// May.24.2020 //
New Album Out Now!

“A melodic Metal classic!” - KNAC.COM (USA)
“This is an album that you simply must own!” - Velvet Thunder (UK)
“Their finest hour” - Metalzone (Greece)
“A real triumph” - 89% Manofmuchmetal
“A great album from start to finish” - myglobalmind.com (Germany)
“This might be the best Firewind record to date!” - Metal Wani (USA)

This is the best reviewed album in FIREWIND's so far career! See below some of the press scores:

4,7/5 - Knac.com (USA)
9/10 - Metal Hammer (Greece)
5,5/7 - Metal Hammer (Germany)
9/10 - Rock Hard (Greece)
5/5 - Spark (Czech Republic)
4/5 - dangerdog.com
10/10 - Metalkaoz.com (USA)
10/10 - Rockoutstandout.com
10/10 - Rock-garage.com
9/10 - Metalheads Forever Magazine
8,5/10 - Metal Express Radio
85/100 - Rock Overdose (Greece)
80/100 - metalfans.be (Belgium)
8/10 - Blabbermouth.net (USA)
8/10 - Bravewords (Canada)
9/10 - LiveWiremusic
9/10 - Ostarametal.com
9/10 - darkstars.de (Germany)
9,5/10 - Metal Observer
9,5/10 - depart.gr

"Firewind“ is out now worldwide and available as Digipak, ltd. colored Vinyl, ltd. t-shirt+CD/Vinyl bundles).

"Firewind“ tracklisting:
01. Welcome To The Empire
02. Devour
03. Rising Fire
04. Break away
05. Orbitual Sunrise
06. Longing To Know You
07. Perfect Stranger
08. Overdrive
09. All My Life
10. Space Cowboy
11. Kill The Pain

// May.03.2020 //
FIREWIND NEW VIDEO OUT NOW!

We proudly present our new music video/single, „Welcome To The Empire“. The song marks the second single taken from the upcoming album „Firewind“ (out May 15th). The video clip was directed by Panagiotis Kountouras, VFX and post production done by Media Distribution Partners.



Gus G states: "Welcome To The Empire" is the opening track of the album and an obvious choice for a single. Making the video was an ongoing work in progress as we filmed the band performance back in January.

However, we wanted to blend in futuristic visual effects for the story and as I'm a huge sci-fi movie fan, I wanted to incorporate something along those lines. Our director Panagiotis Kountouras came up with the concept and we collaborated with MDP, a vfx company out of Hollywood, CA. The story is set in a dystopia, where humanity has been surrendered to the New World Order. Two cyborgs are playing with the future of mankind in a chess game. Each move has consequences and technology will be the only winner. It was a really challenging production, but we love the end result. We hope you will too!“


// March.20.2020 //
New FIREWIND album to arrive in May; Rising Fire video streaming now!

Since power metal masters FIREWIND announced their new line-up (which now features Herbie Langhans – known from Avantasia – on vocals), fans and critics alike speculate how FIREWIND’s new incarnation might sound. Their questions find an answer now in the band’s brand new music video „Rising Fire“. The song is taken from the upcoming self titled album „Firewind“, which will be released on May 15th. Pre-order has been kicked off now: http://afmrec.de/Firewind

Gus G. comments:
„Hey everyone! We're finally back with some new music for you! "Rising Fire" is about overcoming difficulties and situations that one might be stuck in. We've all been there at some point in our lives. We hope "Rising Fire" can be a soundtrack to a positive mindset. So play it loud!“



Each time Firewind released an album over the last 20 years, it wasn’t just the brilliancy of exceptional guitarist Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Arch Enemy, Dream Evil) that fans were in awe of, but also the skills of every one of the band’s vocalists. Fantastic riffs, hooks and solos by the gifted hands of guitarist Gus aside, it’s the great vocal melody – an integral part of every Firewind song – that’s causing a stir. In that respect nothing has changed in their newest album, simply titled Firewind, quite the contrary: with his charismatic voice new member Herbie Langhans (Avantasia) refines each and every last one of the eleven new songs and infuses them with an expressive force that is remarkable. Gus states: "This is a rebirth of Firewind and a new chapter in our musical history!"

„Firewind“ tracklisting:
01. Welcome To The Empire
02. Devour
03. Rising Fire
04. Break away
05. Orbitual Sunrise
06. Longing To Know You
07. Perfect Stranger
08. Overdrive
09. All My Life
10. Space Cowboy
11. Kill The Pain

FIREWIND will kick off their world tour in North America this May as special guests of SYMPHONY X & PRIMAL FEAR. All confirmed tour dates below:

NORTH AMERICA 2020 (w/ Symphony X & Primal Fear)
May 14 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
May 15 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium (MA)
May 16 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s
May 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
May 18 – Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus (Sold Out)
May 20 – Quebec City, QUE – Imperial
May 21 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
May 22 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
May 23 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
May 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
May 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
May 27 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
May 29 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
May 31 – Vancouver, BC – The Venue
Jun 1 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jun 2 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Jun 3 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Jun 5 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
Jun 6 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
Jun 7 – MESA, AZ – Club Red
Jun 8 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Jun 10 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
Jun 11 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Jun 12 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
Jun 13 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Jun 15 – West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
Jun 16 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Jun 17 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

EUROPE 2020
July 18 - Eindhoven, NL - Dynamo Metalfest

more dates TBA!

// March.11.2020 //
A NEW CHAPTER OF FIREWIND

Dear friends & supporters,

We’ve been pretty quiet about the new album but we’ll cut right to the chase.

After many years, Bob Katsionis is stepping down from the ongoing touring lifestyle and focus on his work as a producer / studio engineer as well as his own projects.
We’ve also parted ways with Henning Basse due to personal reasons that will prevent him from completing the upcoming album touring cycle and continuing with the band overall.

We thank them both for their time and contributions to Firewind. There’s absolutely no bad blood here, the guys are part of our legacy and we wish them best of luck for the future.

While this was a big challenge for us, it is a change that needed to happen in order for the band to continue. This is a rebirth of Firewind and a new chapter in our musical history.

At the same time we’d like to welcome new singer  Herbie Langhans  (Avantasia, x- Sinbreed).
Herbie is a hell of a singer and his powerful style breathes new life on our new material but also on our back catalogue.

He recently completed the vocals for our 9th studio album which is due later this year.

We’re very excited to finally reveal the upcoming album and share the new sounds with you! Stay tuned as more announcements coming real soon!

// March.03.2019 //
FIREWIND ANNOUNCE SUMMER FESTIVAL SHOWS + SELECT DATES WITH QUEENSRYCHE!

Firewind returns on stage in 2019! Already confirmed for some of Europe's biggest Metal festivals the Greek metallers will also be special guests of the legendary Queensryche on select dates! 
 
Fiirewind Tourdates 2019:
13.07 CZ Vizovice - Masters Of Rock Festival
27.07 HU Szekesfehersvar - Fezen Fest *
28.07 SLO Ljubljana - Kino Siska*
30.07 DE Munich - Free & Easy Festival *
31.07 DE Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal*
03.08 NL Eindhoven- Effenaar*
06.08 IT Pinarella di Cervia - Rock Planet*
07.08 CH Pratteln - Z7*
09.08 BEL Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
 
*w/ Queensryche

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