Metal Magnetism Interview
1. So, FIREWIND...what, where, how.....tell us everything about you!
It all started in 1998 when I decided to record my songs on a CD. At the
time, I had been sending my demos to David T. Chastain at Leviathan Records
and David encouraged me to work on my sound and style.
I recorded a CD with a couple of friends in Boston, MA (back then I was
living in the USA). That's where the Firewind idea was born. However, that
Firewind CD never saw the light of day, as it was quite unfocused
stylistically, so I kept it for myself and continued working hard on new
material. At some point, Chastain told me that he wanted to help me put the
band together and produce my music! So, he got me in touch with ex-Kenziner
vocalist, Stephen Fredrick and drummer Brian Harris, also from Kenziner and
Zanister. I was very happy to hear that those guys wanted to join the band!!
I brought Konstantine in the band, who is a great bass player.
So, the line-up was complete, and after I had finished writing the material
(that took a few months), the recordings started. Guitars and bass were
recorded at Prophecy studios in Greece, vocals at Leviathan studios in
Atlanta and drums at Audioasis studio in Ohio. David directed and supervised
the recordings and after they were completed, we mixed it at Sweden's Studio
Fredman with Fredrik Nordstrom.
2. Are you satisfied with this first album?
Yes, I'm satisfied with everything. Everybody has done a great and very
3. How did you get on to sign with MASSACRE records ?
Leviathan shopped the album to different labels for licences worldwide. We
felt that Massacre Records
was the label that believed most in FIREWIND, which proves to be true. They
were interested in the band from the very beginning. So, I guess it was an
easy choice for us to chose Massacre to work with.
4. Brian Harris and Stephen Fredrick were members of KENZINER, and they're
playing in FIREWIND now. Does it mean that KENZINER have given up ?
Yes, I think that Kenziner has split up. They were a good band.
5. Generally speaking, do you that 2002 will be a good year as regards the
metal albums and bands ?
I have no clue how this year will be, but I hope it will be good for heavy
Anyway, thanx a lot and make sure you check out our debut album "Between
Heaven and Hell" out on Massacre Records.
Stay METAL and hope to see u all soon!!!
Firewind's "Between Heaven and Hell" cover art.
Firewind's European "Between Heaven and Hell" cover art.