FIREWIND – "Hands Of Time" Single now streaming!
Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND, are starting the promotional campaign leading up to the release of their 8th studio album, ”Immortals”, which will be released on January 20th, 2017 via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records in Europe & AFM Records in N. America.
Therefore, a first single off the upcoming album is being released today. Check out the album’s opening track “Hands Of Time” here: https://youtu.be/z3Q1o0m2sik
FIREWIND’s Gus G. checked with the following comment about “Hands Of Time”: “We know it's been long overdue, but finally we can present a new song! "Hands Of Time" is the opening track off our new album "Immortals" and I'd say it's a return to a sound that many of our fans have longed for. Fast, melodic with a big chorus, big production, guitar / keyboard solos & of course great performance by our new singer, Henning Basse. Enjoy!“
New FIREWIND Studio Album "IMMORTALS" set for January 2017 release!
Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND, are proud to announce the release of their upcoming 8th studio album, ”Immortals”, which will be released on January 20th, 2017 via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records in Europe & AFM Records in North America.
Gus G comments about “Immortals” and its artwork: “Today we're very happy to reveal the cover artwork for our 8th studio album. It's titled "Immortals" and it's the first concept album FIREWIND has ever made. Since we're from Greece, we thought it would be a cool idea to make a concept of Greek history and heritage. So, on this album we focused on the legendary battles of Thermopylae and Salamis during the 2nd Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC. The artwork was once again created by our longtime collaborator, Gustavo Sazes and we feel it reflects the vibe we tried to capture on this album - Epic, Powerful, Glorious, Everlasting.”
“Immortals” marks the first time FIREWIND used an outside co-producer, working with Dennis Ward(Unisonic, Pink Cream 69), who not only engineered, mixed and mastered the album, but also co-wrote it together with Gus G. The album’s tracklisting reads as follows:
FIREWIND – “Immortals”:
1. Hands Of Time
2. We Defy
3. Ode To Leonidas
4. Back On The Throne
5. Live And Die By The Sword
6. Wars Of Ages
7. Lady Of 1000 Sorrows
9. Warriors And Saints
10. Rise From The Ashes
Next to the standard jewel case CD and Digital Download formats, “Immortals” will also be released as LP on 180gr vinyl with a poster as well as the entire album on CD as bonus. Additionally, there will also be a limited edition Mediabook CD with expanded booklet, a bonus track and 3 stickers. Look out for more details and pre-order details soon…
A first album’s online single is set to debut on November 25th, but in the meantime you can already check out a few sample riffs in a play-through clip that Gus G. recorded in co-operation with Toontrack’s EZmix 2 and the Metal Guitar Gods 4 EZmix Pack expansion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E7SFBKYVcU
In support of the new album, FIREWIND are set to hit the road across Europe and the UK. Those dates as well as some first festival dates confirmed for 2017, can be seen here: http://www.bandsintown.com/firewind
FIREWIND ENTER STUDIO TO RECORD NEW ALBUM; EUROPEAN / UK TOUR POSTPONED TO EARLY 2017; SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED!
We feel it's time to give you an update on what's happening in our world. For the past few months we've been busy composing our 8th album and this week we finally entered the studio to start recording! We're super excited about it, as this is our first recording in 4 years, plus this will be our first album with our new singer Henning Basse (who should not be a stranger to our fans by now).
We've entered Noise Factory Studios in Belgium this week with producer/engineer Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69, Krokus, etc.) to track drums and it's sounding huge already!
As the schedule is pretty hectic for the next few months with recordings, finalizing everything, etc. we feel we need time to have a proper setup for the album release and give it the attention it deserves.
Therefore, we have decided to postpone our UK/European club dates to early 2017. All dates are there and we've even added an extra UK show in Southampton and one more in Strasbourg, France. Moreover, we will have Sweden's MANIMAL as special guests, as well as Greece's SCAR OF THE SUN opening the shows. Tickets already purchased are still valid for the re-scheduled dates. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but we promise it'll be worth the wait!
Our summer festival appearances are still on and we'll be revealing more info on the new album as we go along!
FIREWIND - Europe & UK Tour 2017
Special Guests: MANIMAL + SCAR OF THE SUN
15/2/17 Glasgow, UK @ Audio
16/2/17 Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
17/2/17 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
18/2/17 Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms
19/2/17 London, UK @ Underworld
21/2/17 Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms
22/2/17 Paris, FR @ Backstage by the Mills
23/2/17 Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
25/2/17 Vienna, AT @ Szene
26/2/17 Budapest , HU @ A38
27/2/17 Munchen, DE @ Feierwerk
28/2/17 Aschaffenburg, DE @ Colos-Saal
01/3/17 Bochum, DE @ Rockpalast
02/3/17 Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob
EUROPEAN / UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED!
We will return to European stages this Fall to perform a special set which will include fan favorites + new songs! Tickets go on sale Monday April 11th at 11am CET.
FIREWIND + Special Guest
READY TO STRIKE 2016
09.11 Wolverhampton, UK - Slade Rooms
10.11 Glasgow, UK - Audio
11.11 Manchester, UK - Club Academy
12.11 Sheffield, UK - Corporation
13.11 London, UK - The Underworld
15.11 Vosselaar, BEL - Biebob
16.11 Paris, FR - Petit Bain
18.11 Aschaffenburg, DE - Colos-Saal
20.11 Budapest, HU - A38 Ship
21.11 Munich, DE - Feierwerk
22.11 Vienna, AT - Szene
24.11 Bochum, DE - Matrix / Rockpalast
25.11 Breda, NL - Mezz-Breda
BURNING EARTH RE-ISSUED ON VINYL!
