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FIREWIND Post Video Update From The Studio

December 7th, 2011

FIREWIND, featuring OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., are currently working on a new album in their home town of Thessaloniki, Greece. They have issued the first in a series of studio updates, found below:

Firewind recently announced they will return to Greece for two long-awaited headline shows. The dates are ar follows:

January
13 – Ioannina, Greece – Boxx Live Stage
14 – Athens, Greece – Fuzz Club

These shows mark the band’s first 2012 live activities and also the final two gigs of the world tour in support of their release, Days Of Defiance. Tickets for the shows are available at this location.

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

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Graspop Metal Meeting 2011

September 28th, 2011

GRASPOP METAL MEETING 2011

Friday 24 June – Sunday 26 June 2011

by Brat and guest writer Ray Martens

 

After one too many overcrowded festivals *cough*Wacken*cough* Ray and I keep a lookout for small or medium sized festivals to combine with sightseeing holidays, preferably in countries not yet travelled. So when the lineup for Graspop Metal Meeting 2011 was announced, we had our next destination.

Hell is empty because all

the devils are here

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FIREWIND: TAPS SINGER MATS LEVEN FOR EUROPEAN TOUR STARTING NEXT WEEK

September 2nd, 2011

FIREWIND front man Apollo Papathanasio has been forced to miss the band’s imminent European tour due to family issues. Apollo will be back with FIREWIND for their North American “Frets Of Fury” tourdates in October. Apollo’s replacement for the European “Defiance Over Europe” dates is the hugely talented singer Mats Leven (Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen).

FIREWIND’s European tour starts out next week on September 9th in the UK and will additionally cover The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and France with support coming from Swedish metallers and labelmates Wolf. Here are the exact dates for both the European and the North American tours in support of the acclaimed latest FIREWIND album release “Days Of Defiance” so you can get your tickets NOW:

FIREWIND + WOLF – “Defiance Over Europe” Tour 2011
Presented by: Blackstar Amplification, Rock Hard (Germany), Rock Tribune (Benelux) and Lords Of Metal (Benelux)
FR 09.09. Southampton, UK – Talking Head
SA 10.09. Manchester, UK – Moho
SU 11.09. Glasgow, Scotland – Cathouse
MO 12.09. Reading, UK – Sub 89
WE 14.09. Zoetermeer, NL – Boerderij
TH 15.09. Den Bosch, NL – W2
FR 16.09. Kerkrade, NL – Rock Temple
SA 17.09. Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
SU 18.09. Cologne, GER – Underground
MO 19.09. Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos Saal
TU 20.09. Hamburg, GER – Knust
TH 22.09. Vienna, AUT – Szene
FR 23.09. San Dona Di Piave, IT – Revolver Club
SA 24.09. Pisa, IT – Borderline
MO 26.09. Paris, FRA – Le Nouveau Casino

FIREWIND + Arsis, White Wizzard & Nightrage – The “Frets of Fury” North American Tour 2011
Sponsored by ESP Guitars, BlackStar Amps and Guitar World
SU 09.10. St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theater
MO 10.10. Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
TU 11.10. Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
WE 12.10. New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
TH 13.10. Hampton, NH @ Wally’s
FR 14.10. Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
SA 15.10. Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s
SU 16.10. Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
TU 18.10. Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
WE 19.10. St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
TH 20.10. Winnipeg, MB @ The Osborne Village Inn
FR 21.10. Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
SA 22.10. Kelowna, BC @ Sapphire Nightclub
SU 23.10. Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
MO 24.10. Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
TU 25.10. Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
WE 26.10. San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
TH 27.10. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

A FIREWIND tour trailer can be viewed online here:

Prior to the European run’s kick off, FIREWIND leader and also Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. will be hosting an exclusive guitar clinic in the UK on September 8th. He will appear at the Boileroom in Stoke Fields / Guildford, courtesy of Andertons Music Co. & Blackstar Amplification. Tickets are available here.

