Firewind To Make Their US Debut At ProgPower
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The Greek metal powerhouse Firewind are set to make their highly anticipated U.S. debut at ProgPower USA, which takes place in Atlanta on Oct. 5-6, 2007. Firewind are quickly making a name for themselves thanks to the young phenomenon known as Gus G. (ex-Dream Evil, Nightrage, Mystic Prophecy, Arch Enemy), who will be making a special appearance at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA between Jan. 18-21,2007 to debut his new ESP guitars signature series. He also recently turned heads with his stunning "Betcha Can't Play This" feature in Guitar World, while Total Guitar magazine hailed him as metal's newest guitar sensation. Click here to check out a photo of Gus with his signature ESP guitar.
Firewind recently completed a massive European tour as direct support to Dragonforce, which marked the kickoff of the world tour in support of Allegiance. They will rejoin Dragonforce and All That Remains later this month for an extensive UK run. The group recently launched their own YouTube page (Fire TV), which features some exclusive material and their new "Falling To Pieces" video. Click here to check it out.
Gus G. further describes his excitement over NAMM and the ProgPower fest:
Having ESP, the best guitar company in the world, build me the guitar I always wanted is a big dream come true. But to be afforded the opportunity to release this guitar worldwide and make it available to everyone is something that is beyond my wildest dreams! I'm very excited to attend the NAMM show to debut my ESP Signature Series. Special thanks to Jose Ferro, Makoto Suzuki and everyone at ESP for making this happen and for believing in me.
We've also just confirmed our first-ever U.S. show at the legendary ProgPower festival! We're honored to be a part of such a highly acclaimed event, and you can count on us delivering a great and memorable show. We are definitely ready to strike. Hell yeah!
"Allegiance" peaked at #10 on the Greek album charts and spent six weeks in the Top 20, a further testament of the group's growing presence throughout Europe. The album is set for a January 23rd release in the U.S. and is a must for any fan of Dragonforce, Iced Earth, Hammerfall or anyone who claims to be a heavy metal fanatic.
After catching the metal community's attention with 2005's "Forged In Fire," the group has triumphantly returned with "Allegiance," which is a dynamic display of traditional heavy metal with more of an emphasis on speed, technicality and catchy songwriting. This effort marks the first album with new vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (ex-Majestic, Time Requiem) and drummer Mark Cross (ex-Helloween, Metalium), whose talents had a prominent impact on the creative process. Allegiance was mixed at the famed Studio Fredman with the acclaimed Fredrik Nordstrom (Hammerfall, Arch Enemy, Opeth), and the results are breathtaking.
Check out the blistering track "Falling To Pieces" at this location.
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