// July.15.2021 //
FIREWIND Return to the stage!

After what seemed like an eternity (to be exact, 20 months) we're finally excited to announce that we will perform again! While the pandemic put a major hold on all our touring plans, we will start the engines again by performing at Dynamo Festival on August 21, 2021 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. This will not only be our first show in 20 months but also our first show with Herbie Langhans fronting the band. We're also confirmed for the Monsters of Rock Cruise in February 2022. Stay tuned as more dates will be announced very soon!

// January.24.2021 //
FIREWIND Release music video for "Devour"

Power metallers Firewind released their latest studio album “Firewind” in May 2020 . While the band was forced to stay at home, due to the pandemic, they kept their creative spirit high and are now happy to present a new lyric video for the powerful and intense song “Devour” which also incorporates band performance scenes of all members.

Gus G. comments: “”Devour” was the first song I co-wrote with our new singer, Herbie Langhans. After hearing his vocal melodies, it was pretty obvious to me that he was the right man for the job, as this sounded 100% Firewind and features all the elements that the band is known for – melody, heavy attitude, catchy hooks, shredding solos, it’s all there. Lyrically the song is about the endless pursuit of mankind for social status, wealth and getting caught up in the rat race.”

Watch the video here:

// 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 //

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

July 18 - Eindhoven, NL - Dynamo Metalfest

more dates TBA!