On December 16th, FIREWIND performed the second of two shows in Thessaloniki, Greece at the Mylos Club as part of their 10th Anniversary year-end wrap up at home. Check out fan-filmed video from the gig below:
Guitarist/founder Gus G. issued the following update in preparation for the shows in Thessaloniki and Athens:
"2012 is the 10th year of Firewind in discography. To celebrate this, we will end our touring activities this year with some very special and intimate shows in Greece and more specifically with two shows in Athens and two shows in Thessaloniki. We plan to play different setlists each night and perform several songs of ours we've never done live before.”
Firewind's schedule is now as follows:
20 - Athens - Kyttaro Live Club
21 - Athens - Kyttaro Live Club
Rock Overdose recently spoke with Gus, who revealed in an interview with Zissis Petkanas that he is collecting ideas and writing demos in order to release his first solo album, since he believes that it is the right time to do it.
Also, there will be singers participating in the album, apart from the instrumental tracks that it will include. Finally he said that he hopes to release it in 2013, if everything goes well.
As far as Firewind news is concerned, Gus stated that apart from the live album to be released from the tour, with the support of their label and the celebration of Firewind's ten year anniversary, there will be several campaigns in 2013, various re-releases of bonus material, while there are also discussions for a box set, but without him giving away any further details.