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FIREWIND sign with AFM for North American release of new album “Immortals”


Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND, the group led by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., are proud to announce the release of their upcoming 8th studio album, ”Immortals”, which will be released on January 20th, 2017 via AFM Records in North America (Century Media Records in Europe). Gus G. checked in to comment about “Immortals” and its artwork (which can be seen below) as follows:

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” tracklisting: 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 11. Vision Of Tomorrow (bonus track on Digipak)

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:

Gus G. and Toontrack have also launched a regular "Metal Month Masterclass" series of video lessons, of which the first two episodes can be seen here:

1. Arpeggios

2. Phrasing

3. Alternate Picking

More to follow soon… 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: 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: 10.12.2016 Maasmechelen (Belgium) - Maasvallei 20.01.2017 Anaheim, CA (USA) - The Grove (w/ Metal Allegiance, Marty Friedman) 22.03.2017 Tokyo (Japan) - Club Quattro 23.03.2017 Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro 25.03.2017 Seoul (South Korea) - Vhall More info and updates on FIREWIND and “Immortals” coming soon… FIREWIND Line-Up: Henning Basse - Vocals Gus G. - Guitar Petros Christo - Bass Bob Katsionis - Keyboards Jo Nunez - Drums FIREWIND Discography: Between Heaven And Hell (CD, 2002) Burning Earth (CD, 2003) Forged By Fire (CD, 2005) Allegiance (CD, 2006) The Premonition (CD/LP, 2008) Live Premonition (CD/DVD, 2008) Days Of Defiance (CD/LP, 2010) Few Against Many (CD/LP, 2012) Apotheosis - Live 2012 (CD, 2013) Immortals (CD/LP, 2017) FIREWIND online: http://www.firewind.gr http://www.facebook.com/firewindofficial http://twitter.com/firewindmusic http://www.youtube.com/firetv

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