Firewind Embarks On The Tyranny and Bloodshred Tour

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. See below or visit ( for the tour’s complete routing.

Gus G. further 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, led by the young guitar sensation Gus G. (ex-Dream Evil, Nightrage, Mystic Prophecy, Arch Enemy), has returned with The Premonition, which is easily their defining moment. The much anticipated offering is now available and a captivating new video for the stunning track, “Mercenary Man,” was recently shot by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames). Click on the link below to check it out now, along with the link to Fire TV, which features a few Gus G. guitar lessons.

The Premonition is a dynamic, metallic assault that was once again recorded and mixed at the famed Studio Fredman in Sweden with renowned producer Fredrik Nordstrom (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir). This album is a must for any fan of heavy, melodic music and it’s an effort that is sure to help Firewind gain worldwide dominance.

Tyranny and Bloodshred Tour w/ Firewind, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Divine Heresy

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
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