Fireproven take on bullies in new video for The Maze

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Finnish prog metallers Fireproven have released a video for their latest single The Maze, which you can watch below. The quintet waste no time in setting bullying firmly in their sights with the new song.

“The lyrics are based on my teenage years when I got bullied in school," explains drummer Nuutti Hannula wbno has written the song. "I’ve dissembled the emotions I went through as a teenager, and where those experiences finally led me. Not all ugly incidents are bad, no matter how painful it might feel at the moment. Some things you’ll never forget and they stick with you through life, but the aspect is constantly changing. It’s important to see that each person is capable in extreme cruelty but in kindness, too.

"When writing this song I combined old video game tunes with progressive metal and melodic death metal. In my opinion music should evoke various feelings in a listener. I’ve gained these experiences since the early Nintendo games.”

The Maze follows on from the band's last single, The Addict, which they released in Deccember. Joining Hannula are singer Sanna Solanterä, guitarist and backing vocalist Janne Väätämöinen, bassist Juha Väätämöinen and keyboardist
Ilari Hannula. Fireproven released their debut album The Tower in 2018.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.