South Africa's Voice Of Rock Radio conducted an interview with guitarist Gus G. and vocalist Apollo Papathanasio of Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND at this year's Hellfest, which was held June 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France. You can now listen to the entire interview using the SoundCloud player below.
FIREWIND will embark on its first-ever North American headlining tour, dubbed the "Frets of Fury", in the fall. The trek kicks off on October 9 and features support from ARSIS, WHITE WIZZARD and NIGHTRAGE.
FIREWIND's latest album, "Days Of Defiance", sold around 700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 53 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Days Of Defiance" was released in North America on October 26, 2010 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. The CD's striking cover artwork was designed by the band's longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes.
Fan-filmed performance footage from Hellfest:
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