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08 January 2013
Firewind: Working on live album release; Next bunch of European festivals confirmed; To embark on US tour next month with Turisas!
Firewind:  Working on live album release; Next bunch of European festivals confirmed; To embark on US tour next month with Turisas!
Melodic Metallers FIREWIND have successfully wrapped up the calendar year 2012 with 4 packed club-shows in their native Greece (Two nights in Thessaloniki and 2 nights in Athens), commencing the celebration of the band's 10th Anniversary of existence. Additionally, and right before the end of the year festivities, FIREWIND also entered studios in order to mix recordings from their "Few Against Many" live-campaign last year for an upcoming live-album, scheduled to be released before the summer of 2013. Look out for more details soon...

Expanding FIREWIND's live agenda for 2013, the band is next headed out on a North American tour with Turisas and Stolen Babies and has most recently also confirmed appearances at this year's editions of Summer Breeze festival (Germany), PPM Fest (Belgium) and Rock In Den Ruinen festival (Germany). More shows will be announced soon. Here is a list of all next FIREWIND live-dates revealed so far:

TURISAS + FIREWIND & STOLEN BABIES:
"Guards of Glory - North American Tour 2013"
02.02.2013 Jacksonville, FL - Roc Bar
03.02.2013 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
05.02.2013 Richmond, VA - Empire
06.02.2013 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
07.02.2013 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
08.02.2013 Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Électriques
09.02.2013 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
10.02.2013 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
11.02.2013 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Downunder
13.02.2013 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
15.12.2013 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
16.02.2013 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
18.02.2013 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
19.02.2013 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
20.12.2013 Portland, OR - Branx
21.02.2013 Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro Operahouse
22.02.2013 West Hollywood, CA - Key Club
23.02.2013 Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room
25.02.2013 Tempe, AZ - 910 Live
28.02.2013 Dallas, TX - The Door
01.03.2013 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
02.03.2013 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
04.03.2013 Orlando, FL - The Social
05.03.2013 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
06.03.2013 Tampa, FL - State Theatre

FIREWIND @ European Festivals 2013:
14.04.2013 Mons (Belgium) - PPM Fest www.ppmfest.com
27.04.2013 Dortmund (Germany) - Rock in den Ruinen / www.rock-in-den-ruinen.com
05.05.-12.05.2013 Full Metal Cruise (DE/UK/F/NL) / www.full-metal-cruise.com
05.06.-08.06.2013 Sölvesborg (Sweden) - Sweden Rock Festival / www.swedenrock.com
08.08 2013 Derbyshire (UK) - Bloodstock Open Air www.bloodstock.uk.com
15.08.2013 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air / www.summer-breeze.de

Prior to the North American tourdates, FIREWIND's mastermind and guitar-wizard Gus G. will also be appearing at Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet 2" benefit concert on January 23rd, 2013 at Slim's in San Francisco alongside Uli Jon Roth, Ritchie Kotzen, Steve Morse and many other guitar legends. Check out more details here:
Ticket link: www.slimspresents.com
Event's official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/308803175904265/?ref=22

Gus G. will also be announcing special NAMM appearances and signing session in the coming days...

UK's Guitarist magazine caught up with FIREWIND's Gus G. on the band's latest UK headline dates for an 'On The Road' gear-video, which can be seen here:
www.musicradar.com

FIREWIND's current album, "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. "Few Against Many" has recently climbed up the national sales charts in Greece to occupy the # 1 top spot for several weeks!

More FIREWIND online action:
Album "track by track" video with Gus G., Pt. 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBUayMOMkfE
Album "track by track" video with Gus G., Pt. 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qjajKR7tH8
Album EPK-clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l41HCQJdmE
"Wall Of Sound" official video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aihNvw4b8bE
"Edge Of A Dream (Feat. Apocalyptica)" official video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRlEiDQbbpY
"Glorious" live clip (O2's fancams): www.youtube.com/watch?&v=5_Jsf3crOWs
"Few Against Many" guitar play-through video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KniFgWoXDCQ
Stay tuned for more news on FIREWIND soon...

FIREWIND online:
www.firewind.gr
www.facebook.com/firewindofficial
http://www.myspace.com/firewind
twitter.com/firewindmusic