first off I just want to congratulate you on your new album "Forged
1. How does it feel to have a new album out? And what do you
expect fromthis album?
fantastic have this album out and we only wish that people will
dig more about Firewind in the near future :-)
And what's the biggest difference between this album and your last
simple, we work as a band now and of course my vocals also changed
the style of the band, I hope it's ok among the older fans :-)
To new listeners could you please tell the story behind Firewind?
is a power metal band hailing from Greece with New Generation
guitar Hero Gus G :-)
Do you guys have a fascination for fire - it appears a lot in your
in your bandname?
it's ass kicking word :-) hahahahaha... so that why we use it
How has your new album been received by the media?
have been already on the National Top 100 in Japan and so far the
reviews are very good and we are happy about it :-)
This is your (Chity Somapala) first album with Firewind, what's
about taking over from Stephen Frederick?
was a great challange, but still more to go ... I will always try
my best :-)
With members from Greece, Sri Lanka and Norway - is this a full
or a project?
And how do you write songs? I mean do you have band practise or is
mail ... fill us in?
do write songs, when we meet each other and we do rehearse a week
before our shows and of course each one does some individual
practices at home and afterwards we polish the songs in our rehearsal
Who or what inspires you when you write lyrics?
... 'cos it's really unfair most of the time, and for me it's
easier to express myself using this theme.
Who has inspired you guys musically?
many bands! Difficult to say :-)
Who has produced the album and where have you recorded it?
produced by Gus G and we did record the guitars/bass/keyboards in
Thessaloniki, Greece and vocals were recorded in Germany, drums in
Norway and the album was mixed with Fredrik Nordstrom in Sweden.
The "fire-eagle" on the cover - does it represent
anything? And who has done
was done by a Japanese artist ... if i'd focus on the cover,
I would suggest that the Fire Eagle could be our new band/concept,
which is coming out of the vulcano :-), maybe the artist had
another idea :-)
Any plans for you to support the album live on tour?
gotta wait and see how things are coming our way and definietely
we'd like to go on tour :-)
You have a new and improved homepage and are surely aware of the
importance of having one. How important is it for an underground
band to have
a good and updated homepage?
did a new layout because we all got sick of the old one and internet/homepages
are always important for everyone in my honest opinion.
And how do you see the metal scene at the moment?
Dark hahahahahaah (just kidding) I guess still it's in the
underground (the metal I'm talking about) :-)
I wonder, if you might make a all-time albums Top 5 to finish
Joel - 52nd Street
Priest - Screaming For Vengance
Sabbath - all with DIO and TONY MARTIN era
Vollenweider - All
John - Yellow Brick Road
you :-) Keep the faith in METAL :-)
Chity - and look out for their brand new album: "Forged By