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Stand United

Gus G was already a name before he became the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne's band in 2009, but the big gig certainly helped his notoriety. At the time, Gus G was the ringleader of Greek power metal band FIREWIND and a buzzed-about lead guitarist in the metal scene. But his gig with Ozzy took him...
February 26, 2024

FIREWIND Shares New Song 'Chains'

FIREWIND will release a new studio album, "Stand United", on March 1, 2024 via AFM. The official lyric video for the LP's latest single, the powerful hard rock anthem "Chains", can be seen below. FIREWIND mastermind Gus G. says: "This is the last single we put out as we're getting closer to the 'Sta...
February 9, 2024

RONNIE ATKINS Doesn't Rule Out More PRETTY MAIDS Shows: I Know A Lot Of Fans Wanna See The Band Again'

In a new interview with Jorge Botas of Portugal's Metal Global, PRETTY MAIDS singer Ronnie Atkins, who is battling stage four cancer, spoke about the Danish hard rock veterans' recent announcement that they were planning to reunite in 2024 to play several concerts. He said (as transcribed by BLABBER...
December 25, 2023

FIREWIND Announces Spring 2024 U.S. Tour

FIREWIND will embark on a U.S. tour in April 2024. Support on the trek will come from EDGE OF PARADISE and IMMORTAL GUARDIAN. FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. states: "We're proud and excited to bring our new album 'Stand United' world tour to America! "In 2022 we made our comeback tour after a nine-year a...
November 21, 2023

FIREWIND Announces New Album 'Stand United', Shares 'Salvation Day' Single

FIREWIND will release a new studio album, "Stand United", on March 1, 2024 via AFM. "Stand United" will be available as CD, LP vinyl, digital formats and highly collectable bundles, including an autographed card, a FIREWIND cat patch plus a ticket for the band's upcoming European tour with MASTERPLA...
October 13, 2023

TOBIAS SAMMET Is 'Sad' About ALICE COOPER's 'Cancelation' In Wake Of Comments About Gender-Affirming Care

EDGUY and AVANTASIA frontman Tobias Sammet says that he is "sad" about the "cancelation" of Alice Cooper in the wake of the legendary rocker's comments about gender-affirming care. Earlier today (Tuesday, August 29),Tobias took to his Instagram page to write: "On a personal note I just read what my...
August 29, 2023

New FIREWIND Album Is 'Finished'; Early 2024 Release Expected

In a new interview with Shawn Ratches of Laughingmonkeymusic, FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's upcoming tenth studio LP. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The new album is finished, actually. We've mixed it, mastered it, we deli...
August 19, 2023

FIREWIND To Release 'Still Raging' Blu-Ray + 2CD

FIREWIND will release a concert album/Blu-ray, "Still Raging", on September 1 via AFM Records. FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. comments: "It's hard to believe that a band like FIREWIND has been around for two decades. In 2022 we had only planned a reissue of our debut album, but with the pandemic slowly w...
June 30, 2023

GUS G. Releases Music Video For 'Not Forgotten'

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, has released the official music video for "Not Forgotten", an instrumental song taken from his latest solo album, "Quantum Leap". The "Not Forgotten" c...
April 19, 2023

GUS G. Hopes To Complete Recording New FIREWIND Album Before The Summer

FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. spoke to Neil Jones of TotalRock about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's next studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's still in the works. We tracked drums before we left for tour [in Europe with BEAST IN BLACK] in early January....
April 13, 2023

FIREWIND Releases Music Video For New Single 'Destiny Is Calling'

FIREWIND has shared the official music video for the band's new single "Destiny Is Calling". FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. comments: "As we're out on a massive 42-date European tour with BEAST IN BLACK, we thought it'd be a good time to finally give you guys some new FIREWIND music. We've been testing t...
February 24, 2023

GUS G. Promises 'More Anthemic Type' Of Songs On Upcoming FIREWIND Album

Gus G. has confirmed to The Metal Voice in a new interview that FIREWIND has commenced work on a new LP. The guitarist said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We actually just recorded the new album. We just drums. I haven't started with the guitars yet, but the drums are done." As for a possibl...
January 12, 2023

FIREWIND To Release New Studio Album In 2023

FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. has released a new video message in which he offered an update on the band's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "FIREWIND is returning next year, and we are working on music. We're working on new songs. There will be a new album in 20...
November 7, 2022

TOBIAS SAMMET Says RONNIE JAMES DIO's Singing Was 'Out Of This World'

In a new interview with Rocksverige, AVANTASIA leader and EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet was asked which singer, alive or dead, is his absolute favorite. He responded: "That's a very difficult question. It depends on the phases I go through, but it's probably be Ronnie James Dio [BLACK SABBATH, RAINBO...
October 24, 2022

AVANTASIA Releases New Single 'The Inmost Light' Featuring HELLOWEEN's MICHAEL KISKE

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its ninth album, "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will be the follow-up to "Moonglow", which came out in 2019. The official video for the LP's latest single, "The Inmost Light",...
September 23, 2022