Fire Action announce new lead vocalist Pete Ahonen and release lyric video for “Don’t Close Your Eyes”
Finnish rockers Fire Action have announced that Pete Ahonen is replacing their lead vocalist Gary L. James. The group has also released a lyric video for the single “Don’t Close Your Eyes” with Ahonen handling the lead vocals.
Fire Action‘s press release indicates (with slight edits):
“Helsinki-based heavy metal band Fire Action has parted ways with singer Gary L. James.
New lead vocalist is Pete Ahonen of Burning Point and Stargazery fame.
“I’m always looking for new challenges,” Ahonen says. “When I found out that Fire Action needed a new lead singer, I asked them if they’d be interested in hiring me.”
They were. Fire Action already has a new song in the can, the first one with Ahonen — “Don’t Close Your Eyes.” The band will release the song with a music video this month. However, it’s only a beginning of new Fire-era.
“We have two albums worth of songs written,” says guitar player Juri.
Gary L. James who fronted Fire Action on two albums, 2018’s Fahrenhater and 2020’s 9112 is pursuing a career as a solo artist.
Fire Action was founded by [guitarist] Juri Vuortama and drummer Samuli Häkkilä in 2012. So far the band has released three mini-albums, a couple of singles and eight music videos. Among the most popular have been “Hard Days, Long Nights” from 9112 and “Shadowstone” from Fahrenhater.”
Fire Action‘s “Don’t Close Your Eyes” lyric video: