Fan-filmed video footage of FIREWIND performing aboard the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which set sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on February 4 and returned on Monday, February 8, can be seen below.
FIREWIND, the band led by Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist, recently announced the addition of singer Henning Basse (METALIUM, SONS OF SEASONS) to the group’s ranks. Basse previously toured with FIREWIND on various continents in 2007 and was most recently the singer in Gus’s solo touring band.
Basse fronted FIREWIND during the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise and will appear with the group at this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium.
Said FIREWIND in a statement: “Since , [Henning] started playing some shows with Gus G.’s solo band and he delivered amazing performances, stunning the crowds all over Europe! Henning is an amazing frontman and a personality that totally fits with what FIREWIND is all about.”
FIREWIND celebrated its 10th anniversary by releasing a live album in June 2013 via Century Media Records in Europe. Titled “Apotheosis – Live 2012”, the CD contained 17 songs recorded at special anniversary shows in Greece as well as all over Europe during the band’s “Few Against Many” tour in 2012. It marked FIREWIND’s final release with singer Apollo Papathanasio, who decided to leave the group at the end of 2012.
FIREWIND toured in 2013 in support of “Apotheosis – Live 2012”, with Kelly Sundown Carpenter (ADAGIO, BEYOND TWILIGHT) handling lead vocals on the trek.
FIREWIND’s latest album, “Few Against Many”, entered the official chart in Greece at No. 42 and in Germany at No. 90. Released in Europe on May 21, 2012 via Century Media Records and in North America on May 22 through DisManic, Inc. via eOne Distribution, the CD was mixed by Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, DEATH ANGEL) in Sanford, Florida.