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Falconer have posted this message on their website:
"Well, once again the line up of Falconer is changing. Now again, you might say. It does sound a bit unstable to do this every once in a while I know.
"After changing the new music into a more folkish style (and loving the sound of it) Karsten and I thought, why not go "the whole way" and get Mathias back in the band, it would really fit the music. That is the style people got to know us by, and that is the style that is best for Falconer in all ways.
"It´s back to the original style, leaving experiments and changes to act under a different moniker (may be).
"So hereby we present you the return of Mathias Blad.
"We would like to thank Kristoffer for the years in the band, it´s been a great time we always will cherish and we assure you all that this has nothing to do with personal matters.
"We wish Kriss all the best for the future.
"This kind of thing is about the worst things you can do to a bandmate if you are all friends but in the end, this is not a sand box it´s a band.
"A slightly sad but optimistic Stefan, Karsten, Jimmy and Magnus"
German Deathcore band Disbelief will headline the Night Of Power Festival in the I-Park Hall Klingholz in Giebelstadt, Germany (near Würzburg) on October 15. Power metallers Falconer have been confirmed as co-headliners. All in all, 12 bands will rock the festival, the complete line up is as follows:
Circle of Tyrants
End of Green
Goddess of Desire
Saint (Josh Kramer)
The Night Of Power Festival started in 2004 to celebrate the five-year anniversary of Germany's online magazine PowerMetal.de. Because of the great success of last year's event, PowerMetal.de have decided to stage the festival again this year.
For more information, visit www.night-of-power.de.
Falconer are in writing mood again. “Well, I´ve got 6 new songs done. The ones who thought 'Grime vs. Grandeur' lacked folk music will very much enjoy the next album”, reports guitar wizard Stefan Weinerhall. “It also seems like there´s gonna be at least one song in Swedish.”
Upcoming Falconer gigs:
Aug. 05 Restaurang Skagerack, Strömstad, Sweden
Oct. 15 Night of Power, Giebelstadt, Germany
Sweden's Falconer are to release their fourth album through Metal Blade on May 2. It's called 'Grime Vs. Grandeur', and features guest appearances from Dream Evil's Snowy Shaw on drums and Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) on vocals.
Falconer guitarist Stefan Weinerhall has posted this message on the band's official website:
On the 18th and 19th of September we held an audition for the few guitarists we had chosen out from those who had applied for the job. We played one song from every album.
On the evening the 18th we went to see Kristoffer perform with one of his coverbands "Copycats" for a full house. It can't be only work. Name a rehearsal weekend with Falconer where everyone is feeling OK on the Sunday. Ha ha!! We never learn!
When we tested the last guitarist he played the songs exactly as I did. Every boing, pling and shugga-shugga was there. But we wanted a good solo guitarist and when he started to do his solos the rest of the band got lost leaving Jimmy to be the only one playing correctly. Hmmm, ehrr well. It really just took only about 20 seconds into the first song and I watched Kristoffer's face: yup it was a fact, Jimmy Hedlund was the guy.
SO WHAT IS ON THE AGENDA NOW?
We'll have a full band to rehearse the new album with but also to rehearse some more old material with Jimmy. All the songs to the next album is written and most of them rehearsed. The title of the next album will be "Grime vs Grandueur."
It feels like it's "for real" now.
Falconer have found a new bassist, Magnus Linhardt, who used to play in the unsigned band "The Choir of Vengeance."
The band is currently working on new material.
DREAMAKER will play two shows in Japan (Tokyo & Osaka) in May. In April, the band will be on tour in Europe with Falconer & Doomsword. Dreamaker has also confirmed their participation at Viña Rock Festival (Spain).