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Formed: 1997
From: Reading , United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Firebird News

Below is our complete Firebird news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Metal Blade Records To Release Rise Above Albums

Metal Blade Records will be releasing albums from Rise Above Record's storied catalog throughout this summer. Albums on the schedule so far include: Witchcraft's "Witchcraft," "Firewood," and "The Alchemist," all to be released on July 17th. You can listen to tracks from the Witchcraft albums at this location.

On July 31st, the self-titled first album from Gentleman's Pistols, and Firebird's album, "Hot Wings" will be released - both albums feature the legendary Bill Steer of Carcass/Napalm Death fame. Additionally, Metal Blade released two classic Grand Magus albums, "Wolf's Return," and the critically acclaimed "Iron Will" on June 5th.

The latest release from Rise Above recording artists, Witchsorrow, will be released on July 3rd.
"God Curse Us" is available now in Europe, and North American fans can pre-order and listen to the title track from the album now here.

In other Rise Above news, Electric Wizard has record a 4-track demo, "Satyr IX," exclusively for the Decibel Magazine Flexi Series. The flexi will be in the special "Queens of Noise Women in Metal" issue and can be ordered now on Decibel Magazine.

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Orange Goblin Comments On Upcoming Tour

Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming tour dates:

"The Orange Goblin, Solace & Firebird U.K. tour will be rolling up and down the country this December and tickets are already on sale so hurry up and get yours now before it's too late! This tour marks 15 years of Orange Goblin and to celebrate they will be joined by US heavyweights, Solace and U.K. blue's rock legends Firebird (ft. Bill Steer of Carcass & Ex-Napalm Death). The tour ends with the annual Orange Goblin Christmas special at London's o2 Academy. (Obiat join the bill for this one too and we hope to add one other awesome band!)"

The upcoming Orange Goblin tour dates are as follows:

10/16 2010 The Regal Oxford, Oxfordshir, UNITED KINGDOM
10/29 2010 John Dee Oslo, Oslo, NORWAY
10/30 2010 Tribute Stavanger, NORWAY
12/15 2010 Sound Control Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
12/16 2010 Ivory Blacks Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
12/17 2010 The Asylum Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
12/18 2010 Talking Heads Southampton, UNITED KINGDOM
12/19 2010 O2 Academy Islington London, United Kingdom

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Church Of Misery Announces European Tour Dates

Japanese doom metal band Church Of Misery has announced the a European tour, including UK tour dates with Firebird. Church of Misery's "Houses of the Unholy" and Firebird's "Grand Union" are both due Monday, April 20th in Europe.

Here are the latest Church of Misery tour date:

Thu. 23.04. NL- Tilburg, Roadburn Festival
Sun. 26.04. GER - Hamburg, Hafenklang + ROADSAW/ PAWNSHOP
Mon. 27.04. GER - Jena, Rosenkeller + ROADSAW/ PAWNSHOP
Tue. 28.04. GER - Osnabrück, Bastard Club + DUST
Wed. 29.04. GER - Köln, Underground + ROADSAW/ PAWNSHOP
Thu. 30.04. CH - Luzern, Sedel + ROADSAW/ PAWNSHOP
Fri. 01.05. I - Caselle Dal Tivole (Treviso), Centro Ricreativo
Sat. 02.05. I - Genova, Milk Club
Sun. 03.05. I - Milano, Dautaun c/o C.S. Leoncavallo.
Mon. 04.05. CRO - Rijeka, Palach
Tue. 05.05. SLO - Ljubljana, Channel Zero
Wed. 06.05. A - Wien Arena + SOLACE/ DOOMRAISER
Thu. 07.05. GER - Nürnberg, K4 - Komm Kino + VTSM
Fri. 08.05. GER - Rostock, Mau Club + ULME
Sat. 09.05. GER - Halle, Hafenstr. + BURNPILOT
Sun. 10.05. GER - Berlin, Wild At Heart
Tue. 12.05. DK - Kopenhagen, Loppen
Thu. 14.05. UK - Manchester, Star & Garter + FIREBIRD
Fri. 15.05. UK - Birmingham, Edwards + FIREBIRD
Sat. 16.05. UK - London, Underworld + FIREBIRD
Sun. 17.05. UK - Gateshead, The Three Tuns + FIREBIRD
Mon. 18.05. UK - Bristol The Craft + FIREBIRD

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Firebird Begins Recording New Album

UK-based stoner rockers FIREBIRD, featuring CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer, are currently recording the follow up to the 2006 album, Hot Wings. The album is scheduled for an October/November release via Rise Above Records. In the meantime, catch Steer on stage at various European festivals with the recently reunited Carcass. For more info visit their MySpace page.

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Alabama Thunderpussy Announce European Tour

Richmond, Virginia natives ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY have just headed over to Europe after finishing a month stint on the road with OBITUARY.

The band are excited for the opportunity to bring their southern metal sound to Europe with support from FIREWIND.

Drummer Bryan Cox has this to say: "We couldn’t be more excited to be returning to Europe and the UK for these shows and it’s truly an honor to be doing it with a band as amazing as Firebird. After having been out for a month with Obituary in the states, we’re feeling really good playing every night and we’re ready to stomp our way across the motherland and deafen as many people as is humanly possible! Come out and see us!"

Alabama Thunderpussy will be hitting Europe up from Iceland to Germany and everywhere in between, make sure to catch their powerful live show when it comes to your town!!! More...

