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

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Gus G. Signs Worldwide Deal With Century Media

Guitar virtuoso Gus G. has signed a worldwide solo deal with Century Media Records. Well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osboune's guitarist and as leader of his own band Firewind, Gus G. will make his solo debut with the release of "I Am The Fire" in spring 2014.

Says GUS G. of the signing: "Loyalty is a very important thing in the music business, and for me it just felt natural to trust my first solo effort to the hands of the record company that has been loyal, supportive, and has helped build my career for more than 11 years now - a label that I truly feel as a family. Thank you Robert Kampf, Leif Jensen, Antje Lange, Don Robertson, Steve Joh, Jens Prueter, Nasrin Vahdani, Paul Gargano and the rest of the Century family! I truly feel blessed to be a part of CM history and look forward to exploring new territories with this new album!"

Century Media founder and owner Robert Kampf adds: "'I am the Fire' is going to be another display of the amazing talent Gus G. possesses. We at Century Media are proud to work with a player and songwriter of his class and status, as well as the fantastic new album that Gus has crafted. Horns up!"

The album was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Stone Sour/Steel Panther) and was recorded between Los Angeles and Gus' home in Greece through the latter half of 2013. A few of the album's tracks include "Eyes Wide Open," "Redemption," "End Of The Line" and "Blame It On Me." The album showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey and opening doors to Gus G.'s soulful playing. Guest musicians and vocalists will be revealed in the coming weeks. More...

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Gus G Announces Guitar Clinic Tour

Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne) has announced an Italian guitar clinic tour presented by Modern Music Institute. Details and ticket info can be found here, and dates are as follows:

OCT 8 - COMO (Woodstock)
OCT 9 - VERONA (Baricentro)
OCT 11 - SIRACUSA (La Perciata)
OCT 12 - CASERTA (My Toy) More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Live Stream All Weekend

As previously reported the 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Derbyshire, United Kingdom is streaming now and all weekend long.

To view all the action, head over to the live stream now.

Headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For a schedule of bands, head over to this location. More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Live Stream Available

The 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air, scheduled to begin on Thursday August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 11th, will be broadcast live from Derbyshire, U.K. via the live stream at Daily Motion, or by simply bookmarking this page and coming back to watch the entire feed in the player right here:


Live Stream - Bloodstock Festival 2013 by BloodstockFestival

The schedule for bands to be streamed live has not yet been finalized, however, headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For more information, head over to this location. More...

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Bloodstock Adds More Bands To Festival Lineup

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:

"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!

"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.

"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...

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Firewind Streaming New Live Track

Greek metal act Firewind is streaming the new live track "Few Against Many," the title track to the band's latest studio album. The live track appears on the the upcoming new live release "Apotheosis - Live 2012," which chronicles the band's 10th Anniversary on the "Few Against Many Tour." The recordings were captured from performances in Europe in 2012 prior to the departure of singer Apollo Papathanasio (Evil Masquerade/Spiritual Beggars), who was departed the band earlier this year 2013 live, and was replaced temporarily by Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Agadio/Darkology).

The track list for the release is:

1. Head Up High
2. Wall Of Sound
3. Allegiance
4. Few Against Many
5. The Departure
6. Heading For The Dawn
7. Losing My Mind
8. World On Fire
9. Guitar Solo 2012
10. SKG
11. Between Heaven And Hell
12. Piano Solo
13. Edge Of A Dream
14. Mercenary Man
15. Glorious
16. Maniac
17. Falling To Pieces

Check out "Few Against Many": More...

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Firewind To Release "Apotheosis - Live 2012" LP

Greek metal act Firewind announced that the band will issue a new live LP "Apotheosis - Live 2012," chronicling the band's 10th Anniversary on the "Few Against Many Tour." The recordings were captured from performances in Greece and all over Europe last year prior to the departure of singer Apollo Papathanasio (Evil Masquerade/Spiritual Beggars), who was temporarily replaced for 2013 live performances by Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Agadio/Darkology).

The track list for the release is:

1. Head Up High
2. Wall Of Sound
3. Allegiance
4. Few Against Many
5. The Departure
6. Heading For The Dawn
7. Losing My Mind
8. World On Fire
9. Guitar Solo 2012
10. SKG
11. Between Heaven And Hell
12. Piano Solo
13. Edge Of A Dream
14. Mercenary Man
15. Glorious
16. Maniac
17. Falling To Pieces More...

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Gama Bomb Added To Bloodstock Lineup

There’s yet more thrash for Bloodstock with Northern Irish upstarts Gama Bomb landing an opening slot on the Ronnie James Dio mainstage. The band is looking forward to churning up the Catton Park turf, commenting:

“Bloodstock: it’s just like Woodstock, but for heavy metal types, and replacing the love and peace with chips and Carling! And Slayer! Our UK fans have been asking for this for years, and now the dream is real. So pack your tent, back up your arse with bananas and send the word – The G-Bomb are comin’ to Bloodstock!"

The band’s fourth album, "The Terror Tapes," will be released next Monday 22nd April on AFM Records. Check out the new video for "Terrorscope" right here.

British heavy metal standard bearers Beholder also step in to an early mainstage slot on Saturday. Frontman Simon Hall says “For Beholder to actually be asked to do this, without me dropping to my knees and pleading like a bitch is a true acknowledgment of where the band is right now. To be on the best Bloodstock line-up ever is something we’re not going to approach lightly, and on Saturday 10th August, let’s show the rest of the world how true British Metal fans rule all!!”

The currently announced lineup is: More...

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Monument Streaming Deep Purple Cover "Black Night"

U.K. traditional metal band Monument is streaming the band's cover of the Deep Purple classic "Black Night." The cover features a guest appearance by Firewind keyboardist Bob Katsionis. The single is available for purchase through iTunes at this location with all proceeds going to The Sunflower Jam charity, for which the late Jon Lord (Ex-Deep Purple) was a big part of.

Check out "Black Night" here:

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Ten More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2013

The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced a further ten bands for this year's edition of the event, including Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as 3 Inches Of Blood, Scar Symmetry, Dying Fetus, Xerath, Bloodbound, Vanderbuyst, Scarab and The Prophecy. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will be headlined by Slayer, King Diamond and Lamb of God.

King Diamond (Headliner)
Lamb Of God (Headliner)
Slayer (Headliner)
3 Inches Of Blood
Amorphis
Accept
Anthrax
Avantasia
Bloodbound
Dark Funeral
Death Angel
Devildriver
Dying Fetus
Ex Deo
Exodus
Firewind
Fozzy
Hell
Kataklysm
Municipal Waste
Negligence
The Prophecy
Scar Symmetry
Scarab
Vanderbuyst
Whitechapel
Xerath

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Turisas Kicking Off "Guards Of Glory" Tour

Battle metallers Turisas will be returning to North America this week for the headlining "Guards Of Glory" tour with Firewind and Stolen Babies as support. See below for a complete list of tour dates and the tour poster.

A special VIP Meet & Greet package is available for all the shows, with full details available right here. In addition to previewing material from the band's upcoming release (scheduled for a worldwide release in May 2013), Turisas will be touring in support of "Stand Up And Fight" (reviewed here). More...

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Apollo Papathanasio Quits Firewind

Firewind has announced that vocalist Apollo Papathanasio has quit the band and Adagio vocalist Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Beyond Twilight) has been named his replacement for the upcoming tour in North America with Turisas whcih starts in Jacksonville this February.

The announcement reads as follows:

"FIREWIND have announced Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Adagio, Beyond Twilight, etc.) as new vocalist for their upcoming North American touring activities, after longterm vocalist Apollo Papathanasio parted ways with the band."

"FIREWIND commented: 'Today we are in the unfortunate position to announce that Apollo has decided to step down permanently from the vocal duties in FIREWIND. For the past few years it was evident that Apollo could not keep up with FIREWIND’s ever growing and demanding touring & promotional schedule. Several times we've had to recruit replacements in order to continue touring the world and keep playing for our fans. We're lucky enough to have worked with some of the best Metal singers out there!'

"Although we're sad to announce Apollo's departure and we sure will miss him, at the same time we feel that the show must go on! FIREWIND is a band that has gone thru lots of ups and downs the past 10 years, but is still going strong!

"With that said, we're happy to announce that Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Adagio, Beyond Twilight, Darkology) will be singing for us on the upcoming N. American tour with Turisas! This guy's a phenomenal singer and we can't wait to get out there and Rock! We're looking forward to our return in America. See you all soon!" More...

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Slayer To Headline Bloodstock 2013

American thrash metal legends Slayer has been confirmed as the third and final headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, England. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will also be headlined by King Diamond and Lamb of God. A statement from Slayer guitarist Kerry King reads: "Can't wait to hit the stage at Bloodstock! Metal Festival in England? Fuck yes!! It's going to be hell on earth and I'm looking forward to having a party with all my British friends."

