Jan 142021
 

Firewind, the band featuring former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G., has released the official music video for the song ‘Devour’. The track is taken from the band’s ninth, self-titled studio album, which was made available in May 2020.

In early 2020, Firewind officially parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group’s new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has previously played with Avantasia, Sinbreed and Seventh Avenue.

With his charismatic voice, Langhans refines each and every last one of the new songs and infuses them with an expressive force that is remarkable.

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May 082020
 

Firewind, the band featuring former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G., has released a seven-minute EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for its ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15 via AFM Records.

Firewind recently parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group’s new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has previously played with Avantasia and Sinbreed.

With his charismatic voice, Langhans  (AvantasiaRadiantSeventh Avenue, Sinbreed) refines each and every last one of the new songs and infuses them with an expressive force that is remarkable.

Gus and Langhans got to know each other back in the autumn of 2019, when the Firewind leader was looking for a suitable replacement for Henning Basse after the tour with Queensrÿche. Just a few weeks later, the recordings for “Firewind” were a done deal, ready for Swedish sound engineer Tobias Lindell (Europe, AvatarH.E.A.T.)  to mix them in Lindell Audio Studios.

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Apr 302020
 

Firewind, the band featuring former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G., has released the official music video for the song “Welcome To The Empire”. The track is taken from the band’s ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15. The clip was directed by Panagiotis Kountouras, while the visual effects and post-production was handled 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, California. 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.”

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Mar 202020
 

Firewind, the band featuring former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G., has released the official music video for the song ‘Rising Fire‘. The track is taken from the band’s ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15.

Says the band: “Hey everyone! We’re finally back with some new music for you! ‘Rising Fire’ is the first single off our upcoming self-titled ninth studio album. It features our new singer Herbie Langhans, who sounds amazing! This song 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!”

With his charismatic voice, Langhans (AvantasiaRadiantSeventh Avenue, Sinbreed) refines each and every last one of the ten new songs and infuses them with an expressive force that is remarkable.

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Mar 092020
 

Firewind, the band featuring former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G., has parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group’s new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has previously played with Seventh Avenue, Avantasia and Sinbreed.

Firewind is currently working on its ninth studio album, to be released later in 2020.

Firewind announced the latest lineup changes in a social media post earlier today. The group wrote: “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.

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