Good news for vinyl lovers & Firewind fans - "Burning Earth" will finally be released on vinyl. Please note this is a strictly Limited Edition to 300 copies ONLY! Pre-orders have started, get yours HERE: http://www.puresteel-shop.com/FIREWIND-Burning-Earth_1
GUS G. SIGNS - NEW SOLO DEAL WITH CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS; ANNOUNCES ALBUM RELEASE!
Guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in the Metal and Rock universe for his outstanding work as member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band and as leader of his own group Firewind, has announced the signing of a new solo-artist contract with longtime international partners Century Media Records in order to co-operate on his debut solo-release entitled “I Am The Fire” for the Spring of 2014.
Gus G. comments on the newly signed deal as follows: “Loyalty is a very important thing in the music business and for me it just felt natural to trust my first solo effort to the hands of the record company that has been loyal, supportive and has helped build my career for more than 11 years now - a label that I truly feel as a family. Thank you Robert Kampf, Leif Jensen, Antje Lange, Don Robertson, Steve Joh, Jens Prueter, Nasrin Vahdani, Paul Gargano Nordstrom coupon code and rest of Century Family! I truly feel blessed to be a part of the CM history and looking forward to exploring new territories with this new album!”
Century Media’s founder and owner Robert Kampf checked in as well, adding: “Gus G.'s coming solo record "I Am The Fire" is going to be another display of the amazing talent Gus possesses. We at Century Media are proud to work with a player and songwriter of his class and status as well as the fantastic new album that Gus has crafted. Horns up!”
“I Am The Fire” was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther, etc.) and was partly recorded in Los Angeles and partly in Gus’ home country of Greece during the past months. Some song titles included on the release are "Eyes Wide Open", "Redemption", "End Of The Line" and "Blame It On Me".
The album showcases a well-balanced and inspiring mixture of precise song writing, driven contemporary active rock songs, a classic Hard Rock vibe, pounding Metal cuts as well as breathtaking instrumentals. The album takes you on a diverse journey and opens the door to Gus G.’s soulful guitar playing. An exciting cast of talented guest musicians and great vocalists are also appearing on the album. The exact list of participants will be revealed throughout the coming weeks…
Gus G. has had an amazing rise within the scene and amassed an incredible body of work, both on the studio-album and worldwide touring fronts: From his early international inception as up ’n’ coming talent alongside the groups Dream Evil (Sweden), Mystic Prophecy (Germany) or also Nightrage (Greece), it was mainly the restless activity with his own band Firewind (with whom he has released a total of 7 studio albums and 2 live releases so far) as well as his invitation to join Ozzy Osbourne’s line-up ranks for the Grammy nominated “Scream” album release from 2010 and its consequent worldwide touring that fully boosted Gus G.’s reputation and profile to be walmart coupon code now considered one of the leading guitarists in the current Metal/Rock scene, also proven via awards such as "Best Metal Guitarist" poll (Guitar Player magazine, US), "Dimebag Darrell Shredder" (Metal Hammer UK Golden Gods Awards) and 3x times poll win for "Best Guitarist" (Metal Hammer, Greece).
“I Am The Fire”, Gus G.’s long overdue solo debut album, will not only stress his skills and status, but also present interesting new facets to his range and an album as exquisite in performance as it is addictive in its catchiness. Look out for the album to street by the end of March 2014 via Century Media Records. More details will follow soon…
FIREWIND - FINAL 2013 DATES ANNOUNCED IN BULGARIA & CYPRUS!
After conquering Australia recently, Melodic Metal Masters Firewind have announced their final 2 shows for 2013 before taking a short break for the next few months. These shows see them returning to their beloved Bulgarian fans with an exclusive show in Sofia on December 10th, but also visiting Cyprus for the first time in the band's career! So, on December 13th, Firewind will unleash their Fire & Fury in Nicosia @ the Pavilion! If you're in the area, make sure not to miss these special shows!
FIREWIND, Greece's leading metal band spearheaded by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., have recently wrapped up an eventful European summer festival season in support of their latest release, the live album "Apotheosis - Live 2012", and consequently celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band in style.
A cool video re-cap of the band's trip to UK's Bloodstock Open Air can now be viewed here:
2013-06-19 FIREWIND - 2nd SONG OFF LIVE RELEASE LAUCHED ONLINE!
FIREWIND, will soon be releasing a new live album entitled “Apotheosis – Live 2012” on June 24th, 2013 via Century Media Records in Europe, digitally only in North America and on July 24th, 2013 via Marquee Records in Japan, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band in style.
Gus G., who just returned from the “Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards” in the UK where he appeared on stage as special guest with Paradise Lost, checked in to comment about the song as follows:
“We've just gotten back from playing a bunch of festivals around Europe and there's still more to come in August! Very excited about the street date of "Apotheosis" in a few days! Listen to the new track "Head Up High", enjoy the summer and pick up our new release!”
FIREWIND, Greece’s leading metal band spearheaded by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., will be releasing a new live album entitled “Apotheosis – Live 2012” on June 24th, 2013 via Century Media Records in Europe and on July 24th, 2013 via Marquee Records in japan, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band in style.
On June 8th, 2013 FIREWIND will be featured on a comprehensive documentary about the recent Full Metal Cruise show on Germany’s ZDF.kultur channel at 21:15 / 9:15 PM. A trailer for the program can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=Zpbd6Y8PCQE