The clip for FIREWIND’s latest single “Embrace The Sun”, out all over the world digitally, was directed by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Arch Enemy, etc.) and can now be viewed here:

A special, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the “Embrace The Sun” video and the previously released first clip “World On Fire” alongside interviews with the band members can be seen here:

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

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FIREWIND Launches New Video Trailer For Their “Frets of Fury” Headlining North American Fall Tour;
New Gus G. Merch Designs and Special VIP Ticketing Options Now Available

August 2nd, 2011

The Greek metallic powerhouse FIREWIND, led by the modern day guitar hero Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne), is extremely excited to announce their first ever headlining North American tour, dubbed the “Frets of Fury.” This package (sponsored by ESP Guitars, BlackStar Amps and Guitar World) kicks off on Oct. 9th and features a wide array of metal’s elite: Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage. This is easily one of the most diverse and exciting tours of the fall and head over now to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypXjeYtJwTg&feature=channel_video_title and www.facebook.com/firewindofficial in order to view their amazing, new video trailer to hype their upcoming touring activity. Or view it below:

 

 

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

A few VIP ticketing options for each show are still available that will allow you access into a private meet and greet with the band, a signed poster and limited edition laminate. Head over now to http://tixx1.artistarena.com/firewindto get you orders in now before they are gone. See below for a list of all tourdates.
Also, be sure to head over to http://www.merchconnectioninc.com/collections/gus-g now to check out a slew of exclusive, new Gus G. merch designs.

Don’t forget to pick up FIREWIND’s latest album, Days of Defiance, which is an epic, exhilarating rollercoaster of melodic metal proficiency coupled with a barrage of jaw-dropping guitar-work that will leave you breathless.

Oct 09 St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theater

Oct 10 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

Oct 11 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Oct 12 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

Oct 13 Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s

Oct 14 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques

Oct 15 Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s

Oct 16 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

Oct 18 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s

Oct 19 St Paul, MN @ Station 4

Oct 20 Winnipeg, MB @ The Osborne Village Inn

Oct 21 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop

Oct 22 Kelowna, BC @ Sapphire Nightclub

Oct 23 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

Oct 24 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

Oct 25 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

Oct 26 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

Oct 27 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

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FIREWIND Launches All General On-Sale Ticketing For Their “Frets of Fury” Headlining North American Fall Tour

June 22nd, 2011

The Greek metallic powerhouse FIREWIND, led by modern day guitar hero Gus G, is extremely excited to announce their first ever headlining North American tour, dubbed the “Frets of Fury.” This package (sponsored by ESP Guitars, BlackStar Amps and Guitar World) kicks off on Oct. 9th and features a wide array of metal’s elite: Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage. This is easily one of the most diverse and exciting tours of the fall. Head over to www.facebook.com/firewindofficial to view the entire list of tourdates.

The band has also decided to ensure that their loyal fans are getting the first opportunity to buy tickets before they go on-sale to the general public. This is a first come first serve online ticket ordering system. The maximum order is four tickets. There are three ticketing/VIP package options that includes meet and greets with the band with exclusive 3D posters and laminates, as well as a Platinum Package featuring a private 20 minute guitar lesson with Gus G. Head over now to http://tixx1.artistarena.com/firewind/ to register and get your tickets and VIP access before they are sold-out.

 

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GUS G WINS ‘BEST SHREDDER’ AWARD AT METAL HAMMER’S GOLDEN GODS 2011

June 14th, 2011

We are proud to announce that Gus G is officially a Golden God!

At last night’s prestigious Metal Hammer Golden God’s ceremony in London, Gus picked up the ‘Best Shredder’ award. The Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne guitarist couldn’t be there in person to accept his award as he is on the road with Ozzy but he did send short video.

You can catch Gus and Firewind at this year’s Sonisphere festival, after which the band will return for a UK tour in September.

Upcoming Firewind UK dates:

9th September – Southampton, UK – Talking Head
10th September –  Manchester, UK – Moho
11th September –  Glasgow, Scotland – Cathouse
12th September –  Reading, UK – Sub 89

8th/10 th July –  Sonisphere Festival – Knebworth, UK

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FIREWIND – Frets Of Fury North American Tour Dates Announced

June 7th, 2011
FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

The Greek metallic powerhouse FIREWIND, led by modern day guitar hero Gus G, has announced their first ever headlining North American tour, dubbed the Frets Of Fury.

