The Forge

22 W Cass St

Joliet, IL

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Firewind, Edge Of Paradise, Immortal Guardian

Date: April 21, 2024
Doors: 6:00PM
Location: The Forge - Joliet, IL
Event Types: Tour
Audience: All Ages
About The Artist

Firewind was founded as a demo project for Greek guitar hero Gus G. (whose real name is Kostas Karamitroudis) in order to secure a solo record deal. While he found a career as an in-demand axeman, he also found much more: Firewind, with whose polished, driving, anthemic music, became one of the most enduring power metal bands on the scene. Their international lineup since 2002’s debut Between Heaven and Hell has been fluid. In fact, only Gus G. remains from the original lineup, while bassist and backing vocalist Petros Christodoulidis(aka Petros Christo) has been aboard since 2003. Twin lead guitars, overdriven drums, clean vocals, screaming harmonic twin lead guitars, and catchy melodies are all hallmark signifiers in Firewind’s sound. By the time they issued 2008’s Premonition, they had woven elements of death and prog metal into their attack without forsaking their root sound. Despite lineup changes on virtually every recording (they employed no less than five lead vocalists), the core of Firewind’s aesthetic remained. While the prominence of progressive keyboards on 2012’s unruly Few Against Many proved jarring for some as it seemed to soften the band’s attack; it was deliberate. 2017’s Immortals is considered one of the band’s heaviest. The influence of Thin Lizzy‘s Phil Lynott can be heard in the songwriting and storytelling. The combination of the two brought a new generation of listeners to Firewind’s catalo


***Stage Left is 2 rows of 4 seats ground level with high back chairs and food / drink rail for concessions. Though right next to the stage, this location may be semi obstructed from seeing the entire stage depending on tour production.***

***All reserved seatingis along the balcony ledge and is first come first serve within each section. Padded seat stools are used and there are no backs to them. Sections A and K are alongside the PA system that is hanging from the ceiling and has a semi obstructed view. General admission ticket holders will be standing directly behind this seating, there is no barrier separating reserved seating and general admission***

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and / or consume alcohol.
  • You must have a valid form of Federal or State ID as proof of age, NO TICKETS.
  • Fake ID’s will be confiscated and you will be escorted out with NO REFUNDS.
  • 18 and under must adhere to local curfew laws or be accompanied by someone 18+.
  • Ear plugs are suggested for all concerts.
  • No weapons, backpacks, umbrellas, strollers or outside food / beverage allowed.
  • No crowd surfing is allowed.
  • No In and Outs, all re-entry’s will need a new ticket purchase
  • No smoking inside the building of any kind.
  • No Photography or Video
  • EVERYONE that enters is required to wear a wristband if designated by security
  • No fighting or aggressive behavior will be tolerated
  • By entering, you acknowledge the rules above and agree to their terms. The Forge
  • has the right to refuse entry to anyone who cannot provide a valid ID, is intoxicated or appears to be under the influence.
  • Please be respectful of your surroundings and of others around you at all times.
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