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Fireforce: With combat metal genre…..

Fireforce - Firepanzer

The track Firepanzer was recorded in De Kreun Wilrijk during the Covid-19 live-stream May 2021 Video recorded by the Panda Productions video team. Sound recorded by Breeze Inc. With the cooperation of Red Hot Music Services, ST-Events, Metal Fun Shop And More, Hexagon BV Thanks to Eric Stoop, Guido Hoet, Isabelle Jonckheere.

Firepanzer is a part of Fireforce`s new album Rage Of War but the first video from that album was Ram It.

Guitarist Erwin Suetens formed Fireforcefrom the ashes of the Belgian metal band Double Diamond in autumn 2008. Within a short time, they earned an excellent reputation for live performances. Record labels began taking an interest in the talented Belgians, thanks to their EP Moonlight Lady, which was released in Spring 2009. In 2011, this was followed by their debut album, titled March On. It was recorded in the Prophecy- And Music Factory Studios in Allgäu, with Mystic Prophecy vocalist R.D.Liapakis (Suicidal Angels, Crystal Tears, Winter`s Verge, Eldritch, Steel Prophet, Jack Starr, etc) as a producer, and released all over Europe. This elevated the band from underground status to new heights. And brought them a small tour with Nightmare and Crimson Glory.

Their tight, driving heavy metal with clear leanings towards power metal did not, however, overlook pleasant harmonic, melodic components. On the live scene, the Belgians had a solid base. They underlined the excellent quality of their album with a series of impressive gigs and tours. One review stated,Whenever there would be a genre called combat metal, Fireforce would be the leading force!. And so, the song Combat Metal was composed.

In 2014, Deathbringer was released. It showed that Fireforce was not resting on its laurels, but we’re progressing in every aspect of their genre. Once again the album was recorded in the Prophecy- And MusicFactory Studios, in the reliable hands of producer R.D. Liapakis and engineer Christian Schmid.

Three music videos were released from this album: Deathbringer, Highland Charge and Thunder Will Roll.

 R.D. Liapakis, Christian Schmid, Tokyo Blade, Crimson Glory, Hell, Mystic Prophecy, Nightmare, Avantasia, Tygers of Pan Tang, Artillery, Rage, Saxon, Ostrogoth, Debauchery, Blaze, Vicious Rumors, Omen, Masters Of Disguise, Salem, Q5, Avenger, Circle II Circle, Iron Fire, Jack Starr, Air Raid, Raven, Manticora, Jaguar, Hatriot,

Great reviews by the European metal press helped secure shows in Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, France, and the UK. At these gigs, the band shared the stage with names such as Tokyo Blade, Crimson Glory, Hell, Mystic Prophecy, Nightmare, Avantasia, Tygers of Pan Tang, Artillery, Rage, Saxon, Ostrogoth, Debauchery, Blaze, Vicious Rumors, Omen, Masters Of Disguise, Salem, Q5, Avenger, Circle II Circle, Iron Fire, Jack Starr, Air Raid, Raven, Manticora, Jaguar, and Hatriot.

Fireforce even performed twice at one of the biggest indoor metal festivals in Europe, the PPM-Festival in Mons. Their performance at the 2014 edition was one of the most remarkable in the band’s history! In October 2014, a German/Austrian/Belgian tour with Mystic Prophecy and Crystal Tears followed. Following this tour, 2015 and 2016 were spent promoting Deathbringer by playing dozens of more shows.

2016 saw the recordings of Annihilate The Evil by the same studio team as the previous releases. This album was released at the end of 2017. Two music videos were recorded for this album: The Boys From Down Under and Gimme Shelter.

The Iron Brigade ep was released on vinyl in September 2019. At the same time, the recordings for the new album Rage Of War started. This album will be released by ROAR records. New vocalist/guitarist Matt Hawk Asselberghs was enlisted into the troops, and he brought a whole new dimension to the sound of the band. The instrumental recordings were done at the Breeze Inc. studios in Belgium, the solos at the Hawk Berg Studios in France, and the vocals at the Prophecy- And Music Factory Studios in Allgäu, again with R.D.Liapakis as supervising force. The band’s new offering was mixed and mastered by Henrik Udd (Hammerfall, At The Gates, Powerwolf).

Track list:

1. Rage Of War

2. March Or Die

3. Ram It

4. Firepanzer

5. Running

6. Forever In Time

7. 108-118

8. Army Of Ghosts

9. Rats In A Maze

10. A Price To Pay

11. From Scout To Liberator

12. Blood Judge

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5513 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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