Firewind Premiere “Welcome To The Empire” Music Video

Firewind have premiered a new video for their new song “Welcome To The Empire.” This track is from the band’s new self-titled album, which will be released on May 15.

Gus G commented:

“‘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!”

Firewind Premiere “Rising Fire” Music Video

Firewind have premiered a new video for their new song “Rising Fire.” This track is from the band’s new self-titled album, which will be released on May 15. That effort will be the group’s first since their recent lineup change. Firewind commented:

“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!”

Track Listing:

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 Part Ways With Two Members, Announce New Singer

Firewind have parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. With this news, the band have also revealed that Herbie Langhans will be serving as their new vocalist.

The group commented:

“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.

While this was a big challenge for us, it is a change that needed to happen in order for the band to continue. This is a rebirth of Firewind and a new chapter in our musical history.

At the same time we’d like to welcome new singer Herbie Langhans (Avantasia, x- Sinbreed).

Herbie is a hell of a singer and his powerful style breathes new life on our new material but also on our back catalogue.

He recently completed the vocals for our 9th studio album which is due later this year.

We’re very excited to finally reveal the upcoming album and share the new sounds with you! Stay tuned as more announcements coming real soon!”

Firewind Sign Worldwide Deal With AFM Records

Firewind have signed a new worldwide deal with AFM Records. Gus G. commented:

“After working together with AFM Records on my latest solo album, ‘Fearless’, and seeing the great results that were achieved, the passion and care they put into the project, it felt natural to extend our partnership and bring Firewind under the same roof. This is something I’m very excited about and I’m also happy to announce that we’re already working on the follow-up of ‘Immortals’. We plan to enter the studio after our summer tour with Queensrÿche wraps up in August. Stay tuned for further announcements!”

Firewind Premiere “Ode To Leonidas” Music Video

Firewind have premiered a new video for their new song “Ode To Leonidas.” This song is from their new album “Immortals,” which will be released on January 20.

Gus G. commented:

“As many of you have found out by now, our new album ‘Immortals’ is a concept and focusing on the battles of Thermopylae and Salamis. The song ‘Ode To Leonidas’ is obviously about the legendary warrior King of Sparta and his heroic battle with his 300 brave men against the massive Persian army invaders.

“For the production of the clip, we traveled to Belgrade, Serbia and filmed with iCode team (same team that directed my solo video ‘The Quest’ and so many other great bands) and we’re really amazed by the end result. It’s truly epic! We hope you will enjoy too. Heavy metal fans — unite!”