Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band-member Gus G., have recently finished working on their newest studio effort “Few Against Many” and have announced a European release for May 21st, 2012 via Century Media Records.
The album release will be preceded by a digital release of the album’s 1st single “Wall Of Sound” on April 23rd, 2012 in Europe. Look out for the track via your digital retail platform of choice as of the following date per country:
GERMANY/AUSTRIA/SWITZERLAND/NORWAY/ITALY/AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND: Friday, April 20, 2012.
UK: Sunday, April 22, 2012.
BENELUX /FRANCE/GREECE/DENMARK/PORTUGAL/REST OF EUROPE: Monday, April 23, 2012.
SPAIN: Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
SWEDEN/FINLAND/HUNGARY: Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
FIREWIND have now also launched a special online trailer as teaser for the upcoming “Wall Of Sound” digital single and “Few Against Many” album release dates. Check out snippets of the songs “Wall Of Sound” and “Losing my Mind” within the clip here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS4-WQsNepg
The final tracklisting of the upcoming album can now also be revealed to be as follows:
FIREWIND – “Few Against Many”
1. Wall Of Sound
2. Losing My Mind
3. Few Against Many
4. The Undying Fire
5. Another Dimension
7. Edge Of A Dream (Feat. Apocalyptica)
9. Long Gone Tomorrow
10. No Heroes, No Sinners
The song “Edge Of A Dream” features a special appearance of Finnish cello-superstars Apocalyptica. While the album’s standard version will be available in the CD format as well as LP and also as Digital Download, “Few Against Many” will also be released as limited edition Digipak CD with two special bonus tracks: “Battleborn” and an acoustic version of “No Heroes, No Sinners”.
In the light of the upcoming new album’s release, the band has recently announced the first dates for their main European tour to promote “Few Against Many” for September/October together with Leaves’ Eyes and several appearances at prestigious European Summer festivals. Here are all confirmed upcoming FIREWIND shows:
FIREWIND – Live 2012:
08.-10.06. Donington Park (UK) – Download Festival / www.downloadfestival.co.uk
12.-15.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) – Masters Of Rock Festival / www.mastersofrock.cz
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) – Roadgrill Festival / www.roadgrill.nl
16.-18.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air / www.summer-breeze.de
24.08. Beijing (China) – Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) – Mao Livehouse
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) – Hwa Sha Auditorium
FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:
25.09. Paris (France) – Divan du Monde
26.09. Colmar (France) – Le Grillen
27.09. Bochum (Germany) – Matrix
28.09. Hamburg (Germany) – Knust
30.09. Berlin (Germany) – SO36
02.10. Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos Saal
03.10. Ingolstadt (Germany) – Eventhalle
04.10. Cologne (Germany) – Underground
05.10. Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
06.10. Vosselaar (Belgium) – Biebob
FIREWIND‘s upcoming album, “Few Against many”, was mixed by Jason Suecof & Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (Trivium, All That Remains, Death Angel, etc.) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Hatebreed, Symphony X, etc.). The iconic album’s artwork was once again created by FIREWIND’s longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Angra, Dream Evil, etc.), who has been working with the band since the release of the album “The Premonition”.
FIREWIND have previously launched “making of” videos from the album’s recordings session via the band’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/firetv). Check them out here:
Studio Diary Part Four – Keyboards: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMh-RLzJEbk
Studio Diary Part Three – Guitars: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9akBJCtFBms
Studio Diary Part Two – Bass: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKSbMGQR6R0
Studio Diary Part One – Drums: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DB1q7M7b2I
Stay tuned for more news on FIREWIND and “Few Against Many” In the coming weeks…