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  FIREWIND ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION DEAL FOR NORTH AMERICA, 'FEW AGAINST MANY' ON THE WAY
3rd February 2012

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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.


WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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