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FIREWIND shares new song 'Chains'

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FIREWIND will release a new studio album, “Stand United”, on March 1, 2024 via AFM. The official lyric video for the LP’s latest single, the powerful hard rock anthem “Chains”, is now released.

Watch “Chains” below.

FIREWIND mastermind Gus G. says: “This is the last single we put out as we’re getting closer to the ‘Stand United’ album release. It’s leaning more towards the melodic hard rock side of FIREWIND. We hope you enjoy this track and get excited about the upcoming release! See you on the road soon!”

Watch the previously released “Fallen Angel”,“Salvation Day” and ‘Destiny Is Calling’ below.

“Stand United” will be available as CD, LP vinyl, digital formats and highly collectable bundles, including an autographed card, a FIREWIND cat patch plus a ticket for the band’s upcoming European tour with MASTERPLAN. For every ticket bundle purchase, fans will also get the chance to win a meet-and-greet.

“Stand United” features nine brand new songs produced with Dennis Ward (MAGNUMUNISONIC),as well as a cover of the 1980s pop rock classic “Talking In Your Sleep”, originally recorded by THE ROMANTICS but given a metal twist in the style of FIREWINDFIREWIND‘s tenth studio album also bears testament to the band’s sheer enthusiasm and lyrical topics that could not be more relevant.

“I wouldn’t exactly call ‘Stand United’ a classic concept album, but the album title indicates what we’re about thematically,” explains Gus, who has also contributed with more lyric ideas on this album than he did to any prior LP. “This world seems to be getting more and more out of balance, what with environmental disasters, the pandemic, the wars currently raging all over the globe. In such times, it’s more important than ever for mankind to stand close together instead of fighting each other. That’s what ‘Stand United’ is about.”

This basic idea is also reflected in the cover artwork courtesy of Costin Chioreanu (GRAVEMAYHEM).

Gus says: “I always loved the artwork of our debut album, which was based on a real hand painting. With ‘Stand United’ being our tenth album, I wanted an equally authentic template and that’s how I came across Costin. The collage of faces on the cover represent war, greed, betrayal, but also love and unity, which are some of the album’s lyrical themes. I’m just as proud of the artwork as I am of the songs on our new album.”

“Stand United” track listing:
01. Salvation Day
02. Stand United
03. Destiny Is Calling
04. The Power Lies Within
05. Come Undone
06. Fallen Angel
07. Chains
08. Land Of Chaos
09. Talking In Your Sleep
10. Days Of Grace

FIREWIND released a concert album/Blu-ray, Still Raging, on September 1, 2023 via AFM Records.

In support of Stand United and among a European tour with MASTERPLAN kicking off in February, FIREWIND will not only return to the US and Canada this Spring, but have also announced new live dates for the UK and Japan! Make sure to see them live on tour, Tickets and VIP bundles are available at THIS LOCATION.

29.02 – Frankfurt, Das Bett
01.03 – Bochum, Matrix
02.03 – Uden, De Pul
03.03 – Savigny Le Temple, L’Empreinte
06.03 – Barcelona, Sala Wolf
07.03 – Madrid, Shoko
08.03 – Pamplona, Totem
11.03 – Munich, Backstage Halle
12.03 – Wien, Szene
13.03 – Bratislava, Randal Club
14.03 – Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
15.03 – Lublin, Studio im. Budki Suflera
16.03 – Zabrze – CK Wiatrak
17.03 – Leipzig – Hellraiser
20.03 – Oslo, John Dee
21.03 – Malmö, Plan B
22.03 – Gothenburg, Surr Arena
23.03 – Gävle, Gasklockorna
24.03 – Stockholm, Biblioteket Live

30.03 – London, Underworld
(w/ special guests Fury)

FIREWIND 2024 is:
Gus G. (guitar)
Herbie Langhans (vocals)
Petros Christo (bass)
Jo Nunez (drums)

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