||FIREWIND ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION DEAL FOR NORTH AMERICA, 'FEW AGAINST MANY' ON THE WAY
3rd February 2012
Greek melodic Metal act Firewind, featuring acclaimed guitarist Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne) are excited to announce a new distribution deal for North America. Joining forces with DisManic, Inc via eOne Distribution, Firewind's hotly anticipated new album 'Few Against Many' will be the first release of this partnership, due May 22nd.
Band driving force Gus G commented: "I'm very excited about this new partnership! While we've been around for some time, 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, Inc./ eOne Distribution and together with our management I'm confident that we will reach the next level."
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Thomas Ziegler (DisManic, Inc.): "Gus is correct, the music industry is changing and more artists realize the great opportunity of acting as their own label, being in the driver's seat and making decisions within a great setup of passionate distribution and marketing professionals. I am very honored to work with Gus G and gang and I am very much looking forward to a successful great partnership."
Firewind's reputation as one of Europe's premier Metal bands was further cemented after the release of the critically lauded 'Days Of Defiance' which saw the band tour the world including festival appearances at Sonisphere UK, Graspop and Hellfest, support slots in Greece with Judas Priest and Scorpions and successful headline tours in Europe, Japan and N. America.
Produced by Gus G, 'Few Against Many', was recorded with long time band mates vocalist Apollo Papathanasio, Bob Katsionis (keyboards/guitar) and bassist Petros Christo at Valve Studio in Greece as well as The Sweetspot Studios in Sweden and sees the band expand on their signature melodic sound with some of their most aggressive songs to date.
'Few Against Many' 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 'Defiance...' world tour will no doubt agree.
Firewind have already announced a few summer festival appearances (including 'Summer Breeze' in Germany and Czech Republic's 'Masters Of Rock') and will be announcing many more as well as the 'Few Against Many' world tour in the coming months.
Firewind will release 'Few Against Many' through Century Media throughout Europe on May 21st.