The organisers of the festival added: "We are thrilled to announce that seminal thrash metal legends, SLAYER are confirmed as the third and final headliner for Bloodstock 2013. The Californian four-piece will close the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday night at Catton Park, bringing their face-melting, monster riffs to the metal hordes."

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Turisas Announces North American Tour

After headlining the North American "PaganFest" tour this past Spring, battle metallers Turisas will once again return to the States in February/March 2013 for a headlining tour featuring Firewind and Stolen Babies as special guests.

In regards to the trek, the band comments: "Back to America straight out of the studio! We've spent the last six months off the road writing some new killer tunes and are just about to start recording them as we speak. The great memories from our previous tour last spring is making us even more excited to hit the road again after this long break. We're coming up with new cool and crazy ideas for this tour, and who knows, maybe we'll even try out and premiere some completely unreleased new material. One thing is certain, after 9 months off the road there'll be some serious energy to be released on stage! Serve us your weakest piss-light beer! We'll take it! America here we come!"

The Finnish act is currently completing work on a latest studio album, set for release in summer 2013. See below for a list of tour dates (with more to be announced soon!). More...

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Lamb Of God To Headline Bloodstock 2013

American heavy metal outfit, Lamb Of God has been confirmed as the second headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, closing the main stage on the second day of the festival. The organisers have also confirmed two more bands for next year in Swedish black metal veterans, Dark Funeral and Finnish heavy metal group, Amorphis, who had this to say about their performance:

"Greetings from Hell-sinki's 5K studio where Amorphis is finishing recording our forthcoming 11th album. Our agent gave us the great news that we are booked for Bloodstock Festival 2013! Bloodstock has become one of the best European metal events, so it's an honour to be part of the festival again. We promise to put on an epic show, so keep the horns up and see you at Bloodstock next summer!"

The festival will take place from August 8th- 11th in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire and will feature the following bands, with many more to be confirmed: More...

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King Diamond To Headline Bloodstock 2013

The organisers of the British metal festival Bloodstock Open Air have announced that Danish heavy metal icon, King Diamond, will be one of the three headlining acts at next year's edition of the event. King and his cohorts will be closing the main stage on the first day of the festival, which will also include performances from German metal legends, Accept and Greek power metal outfit, Firewind, amongst other names yet to be announced.

Speaking on the band's performance at Bloodstock, King Diamond stated: "I'm looking so much forward to this, we all are. Finally back in England! The people at Bloodstock have gone the extra mile to make this possible, and will be expanding the stage to fit our full production. This is gonna be DARK and very HEAVY!"

The festival will take place from August 8th - 11th (no main stage performances on the 8th) and now features the following lineup, with many more bands to be announced:

King Diamond (Headliner)
Accept
Anthrax
Firewind
Fozzy

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Firewind Cancels Upcoming Show

Firewind has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled September 23rd tour date:

"To the people that bought tickets to the Margate show on Sept. 23rd - PLEASE READ: Firewind, have been forced to cancel their upcoming date at ‘Westcoast Bar’ in Margate.

"The management of the band stated; 'Due to circumstances out of our control we have sadly had to cancel the show Westcoast Bar in Margate on September 23rd, we are truly sorry about this inconvenience, and hope to return some time in the near future.'

"Ticket refunds will be available at point of purchase. All other shows remain unaffected!"

You can watch Firewind's recent music video for "Edge of a Dream" at this location or catch the band live on the following dates: More...

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Firewind Posts New Music Video

Firewind posted a new music video for the song "Edge of a Dream." The song appears on the band's seventh and latest release "Few Against Many," which is available now through Century Media Records. The video was directed by keyboardist Bob Katsionis for Progressive Vision Group.

The band recently released a new music video for the first single "Wall of Sound," which can be seen at this location.

Check out "Edge of a Dream" here:

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Gus G. Video Interview Available Online

Lita77777 and Metalpaths.com have teamed up to release a new video interview with Firewind's Gus G. The video clip, which was filmed in Thessaloniki on July 18th, can be viewed below. Additional footage of the band's performance from the tour stop is available here, and Firewind still has these upcoming live shows:

17.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air

Asian Tour 2012:
24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:
13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar
25.09.2012 Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09.2012 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) - Godset
30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob More...

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Quality Firewind Live Footage Hits Web

Footage from the Firewind show last night at Babylonia Mylos in Thessaloniki, Greece hit the web. The footage comes courtesy of Kazandb TV and features the song "The Undying Fire," from the band's latest album "Few Against Many."

Check out the footage here:

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