24 July 2012
Firewind: Gold award for "Wall Of Sound" single in Sweden!!! New Gus G. signature amp released by Blackstar; Gus G. guitar-clinic announced for the US!
Freshly back from performing at Bang Your Head!!! And Masters Of Rock festivals in support of their current album release "Few Against Many", melodic Metallers FIREWIND played an intense hometown show in Thessaloniki on July 18th, at which they were honored with a Swedish gold award for their latest single, "Wall Of Sound". See a photo of the band being presented the gold plaques above!
FIREWIND's Gus G. checked in to comment as follows: "What an epic show it was in Thessaloniki! It was our first open air headline show and the crowd was just awesome! The "Few Against Many" world tour couldn't have started better. We even got our first gold award for the single "Wall Of Sound" in Sweden, which came out with Sweden Rock Magazine! We're ready to rock the rest of the world now, keep checking back for tourdates that are being added around the world!"
"Wall Of Sound" was exclusively released in Sweden as physical single via Sweden Rock Magazine and each copy of the magazine contained the single's Digipak CD, including the album tracks "Wall Of Sound" and "Few Against Many" as well as a previously unreleased demo version of "Wall Of Sound".
Meanwhile, Blackstar Amplification is now unveiling a brand-new signature amp for FIREWIND's guitar-virtuoso and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., the "Blackfire 200". Based on Blackstar's award winning Series One 200 amp design, this 200W, limited edition amplifier has been voiced in partnership with Gus G. More info here: www.blackstaramps.co.uk/products/blackfire200/ or here: www.blackstaramps.com
Additionally, Gus G. has now announced that he will be doing clinics for Blackstar Amplification and ESP Guitars on four select US dates in August. The clinics are free to attend, but we recommend that you arrive early; there are a lot of people who want to get this intimate exchange with Gus, where he'll be playing tracks from the new FIREWIND album, answering your questions, and signing autographs. The dates are as follows:
AUGUST 7: Sam Ash (Carle Place, NY)
AUGUST 8: Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center (Wheaton, MD)
AUGUST 9: Sam Ash (King of Prussia, PA)
AUGUST 10: Alto Music (Middletown, NY)
Gus comments: "I'm really looking forward to going back in the US and do these special clinics, play a bunch of new FIREWIND material from "Few Against Many", show off and talk about my new signature amp and of course meet all the great people that support me! See u soon!"
Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND shows to support the "Few Against Many", including a full European/UK tourdates with Leaves' Eyes:
FIREWIND - Live 2012:
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival / www.roadgrill.nl
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:
Presented by Rock Hard magazine in G/A/S
13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar
25.09.2012 Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09.2012 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) - Godset
30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
A teaser video-clip for the upcoming FIREWIND tour in Europe/UK together with Leaves' Eyes has been recently launched here: www.youtube.com/
"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.). While the album's standard version is available in the CD format as well as LP and also as Digital Download, "Few Against Many" is also released as limited edition Digipak CD with two bonus tracks.
More FIREWIND online action:
Album "track by track" video with Gus G., Pt. 1: www.youtube.com/
Album "track by track" video with Gus G., Pt. 2: www.youtube.com/
Album EPK-clip: www.youtube.com/
"Wall Of Sound" official promo video: www.youtube.com/
Guitar play-through video for "Few Against Many": www.youtube.com/
Stay tuned for more news on FIREWIND soon...