FIREWIND New Album ‘Immortals’ Set For January 2017 Release

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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 below.

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 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. Glasgow (UK) – Audio
16.02. Manchester (UK) – Academy 3
17.02. Sheffield (UK) – Corporation
18.02. Wolverhampton (UK) – Slade Rooms
19.02. London (UK) – Underworld
21.02. Southampton (UK) – Engine Rooms
22.02. Paris (France) – Backstage by the Mills
23.02. Strasbourg (France) – La Laiterie
25.02. Vienna (Austria) – Szene
26.02. Budapest (Hungary) – A38
27.02. München (Germany) – Feierwerk
28.02. Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
01.03. Bochum (Germany) – Rockpalast
02.03. Vosselaar (Belgium) – Biebob

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