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Formed: 1998
From: Athens, Greece
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Below is our complete Firewind 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Firewind Cancels Summer Breeze Festival Gig

An announcement on the Official Summer Breeze Festival website indicates that Firewind has cancelled its scheduled performance at the event on August 17, 2012 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. A reason was not cited.

The entire post reads:

"Unfortunately we have to inform you that FIREWIND have cancelled their appearance at SUMMER BREEZE 2012. Our apologies to all those who were looking forward to seeing them. We will not rest until we can book the band again for SUMMER BREEZE in the years to come."

For dates and venues on the band's upcoming tour schedule in support of the latest album "Few Against Many," including the European trek with Leaves' Eyes this fall, can be found by heading over to this location.

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Firewind Posts European Tour Trailer

Firewind posted a trailer for the upcoming fall tour of Europe with Leaves' Eyes. For dates and venues, head over to this location.

Check out the trailer here:

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Firewind Updates Tour Schedule

Firewind released the band's new album "Few Against Many" last month, and the group will soon be embarking on European and Asian tour dates in support of the release, starting with festival appearances in July. The band's update tour schedule is now as follows:

13.07. Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
14.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival
18.07. Thessaloniki (Greece) - Mylos Open Air
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival
17.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air

Asian Tour 2012:
24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:
13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar
25.09.2012 Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09.2012 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) - Godset
30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

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Firewind Posts "Few Against Many" EPK Video

Firewind posted an EPK promo video for the band's forthcoming new release "Few Against Many," the band's seventh full length studio release. The album is set for release via Century Media on May 21, 2012 (Europe), May 22, 2012 (N. America), and May 23, 2012 (Japan).

The band recently released a new music video for the first single "Wall of Sound," which can be seen at this location.

Check out the promo video here:

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Firewind Posts "Wall Of Sound" Video

Firewind has posted a new official video clip online for the song "Wall Of Sound," which is taken from the upcoming new album "Few Against Many."

The album is set for release via Century Media on May 21st (Europe), May 22nd (N. America), and May 23rd (Japan). A teaser trailer for "Few Against Many" is available at this location.

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Firewind Announces More U.K. Tour Dates

In addition the band's previously announced European tour dates, Firewind has now added on additional U.K. and Irish tour dates with Leaves' Eyes. The newly added dates are as follows:

13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar

Firewind is also set to release "Few Against Many" on May 21st (Europe), May 22nd (N. America), and May 23rd (Japan). A teaser trailer can be viewed at this location.

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Firewind Posts "Few Against Many" Trailer

Watch the trailer for Firewind's new album "Few Against Many" in the player below, which is set to be released May 21st (Europe), May 22nd (N. America), and May 23rd (Japan).

Firewind has also announced the first string of European dates in support of the forthcoming LP "Few Against Many" starting on September 25th, 2012 in Paris. Symphonic metal band Leaves Eyes will provide support.

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Firewind Announces 'Few Against Many' Tour Dates

Power metal band Firewind announced the first string of European dates in support of the forthcoming LP "Few Against Many" starting on September 25, 2012 in Paris. Symphonic metal band Leaves Eyes will provide support. "Few Against Many" is scheduled for on May 21, 2012 through Century Media Records (EU) and May 22, 2012 through DisManic Distribution via E1 Music (North America).

Check out the confirmed tour dates on the poster below:

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Firewind Unveils "Few Against Many" Cover Artwork

Power metal band Firewind unveiled the album artwork for the band's forthcoming LP "Few Against Many." The album is scheduled for on May 21, 2012 through Century Media Records (EU) and May 22, 2012 through DisManic Distribution via E1 Music (North America).

The artwork can be seen here:

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Firewind Posts Studio Diary, Pt. IV

Power metal band Firewind posted the fourth part of its studio diary from the band's recordings for the new LP "Few Against Many." This video showcases on the keyboards. The band will release the album on May 22, 2012 through DisManic Distribution via E1 Music (North America) and Century Media Records (EU).

Check out the video here:

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Firewind Posts Studio Diary, Pt. III

Power metal band Firewind posted the third part of its studio diary from the band's recording of the seventh album "Few Against Many." The band will release the album on May 22, 2012 through DisManic Distribution via E1 Music (North America) and Century Media Records (EU).

In the following video, the band features the guitar recordings:

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Firewind Announces North American Release Date

Greek melodic metal band Firewind, who recently completed the band's new album "Few Against Many," have announced a new distribution deal for its release in North America with DisManic Distribution via E1 Music. The release date was set for May 22, 2012. Firewind will release the new album through Century Media in Europe.

