02 May 2013
Firewind: Reveal "Apotheosis - Live 2012" artwork and tracklisting; Launch new play-through clip!
FIREWIND, Greece's leading metal band spearheaded by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., will be releasing a new live album entitled "Apotheosis - Live 2012" on June 24th, 2013 via Century Media Records in Europe, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band in style.
The cover artwork for "Apotheosis - Live 2012", which will be released as Digipak in its first limited edition pressing, can be viewed above. It was designed by FIREWIND's longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes / abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Angra, Dream Evil, etc.) based on live photography by Hans-W. Rock.
Here is the complete tracklisting for the release:
FIREWIND - "Apotheosis - Live 2012"
1. Head Up High
2. Wall Of Sound
4. Few Against Many
5. The Departure
6. Heading For The Dawn
7. Losing My Mind
8. World On Fire
9. Guitar Solo 2012
11. Between Heaven And Hell
12. Piano Solo
13. Edge Of A Dream
14. Mercenary Man
17. Falling To Pieces
The 17 songs featured on this powerful sounding live-release were recorded at special anniversary shows in Greece as well as all over Europe during the band's "Few Against Many" tour in 2012 and comes with a playing time of 69 minutes, featuring a great overview of the band's 7-albums spanning career so far as well as quite a different tracklisting than 2008's "Live Premonition" release. "Apotheosis - Live 2012" also marks the final FIREWIND release with longterm singer Apollo Papathanasio, who left the band by the end of last year. He has ever since been be replaced by Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Adagio, Beyond Twilight) as session frontman for all 2013 live-activities.
In other news, FIREWIND's Gus G. has launched a cool guitar play-through clip for the song "Another Dimension", off the band's current studio album release "Few Against Many". Check it out here: youtu.be
The standard version of FIREWIND's latest studio album, "Few Against Many", is available in the CD format as well as LP and also as Digital Download. Additionally, "Few Against Many" was also released as limited edition Digipak CD with two bonus tracks. "Few Against Many" occupied the national sales charts in Greece at the # 1 top spot for several weeks!
More FIREWIND - "Few Against Many" 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 video: www.youtube.com
"Edge Of A Dream (Feat. Apocalyptica)" official video: www.youtube.com
"Glorious" live clip (O2's fancams): www.youtube.com
"Few Against Many" guitar play-through video: www.youtube.com
Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND live-dates:
FIREWIND @ European Festivals 2013:
05.05.-12.05.2013 Full Metal Cruise (DE/UK/F/NL) / www.full-metal-cruise.com
01.06.2013 Polesine, MN (Italy) - Pegorock Festival / www.pegorock.it
07.06.2013 Sölvesborg (Sweden) - Sweden Rock Festival / www.swedenrock.com
15.06.2013 La Gineta / Albacete (Spain) - Ginetarock Festival / www.ginetarockfestival.es
09.08 2013 Derbyshire (UK) - Bloodstock Open Air www.bloodstock.uk.com
10.08.2013 Berlin (Germany) - DRK-Rocks Festival www.drk-rocks.de
15.08.2013 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air / www.summer-breeze.de
FIREWIND's Gus G. will also be heading to Russia, Estonia and Ukraine for some guitar-clinics in May as follows:
17.05.2013 NAMM - MusikMesse, Expocenter Krasnaya Presnya Moscow, Russia
18.05.2013 NAMM - MusikMesse, Expocenter Krasnaya Presnya Moscow, Russia
19.05.2013 Music Market Store, Tallinn, Estonia
21.05.2013 JAM Store, Kiev, Ukraine