Firewind Posts New Video For “Mercenary Man” Online

Firewind Posts New Video For “Mercenary Man” Online

The Greek metal phenomenon 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). The video made its exclusive online debut through the Headbangers Ball Blog today and premieres on MTV2 this Sat. night. Click on the link to check it out now.

Gus G. states: “The video for ‘Mercenary Man’ is the third clip we shot with Patric Ullaeus. It was a great feeling going back to Sweden and working with him. When it comes to the visuals, he’s our man. When I think of who could make us look like a million dollars, I think of Patric. We basically did a couple of day’s worth of shooting in his studio in Gothenburg and then he worked his magic in the editing process. I love the band editing and the fact that he gave such a crystal clear look to this video. Since the song is talking about a mercenary going out to war, the story evolves around a soldier and includes some pretty incredible footage of fighting jets, helicopters and tanks. We hope you like it.”

Firewind will make their much anticipated return to North America in May on the Tyranny and Bloodshred Tour ’08, which could be hailed as one of the best guitar-shredder packages of the year. This crushing headlining trek kicks off on May 10th and also features labelmates Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity and Divine Heresy. See below or visit (, for the tour’s complete routing.

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/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