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14th February 2017


MetalTalk's Gig Of The Week sees a welcome return to action for Gus G, the Greek born guitarist who more recently has been working with Ozzy Osbourne.

Greek melodic power Metal masters Firewind have now released their much anticipated eighth 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, three stickers and a bonus track.

Firewind 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.

While Firewind will be heading out on the road across Europe in promotion of 'Immortals' later this month, Gus G has also announced a 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 and Scar Of The Sun
15th February: Glasgow (UK) - Audio
16th February: Manchester (UK) - Academy 3
17th February: Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
18th February: Wolverhampton (UK) - Slade Rooms
19th February: London (UK) - Underworld
21st February: Southampton (UK) - Engine Rooms
22nd February: Paris (France) - Backstage by the Mills
24th February: Wetzikon (Switzerland) - Hall Of Fame
25th February: Vienna (Austria) - Szene
26th February: Budapest (Hungary) - A38
27th February: München (Germany) - Feierwerk
28th February: Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
1st March Bochum (Germany) - Rockpalast
2nd March: Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

Check out a trailer for the European headline tour here:

Firewind European Festivals 2017:
2nd June: Pilsen (Czech Republic) - Metalfest Open Air
16th June: Duisburg (Germany) - Rage Against Racism
13th July: Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head
9th August: Villena (Spain) - Leyendas del Rock
8th September: Olen (Belgium) - Olensfest

Gus G Live 2017:
22nd March: Tokyo (Japan) - Club Quattro
23rd March: Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro
25th March: Seoul (South Korea) - Vhall

Gus G – Supporting Steve Stevens:
5th April: London (UK) - O2 Academy
6th April: Verviers (Belgium) - Spirit of 66
7th April: Frankfurt (Germany) - Batschkapp
8th April: Frankfurt (Germany) - Musikmesse
9th April: Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
11th April: Odense (Denmark) - Posten
12th April: Stockholm (Sweden) - Göta Källare
14th April: Zürich (Switzerland) - Plaza
15th April: Bergamo (Italy) - Druso Club
16th April: Madrid (Spain) - Chango Club

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 / LP, 2017)
Allegiance (CD, 2006 / LP, 2017)
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)


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