Guitarist Gus G. of Greek metallers Firewind has issued the following update:

"The past few months for us have been really great. We decided to do select shows and festivals in 2009, so that we can concentrate on writing new material.

So in May we embarked on a 6 date UK / Ireland tour together with Stratovarius and Eden's Curse. All gigs were great and we already miss our UK fans right now... but we'll be back in UK and Ireland in 2010 that's for sure!

So, straight out of the final gig with Stratovarius and into the festival mood we played a bunch of great festivals like Metal Days (Switzerland), Rock Hard (Germany), Graspop (Belgium) for the 2nd year in a row and Tuska (Finland). Then we played a very special show in Greece (and the only one for the rest of the year). We played with the Scorpions & Dokken @ Creta Festival which took place in the beautiful island of Crete. I'm sure all good tourists know where that is.

Not only did we use special pyro for that show, but I also ended up joining my idols, Scorpions, on stage and played "Rock You Like A Hurricane"! This was beyond my imagination and I sure wasn't dreaming! I thank the Scorpions for being so nice to us and for the once-in-a-lifetime invitation to play with them, I'll never forget it!

We're now ready to do the final 3 shows of the summer:

July 19 - Unirock - Turkey
August 14 - Summer Breeze - Germany
August 28 - Ilha Do Ermal festival - Portugal

We'll see you all out there!"

Regarding the upcoming recording session, Gus G. adds:

"So while we've been doing all these select shows this year, we concentrated mainly on writing new material. I can tell you right now that we have 12 great vocal songs and 2 instrumentals. While it's too early to know what will end up on the album, all of us in the band are very pleased with the demos and pre-production we did and we are positive that we're creating the best album of our career so far!

We're planning to enter the studio this Autumn and looking into possibilities of who will be mixing our new album.

As for the material itself, I'd say it's what our fans would expect from us. Powerful rock / metal anthems with cool riffs and memorable vocal lines from Apollo, but also some faster & more technical stuff is on there. We also wrote a very challenging instrumental song. It will have a fusion of styles and advanced playing from all of us. Needless to say the guitar will shred like never before!

Can't wait? Neither can we!"


Source: firewind.gr
Band profile: Firewind
 
Posted: 17.07.2009 by White Winter Sun



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Dominus - 17.07.2009 at 19:16  
Yeah!!!!!!!!
Super_Greg - 17.07.2009 at 19:37  
Hmm I wonder what he means by fusion styles.

I'm sure whatever they put out will kick ass!!
DBrave - 17.07.2009 at 21:22  
Fusion = power-prog-heavy metal
Kingface - 17.07.2009 at 22:45  
Great news and glad to hear that they'll be touring the UK sometime next year. Was disappointed that due to money issues I had to sell my ticket for their show at Nottingham Rock City last year.
Vitriolic Hate - 18.07.2009 at 02:59  
Written by Dominus on 17.07.2009 at 19:16

Yeah!!!!!!!!

lol nice emoticon!
Troy - 18.07.2009 at 03:03  
Yeahhhhhh!
-DC-002- - 18.07.2009 at 04:44  
Their singer looks like, Tom Cruise!
SexyCat_1113 - 19.07.2009 at 05:58  
So Great ,it will be a great album!
The Shape 1973 - 19.07.2009 at 20:02  
Heard one of the new tracks when they played at Nottingham in May, sounds promising, the crowd really liked it as well.

Didn't sound too different from any of their other stuff, but it's power metal so it wouldn't.
Black Conundrum - 21.07.2009 at 01:02  
This album seems like it will kick butt; my first impression on it is a positive one. I have their most recent album, The Premonition, and it is a great album. Gus G is an awesome guitarist.

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