FireForce , één van de sterkst groeiende metalbands op het ogenblik, had vandaag minder goed nieuws te melden. Zanger en boegbeeld Filip 'FLYPE' Lemmens verlaat onverwacht de band. Dat blijkt uit het volgende bericht:
"10 Years after I started Fireforce with my friend Erwin I have decided to call it a day. The decision, as co-founder, is obviously an incredibly difficult one, given that the band has been such a huge part of my life until now. It has been a rare and absolutely wonderful time that I feel very lucky to have shared!
Through the success and further ambitions of Fireforce I have decided, for my own reasons and in my own ways, that it is time to leave this orbit at the end of 2018. I’m a caretaker to something precious (the medical condition of my wife and how this effects my family) and don't want to have it diminish as we move forward in our lives. I’m very relieved to be able to go out on my own terms, at my vocal peak and off the back of the biggest shows that I’ve ever done.
Thank you all for your energy and for helping me make what I am. I consider myself remarkably fortunate to have lived out the FIREFORCE-dream. Love to anyone who has ever stood by me or cared and contributed in whatever capacity it may have been. I have always valued it immeasurably, tried to honour it the best I could and can only say thank you to you all very deeply.
Though there are no concrete plans at this stage, I surly hope there will be some farewell celebration shows announced in 2018. I wish the band all the best for the future and thank them once again for the countless good times that I will never forget. Take care and we will be in touch soon …
FireForce treed op 1 juli aan op Antwerp Metal Fest. info Wij wensen Flype enorm veel succes in alles wat hij doet in de toekomst. FireForce verliest hierdoor een boegbeeld dat moeilijk te vervangen zal zijn.