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Firewind Premiere “Welcome To The Empire” Music Video


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Firewind have premiered a music video for their new single “Welcome To The Empire“. That song can be found on the band’s forthcoming self-titled album, which is due out May 15th on AFM Records. The band had Panagiotis Kountouras direct the clip, with guitarist Gus G stating of it:

“‘Welcome To The Empire‘ is the opening track of the album and an obvious choice for a single. Making the video was an ongoing work in progress as we filmed the band performance back in January. However, we wanted to blend in futuristic visual effects for the story and as I’m a huge sci-fi movie fan, I wanted to incorporate something along those lines.

Our director Panagiotis Kountouras came up with the concept and we collaborated with MDP, a vfx company out of Hollywood, CA. The story is set in a dystopia, where humanity has been surrendered to the New World Order. Two cyborgs are playing with the future of mankind in a chess game. Each move has consequences and technology will be the only winner. It was a really challenging production, but we love the end result. We hope you will too!”

The album marks the band’s first with their new frontman Herbie Langhans, who replaced Henning Basse.

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