The Greek melodic metal phenomenon FIREWIND, led by the young guitar sensation Gus G., have returned with the scathing new studio album Days of Defiance, which is easily their defining musical moment. The disc is set for an October 25th release worldwide. Days of Defiance is a truly ambitious and dynamic opus featuring some of the most brilliant guitar playing the genre has seen in many years.
The video for the album’s blistering lead-off single, “World On Fire,” can now be viewed exclusively at MetalSucks, so click on the link below now to check it out. The clip was shot by the renowned Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Lacuna Coil).
FIREWIND will celebrate the album’s release with a limited number of special North American headlining shows. The trek, which kicks off on Nov. 4th and runs through Nov. 7th, features Powerglove and The Absence in the support slots. Either see below or visit www.myspace.com/firewind to view all of the dates and these shows are not to be missed. Direct ticketbuy links are listed below as well.
Gus G. states: “The video for ‘World on Fire’ was shot entirely on green screen and I think this time Patric Ullaeus has outdone himself! The concept is based on the album cover artwork and it’s something we’re doing for the first time on a video of ours. There’s a barbaric vibe to it, lots of fire, metal warriors and even a Valkyrie. We’re very pleased with the final result and we believe this is our best video yet. Check it out and let the FIREWIND rage on.
“We are also very happy to announce four special album release shows in North America this fall in support of our new record, Days of Defiance. It’s been awhile since FIREWIND played North America, as our last tour was Spring/Summer 2008.
“This is a very special run for us, as it will be the first time we’ll play the new songs live. It also might be awhile until we come back for a full North American run, so we REALLY hope to see many of you come out to these shows. We’ll be sure to rock you to the ground and that’s a promise!”
FIREWIND Headlining Shows
11/4 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&performance_id=1327050
11/5 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA www.ticketmaster.com/event/15004528840A2886?LID
11/6 The Gramercy – New York, NY www.livenation.com/event/0000452AF9C49405?sid
11/7 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, Que www.admission.com/html/home.htmI (Tickets on-sale Friday, Sept. 17th)