Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar wizard and OZZY OSBOURNE band member Gus G., have signed a new worldwide deal (excluding North America) with their longtime partners, Century Media Records.
Gus G. checked in from the studio to comment on the newly settled partnership as follows: “I hope everyone had a great holiday season and we’re kicking off 2012 very strong with lots of stuff in the works. We’re currently completing work on our upcoming Firewind studio album, which is coming out killer! I think this album will turn a lot of heads and I can’t wait for you to hear it! Be patient cause we got lots of announcements coming, including a few surprises!
Also, I’m happy to announce that we’ve re-signed with Century Media in Europe!! Whether I’ve been working with CM on Firewind since 2005 or earlier projects since 2002, we’ve always had a winning team. Together we’ve achieved fantastic things in the band’s career and the proof is the ever growing fanbase and popularity of Firewind. When I explained them my vision and ideas for the new album, they convinced me they’re the right partner to take this to a new level! Many thanks to Leif Jensen, Antje Lange, Jens Prueter and the whole team of CM Europe!”
Antje Lange, Century Media’s European label manager, adds: “We feel very honoured to work with Gus G. further on and play our part in the fast development of this outstanding Greek talent. Firewind is one of the few fast growing bands in their genre. They have the ability to write excellent songs, Gus G. is a true magician on guitars and their live performance is breath taking. Any one out there asking for more?”
Firewind are currently in the studio recording their new studio album, Few Against Many, which will see a release before the summer via Century Media Records. Check out some footage from the studio below:
Firewind will be playing two special shows this week in their native Greece to conclude the worldwide touring cycle for their current album, Days Of Defiance, but also to kick-off the new year 2012 with style. Additionally, Firewind have already announced the first couple of European summer festival dates: Masters Of Rock Festival (Czech Republic) and Summer Breeze (Germany).
Here are all upcoming tour dates for 2012:
13 – Ioannina, Greece – Boxx Live Stage
14 – Athens, Greece – FUZZ
12-15 – Vizovice, Czech Republic – Masters Of Rock Festival
16-18 – Dinkelsbühl, Germany – Summer Breeze Open Air
Stay tuned for more Firewind news in regards to the upcoming album.