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Firewind Embarks On North American Tour

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The Greek metal phenomenon Firewind, makes their much anticipated return to North America this week as part of the “Tyranny and Bloodshred Tour,” which could be hailed as one of the best guitar-shredder packages of the year. This crushing, headlining trek kicks off on May 9th and also features labelmates Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity and Divine Heresy.

Gus G. comments on Firewind’s return: “So the time is finally here! We are just about to fly over to North America for the ‘Tyranny and Bloodshred’ tour and we're really excited. We're grateful to return to U.S. soil only a few months after our maiden tour, and this time Apollo (vocals) is on board with us. Since we're the first band on the bill, we're hoping that all of you will come down early enough to witness how the Greeks do it. We look forward to meeting you all soon.”

Firewind's "Tyranny and Bloodshred" Tour with Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Divine Heresy is as follows:

05/09 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
05/10 Recher Theater – Towson, MD
05/11 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
05/13 Le Medley – Montreal, QC
05/14 L’Imperial – Quebec City, QC
05/16 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
05/17 The Majestic Theater – Detroit, MI
05/19 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
05/20 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
05/21 The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
05/23 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
05/24 Starlite – Edmonton, AB
05/27 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
05/29 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
05/30 House of Blues – W. Hollywood, CA w/Dark Tranquillity and Divine Heresy only
05/31 The Club House – Tempe, AZ
06/01 Jillian’s – Las Vegas, NV
06/02 Avalon Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
06/03 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
06/05 The Door – Dallas, TX
06/06 Meridian – Houston, TX
06/07 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
06/09 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/10 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC

Check out the video for their song "Mercenary Man" here.

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1. robw writes:

may 12 higher ground, vermont, with dt and divine

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2. EpicNeckbeard writes:

Comon dudes where's the love for ky.

# May 8, 2008 @ 9:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. EpicNeckbeard writes:

By the way does the chorus in mercenary man sound a lot like the theme from disneys Pocahontas to anyone else?

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4. Andrew writes:

I AM SEEING THEM ON THE 27TH, GOT MY TICKETS, WOOOOOTTT!!!!!!!!

# May 8, 2008 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Andrew writes:

To Epicneckbeard:
It totally does sound like the song "Colors Of The Wind" from Pocohantas, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!! This is a good song though.

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6. Bleh writes:

This band went to sh** after Forged by Fire

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7. coldiem writes:

My question is, why do you guys know what songs from Pocohantas sound like?

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8. cate writes:

wish i wasnt poor, id be going

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9. EpicNeckbeard writes:

Did i say Pocohantas? i meant pokeahotass, i remembered the song from the porn.

no actually,
i remember when i was in 5th grade three girls in my class dressed up as Indians and sang that song for a talent show. i made so much fun of them that two of them cried and i got 2 days detention. b****es.

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10. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahaha! Epic, post #2 sounded a tad wrong.

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11. EpicNeckbeard writes:

lol, wow... kalis i'm glad you caught that. Coz that's too funny. that's just made my night.

# May 12, 2008 @ 2:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Kalis_wrath writes:

Glad I could help make your night. Made me laugh out loud!

I rembemer listening to Firewind awhile back and thinking they were decent. Have to dig up that compalation again.

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13. Andrew writes:

HAHAHAAHAHAH, AWESOME, making people cry is the best!!! And by the way, Pocohantas is a great movie, and so are a lot of disney movies, I still watch them, haahahha!!! I think it would be awesome if a bunch of bands did covers of disney songs and metallized them!!!!

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14. Kalis_wrath writes:

Where in Wa are you Andrew?

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