This package (sponsored by ESP Guitars, BlackStar Amps and Guitar World) kicks off on October 9th and features opening acts: ARSIS, WHITE WIZZARD and NIGHTRAGE. The entire list of tour dates is below.

Firewind has also decided to ensure that their loyal fans are getting the first opportunity to buy tickets before they go on-sale to the general public. This is a first come first serve online ticket ordering system. The maximum order is four tickets. There are three ticketing/VIP package options that include meet and greets with the band with exclusive 3D posters and laminates, as well as a Platinum Package featuring a private 20 minute guitar lesson with Gus G. Click here to register and get your tickets and VIP access before they are sold-out. General Admission tickets go on sale everywhere on June 16th.

 

The Frets Of Fury Tour Itinerary:

 

October

9 – St Petersburg, FL – The State Theater

10 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

11 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx

12 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater

13 – Manchester, NH – Rocko’s

14 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques

15 – Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s

16 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s

18 – Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s

19 – St Paul, MN – Station 4

20 – Winnipeg, MB – The Osborne Village Inn

21 – Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop

22 – Kelowna, BC – Sapphire Nightclub

23 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

24 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

25 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

26 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

27 – Hollywood, CA – The Whisky A Go Go

 

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FIREWIND Announces Their “Frets of Fury” Headlining North American Fall Tour

May 16th, 2011

Gus G. Comments On The Tour and Special VIP Ticketing Options

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

The Greek metallic powerhouse FIREWIND, led by the modern day guitar hero Gus G, is extremely excited to announce their first ever headlining North American tour, dubbed the “Frets of Fury.” This package (sponsored by ESP Guitars, BlackStar Amps and Guitar World) kicks off on Oct. 9th and features a wide array of metal’s elite: Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage. This is easily one of the most diverse and exciting tours of the fall and stay tuned to www.facebook.com/firewindofficial over the coming weeks for the entire list of tourdates and VIP ticketing options.

Gus G. states: “We couldn’t be happier to announce our first full North American tour! It’s been over three years since FIREWIND toured from coast to coast across the U.S. and we’re coming back stronger than ever with a killer package. We put a lot of thought into who we wanted to go out with us and truly believe that each band on this bill brings something special to the table making this a very diverse line-up. However, shredding guitar driven metal remains the prominent feature across the board.

“In fact there’s more to it than just that, as this package is somewhat of a musical family tree. Not many people know this but Arsis’ guitarist James Malone and I went to Berklee together back in 1998. We had an instrumental band together for awhile, which later became FIREWIND. James is a kick ass shredder and I’m glad our bands are finally touring together.

“Also, most people don’t know that I played in Nightrage for few years. I did two albums with them and their main-man Marios Iliopoulos is a phenomenal guitar player. He also filled in on bass for FIREWIND this year, when Petros was unable to tour. Nightrage is one of my favorite bands and you definitely got to come down early to check them out. White Wizzard are currently making noise worldwide and they’re definitely a band to watch out for as well. We’re proud to have these great bands on board with us, making this such a high quality package for all metal fans.

“We will also offering special VIP ticketing options for each show on this tour that will allow you access into a private meet and greet with the band, a signed poster and limited edition laminate. See you out there this fall.”

In other news, FIREWIND have also recently launched a free and official iPhone App, which can be downloaded for free here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id434835076

Don’t forget to pick up FIREWIND’s latest album, Days of Defiance, which is an epic, exhilarating rollercoaster of melodic metal proficiency coupled with a barrage of jaw-dropping guitar-work that will leave you breathless.

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Gus G. (Ozzy, Firewind Guitarist) Announces Guitar Center “Sessions” Hollywood Performance On 4/21; Free To The Pubic

April 13th, 2011

There is no doubt that one of the most stunning guitar players in the hard rock/metal scene right now is Gus G. (Ozzy, Firewind) and he is proud to be partnering up with Guitar Center for an upcoming “Sessions” event. This three hour instructional seminar will take place on Thursday, April 21st at Guitar Center Hollywood beginning at 7PM. This is a free event, but space is limited so be sure to get there early so you don’t miss out on this very intimate evening. Fans can expect to see Gus perform lots of his favorite riffs, participate in a Q+A segment and autograph signing. For additional information feel free to visit http://gc.guitarcenter.com/sessions/gusg/.

