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Firewind Reveal New Album Title

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Greek melodic metal sensation FIREWIND will release its successor to 2006’s Allegiance album on March 24th, 2008.

Guitarist Gus G. checks in with details on the programmatically entitled The Premonition:

“The Premonition is a strong title and our drummer Mark came up with the idea. A premonition means feeling something is about to happen. We’ve worked hard the past two years and we just have a premonition that 2008 is going to be a very fun and exciting year for us as we plan to visit again many places and countries and hope to play for our fans as well as make new ones!

Of course, you can interpret the album title in any way you want. Some people might read our lyrics and see that at times they’re about the course of mankind and the so-called “end of days”. So maybe this could be taken also as a warning or omen, because it’s definitely something that has been on our minds lately.

I feel that the new Firewind album is yet another step up in our career – musically speaking. Once again we aimed for a highly variable effort as I really don’t like those albums where you’ve listened to the first song and it’s like you heard them all! This doesn’t happen on a Firewind album and certainly not on the new one!

Regarding touring, we’ll start off in Europe right after the album’s release and we’ll spend about five weeks on the road with KAMELOT (we recently toured Japan with them and it was just fantastic!). We plan to return to the US right after that, but no dates are confirmed yet. Of course, a Japan and Pan-Asian tour is being planned currently as well as several appearances at summer festivals."

The artwork for The Premonition (pictured) was created by Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes (www.abstrata.net).

Kamelot, Firewind, FOREVER SLAVE dates include:

April
4 - London, UK - Carling Academy
5 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun
6 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
9 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo
10 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
11 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
12 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
13 - Milano, Italy - Alcatraz
16 - Athens, Greece - Fuzz Club
17 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Ydrogeios
18 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Hristov Botev
19 - Beograd, Serbia - SKC
20 - Budapest, Hungary - Wigwam
21 - Reichenbach/Vogtl, Germany - Neuberinhaus
22 - München, Germany - Backstage
23 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
24 - Essen, Germany - Weststadthalle
25 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
28 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
29 - Oulu, Finland - Teatria

May
1 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
2 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Trädgarn
3 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene

Source: BW&BK

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1. EpicNeckbeard writes:

No one ever comments on the power/melodic metal news... but I for one am excited, allegiance was wicked and i'm sure this one will kill.

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2. bradispissed writes:

a metal group comprised of the 2 best elements of the 1970's funk band


poor earth. you were a shining star

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3. Agnostic Priest writes:

I thought Between Heaven And Hell and Burning Earth were their best works, didn't much care for Allegiance.

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4. Terminator writes:

yeah, allegiance wasn't firewind's best album. burning earth is my favorite from them.

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5. EpicNeckbeard writes:

Well, i agree allegiance wasn't there best album(it was good though). The only reason i enjoyed it is because it just felt like they were starting to make their sound a little bit more modern. Burning earth and even Forged by fire just felt emotionless. i don't really know what im trying to say. they just felt like they were formulated. it just felt like in allegiance they were experimenting with new sounds.

God i haven;t slept in 26 hours so if this doesn't make sense sorry.

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6. Kalis_wrath writes:

Epic, get some rest my friend. Sleep deprovation can be really bad. I am not fimiliar with Firewind completly, but what I have heard did like. Same with Kamelot. When it comes to Greek music am a huge fan of Rotting Christ. The new album is awazeing and King of a Stellar war is a metal beauty!

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7. AwesomeRiffage writes:

Premonition is such a great album!

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8. cruor writes:

Never heard any Firewind, can anyone tell me if they use the high pitch wail vocals cause that is my only turnoff to power metal in general.

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