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Tag Archives: Firewind

Gus G. teams up with Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd for video; Firewind names vocalist

Posted by on November 24, 2015

If you’re a fan of Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind’s Gus G., you’ve likely had his sophomore album Brand New Revolution. A highlight of the album is “What Lies Below,” which finds Amaranthe vocalist Elize Ryd on the mic. Now there’s a video out for the song, which features Ryd, because why just look at Gus G.? […]

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[Updated] Iced Earth, Dragonforce, and more announced for 70,000 Tons of Metal

Posted by on June 25, 2015

Yesterday the heavy metal cruise ship festival 70,000 of Metal has begun announcing their 2016 line-up, starting with a personal favorite of mine, Iced Earth. Each hour since, another band has been announced, with Lacuna Coil and Fleshgod Apocalypse being the next two followed by Dragonforce, Delain, and At the Gates. The most recent (as […]

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Watch Marty Friedman and Gus G cover Black Sabbath’s “Symptom of the Universe”

Posted by on May 9, 2014

What’s better than one expert guitarist covering a Black Sabbath classic? How about two? The Guitar Universe Tour 2014 is currently underway, and during Friedman’s set at a show in Finland on May 1, Gus G of Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne was invited onstage. The two then proceeded to play “Symptom of the Universe” because, […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Other Guitarists Who Played In Randy Rhoads’ Bands

Posted by on March 19, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. 31 years ago today, one of metal’s most gifted and promising guitarists was killed in a plane crash. Randy Rhoads was only 25 years old when he passed, but having played in Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band as well as Quiet […]

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Photos: Turisas, Firewind, And Stolen Babies Live At Gramercy Theatre, NYC 2/6/13

Posted by on February 8, 2013

It’s been a minute since Firewind went on tour Stateside, but the long-lived Greek power-metal phenoms are back and making their mark as direct support for the Finnish Viking crazies in Turisas.  We were there for their New York stop at Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday, and between those two and the bill’s cool avant-garde curveball […]

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Lamb of God Announce First Show Overseas Since Randy Blythe’s Arrest

Posted by on November 8, 2012

Lamb of God’s tour for Resolution came to a screeching halt earlier this year when frontman Randy Blythe was arrested in Prague on suspicion of manslaughter for an incident at a 2010 concert where a fan died. While he was released a month later, he’ll still have to return to face a trial. While the band […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/13: Rock Is Ageless As Fear Factory Has Great Debut

Posted by on June 13, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I’m pretty sure this is the first and last time we’ll be writing about the Rock of Ages soundtrack here on Metal By Numbers. It did have a pretty solid debut, but basically, this bullshit […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/7: Today Brings One Impressive Debut

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. While last week saw a crap load of new metal and hard rock releases, this week brings us only two. The top honor comes from arguably Iowa’s second biggest metal import For Today. And […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/30: Forward Slash

Posted by on May 30, 2012

Chew on this: While Slash has kept himself extremely busy after leaving Guns N’ Roses in 1996, it took him until 2010 to release his first solo album. That’s almost as much time as it took for Axl and friends to record Chinese Democracy, which came out in 2008. The man legally known as Saul […]

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New & Noteworthy, May 22nd – Heading for the Dawn

Posted by on May 22, 2012

In the highly competitive music industry, even metal bands have to fight for increasing recognition with each new release. It’s very difficult for bands to see increases in sales numbers from one album to the next, as any reader of Metal by Numbers is aware. It’s gotten to the point where a band’s new album […]

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