Century Media Records has set a July 24 European release date for the new FIREWIND album, entitled "Allegiance". The album's first single, "Falling to Pieces", will be released June 19 in Greece. It will include an edited version of the title track, the non-album track "Demon Nights" and the BLACKFOOT cover "Teenage Idol" (previously unreleased). The band have just finished shooting a video for "Falling To Pieces" with acclaimed Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR).
"Allegiance" marks FIREWIND's first release with new members Apollo Papathanasio (vocals; ex-MAJESTIC, TIME REQUIEM) and Mark Cross (drums; ex-HELLOWEEN, METALIUM).
Commented guitar wizard and band leader Gus G. (ex-DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, NIGHTRAGE): "Excited? Hell, yeah!! I can't wait until people get to hear our new album. We put so much work into it and I think it paid off in the end. It's easily the best FIREWIND album so far and the most complete effort in my career. Also, we're looking forward to going out and playing the summer festivals. We're eager to present you some of our new stuff and see the reaction!"
"Allegiance" track listing:
01. Allegiance (4:41)
02. Insanity (4:29)
03. Falling To Pieces (4:03)
04. Ready To Strike (4:35)
05. Breaking The Silence [feat. Tara] (4:03)
06. Deliverance (6:07)
07. Till The End of Time (4:36)
08. Dreamchaser (4:07)
09. Before The Storm (3:42)
10. The Essence (4:19)
11. Where Do We Go From Here? (3:57)
Upcoming FIREWIND shows:
May 06 – Thessaloniki, GRE @ Mylos (supporting DOKKEN)
Jun. 10 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 17 – Lorca, SPA @ Lorca Rock Festival