After almost 5 years waiting for new material, Firewind, the Greek gods of power metal finally returned with a new kick ass record titled Immortals, which was inspired by the significance of Greek history and the legendary stand of the 300 spartan warriors that hold the advance of the Persian army into Greece and reshaped the curse of history in the battle of Thermopylae and the later battle of Salamis.
Firewind not only returned with a great new album, but the album also marks the debut of the band’s newish singer, Henning Basse (Mayan, ex Metallium) which had worked with the band before on a temporary basis, but now is back as their permanent singer, and who adds a powerful melodic voice to the band.
In general, Immortals isn’t just another power metal conceptual album filled with guitar solos and high-pitched voices. No, Immortals is a creative and thoughtful tribute to Greek history from an epic and modern perspective. Tracks like Hands of Time, Ode To Leonidas, Wars of Ages, and Warriors and Saints are just some of the most powerful and significative songs in the album.
During NAMM 2017 we got the chance to sit and chat with Gus G guitar player and founder member of Firewind. We discussed the ideas behind Immortals, Henning Basse as the new frontman, the new Jackson guitar models, and Gus G‘s solo career.
15.02.2017 Glasgow (UK) – Audio
16.02.2017 Manchester (UK) – Academy 3
17.02.2017 Sheffield (UK) – Corporation
18.02.2017 Wolverhampton (UK) – Slade Rooms
19.02.2017 London (UK) – Underworld
21.02.2017 Southampton (UK) – Engine Rooms
22.02.2017 Paris (France) – Backstage by the Mills
24.02.2017 Wetzikon (CH) – Hall Of Fame *new date!*
25.02.2017 Vienna (Austria) – Szene
26.02.2017 Budapest (Hungary) – A38
27.02.2017 München (Germany) – Feierwerk
28.02.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
01.03.2017 Bochum (Germany) – Rockpalast
02.03.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) – Biebob