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Alabama Thunderpussy, Firebird European Tour

Alabama Thunderpussy and Firebird will tour Europe together this fall. Here are the tour dates:

10/25 Southampton, U.K. @ Joiners
10/26 Swansea, U.K. @ Sin City
10/27 London, U.K. @ Underworld
10/28 Wolverhampton, U.K. @ Civic Center
10/29 Glasgow, U.K. @ Cathouse
10/30 Sheffield, U.K. @ The Corporation
10/31 Milton Keynes, U.K. @ Woughton Center
11/01 Porto, Portugal @ Porto Rio
11/02 Lisbon, Portugal @ Lotus Bar (No Firebird)
11/03 Athens, Greece @ Ann Club
11/05 Luik, Belgium @ La Zone
11/07 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
11/08 Budapest, Hungary @ Kultiplex
11/09 Slobotna, Slovenia @ Murska
11/13 Winterthur, Switzerland @ Gaswerk
11/14 Geneve, Switzerland @ L'Usine
11/16 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Waterfront
11/17 Kontich, Belgium @ Lintfabriek
11/18 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
11/19 Groningen, Holland @ Simplon
11/20 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
11/22 Dresden, Germany @ Groovestation
11/23 Jena, Germany @ Rosenkeller

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Alabama Thunderpussy Announce European Tour

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY have announced a Fall tour with OBITUARY in support of their brand new full-length Open Fire. ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will join OBITUARY along with FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK on September 11th in Springfield, VA for this four week tour of the U.S.

Immediately following, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will embark on a month-long headlining European tour. This tour will kick-off on October 25th in Southampton, U.K before working its way through Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Germany and many more central E.U. countries. Joining ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY on the tour will be the U.K.’s own FIREBIRD. A complete listing of ATP tour dates can be found online here with more to be announced soon. More...

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Firebird Announce U.K. Tour Dates

FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, has lined up the following U.K. dates:

Dec. 12 - Underworld - London, UK
Dec. 13 - Fenton - Leeds, UK
Dec. 14 - Independent - Sunderland, UK
Dec. 17 - Monkey Bar - Swansea, UK
Dec. 18 - Old Angel - Nottingham, UK

FIREBIRD released its new album, "Hot Wings", in Europe in early July via Rise Above Records. The CD was issued in Japan on May 31 through Victor Entertainment.

FIREBIRD's current recording lineup includes Bill Steer (vocals, guitar), Al Steer (bass) and Ludwig Witt (drums).

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Firebird's "Hot Wings" To Receive European Release

FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will release their new album, "Hot Wings", in Europe in early July via Rise Above Records. The CD will be issued in Japan on May 31 through Victor Entertainment. The track listing for the effort is as follows

01. Carousel
02. Good Times
03. Misty Morning
04. Play The Fool
05. Horse Drawn Man
06. Overnight
07. Bow Bells
08. Flying Blind
09. I Wish You Well
10. Needle In The Groove
11. Last Days Of August (Japanese bonus track)

An American release date for the album has yet to be announced.

FIREBIRD's current recording lineup includes Bill Steer (vocals, guitar), Al Steer (bass) and Ludwig Witt (drums).

Upcoming FIREBIRD shows:

May 25 - Fred Zeppelins – Cork, IRE
May 26 - Fibber Magees - Dublin, IRE
May 27 - Katy Daly's - Belfast, IRE
May 28 - The Dunglow Bar - Derry, IRE

END OF LEVEL BOSS vocalist/guitarist H Armstrong will be playing bass for FIREBIRD on the Irish tour.

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Shining Reforms w/ New Lineup, Plan Tour and Album

Reactivated Swedish Black Metal'ers SHINING have returned. SHINING are now officially allied with the highly repected French record label Osmose Productions.

SHINING leader Kvarforth last year announced the death of the band due to many unpleasant circumstances which have been prominent the past years, both within the band and around him personally. It was said that their album "IV - The Eerie Cold" (Avantgarde, 2005) would be their last. Shortly after the CD's completion, members Phil A. Cirone and Hellhammer (MAYHEM) left the band. Now SHINING return with a basically entirely new lineup consisting of Ludvig Hvit (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREBIRD) on drums, John Doe (CRAFT, TWIN EARTH) on guitar, Hallander on bass and Casado on guitar. The reason for this new lineup is simply because there is a need to play live, which never would have worked out in the long run with the previous members considering the distance between them. A new era has begun to take shape.

SHINING recently played their first three shows ever (one in Sweden and two in Norway) and are currently planning on touring until early 2006, when they will comence the recordings of "V - Besvikelsens Dystra Monotoni" (Osmose, 2006), the follow-up to 2005's "IV - The Eerie Cold". The group's official web site has been updated after a long time of silence from the SHINING camp. Included are new promo photos and live photos from the three recent live performances.

The current tour dates are as follows: More...

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Shining Sign With Osmose Productions

Resurrected Swedish black metallers SHINING are now officially allied with the highly repected french record label Osmose Productions. They have signed a deal of two albums and the first one, "V / Besvikelsens Dystra Monotoni" is to be recorded in April.

To celebrate this event Osmose Productions and SHINING have decided to once and for all issue the first two albums "I / Within Deep Dark Chambers" and "II / Livets Ändhållplats" in luxurious digipack versions including one exclusive bonus track each and for the first time ever fully printed lyrics as well as linear notes. More...

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