Forged by Fire

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Forged by Fire
Studio album by Firewind
Released Japan January 5, 2005[1]
World July 12, 2005[2]
Recorded Bazement studios, Germany
Mediamaker studio, Norway
A29 studio, Greece
June–August 2004
Genre Power metal
Length 49:31
Label Century Media
Producer Gus G.
Firewind chronology
Burning Earth
(2003)
Forged by Fire
(2005)
Allegiance
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]

This page is about the metal album. For the novel see Forged by Fire (novel).

Forged by Fire is the third full-length album by Greek power metal band Firewind and their first released through Century Media. From this album onwards, Gus G is the sole ever-present in their professional discography, following the replacement of Stephen Fredrick with Chitral "Chity" Somapala. It is also the first album to feature keyboardist Bob Katsionis.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Gus G. and Chitral Somapala except where noted[2]

  1. "Kill to Live" – 3:41
  2. "Beware the Beast" – 4:21
  3. "Tyranny" – 3:29
  4. "The Forgotten Memory" – 3:42
  5. "Hate World Hero" – 5:38
  6. "Escape from Tomorrow" – 3:51
  7. "Feast of the Savages" (Instrumental) – 4:21
  8. "Burn in Hell" – 4:38
  9. "Perished in Flames" – 4:52
  10. "The Land of Eternity" – 5:53
  11. "I Confide" – 5:05 (Japanese bonus track)
  12. "Tyranny" (Ioannis Nikolaidis, Achilleas Kapahtsis) (Video clip)
  13. "Making of/Burning the Earth Live" (Bob Katsionis) (Video clip)

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Guest musicians
  • James Murphy – guitar solo on "The Forgotten Memory"
  • Marty Friedman – guitar solos "Feast of the Savages"
  • Lisa Gelenberg – backing vocals
  • Johannes Nimtz – backing vocals
  • Markus Teske – backing vocals
Technical staff
  • Patrik J. Sten – mixing
  • Christian Schmidt – mastering
  • R.D. Liapakis – mastering
  • Markus Teske – engineering
  • Espen Mjoen – engineering
  • Kazuo Hakamada – artwork
  • OB Solutions – photography

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic.com page on the Japanese edition of Forged By Fire, Cited 3 April 2008
  2. ^ a b allmusic.com page on Forged by Fire, Cited 3 April 2008
  3. ^ Allmusic review