Nightrage Posts Live Footage For “The Venomous” From Athens Show

Earlier this month the Greek/Swedish melodic death metal act Nightrage joined Firewind on the “Immortals Over Greece 2017” tour. Now the video footage for “The Venomous”, from the Athens show (December 16th), has been posted online.

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New Video Clip “Invincible” Available From Manimal

Swedish heavy metal act Manimal issued a new video clip for the song “Invincible.” The song is taken from the 2015 album “Trapped In The Shadows.”

The footage from the video was captured from the band’s European tour with Firewind and Scar Of The Sun from earlier this year.

Check it out here:

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EPK Promo Clip For New Album “Immortals” Issued By Firewind

Greek power metal group Firewind – led by guitar wizard Gus G. – released a EPK video for the upcoming new album “Immortals.” The album is set to hit the streets on January 20, 2017 via AFM Records in North America and Century Media in Europe.

The clip gives a behind the scenes look into the making of “Immortals.” The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Hands Of Time (song streaming here)
2. We Defy
3. Ode To Leonidas
4. Back On The Throne
5. Live And Die By The Sword
6. Wars Of Ages
7. Lady Of 1000 Sorrows
8. Immortals
9. Warriors And Saints
10. Rise From The Ashes
11. Vision Of Tomorrow (Bonus Track on Digipak)

Check out the clip here:

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Manimal Releases “Trapped In The Shadows” Video

Here’s your treat for Halloween: Swedish heavy metallers Manimal just released a new video clip, filmed for the title track of recent album, “Trapped In The Shadows.” Check it out below, and you can also catch Manimal supporting Firewind on an European tour in February / March of 2017. Full details on the tour are available here.

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Allegiance Of Rock Collaboration Announced

The new Swedish supergroup Allegiance Of Rock is a collaboration consisting of Gus G (Ozzy, Firewind) on guitars, John Leven (Europe) on bass, Anders Johansson (Hammerfall, Yngwie Malmsteen) on drums, and Mats Leven (Candlemass, Gus G) on vocals.

This all-star alliance will be united for the very first time at Stockholm Rocks Festival on May 7th, 2016 at Debaser Medis, Sweden.

The band will be performing songs from the past, present and future of their own back catalogs and more. Prepare yourself for screaming guitars, thundering bass and drums and voices from another world.

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Dimlight Releasing “The Lost Chapters” Album

After having toured extensively in Europe and shared the stage with Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, Epica,
Septic Flesh, Rotting Christ, Firewind, The Haunted, and many more, Dimlight is ready to release
new album “The Lost Chapters” on Sliptrick Records.

“The Lost Chapters” is due out digitally on December the 20th on all download and streaming platforms and physically in early January (Europe) and March / April (North America and ROW).

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Firewind Recruits New Vocalist Henning Basse

Firewind just issued the following announcement about officially recruiting Henning Basse as the band’s full-time vocalist:

“Today we’re happy to announce our new singer! And it’s none other than Henning Basse! Some of you might know him from his work in Metalium, others might have also seen him on stage with us. Henning is no stranger to Firewind fans as he toured the world with us back in 2007!

“Since last year he started playing some shows w/ Gus G’s solo band and he delivered amazing performances, stunning the crowds all over Europe! Henning is an amazing frontman & a personality that totally fits with what Firewind is all about. Please welcome Henning to the family, we promise you the upcoming shows will rock harder than ever!!”

Henning steps in following the departure of former vocalist Apollo Papathanasio all the way back in 2013.

BREAKING THE SILENCE!!Today we’re happy to announce our new singer! And it’s none other than Henning Basse! Some of you might know him from his work in Metalium, others might have also seen him on stage with us. Henning is no stranger to Firewind fans as he toured the world with us back in 2007! Since last year he started playing some shows w/ Gus G’s solo band and he delivered amazing performances, stunning the crowds all over Europe! Henning is an amazing frontman & a personality that totally fits with what Firewind is all about. Please welcome Henning to the family, we promise you the upcoming shows will Rock harder than ever!!

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Gus G. Posts “I Am The Fire” Album Track-By-Track

Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Firewind mastermind Gus G. has launched a track-by-track video for his upcoming solo album debut, “I Am The Fire”, due out tomorrow (March 18th) in North America via Century Media Records.

Featuring clips of each album track and an exclusive interview with GUS G., the video can be viewed below. The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. My Will Be Done (feat. Mats Levén)
2. Blame It On Me (feat. Mats Levén)
3. I Am The Fire (feat. Devour The Day)
4. Vengeance (feat. David Ellefson)
5. Long Way Down (feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
6. Just Can’t Let Go (feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Terrified (feat. Billy Sheehan)
8. Eyes Wide Open (feat. Mats Levén)
9. Redemption (feat. Michael Starr)
10. Summer Days (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
11. Dreamkeeper (feat. Tom S. Englund)
12. End Of The Line (feat. Mats Levén)

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Preview Clip Of Gamma Ray’s New DVD/2CD Live LP "Skeletons & Majesties Live" Posted

German metal act Gamma Ray posted a preview clip from the band’s upcoming live DVD/2CD Live LP “Skeletons & Majesties Live.” The DVD features the live recording of the band’s performance at the legendary Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland on April 29th, 2011 and will now be released on 2CD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 30th, 2012 through earOne Music. The DVD and Blu-ray also feature additional bonus tracks, lots of behind the scenes bonus material, rare archive material and interviews with the band.

“Skeletons & Majesties Live” has a playing time of two hours and is a tour de force through the band’s history so far, including lots of hits and classics, but also tracks which were undeservedly under-represented to date.

“The EP, ‘Skeletons & Majesties,’ is practically a continuation of our ‘Skeletons In The Closet’ concept, in other words: new versions of songs which didn’t receive the attention they deserve, as well as unplugged versions of some of our classics,” says Kai Hansen, the band’s vocalist, guitarist and founder.

The double CD includes a total of 18 songs (plus intro & interlude); DVD and Blu-ray will feature six additional bonus tracks with alternative versions of “The Spirit,” “Wings Of Destiny,” “Farewell,” “Gamma Ray,” “Time To Break Free” and “Insurrection,” all recorded at another show at the Zeche in Bochum, the day before the Pratteln show . In addition, the DVD and Blu-ray feature behind the scenes bonus material, very rare archive material and interviews with the band.

The release of “Skeletons & Majesties Live” will mark the beginning of an eventful 2013 for Gamma Ray: After Hansen spent 2012 concentrating mainly on his second band, Unisonic, he and his three colleagues Henjo Richter (guitar), Dirk Schlächter (bass) and new addition Michael Ehré (the Firewind/Love.Might.Kill drummer has replaced Daniel Zimmermann, who left the Gamma Ray fold on friendly terms in January 2011) are now focusing exclusively on Gamma Ray again. A co-headlining tour with Helloween has been scheduled for February 2013 and will also mark the arrival of a new Gamma Ray studio recording.

“Gamma Ray will have top priority in 2013,” comments Hansen, “and ‘Skeletons & Majesties Live’ is the perfect harbinger of this!”

Check out the preview clip here:

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Quality Firewind Live Footage From Greece Hits Web

Footage from the Firewind show last night at Babylonia Mylos in Thessaloniki, Greece hit the web. The footage comes courtesy of Kazandb TV and features the song “The Undying Fire,” from the band’s latest album “Few Against Many.”

Check out the footage here:

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