Gus G. states: “I’m very excited about coming to Guitar Center in Hollywood later this month cause while I’ve done various clinics and workshops in Europe and Japan, this is going to be the first one in the U.S. for me! When they presented me with the ‘Sessions’ idea I thought it was a great way to meet some fans at a more intimate environment, play some stuff for them, answer questions and actually get to meet them.

“I will definitely be playing material from Ozzy and Firewind albums and hopefully I’ll meet lots of you down there. Remember, this is going to be a free entrance event! See you soon.”

Guitar Center Sessions is a music and education based initiative that features informative and provocative discussions, along with hands-on tutorials by the industry’s most respected artists. Serving as an inspirational incubator for musicians, Sessions provides an opportunity to network with their peers and gain insight and knowledge from their musical influences in a comfortable and intimate setting.

For additional information on Gus and Firewind feel free to visit www.facebook.com/firewindofficial

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FIREWIND – Announce “Defiance Over Europe” Tour with support by WOLF!

March 24th, 2011
FIREWIND - Announce 'Defiance Over Europe' European tour dates 2011

FIREWIND - Announce 'Defiance Over Europe' European tour dates 2011

Freshly following up the release of their latest single “Embrace The Sun” as Digital Download and Videoclip, Greece’s Metal shooting stars FIREWIND, can now proudly announce the dates for their much anticipated European tour for the “Days Of Defiance” album. The “Defiance Over Europe” tour will run throughout September of this year and feature FIREWIND’s Swedish label mates WOLF, who are about to release their newest album “Legions Of Bastards” on April 25 th, 2011 via Century Media Records, as the main support act. Here are all the exact dates for you to mark your metal calendars:

FIREWIND + WOLF
“Defiance Over Europe” Tour 2011

Presented by: Blackstar Amplification, Rock Hard (Germany), Rock Tribune (Benelux) and Lords Of Metal (Benelux)

FR 09.09. Southampton, UK – Talking Head
SA 10.09. Manchester, UK – Moho
SU 11.09. Glasgow, Scotland – Apollo 23
MO 12.09. Reading, UK – Sub 89
WE 14.09. Zoetermeer, NL – Boerderij
TH 15.09. Den Bosch, NL – W2
FR 16.09. Kerkrade, NL – Rock Temple
SA 17.09. Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
SU 18.09. Cologne, GER – Underground
MO 19.09. Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos Saal
TU 20.09. Hamburg, GER – Knust
TH 22.09. Vienna, AUT – Szene
FR 23.09. Brunico, IT – UFO
SA 24.09. Pisa, IT – Borderline
MO 26.09. Paris, FRA – Le Nouveau Casino
Tickets for the tour go on sale starting March 29th, 2011!

 

FIREWIND’s Gus G checked in to comment as follows: While we’ve done one off shows, mini tours and played open air summer festivals in Europe, we haven’t been on a proper tour across Europe in 3 years. FIREWIND has returned and we’re looking forward to this one more than anything! We can’t wait to play a full set again for our crazy fans all over the continent and play songs from “Days Of Defiance” as well as older fan favorites! Get ready for an ass-kicking night full of Fire and Fury!

And he added the following regarding the recent confirmation of WOLF as touring partners: “We’re also pleased to have our buddies from WOLF on board for this tour. We’ve known them for years and we did a one-off show together in the UK back in 2007. They’re a killer band and great bunch of guys who just like us, live for Metal! See you out there!“

Swedish Metal Maniacs WOLF on the other hand had the following to say about the upcoming tour: “We are very happy to announce that we’re touring Europe together with our friends in FIREWIND. Not only do we get to play countries we haven’t done for ages, but we can also rock out every night before and after the gig! With “Legions Of Bastards” as part of our set list, this will be a WOLF tour to remember, cubs! See ya in the front row!”

