Fan-filmed video footage of Greek/American metallers FIREWIND performing their cover version of the Michael Sembello song “Maniac” on October 31 at Manning Bar in Sydnay, Australia can be seen below.
FIREWIND celebrated its 10th anniversary by releasing a live album on June 24 via Century Media Records in Europe. Entitled “Apotheosis – Live 2012″, the CD contains 17 songs recorded at special anniversary shows in Greece as well as all over Europe during the band’s “Few Against Many” tour in 2012. With a playing time of 69 minutes, the effort is a great overview of the band’s career so far, which consists of seven studio albums. It also marks FIREWIND‘s final release with singer Apollo Papathanasio, who decided to leave the group at the end of last year. He has since been replaced by Kelly Sundown Carpenter (ADAGIO, BEYOND TWILIGHT) as session frontman for all 2013 live activities.
The cover artwork for “Apotheosis – Live 2012″, which was released as a digipak in its first limited-edition pressing, was designed by FIREWIND‘s longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes (ARCH ENEMY, ANGRA, DREAM EVIL) based on live photography by Hans-W. Rock.