Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND — who feature in their ranks current OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G. — will release their new album, “Few Against Many”, 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. A digital single, “Wall Of Sound”, will precede the full-length CD in late April. Look out for the track via your digital retail platform of choice as of the following date per country:
* Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Australia, New Zealand: Friday, April 20
* U.K.: Sunday, April 22
* Benelux, France, Greece, Denmark, Portugal, Rest Of Europe: Monday, April 23
* Spain: Tuesday, April 24
* Sweden, Finland, Hungary: Wednesday, April 25
Produced by Gus, “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.
The “Few Against Many” cover artwork can be seen below.
FIREWIND 2012 is:
Bob Katsionis – Keyboards, Guitar
Apollo Papathanasio – Vocals
Gus G. – Guitar
Petros Christo – Bass
Jo Nunez – Drums
FIREWIND debuted two brand new songs — “Wall Of Sound” and “Losing My Mind” — during its headlining concert on January 14 at the Fuzz Club in Athens, Greece.
FIREWIND has already announced a few summer festival appearances (including Summer Breeze in Germany and Czech Republic’s Masters Of Rock) and will play three shows in China and Taiwan at the end of August. The band will also embark on a European headlining tour in September/October with support from LEAVES’ EYES.