The clip for FIREWIND’s new single “Embrace The Sun”, out now all over the world digitally, was directed by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Arch Enemy, etc.) and can now be viewed here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlstARCNT2c

 

A special, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the “Embrace The Sun” video and the previously released first clip “World On Fire” alongside interviews with the band members can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaQ_LRmrAgU

FIREWIND have additionally confirmed to be appearing at a “2310 Festival” in their Greek hometown Thessaloniki on July 6thalongside Judas Priest and Whitesnake. Here are all upcoming festival dates announced so far:

FIREWIND @ European festivals 2011:
19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France / www.hellfest.fr
25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium / www.graspop.be
01.07.2011 Basinfire Festival, Spálené Poříčí, Czech Republic / http://www.basinfirefest.cz
06.07.2011 2310 Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece with Judas Priest & Whitesnake
08.–10.07.2011 Sonisphere Festival – Knebworth, UK / http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com
More dates will be announced soon…

Check out the furious opening track “The Ark Of Lies” from FIREWIND’s current masterpiece album “Days Of Defiance” completely free after you tweet or Facebook about the song. Go here for more details: www.centurymedia.com/specials/firewind/

FIREWIND online:
http://www.firewind.gr
http://www.myspace.com/firewind

http://www.facebook.com/firewindofficial

http://twitter.com/firewindmusic

 

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FIREWIND – “Embrace The Sun” Video Clip launched online

March 15th, 2011

FIREWIND – “Embrace The Sun” Video Clip launched online; Digital Single out now; Gus G. nominated for Metal Hammer UK’s Golden God Award; FIREWIND confirmed to appear at UK’s Sonisphere festival!

Greece’s melodic Metal shooting stars FIREWIND, led by the modern day guitar hero Gus G, are proud to launch their newest video for the “Days Of Defiance” album release: The clip for the band’s new single “Embrace The Sun” was directed by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Arch Enemy, etc.) and can now be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlstARCNT2c

FIREWIND are releasing their newest single “Embrace The Sun” all over Europe digitally today (See the artwork above!). The single for the acclaimed album track “Embrace The Sun” comes with a special instrumental mixdown of the song as b-side as well as the video clip for song both in regular and in alternate band-performance-only version. It can be purchased here via I-Tunes: http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/embrace-the-sun-single/id421516777

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

A special, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the “Embrace The Sun” video and the previously released first clip “World On Fire” alongside interviews with the band members can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaQ_LRmrAgU

Gus G.’s guitar prowess was recently further validated as UK’s METAL HAMMER magazine has nominated him for a 2011 “Golden God” award in the “best shredder” category, recognizing not only the fantastic work he has done recently as Ozzy Osbourne’s right hand man, but also the incredible contribution to metal he continues with the mighty Firewind! Support Gus G. by visiting the poll and giving your vote via the link below:   http://goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk

Previously, US magazine Revolver had announced Gus G. to be nominated as well in the “Best Guitarist” category of the “Golden Gods” award, which is decided upon by fan voting. Click now on the link below to cast your vote for Gus now and stay tuned as the winners will be announced live on April 20th at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles: http://www.revolvermag.com/beta/goldengods/voting

Presented by the Guitar magazine (Germany) and Top Guitar magazine (Poland), Gus G. most recently showcases some of his breathtaking playing techniques in a contest clip that invites other talented players to reproduce the piece as video recording on their own in order qualify to be handpicked by Gus to win one of his ESP Ltd. signature model guitars as well as a Blackstar HT 5S Ministack Amp. Additionally FIREWIND shirts will be given away too…

The contest runs up to April 15th, 2011, so find more details and get ready for some quality shredding right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzpCnZol_zk

Furthermore, Gus G. has been featured in a new commercial by his longtime guitar partners ESP. The clip can be watched here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHYf1-Txzww

Soon to announce intense headlining tour activity for both in North America and Europe for the Fall, FIREWIND have just been announced to appear at this year’s UK edition of the Sonisphere festival, taking place in Knebworth, UK on July 8th – 10th, 2011. FIREWIND will appear as part of a splendid line-up, which features the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Motörhead, The Sisters Of Mercy, Mastodon, In Flames, Architects, Volbeat and many, many more.

