‘We are shadows in the light
Are fire in the night
The colour red on black and white’

This excerpt from the lyrics of the song THE OUTSIDERS is pretty much the illustration of what you are about to experience: FIRESTORM - a heavy, loud and furious statement for both - ears and eyes.

Way back in 1997 FIRESTORM was founded by David STAWA (Voc./Guit.), Beate SCHLEINING (Guit./Voc.), Daniel TALLAMASSL (Bass/Voc.) and Martin MIKSCH (Drums). In 2002 Reinhard OPPENAUER (Keys) completed the line up finally. By means of visually highlighted live-shows, the band progresses in style and appearance into a direction, that could be described best as SHOCK METAL, a mixture of IN FLAMES, SOUNDGARDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, STATIC X and RAMMSTEIN.

'Let music be our way
Our bread shall be the songs we play
On every single day’

The first album –GREATEST HITS- is released in 1997 and sold out within a very short period of time. With the follow up –VR1- (2000) the band feeds the hunger of a continuously growing fanbase and plays its way throughout whole Austria. -BACK FORM HELL- (2003), the wishfully awaited third album, is an international success for the band. Praised by the national as well as the international press, FIRESTORM perforates the austrian event-scene like swiss cheese and establishes its unique reputation in the german and the czech underground ....

On the live-sector the band looks back on more than 110 shows including support-slots for ALICE COOPER, JUDAS PRIEST, DIO, DORO, SKID ROW, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, GAMMA RAY, SONATA ARCTICA, DEATHSTARS, J.B.O., KNORKATOR, etc as well as a bunch of festival appearances. Live-Shows are literally ‘The only thing we want to do’, gleaming from energy, independence and fun of playing.

With the latest release – THE OUTSIDERS EP – FIRESTORM shorten the waiting-time for the next full-length-album. The three songs included show the way into an new age ...


'Forever we will be
The outsiders ...’