- Os gregos Firewind acabam de anunciar a separação da banda com o vocalista Apollo Papathanasio. A banda não perdeu tempo, a anunciou o substituto na pessoa de Kelly Sundown Carpenter (BEYOND TWILIGHT, OUTWORLD, DARKOLOGY, ADAGIO).
Anúncio da banda: "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 and 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 through 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 will be singing for us on the upcoming North 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!"