Firewind have announced a brand new studio album, Stand United, set for release March 1, 2024 via AFM.
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 & Greet.
In support of their upcoming album release, Firewind have shared a new single taken off Stand United, the album’s opening track “Salvation Day.”
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.
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. “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 list:
01. Salvation Day
02. Stand United
03. Destiny is Calling
04. The Power Lies Within
05. Come Undone
06. Fallen Angel
08. Land of Chaos
09. Talking in Your Sleep
10. Days of Grace