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Formed: 1998
From: Athens, Greece
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Latest Firewind News

Below is our complete Firewind 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.

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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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Firewind Cancels Summer Breeze Festival Gig

An announcement on the Official Summer Breeze Festival website indicates that Firewind has cancelled its scheduled performance at the event on August 17, 2012 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. A reason was not cited.

The entire post reads:

"Unfortunately we have to inform you that FIREWIND have cancelled their appearance at SUMMER BREEZE 2012. Our apologies to all those who were looking forward to seeing them. We will not rest until we can book the band again for SUMMER BREEZE in the years to come."

For dates and venues on the band's upcoming tour schedule in support of the latest album "Few Against Many," including the European trek with Leaves' Eyes this fall, can be found by heading over to this location.

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Firewind Posts European Tour Trailer

Firewind posted a trailer for the upcoming fall tour of Europe with Leaves' Eyes. For dates and venues, head over to this location.

Check out the trailer here:

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Firewind Updates Tour Schedule

Firewind released the band's new album "Few Against Many" last month, and the group will soon be embarking on European and Asian tour dates in support of the release, starting with festival appearances in July. The band's update tour schedule is now as follows:

13.07. Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
14.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival
18.07. Thessaloniki (Greece) - Mylos Open Air
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival
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

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Firewind Posts "Few Against Many" EPK Video

Firewind posted an EPK promo video for the band's forthcoming new release "Few Against Many," the band's seventh full length studio release. The album is set for release via Century Media on May 21, 2012 (Europe), May 22, 2012 (N. America), and May 23, 2012 (Japan).

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

Check out the promo video here:

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Firewind Posts "Wall Of Sound" Video

Firewind has posted a new official video clip online for the song "Wall Of Sound," which is taken from the upcoming new album "Few Against Many."

The album is set for release via Century Media on May 21st (Europe), May 22nd (N. America), and May 23rd (Japan). A teaser trailer for "Few Against Many" is available at this location.

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Firewind Announces More U.K. Tour Dates

In addition the band's previously announced European tour dates, Firewind has now added on additional U.K. and Irish tour dates with Leaves' Eyes. The newly added dates are as follows:

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

Firewind is also set to release "Few Against Many" on May 21st (Europe), May 22nd (N. America), and May 23rd (Japan). A teaser trailer can be viewed at this location.

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Firewind Posts "Few Against Many" Trailer

Watch the trailer for Firewind's new album "Few Against Many" in the player below, which is set to be released May 21st (Europe), May 22nd (N. America), and May 23rd (Japan).

Firewind has also announced the first string of European dates in support of the forthcoming LP "Few Against Many" starting on September 25th, 2012 in Paris. Symphonic metal band Leaves Eyes will provide support.

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Firewind Announces 'Few Against Many' Tour Dates

Power metal band Firewind announced the first string of European dates in support of the forthcoming LP "Few Against Many" starting on September 25, 2012 in Paris. Symphonic metal band Leaves Eyes will provide support. "Few Against Many" is scheduled for on May 21, 2012 through Century Media Records (EU) and May 22, 2012 through DisManic Distribution via E1 Music (North America).

Check out the confirmed tour dates on the poster below:

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