// FEB.02.2017 //
FIREWIND – "IMMORTALS" ENTERS CHARTS; EUROPEAN TOUR STARTING SOON!


Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND have now released their much anticipated 8th studio album, ”Immortals”, which has managed to enter sales charts internationally as follows:
 
Greece: # 6
Germany: # 72
Switzerland: # 45
Belgium (Wallonia): # 98
USA / Top New Artist Albums: #22
USA / Current Hard Music Albums: # 34

“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. Next to the standard jewel case CD and Digital Download formats, “Immortals” is also released as LP on 180gr vinyl with a poster as well as the entire album on CD as bonus. Additionally, there is also a limited edition Mediabook CD with expanded booklet, 3 stickers and a bonus track.
 
“Immortals” can be purchased from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmortalsCMD
 
Or alternatively here:
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmortalsAMA
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmiTunes
AmazonMP3: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmAMAMP3
 
Stream “Immortals” on:
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2iISkEv
Apple Music: http://apple.co/2j0RK3G
 
Most recently, FIREWIND have launched a “making of” feature for their “Ode To Leonidas” video clip, which can be now seen here:https://youtu.be/9Kr9f5L6sPU
Check out some of the tracks off FIREWIND’s “Immortals” release here:
“Hands Of Time” / First single and opening track:
YouTube: https://youtu.be/z3Q1o0m2sik
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDHofTSpotify
 
“Ode To Leonidas” / Second single and video clip:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF_nYCnVjcM
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7xRf3m8zpX1ofiKWgqIIWH

“Back On The Throne” / Third single and lyric video:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJek1DFOaMg
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2xDqI6pZbe9sUessMJXuCb

Track by track video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYccOz4FO78
Album EPK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxENF5x85xE
 
In related news, FIREWIND’s albums number three, “Forged By Fire” (2005), and four, “Allegiance” (2006), have just now been released for the first time ever on LP format and currently also rank in the Greek sales charts on positions # 71 and # 68, respectively. Both records come on 180 gr. vinyl and include the full album on CD as bonus. Order from CM Distro here:http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmortalsCMD
 
While FIREWIND will be heading out on the road across Europe in promotion of “Immortals” later this month, FIREWIND’s Gus G. has also announced a next European solo tour for April. This run of dates supporting Steve Stevens will see Gus teaming up with James-Paul Luna (Holy Grail) for special acoustic sets. Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND and GUS G. dates announced so far:
 
FIREWIND – Europe & UK Tour 2017
Special Guests: Manimal & Scar Of The Sun
Presented in Germany & Austria by Rock Hard and metal.de
15.02.2017 Glasgow (UK) - Audio
16.02.2017 Manchester (UK) - Academy 3
17.02.2017 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
18.02.2017 Wolverhampton (UK) - Slade Rooms
19.02.2017 London (UK) - Underworld
21.02.2017 Southampton (UK) - Engine Rooms
22.02.2017 Paris (France) - Backstage by the Mills
24.02.2017 Wetzikon (Switzerland) - Hall Of Fame
25.02.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
26.02.2017 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
27.02.2017 München (Germany) - Feierwerk
28.02.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
01.03.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Rockpalast
02.03.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
 
Check out a trailer for the European headline tour here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bv2BOmQTLM
 
FIREWIND – European Festivals 2017:
02.06.2017 Pilsen (Czech Republic) - Metalfest Open Air
16.06.2017 Duisburg (Germany) - Rage Against Racism
13-15.07.2017 Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head
09-12.08.2017 Villena (Spain) - Leyendas del Rock
08.09.2017 Olen (Belgium) - Olensfest
 
GUS G. – Live 2017:
22.03.2017 Tokyo (Japan) - Club Quattro
23.03.2017 Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro
25.03.2017 Seoul (South Korea) - Vhall
 
GUS G. – Supporting Steve Stevens:
05.04.2017 London (UK) - O2 Academy
06.04.2017 Verviers (Belgium) - Spirit of 66
07.04.2017 Frankfurt (Germany) - Batschkapp
08.04.2017 Frankfurt (Germany) - Musikmesse
09.04.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
11.04.2017 Odense (Denmark) - Posten
12.04.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) - Göta Källare
14.04.2017 Zürich (Switzerland) - Plaza
15.04.2017 Bergamo (Italy) - Druso Club
16.04.2017 Madrid (Spain) - Chango Club

// DEC.12.2016 //

FIREWIND – RELEASE VIDEO AND DIGITAL SINGLE FOR "ODE TO LEONIDAS" OFF UPCOMING ALBUM "IMMORTALS"



Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND, are releasing their 8th studio album, ”Immortals”, on January 20th, 2017!
 