Gus G. comments on FIREWIND’s appearance as follows: “We’re very excited for our debut performance at Sonisphere festival! We’re truly honoured to be a part of Sonisphere UK and to share the stage with the Big 4 and so many other great bands!! Knebworth get ready, we’ll set your world on fire!!!”.

More details about UK’s Sonisphere can be found here: http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com

FIREWIND have also confirmed to be appearing at Basinfire Festival in Czech Republic on July 1st. Here are all upcoming festival dates announced so far:

FIREWIND live shows 2011:

19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France / www.hellfest.fr
25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium / www.graspop.be
01.07.2011 Basinfire Festival, Spálené Poříčí, Czech Republic / http://www.basinfirefest.cz
08.–10.07.2011 Sonisphere Festival – Knebworth, UK / http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com
More dates will be announced soon…

Check out the furious opening track “The Ark Of Lies” from FIREWIND’s current masterpiece album “Days Of Defiance” completely free after you tweet or Facebook about the song. Go here for more details: www.centurymedia.com/specials/firewind/

FIREWIND online:
http://www.firewind.gr
http://www.myspace.com/firewind

Also visit:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.myspace.com/centurymediaeurope
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://www.twitter.com/centurymediaeu

Check out the new Century Media webshop: http://www.cmdistro.com

 

 

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Firewind confirmed for Sonisphere UK

March 14th, 2011
FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

SONISPHERE WELCOMES FIREWIND!

 

Greek metal Gods Firewind return to the U.K. with an appearance confirmed at this year’s Sonisphere festival.

 

The quintet, led by the extraordinary guitar talents of Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne’s right hand man), will be continuing their acclaimed ‘Days Of Defiance’ world tour, bringing their unique brand of powerhouse metal to Knebworth.

 

2011 has already been a busy year for Firewind, with European dates and a Japanese tour under their belts as well as joining the ‘Guitar Hero’ gaming world with the inclusion of their ‘World On Fire’ track on the ‘Warriors Of Rock’ set.

Never a band to just sit around, Firewind have been preparing for a slew of activity over the next few months. As well as their highly anticipated return to the festival stages, the band have a new digital single “Embrace The Sun”, the second track to be released from their critically acclaimed ‘Days Of Defiance’ album, available to download. With an amazing video for the track shot by celebrated director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, etc.)

 

 

 

With a CV boasting contributions to Dream Evil, Arch Enemy, Mystic Prophecy, Kamelot and Nightrage – not to mention his role as current axeman to Ozzy Osbourne – Greek Guitar Guru GUS G is one of the most high-profile young guitarists in the world today. But his own band, FIREWIND, has been the one constant in his hugely successful career. After six albums and 10 years, the Greek power-metallers are set for their first appearance at KNEBWORTH this year, and promise big things for the SONIPSHERE crowd:

 

“We’re very excited for our debut performance at Sonisphere festival! We’re truly honoured to be a part of Sonisphere UK and to share the stage with the Big 4 and so many other great bands!! Knebworth get ready, we’ll set your world on fire!!”.

 

 

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GUS G NOMINATED IN METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS 2011

March 11th, 2011

Get your voting heads on! Gus G (Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne) is nominated in the 2011 Metal Hammer ‘Golden Gods poll.

Gus features in the ‘Best Shredder’ category, recognizing not only the fantastic work he has done as Ozzy’s right hand man, but also the incredible contribution to metal he continues to build with the mighty Firewind!

Show your love for Gus G via this link: http://goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk/

GET VOTING NOW!

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FIREWIND – Announce New Digital Single Details, Post Behind-The-Scenes Video

March 10th, 2011

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND – Announce New Digital Single Details, Post Behind-The-Scenes Video Clip Online and Gus G. Nominated For A Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Award!

 

The Greek metallic powerhouse FIREWIND, led by the modern day guitar hero Gus G, is currently preparing for a slew of activity over the course of the next few months. The group are set to release a new digital single for the stunning song “Embrace The Sun” on March 14th 2011, which will also feature the much anticipated video for the track shot by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, etc.). This comes off their latest album, “Days Of Defiance”, which is an epic, exhilarating rollercoaster of melodic metal proficiency coupled with a barrage of jaw-dropping guitar-work that will leave you breathless.

