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Firewind Announce New Singer

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Firewind guitarist Gus G. talks about the new line-up:


"Sorry to keep you waiting, but finally we’re in position to announce our new singer. And it’s none other than Apollo Papathanasio (x-Majestic, Time Requiem)!! He is a worldclass act and I’m very happy that the timing’s right now and we’re joining forces under the Firewind flag!”

The new vocalist Apollo comments:

“Hallo everybody this is Apollo. Since I met Gus in Gothenburg 4 years ago we became good friends and back then we always talked about working together in the future. Now here we are together, taking the Firewind music to a new level. I love Gus’ guitar style and it’s a pleasure to listen to their music. The guys in Firewind are real magicians and I’m happy that you’re letting me be a part of this machinery. STAY METAL!!!!!!!!!!!! CHEERS!!!!”

Gus continues:

“Also, for purely logistical reasons we’ve decided to get a drummer that lives in Greece. We’d like to thank Stian Kristoffersen for his amazing drumming and the great times we had together the past 3 years.

"So, out goes Stian and in comes the monster drummer Mark Cross (x-Helloween, x-Metalium)!! Although Mark is 50% German and 50% British, he’s been living in Greece for many years. This obviously makes rehearsals and preparations happen much easier.”

The new drummer Mark comments:

“Hello boyz and girlz!

"Life’s a spinning wheel and here I am aside to one of the few remaining great young guitareros…. The Gus G. Firewindo metal fuckin’ machine!

"Looking forward to their next album, a tour and Firewind heading your way!

"Cheers and greets,”

Gus' final comment on the new line-up:

“Welcome on board guys! A new, creative and very exciting time for Firewind has begun!”

The band is currently in pre-production mode with 8 new songs completed. The new album is expected to be recorded in early 2006 and Firewind plan to make their live debut with the new line-up at Prog Power UK festival on March 25th 2006.

Pictures of the new members can be found at www.firewind.gr/pic/apollo.gif and www.firewind.gr/pic/mark.gif.

Source: Century Media Records

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