Firewind confirmed for Sonisphere UK

March 14th, 2011
by EvilG
FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

SONISPHERE WELCOMES FIREWIND!

 

Greek metal Gods Firewind return to the U.K. with an appearance confirmed at this year’s Sonisphere festival.

 

The quintet, led by the extraordinary guitar talents of Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne’s right hand man), will be continuing their acclaimed ‘Days Of Defiance’ world tour, bringing their unique brand of powerhouse metal to Knebworth.

 

2011 has already been a busy year for Firewind, with European dates and a Japanese tour under their belts as well as joining the ‘Guitar Hero’ gaming world with the inclusion of their ‘World On Fire’ track on the ‘Warriors Of Rock’ set.

Never a band to just sit around, Firewind have been preparing for a slew of activity over the next few months. As well as their highly anticipated return to the festival stages, the band have a new digital single “Embrace The Sun”, the second track to be released from their critically acclaimed ‘Days Of Defiance’ album, available to download. With an amazing video for the track shot by celebrated director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, etc.)

 

 

 

With a CV boasting contributions to Dream Evil, Arch Enemy, Mystic Prophecy, Kamelot and Nightrage – not to mention his role as current axeman to Ozzy Osbourne – Greek Guitar Guru GUS G is one of the most high-profile young guitarists in the world today. But his own band, FIREWIND, has been the one constant in his hugely successful career. After six albums and 10 years, the Greek power-metallers are set for their first appearance at KNEBWORTH this year, and promise big things for the SONIPSHERE crowd:

 

“We’re very excited for our debut performance at Sonisphere festival! We’re truly honoured to be a part of Sonisphere UK and to share the stage with the Big 4 and so many other great bands!! Knebworth get ready, we’ll set your world on fire!!”.

 

 

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