 

A special, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the “Embrace The Sun” and “World On Fire” videos can now be seen exclusively at the link below. In this clip you will get a glimpse into the many hours of work it takes to create such a visual masterpiece. This also features in-depth interviews with the band members on the set, so click the link below now to check it out:

 

 

FIREWIND is currently working on putting together a massive North American touring package for the fall as well as long awaited European touring, so stay tuned to www.facebook.com/firewindofficial for a big announcement over the coming weeks.

 

Gus G’s guitar prowess was recently further validated as Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Awards has nominated him in the “Best Guitarist” category, which is decided upon by fan voting. Click now on the link below to cast your vote for Gus now and stay tuned as the winners will be announced live on April 20th at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles: http://www.revolvermag.com/beta/goldengods/voting

 

FIREWIND have also recently been confirmed to appear with the song “World On Fire” as part of a new ten-song mega pack in February for Activision Publishing’s “Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock” alongside Children Of Bodom, Black Label Society and many others. For more information about “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” and the entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit:www.guitarhero.com

 

Presented by the Guitar magazine (Germany) and Top Guitar magazine (Poland), Gus G. most recently showcases some of his breathtaking playing techniques in a contest clip that invites other talented players to reproduce the piece as video recording on their own in order qualify to be handpicked by Gus to win one of his ESP Ltd. signature model guitars as well as a Blackstar HT 5S Ministack Amp. Additionally FIREWIND shirts will be given away too…

 

The contest runs up to April 15th, 2011, so find more details and get ready for some quality shredding right here:

 

FIREWIND live shows 2011:

19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France / www.hellfest.fr

25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium / www.graspop.be

 

More dates will be announced soon…

 

Check out the furious opening track “The Ark Of Lies” from FIREWIND’s current masterpiece album “Days Of Defiance” completely free after you tweet or Facebook about the song. Go here for more details: www.centurymedia.com/specials/firewind/

 

FIREWIND online:

http://www.firewind.gr

http://www.myspace.com/firewind

 

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FIREWIND Announce New Digital Single Details, Post Behind-The-Scenes Video Clip Online and Gus G. Nominated For A Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Award

March 1st, 2011
FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

The Greek metallic powerhouse FIREWIND, led by the modern day guitar hero Gus G, is currently preparing for a slew of activity over the course of the next few months. The group are set to release a new digital single for the stunning song, “Embrace The Sun,” on March 15th, which will also feature the much anticipated video for the track shot by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames). This comes off their latest album, Days of Defiance, which is an epic, exhilarating rollercoaster of melodic metal proficiency coupled with a barrage of jaw-dropping guitar-work that will leave you breathless.

A special, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the “Embrace The Sun” and “World On Fire” videos can now be seen exclusively at the link below. In this clip you will get a glimpse into the many hours of work it takes to create such a visual masterpiece. This also features in-depth interviews with the band members on the set, so check it out below:

 

 

FIREWIND is currently working on putting together a massive North American touring package for the fall, so stay tuned to www.facebook.com/firewindofficial for a big announcement over the coming weeks.

Gus G’s guitar prowess was recently further validated as Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Awards has nominated him in the “Best Guitarist” category, which is decided upon by fan voting. Click now on the link below to cast your vote for Gus now and stay tuned as the winners will be announced live on April 20th at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles.
http://www.revolvermag.com/beta/goldengods/voting

FIREWIND have also recently been confirmed to appear with the song “World On Fire” as part of a new ten-song mega pack in February for Activision Publishing’s “Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock” alongside Children Of Bodom, Black Label Society and many others. For more information about “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” and the entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit: www.guitarhero.com

FIREWIND live shows 2011:

03.03.2011 Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan

04.03.2011 Club Quattro – Nagoya, Japan

05.03.2011 Club Quattro – Tokyo, Japan

19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France / www.hellfest.fr

25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium / www.graspop.be

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