While hard rock/power metal titans Firewind are not only currently gearing up for the release of their brand new, forthcoming studio album “Stand United”, but also an extensive tour throughout Europe, the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Japan. Today, the band presents a lyric video for their latest single — the powerful hard rock anthem “Chains,” accompanied by a lyric video.
“Stand United” will be available as CD, LP Vinyl, digital formats, and highly collectible bundles including an autographed card, a Firewind cat patch plus a ticket for the band’s upcoming European tour with Masterplan. Pre-order the album HERE.
Iconic guitarist and Firewind mastermind Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Arch Enemy, Dream Evil), 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!”
For more than twenty years, Firewind has enthralled heavy music fans with their exciting blend of hard rock and power metal. Razor-sharp riffs by guitar legend Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Arch Enemy, Dream Evil), big hooks, and solos meet the incredible vocal skills of charismatic singer Herbie Langhans (Avantasia, Radiant, Seventh Avenue, amongst others), who joined the band in 2019.
Their new offering, “Stand United”, features nine brand new songs produced with Dennis Ward (Magnum, Unisonic), as well as a cover of the 80s pop rock classic ‘Talking in Your Sleep’, originally recorded by The Romantics but giving it a metal twist in the style of Firewind.
Their forthcoming, 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 G, who has also contributed with more lyric ideas on this one than any album before. “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 (Grave, Mayhem, among others). Says Gus: “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:
- Salvation Day
- Stand United
- Destiny is Calling
- The Power Lies Within
- Come Undone
- Fallen Angel
- Land of Chaos
- Talking in Your Sleep
- Days of Grace