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Firewind announces North American headlining tour

Firewind will embark on the US "Frets of Fury" tour this fall. Support on the trek will come from Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage. Dates will be announced shortly.

Commented Gus G. :
"We couldn’t be happier to announce our first full North American tour! It’s been over three years since Firewind toured from coast to coast across the U.S. and we’re coming back stronger than ever with a killer package. We put a lot of thought into who we wanted to go out with us and truly believe that each band on this bill brings something special to the table making this a very diverse line-up. However, shredding guitar driven metal remains the prominent feature across the board.

In fact there’s more to it than just that, as this package is somewhat of a musical family tree. Not many people know this but Arsis’ guitarist James Malone and I went to Berklee together back in 1998. We had an instrumental band together for awhile, which later became Firewind. James is a kick ass shredder and I’m glad our bands are finally touring together.

Also, most people don't know that I played in Nightrage for few years. I did two albums with them and their main-man Marios Iliopoulos is a phenomenal guitar player. He also filled in on bass for Firewind this year, when Petros was unable to tour.

Nightrage is one of my favorite bands and you definitely got to come down early to check them out. White Wizzard are currently making noise worldwide and they’re definitely a band to watch out for as well. We’re proud to have these great bands on board with us, making this such a high quality package for all metal fans.

We will also offering special VIP ticketing options for each show on this tour that will allow you access into a private meet and greet with the band, a signed poster and limited edition laminate. See you out there this fall.

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published on May 16, 2011 at 16:18 by Zandra

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Firewind announces North American tour dates

published on June 14, 2011 by Zandra
Greek metallers Firewind will embark on their first North American headlining tour in October. The dates are as follows :

Oct 09 St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theater
Oct 10 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Oct 11 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Oct 12 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Oct 13 Manchester, NH @ Rocko's
Oct 14 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
Oct 15 Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's
Oct 16 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Oct 18 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
Oct 19 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Oct 20 Winnipeg, MB @ The Osborne Village Inn
Oct 21 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
Oct 22 Kelowna, BC @ Sapphire Nightclub
Oct 23 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Oct 24 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Oct 25 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Oct 26 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Oct 27 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

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Firewind releases new video for "Embrace The Sun"

published on March 15, 2011 by Zandra
Greek power metallers Firewind have posted a video for the song "Embrace The Sun", which can be viewed below. This track comes off the band's new effort "Days Of Defiance", available via Century Media.

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Firewind bassist sits out tour, Nightrage guitarist fills in

published on November 10, 2010 by Darren Cowan
FIREWIND bass player Petros Christo was forced to sit out of the band's recently completed North American dates due to a family emergency. Filling in for him at the shows was FIREWIND/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G.'s ex-axe partner in NIGHTRAGE, Marios Iliiopoulos. Marios will also be playing with FIREWIND on the upcoming European and Japanese dates before Petros returns to the band in 2011.

FIREWIND's new album, "Days Of Defiance", sold around 700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 53 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

The European limited-edition mediabook CD version of "Days Of Defiance" doesn't only come with special packaging, alternate cover artwork and expanded booklet features, it also contains three special bonus tracks, a Gus G. / ESP guitar pick as well as a quality FIREWIND sticker.

"Days Of Defiance" was released in North America on October 26 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media Records. The CD's striking cover artwork was designed by the band's longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes.

"Days Of Defiance" is described in a press release as "a truly ambitious and dynamic opus featuring some of the most brilliant guitar playing the genre has seen in many years."

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Firewind kicks of mini North American tour, Sam Ash apperances

published on November 4, 2010 by Darren Cowan
The mighty FIREWIND is just hours away from taking the stage in Raleigh, NC to kick off their short run of dates in North America. Anticipation for trek has been mounting for weeks, especially since these performances are on the heels of the release of ‘Days of Defiance’, FIREWIND’s latest opus. Now fans also have a chance to meet the man himself, the Greek guitar god GUS G has announced a meet and greet prior to the New York show at Sam Ash.

In conjunction with Blackstar Amps, GUS G will appear at Sam Ash on 48th St this Saturday (November 6) at 2PM. Later that night, FIREWIND will take the stage for an incredible headline set at Gramercy Theater with support coming from Powerglove and The Absence.

Make sure you catch FIREWIND on this run of dates, you will regret it if you don’t!

11/04 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/05 – Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
11/06 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
11/07 – Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

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Firewind release new video "World On Fire"

published on September 17, 2010 by Zandra
Greek melodic metallers Firewind have released a video for "World On Fire", which was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company. Watch the video below.

Commented guitarist Gus :
"The video for 'World on Fire' was shot entirely on green screen and I think this time Patric Ullaeus has outdone himself!
The concept is based on the album cover artwork and it's something we're doing for the first time on a video of ours. There's a barbaric vibe to it, lots of fire, metal warriors and even a Valkyrie.
We're very pleased with the final result and we believe this is our best video yet. Check it out and let the Firewind rage on!”

"World On Fire" comes off the band's new album, "Days Of Defiance", to be released on October 26 and one day earlier internationally via Century Media.

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Firewind reveals artwork & track listing for "Days Of Defiance"

published on September 6, 2010 by Zandra
Greek power metallers Firewind will release their new album "Days Of Defiance" on October 25 in Europe and one day later in North America via Century Media. Check out the cover artwork below.
Commented guitarist and songwriter Gus G. : "I'm very excited and cannot wait for our fans to listen to our new album! We feel we've captured great performances and took our songwriting to the next level on this one. There's tons of cool guitar on there and I believe Bob has finally managed to reach warp-speed with his keyboard solos! Even more seriously, I highly recommend that you listen to this album at a very loud volume!!
As for the artwork, it was once again done by our visual wizard and webmaster extraordinaire, Gustavo Sazes. This time we asked Gustavo to come up with a great landscape scenery, with a more traditional approach and even get the "pencil" style of artwork on there, but also combine it with more modern stuff. So, he gave us that…with a slight futuristic, sci-fi element and I think the end result is stunning!”

"Days Of Defiance" track listing :

1. The Ark Of Lies
2. World On Fire
3. Chariot
4. Embrace The Sun
5. The Departure
6. Heading For The Dawn
7. Broken
8. Cold As Ice
9. Kill In The Name Of Love
10. SKG
11. Losing Faith
12. The Yearning
13. When All Is Said And Done

Firewind will support The Scorpions in Athens, Greece on October 6th, 2010.

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