Keine gute Nachricht für FIREWIND-Fans: Sänger Apollo Papathanasio ist nicht mehr länger an Bord des griechischen Metal-Dampfers. Seinen Platz hinterm Mikro wird Kelly Sundown Carpenter, der bereits bei BEYOND TWILIGHT und ADAGIO gesungen hat, einnehmen.
Hier könnt ihr noch das originale Statement von FIREWIND zum Besetzungswechsel lesen:
"Today we are in the unfortunate position to announce that Apollo has decided to step down permanently from the vocal duties in FIREWIND. For the past few years it was evident that Apollo could not keep up with FIREWIND's ever growing and demanding touring & promotional schedule. Several times we've had to recruit replacements in order to continue touring the world and keep playing for our fans. We're lucky enough to have worked with some of the best Metal singers out there!
Although we're sad to announce Apollo's departure and we sure will miss him, at the same time we feel that the show must go on! FIREWIND is a band that has gone thru lots of ups and downs the past 10 years, but is still going strong!
With that said, we're happy to announce that Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Adagio, Beyond Twilight, Darkology) will be singing for us on the upcoming N. American tour with Turisas! This guy's a phenomenal singer and we can't wait to get out there and Rock! We're looking forward to our return in America. See you all soon!""