and for that I can only thank our fans and my band brothers.

"As you can see there a no original members left in the line up today except for me, and the reason for that will only be a guess, times change and ambition and talent draws in different durations but no matter what this album is also a victory for those old members and school friends I started this band with long ago, and I only wish them the best of luck with there new bands and for the future.

"Enough said, now its time to put the past behind and for a new battle and I hope all you brothers and sisters of true metal will fight by our side once again."

IRON FIRE, who feature in their ranks singer Martin Steene (FORCE OF EVIL), recently inked a deal with Napalm Records. The band's third album, "Revenge", was produced by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, TNT, HATESPHERE) and features cover art by Eric Philippe (RHAPSODY, LUCA TURILLI). An audio sample of the track "Wings of Rage" can be downloaded at this location.

IRON FIRE issued two full-length albums through the Sanctuary/Noise label: 2000's "Thunderstorm" and 2001's "On the Edge".

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Iron Fire Sign With Napalm Records

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE, who feature in their ranks singer Martin Steene (FORCE OF EVIL), have inked a deal with Napalm Records. The band's third album, "Revenge", was produced by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, TNT, HATESPHERE) and features cover art by Eric Philippe (RHAPSODY, LUCA TURILLI). An audio sample of the track "Wings of Rage" can be downloaded at this location. A March 24 release is expected.

IRON FIRE issued two full-length albums through the Sanctuary/Noise label: 2000's "Thunderstorm" and 2001's "On the Edge".

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