January 28, 2024

Hard rock power metal titans FIREWIND, who recently announced their brand new studio offering Stand United, for release on March 1, 2024 via AFM Records, have also announced a US headlining tour kicking off in the Spring of 2024. All upcoming  FIREWIND live dates listed below. Tickets are on sale now, more US dates to be announced soon.

Their new album 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 MASTERPLAN. For every ticket bundle purchase, fans will also get the chance to win a Meet & Greet. The album pre-sale is available at the button below.

Since more than twenty years, FIREWIND enthrall heavy music fans with their exciting blend of hard rock and power metal. Razor-sharp riffs by guitar legend Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Arch Enemy, Dream Evil), big hooks and solos meet the incredible vocal skills of charismatic singer Herbie Langhans (Avantasia, Radiant, Seventh Avenue, amongst others), who joined the band in 2019. 

Stand United features nine brand new songs produced with Dennis Ward (Magnum, Unisonic), as well as a cover of the ’80s pop rock classic Talking in Your Sleep, originally recorded by The Romantics but giving it a metal twist in the style of FIREWIND. Their forthcoming, tenth studio album also bears testament to the band’s sheer enthusiasm and lyrical topics that could not be more relevant.

The success of any metal production is based almost always on the sum of its individual parts, which have to fit together homogeneously to then ideally impress their listeners in their entirety. With Firewind, these details are easy to identify: On one hand, there’s the awe-inspiring guitar work of exceptional musician Gus G. and his breathtaking finger action as well as his authentic feel for catchy and at the same time powerful songs. He is supported by German singer Herbie Langhans, who has made a name for himself as a member of bands/projects such as Avantasia, Sinbreed, etc.

Gus G. and Langhans are a tight unit not only in the artistic sense, they are also colleagues who share ideas in musical as well as in organisational contexts. “Herbie has an incredibly multi-faceted voice that complements our songs perfectly. He also has a great deal of experience in this industry,” says the former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G., praising his frontman. “This combination makes it easier for me to develop the right songs for Firewind while keeping an eye on the business side of things.”

The latest product of this fruitful collaboration bears the programmatic title Stand United and will be available from AFM/Believe from 1 March 2024. For their eagerly waiting fans, this new era began back in February 2023 with the arrival of Firewind‘s first lead single Destiny Calling that was released during a sold-out tour across Europe and UK with Finnish rising stars, Beast in Black. Some of the album’s standout tracks are the anthemic Salvation Day, the massive and modern sounding ‘Fallen Angel’ and the more radio friendly track Chains. In line with that, a co-headlining tour with Power Metal legends Masterplan has been scheduled to commence at the end of February 2024 (see below for dates).

Gus G. and Herbie Langhans have composed and recorded a total of nine new songs together with their producer Dennis Ward (Magnum, Unisonic) as well as a cover of the ’80s Pop Rock classic Talking in Your Sleep, originally recorded by The Romantics but giving it a Metal twist in the style of Firewind. The nine songs also bear testament to Firewind‘s sheer enthusiasm and feature a number of interesting themes. “I wouldn’t exactly call Stand United a classic concept album, but the album title indicates what we’re about thematically,” explains Gus G. who has also contributed with more lyric ideas on this one than any album before. “This world seems to be getting more and more out of balance, what with environmental disasters, the pandemic, the wars currently raging all over the globe. In such times, it’s more important than ever for mankind to stand close together instead of fighting each other. That’s what Stand United is about!”

This basic idea is also reflected in the cover artwork courtesy of Costin Chioreanu (Grave, Mayhem, among others). Gus: “I always loved the artwork of our debut album, which was based on a real hand painting. With Stand United being our tenth album, I wanted an equally authentic template and that’s how I came across Costin. The collage of faces on the cover represent war, greed, betrayal, but also love and unity, which are some of the album’s lyrical themes. I’m just as proud of the artwork as I am of the songs on our new album!” An opinion that Firewind fans are guaranteed to share!

Stand United

  1. Salvation Day
  2. Stand United
  3. Destiny is Calling
  4. The Power Lies Within
  5. Come Undone
  6. Fallen Angel
  7. Chains
  8. Land of Chaos
  9. Talking in Your Sleep
  10. Days of Grace 

FIREWIND – STAND UNITED IN AMERICA 2024
Special guests: EDGE OF PARADISE, IMMORTAL GUARDIAN

04.12 MANCHESTER, NH – ANGERL CITY MUSIC HALL
04.13 READING, PA – REVERB
04.14 PITTSBURGH, PA – CRAFTHOUSE 
04.16 WESTLAND, MI – TOKEN LOUNGE
04.17 HOBART, IN – HOBART ART THEATER
04.20 PEORIA, IL – REVIVAL MUSIC HALL
04.21 JOLIET, IL – THE FORGE
04.23 DENVER, CO – HQ
04.25 SAN DIEGO, CA – BRICK BY BRICK
04.26 ANAHEIM, CA – THE PARISH @ HOUSE OF BLUES
04.27 W. HOLLYWOOD – WHISKY A GO GO
04.28 SAN FRANCISCO – DNA LOUNGE
05.01 AUSTIN, TX – COME AND TAKE IT LIVE
05.02 DALLAS, TX – GRANADA THEATER (SUNDOWN ROOM)
05.03 SAN ANTONIO, TX – ROLLING OAKS EVENT CENTER
05.06 HOUSTON, TX – WAREHOUSE LIVE

MASTERS OF FIRE TOUR 2024 || FIREWIND & MASTERPLAN LIVE

29.02 🇩🇪 – Frankfurt, Das Bett
01.03 🇩🇪 – Bochum, Matrix
02.03 🇳🇱 – Uden, De Pul
03.03 🇫🇷 – Savigny Le Temple, L’Empreinte
06.03 🇪🇸 – Barcelona, Sala Wolf
07.03 🇪🇸– Madrid, Shoko
08.03 🇪🇸 – Pamplona, Totem
11.03 🇩🇪 – Munich, Backstage Halle
12.03 🇦🇹 – Wien, Szene
13.03 🇸🇰 – Bratislava, Randal Club
14.03 🇨🇿 – Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
15.03 🇵🇱 – Lublin, Studio im. Budki Suflera
16.03 🇵🇱 – Zabrze – CK Wiatrak
17.03 🇩🇪 – Leipzig – Hellraiser
20.03 🇳🇴 – Oslo, John Dee
21.03 🇸🇪 – Malmö, Plan B
22.03 🇸🇪 – Gothenburg, Surr Arena
23.03 🇸🇪 – Gävle, Gasklockorna
24.03 🇸🇪 – Stockholm, Biblioteket Live


FIREWIND is:
Gus G. (guitars)
Herbie Langhans (vocals)
Petros Christo (bass)
Jo Nunez (drums)


FIREWIND online:

Official Website