Greek melodic Metallers Firewind, led 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.
In the light of the upcoming new album's release, the band has now also announced the first dates for their main European tour to promote 'Few Against Many' for September/October together with Leaves' Eyes. The dates announced so far are below.
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Firewind's Gus G. checked in to comment on the tour as follows: "All of us in the Firewind camp are very happy to return to European stages, play for our faithful followers again and make new ones. Joining our 'Few Against Many' campaign are the well-known and respected Leaves' Eyes. We're all looking forward to this!"
Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv added the following: "Firewind and Leaves' Eyes is a killer live package! Moreover, we will be able to play at places where we haven't performed so far. I am really looking forward to this tour and to be on the road with the guys of Firewind."
Next to the previously announced festival dates, Firewind have now also been confirmed to perform at this year's edition of UK's prestigious Download Festival at Donington Park, where they last appeared in 2008. This year's stellar line-up includes heavyweights such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Megadeth, The Prodigy, Machine Head, Slash and many more. Firewind have also confirmed their participation at Roadgrill Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on July 28th, next to Primal Fear and Picture.
Firewind's upcoming album, 'Few Against Many', was mixed by Jason Suecof and 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 recording sessions. Check them out here:
Studio Diary Part One – Drums:
Studio Diary Part Two – Bass:
Studio Diary Part Three – Guitars:
Studio Diary Part Four – Keyboards:
Here are all confirmed upcoming Firewind shows:
FIREWIND – Live 2012:
08.-10.06. Donington Park (UK) - Download Festival
12.-15.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival
16.-18.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air
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
Stay tuned for more news on Firewind and 'Few Against Many' in the coming weeks...