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Firewind – Immortals

Its been a five year wait for Immortals, the latest studio album released via Century Media Records from Greek power metallers Firewind but the wait is well worth it as founding member Gus G leads from the front with guitar heroics throughout its nine tracks. Founded in Thessaloniki in 1998, …

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FIREWIND – Announce tour dates for Europe & UK

After having performed at this year’s 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise earlier this year, Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND are now announcing a return to European stages, which sees the group led by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G. play some summer festival events as well as a European/UK …

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Darkology Premier ‘Fated To Burn’ Music Video

Darkology Premier ‘Fated To Burn’ Music Video US power metallers DARKOLOGY, featuring ex and current members of Firewind, ex-Solstice, ex-Leather, Arch Rival, Outworld, Zierler, Beyond Twilight and Medieval Steel in their ranks, have been making waves with their latest album ‘Fated To Burn‘, it was produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy). Hot on the heels of their cult video …

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Gus G interview – February 2014

Guitarist Gus G is set to release his first ever solo album (I am the fire) in a few weeks time.  I spoke to him recently in London to talk about the album, how it differed from a Firewind album, the guests he’s worked with on the album, his plans …

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Maverick – Interview with David Balfour (vocals)

Maverick - David Balfour

With the Northern Ireland rock and metal scene on somewhat of a high at the moment – no fewer than six bands from this small part of the world performed at the recent Hard Rock Hell, leading to rumours that next year’s event may be moved to Belfast – the …

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Firewind at Bloodstock 2013 – photos

Photos of Firewind performing on the main stage at Bloodstock last Friday [flickrapi user=”planet mosh” get=”photoset” id=”72157650808143575″ size=”z” count=”100″]

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Firewind interview with Gus G, Bloodstock 2013

We had a quick chat with Gus G from Firewind after their set at this years Bloodstock. We discuss their set, playing on stage with Paradise Lost at the Golden Gods in London, their new 10th anniversary live album “Apotheosis – Live 2012”, Australian Tour and so on.   FirewindBOA2013 …

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Bloodstock Open Air 2013 Review- Friday 9th August

After yesterday’s heat I was hoping for a cooler start to the second day (first for the Friday arrivals), however, I had no such luck. Another blazing hot start to the day. Today’s breakfast band for me consisted of some “Great British heavy fucking metal” in the form of Absolva. …

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Firewind – Apotheosis Live 2012.

June 24th 2013 was a very important day for the Greek melodic power metal band Firewind as their earthshaking live album Apotheosis was released via Century Media Records. It contains 17 songs (19 on the digital format) taken from their 7 studio albums to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Apotheosis was …

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Bob Katsionis – Rest In Keys.

To say that I approached this album with trepidation is an understatement. Bob Katsionis plays keyboards for Outloud but is probably known more for his work with Firewind. I must admit I expected a Rick Wakeman style instrumental  opus but was knocked out after the 1st minute of album opener …

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Firewind + Leaves’ Eyes @ The Limelight, Belfast – Sunday September 16th 2012

What is the collective noun for a group of guitarists? In this case, may we proffer forth the description ‘an audience’ – as nearly every other person assembled for this Belfast stop-off on Firewind’s ten date UK and Ireland tour appeared to be a six-string slinger from one local metal …

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Interview with Liv Kristine of Leaves’ Eyes – Belfast, September 16th 2012

Many countries jealously guard their culture and heritage – but when a band such as Leaves’ Eyes openly defy national boundaries, not only in terms of their membership but also in their lyrical inspiration, cultural identity becomes secondary to the new cultural infusion of symphonic heavy metal which draws its …

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Firewind – Few against many

“Few against many” is the new album from Greek band Firewind.  Perhaps best known to many music lovers for their extremely talented guitarist, Gus G, who as well as playing in Firewind is also guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne.  That connection means Gus G has had a busy time recently as …

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Interview with Gus G (Firewind/Ozzy)

Firewind are due to release their latest album, “Few against many” on 21st May.  I recently spoke to Firewind guitarist Gus G to talk about the new album, his work with Ozzy and more. To listen to the interview, hit play on the player below..    

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Arrayan Path – Ira Imperium

In times of desperation and trouble, people often look to their history and heritage for inspiration, recalling past glories to give them a positive outlook on the travails currently facing them, drawing upon that which has gone before to drive them forward to face up to the challenges before them. …

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