Guitarist Gus G commented on the new deal: "I'm very excited about this new partnership! While we've been around for sometime, North American territory is relatively new ground for us. And since the music industry is changing drastically these days, we felt we should be more in control on our new release. We are fortunate to have a great team behind us for our N. American release, including Thomas Ziegler of DisManic/E1 Music and together with our management I'm confident that we will reach the next level. "

"Few Against Many" was produced by Gus G, and recorded with long time band mates vocalist Apollo Papathansio, Bob Katsionis (keyboards/guitar) and bassist Petros Christo at "Valve Studio" in Greece as well as"The Sweetspot Studios" in Sweden. According to the press release, the new LP "sees the band expand on their signature melodic sound with some of their most aggressive songs to date." The album also marks the recording debut of new drummer Johan Nunez (Nightrage).

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Firewind Reveals New Album Title

Greek melodic metal band Firewind has re-signed with Century Media Records for a worldwide deal (excluding North America). Guitarist 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!"

Century Media's European label manager, Antje Lange, added:

"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?"

The bans is are currently in the studio recording the new studio album "Few Against Many," which is tentatively scheduled for a summer release. Check out the band's latest studio diary by heading over to this location.

The band has already announced the first couple of European summer festival dates: Masters Of Rock Festival (Czech Republic) and Summer Breeze (Germany). Below are the confirmed show dates for the band in 2012 so far:

13.01. Ioannina (Greece) - Boxx Live Stage
14.01. Athens (Greece) - FUZZ
12.-15.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic)
16.-18.08.Dinkelsbühl (Germany)

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Firewind Posts New Studio Video Diary

Firewind has now posted a second studio video diary online chronicling the band's time working on new material, which can be viewed below. The first video diary is also still online here. The band commented on the new clip:

"Check out FIREWIND in the studio recording their upcoming new album, scheduled for a Spring 2012 release!!! Here is Part 2 - Petros Christo recording the bass. Enjoy!"

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Scar Of The Sun Lining Up European Tour

Scar of the Sun, which began writing new material for an upcoming album earlier this year, has checked in with the following update about lining up a European tour and supporting Firewind at an upcoming live show:

"Hello everybody! We got some cool news for you after an extended time of silence. The band will be the direct support for the forthcoming Firewind only date in Athens, Greece on the 14th of January 2012, at the Fuzz club. We are all excited for the fact that we will be supporting this legendary band and we're preparing for a great show!

"Bare Infinity will be the opening act of the show, so the bill is really interesting and multidimensional! This is the official facebook page of the event, please feel free to check it out here.

"Tickets can be found at Tickethouse, Puplic and also on www.ticketarena.gr. The price on the presale is 18€. On the day of the event the price will be 20€, so hurry up an get your ticket as soon as possible! The band would like to thank deeply Firewind and Elias Aravidis for the invitation to participate in this very cool concert.

"In other news, the band has confirmed its first European tour, for which there will be an anouncement very soon, so stay tuned! See you people on January the 14th!"

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Firewind Posts Studio Diary, Pt. I

Greek now Boston based power metal band Firewind is back in the studio recording it's seventh album and follow up to the successful "Days Of Defiance" LP and tour. The band posted the first of a series of Studio Diary videos, this one showing the drum recordings.

Check out the video here:

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Firewind To Record New Material

Guitarist Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne) has issued the following brief announcement via his Twitter account about Firewind gearing up to record a new album:

"Whats up everyone...I've been rehearsing this past week w/ FW like crazy. We're ready 2 start recordings, will keep u posted as we go along."

Further details on the upcoming Firewind release, which will follow the "Days of Defiance" album, will be released as they become available. In the mean time, you can check out footage of Firewind performing a live show in Cleveland by navigating over to this location.

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Firewind Live Footage Posted Online

Vidz-R-Us has posted footage online of Firewind performing live at Peabody's in Cleveland, Ohio on October 16th 2011. You can check out footage of Firewind playing "The Ark of Lies" and "Fire and the Fury" below.

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Arsis Posts New Video Inviting Fans To Tour

Melodic death metal artists Arsis posted a video of bassist Noah Martin of ARSIS inviting fans to the band's "Frets Of Fury" tour with Firewind, White Wizzard and Nightrage. Tour dates are posted below.

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Firewind Vocalist To Miss European Tour

Firewind has announced that singer Apollo Papathanasio will be forced to miss the band's European tour for family reasons. Amaseffer vocalist Mats Leven will fill in.

The official announcement reads:

"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 More...

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