Turisas

Turisas

Firewind, Stolen Babies, Wilderun

Thu, February 7, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Palladium Upstairs

Worcester, MA

$17 adv. / $20 day of

Firewind
Firewind
Greece's FIREWIND belong to the most impressing and hard-working melodic metal bands of our time and their brand-new album "The Premonition" is sure to reinforce the band's unstoppable rise to the worldwide top within their scene. Accompanied by flawless media and fan reactions, the band's 2006 album masterpiece and 4th album all-together, "Allegiance", could be seen as their break-through release: "Allegiance" managed to enter official sales charts in Japan as well as peaking at 10 in the band's home-country Greece, remaining in the charts for a solid 9 weeks, while the album's two singles "Falling To Pieces" and "Breaking The Silence" climbed up to positions 11 and 16 respectively in Greece.

The band's incessant string of touring for "Allegiance" all over Europe, North America and Japan alongside bands such as Dragonforce, Angra, All That Remains, Kamelot or Sonata Arctica, has not only lead to add worldwide profile and an excellent reputation as class live-act to FIREWIND but also added significant power to the band's songwriting skills and will to continue conquering new horizons.

Guitar wizard and band-leader Gus G. (ex- Dream Evil and also live session guitarist for Arch Enemy on their 2005 Ozzfest stint) and his illustrious band-members, Apollo Papathanasio (ex-Majestic, Time Requiem) on vocals, Mark Cross (ex-Helloween, ex-Metalium) on drums, Petros Christo (ex-Breaking Silence) on bass as well as Bob Katsionis on breathtaking dual duties with keyboards and second guitar, have now returned with an phenomenally inspiring new album programmatically entitled "The Premonition", a warning for great things to come.

Once again powerfully recorded and mixed with Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) at Sweden's Studio Fredman and mastered at Peter in de Betou's Tailor Maid Productions (Dark Tranquillity, Meshuggah, etc.), all 10 songs on "The Premonition" offer about everything that a lover of quality modern melodic metal can ask for: The furious first track "Into The Fire" marks a classic and 100% metal grand opening to an album full of highlights, including the catchy powerhouses "Head Up High", "Remembered" and "Circle Of Life", the album's first single "Mercenary Man", the semi-ballad "My Loneliness", the melodic firework that "Angels Forgive Me" is as well as a cool version of the song "Maniac" (known from the "Flashdance" soundtrack).

FIREWIND's ability to combine heavy riffing and classic metal structuring with immense catchiness and glorious hooklines all in an up-to-date and ever-entertaining way are outstanding and triumphantly elevate "The Premonition" to become one of the melodic metal genre's early highlights for 2008.

Witness FIREWIND on tour all over Europe throughout April and May with Kamelot!
Stolen Babies
Stolen Babies
Stolen Babies formed from a 12+ member high school performance troupe named the Fratellis; the band takes its name from one of the skits performed by the group during this period (written by Dominique Persi, who handled the theatrical and performance-art aspect of the group). Stolen Babies released their first Demo CD in 2002 through their own label, No Comment Records.

Among the band's many musical influences are groups such as Oingo Boingo, Mr. Bungle, and Fishbone (with whom Gil Sharone has performed). Stolen Babies are known for their on-stage theatrics and energetic performances, filled with props and Gorey-esque backdrops, all made by the various members. Except for the earliest demo, each album has featured artwork by indie comic artist Crab Scrambly.
There Be Squabbles Ahead, the band's debut full-length album (featuring remixed versions of "A Year of Judges" and "Push Button" from the 2004 demo), was released early in 2006 through the band's website, but was re-released on October 3 following the band's signing with The End Records. This album was produced by Dan Rathbun, member of the similarly "avant garde" experimental rock group Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, who also provides instrumentation on track 7 (tuba) as well as various background vocals on tracks 3, 7, and 12. Carla Kihlstedt (from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) also contributed violin on tracks 7 and 11. The re-release also featured a music video for the song "Push Button" directed by Erik Tillmans. This album also marked the departure of Davin Givhan, the band's former guitarist. Guitarist George Earth, formerly of Switchblade Symphony, took Givhan's place during the international tour that followed.
They supported Lacuna Coil along side within temptation and the gathering on their The Hottest Chicks in Metal Tour 2007 featuring female-fronted metal bands.
Venue Information:
Palladium Upstairs
261 Main street
Worcester, MA, 01608