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19 June 2013
Firewind: Song off live-release launched online via website of Germany's Rock Hard magazine!
Firewind:  Song off  live-release launched online via website of Germany's Rock Hard magazine!
FIREWIND, Greece's leading metal band spearheaded by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., will soon be releasing a new live album entitled "Apotheosis - Live 2012" on June 24th, 2013 via Century Media Records in Europe and on July 24th, 2013 via Marquee Records in Japan, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band in style.

Therefore, FIREWIND are now launching another new live song off "Apotheosis - Live 2012". Check out "Head Up High" via the website of Germany's Rock Hard magazine here: www.rockhard.de

Gus G., who just returned from the "Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards" in the UK where he appeared on stage as special guest with Paradise Lost, checked in to comment about the song as follows:
"We've just gotten back from playing a bunch of festivals around Europe and there's still more to come in August! Very excited about the street date of "Apotheosis" in a few days! Listen to the new track "Head Up High", enjoy the summer and pick up our new release!"

A previously launched live version of "Few Against Many" can be heard HERE!

A promotional online trailer for the release including more sound samples can be viewed HERE!

"Apotheosis - Live 2012" European pre-order link: www.cmdistro.de

Here is the complete tracklisting for the release:

FIREWIND - "Apotheosis - Live 2012"
1. Head Up High
2. Wall Of Sound
3. Allegiance
4. Few Against Many
5. The Departure
6. Heading For The Dawn
7. Losing My Mind
8. World On Fire
9. Guitar Solo 2012
10. SKG
11. Between Heaven And Hell
12. Piano Solo
13. Edge Of A Dream
14. Mercenary Man
15. Glorious
16. Maniac
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. The cover artwork for "Apotheosis - Live 2012", which will be released as Digipak in its first limited edition pressing, was designed by FIREWIND's longtime partner in all design matters including the band's latest studio album release "Few Against Many" (2012), Gustavo Sazes / abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Angra, Dream Evil, etc.) based on live photography by Hans-W. Rock.

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
"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
"Another Dimension" guitar play-through video: www.youtube.com

Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND live-dates:

IREWIND @ European Festivals 2013:
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 were recently featured in a comprehensive documentary on Germany's ZDF.kultur TV channel about the inaugural edition of the Full Metal Cruise. The entire report can be streamed now HERE!

FIREWIND online: