FIREWIND - 'Head Up High' Track From Apotheosis - Live 2012 Streaming

June 19, 2013, 6 years ago

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Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, featuring guitar-wizard Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE), will be releasing a new live album, entitled Apotheosis - Live 2012, on June 24th, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band in style.

The cover artwork for Apotheosis - Live 2012, which will be released as digipak in its first limited edition pressing, was designed by Firewind's longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes /, based on live photography by Hans-W. Rock.

Apotheosis - Live 2012 tracklisting:

'Head Up High'

'Wall Of Sound'


'Few Against Many'

'The Departure'

'Heading For The Dawn'

'Losing My Mind'

'World On Fire'

Guitar Solo 2012


'Between Heaven And Hell'

Piano Solo

'Edge Of A Dream'

'Mercenary Man'



'Falling To Pieces'

'Head Up High':

'Few Against Many':

Official trailer:

The 17 songs featured on this live release were recorded at special anniversary shows in Greece as well as all over Europe during the band’s Few Against Many tour in 2012, and comes with a playing time of 69 minutes, featuring a great overview of the band’s 7-albums spanning career so far, as well as quite a different tracklisting than 2008’s Live Premonition release. Apotheosis - Live 2012 also marks the final Firewind release with longterm singer Apollo Papathanasio, who left the band by the end of last year. He has since been be replaced by Kelly Sundown Carpenter (ADAGIO, BEYOND TWILIGHT) as session frontman for all 2013 live-activities.

Gus G. recently checked in to comment on the release: “Apotheosis = the glorification of a subject to a divine level. That is the word that came to my mind, while thinking of how I could best describe the feeling and the vibe of those four anniversary shows we played in our homeland Greece and our last European headline tour in 2012! So that had to be our live album's title. You can feel the energy on these recordings, you can hear the screams of the most hardcore fans and the Firewind chants... it's all there. No doubt about it, it's the sheer love from our fans and supporters that has kept us alive and strong for 10 years and we wanted to celebrate all that with this album. We recorded all those shows, chose the best performances and now we can't wait to release this one! See you out there this spring and summer on European festival stages!”

Live dates:


9 - Derbyshire, UK - Bloodstock Festival
10 - Berlin, Germany - DRK Rocks
15 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany - Summer Breeze

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