In order to give you a next preview teaser for the upcoming album, a bombastic video clip, which was produced by the iCODE Team (Kamelot, Devin Townsend Project, Moonsorrow, etc.), as well as a digital single for the album track “Ode To Leonidas” are being launched today.
 
Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF_nYCnVjcM
 
And the digital single (also as next instant grat track via iTunes) is available here:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDOtoLiTunes
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7xRf3m8zpX1ofiKWgqIIWH
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDOtoLAMA
 
FIREWIND’s Gus G. checked in with the following comment about the track and its video:
 
“As many of you have found out by now, our new album "Immortals" is a concept and focusing on the battles of Thermopylae and Salamis. The song "Ode To Leonidas" is obviously about the legendary warrior King of Sparta and his heroic battle with his 300 brave men against the massive Persian army invaders. 
 
For the production of the clip we traveled to Belgrade, Serbia and filmed with iCode team (same team that directed my solo video "The Quest" and so many other great bands) and we're really amazed by the end result. It's truly epic! We hope you will enjoy too. Heavy Metal fans - unite!”
 
Most recently, a comprehensive EPK for “Immortals” was made available here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxENF5x85xE
 
In order to support the release of “Immortals”, FIREWIND are set to hit the road across Europe and the UK. Those dates as well as some first festival dates confirmed for 2017 and also a string of GUS G. solo shows in Asia are as follows:
 
FIREWIND – Europe & UK Tour 2017
Special Guests: Manimal & Scar Of The Sun
15.02.2017 Glasgow (UK) - Audio
16.02.2017 Manchester (UK) - Academy 3
17.02.2017 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
18.02.2017 Wolverhampton (UK) - Slade Rooms
19.02.2017 London (UK) - Underworld
21.02.2017 Southampton (UK) - Engine Rooms
22.02.2017 Paris (France) - Backstage by the Mills
23.02.2017 Strasbourg (France) - La Laiterie
25.02.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
26.02.2017 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
27.02.2017 München (Germany) - Feierwerk
28.02.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
01.03.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Rockpalast
02.03.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
 
FIREWIND – European Festivals 2017:
02.06.2017 Pilsen (Czech Republic) - Metalfest Open Air
16.06.2017 Duisburg (Germany) - Rage Against Racism
13-15.07.2017 Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head
09-12.08.2017 Villena (Spain) - Leyendas del Rock
08.09.2017 Olen (Belgium) - Olensfest
 
GUS G – Live 2016/2017:
20.01.2017 Anaheim, CA (USA) - The Grove (w/ Metal Allegiance)
22.03.2017 Tokyo (Japan) - Club Quattro
23.03.2017 Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro
25.03.2017 Seoul (South Korea) - Vhall
 
In related news, Century Media Records will be re-releasing FIREWIND’s albums number three, “Forged By Fire” (2005), and four, “Allegiance” (2006), for the first time ever on LP format on January 20th, 2017 as well. Both records will be available each on 180 gr. vinyl and will include the full album on CD as bonus. The pre-order will start on Friday, December 23rd here:www.cmdistro.de

// NOV.25.2016 //
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

Check it out via Spotify here: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDHofTSpotify

Pre-order “Immortals” via iTunes to obtain “Hands Of Time” as instant grat: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmiTunes

“Immortals” Amazon pre-order: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmortalsAMA

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!“

// NOV.17.2016 //
NEW FIREWIND STUDIO ALBUM"IMMORTALS" SET FOR JANUARY2017 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
8. Immortals
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

// JUN.15.2016 //
FIREWIND ENTER STUDIO TO RECORD NEW ALBUM; EUROPEAN / UK TOUR POSTPONED TO EARLY 2017; SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED!




Hi everyone!

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