GetYourRockOut.com conducted an interview with keyboardist/guitarist Bob Katsionis of Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND at this year’s Download festival, which was held June 8-10 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
“Few Against Many”, the new album from FIREWIND, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 28 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Few Against Many” entered the official chart in Greece at No. 42 and in Germany at No. 90.
A CD-single version of the song “Wall Of Sound” is being released with the current issue (RUSH front cover) of the biggest hardrock/metal magazine in Scandinavia, Sweden Rock Magazine. This single is now exclusively available with the magazine as digipak CD, including the album tracks “Wall Of Sound” and “Few Against Many” as well as a previously unreleased demo version of “Wall Of Sound”.
“Few Against Many” was released in Europe on May 21 via Century Media Records and in North America on May 22 through DisManic, Inc. via eOne Distribution. The CD was mixed by Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, DEATH ANGEL) in Sanford, Florida.
Produced by FIREWIND guitarist Gus G., “Few Against Many” was recorded with his longtime bandmates, vocalist Apollo Papathanasio, keyboardist/guitarist Bob Katsionis and bassist Petros Christo, at Valve Studio in Greece as well as the Sweetspot Studios in Sweden and sees the band expanding on its signature melodic sound with some of its most aggressive songs to date. The CD also marks the recording debut of new FIREWIND drummer Johan Nunez (NIGHTRAGE). The young Belgian is regarded by Gus as a “phenomenal talent,” and anyone that witnessed him on the band’s most recent world tour will no doubt agree.
“Few Against Many” track listing:
01. Wall Of Sound
02. Losing My Mind
03. Few Against Many
04. The Undying Fire
05. Another Dimension
07. Edge Of A Dream (feat. APOCALYPTICA)
09. Long Gone Tomorrow
10. No Heroes, No Sinners
The song “Edge Of A Dream” features a special appearance of Finnish cello superstars APOCALYPTICA.
While the album’s standard version is available in the CD format as well as LP and also as digital download, “Few Against Many” was also released as limited-edition digipak CD with two special bonus tracks: “Battleborn” and an acoustic version of “No Heroes, No Sinners”.
The “Wall Of Sound” video can be seen below. The clip was filmed by Colin Marshall during the band’s recent shows in Greece.
Commented Gus: “We wanted to do a different video this time, instead of the usual indoor studio shootings. So we figured we’d show the band in its comfort zone — on stage. The clip was shot on our most recent shows in Greece this past January and you can witness the mayhem that goes down when we play in our home country! Enjoy!”
FIREWIND 2012 is:
Bob Katsionis – Keyboards, Guitar
Apollo Papathanasio – Vocals
Gus G. – Guitar
Petros Christo – Bass
Jo Nunez – Drums
“Wall Of Sound” video: