July 21 — Veteran rock act Firewind gave audiences a new preview of its forthcoming live recording, Still Raging this week.
The preview came Friday in the form of a live clip of its performance of the song, ‘Maniac.’ The clip is the second from the forthcoming live recording, which is scheduled for release Sept. 1 on Blu-ray/2CD combo pack. The band premiered the recording’s first live clip, that of ‘Orbital Sunrise,’ early this month.
As guitarist Gus G. Pointed out in a prepared statement, ‘Maniac’ is the theme song for Paramount Pictures’ 1983 hit movie, Flashdance.
“‘Maniac’ is Firewind’s biggest hit and we didn’t even write it!,” he said. “Our Metal version of the Flashdance anthem goes back to 2008 straight out of The Premonition album of ours and it was originally recorded for fun during the album sessions. Whenever we play it live, it instantly gets the crowd on party mode and you can see that on this video from our anniversary hometown show. Enjoy!”
In other news, Firewind is scheduled to perform at a handful of European festivals this summer. The band’s schedule for those festivals is noted below:
29.07.23 CZ – Ostrava v Plamenech
04.08.23 DE – Helmfest
25.08.23 DE – Paddy Rock Open Air
02.09.23 GR – Metal Union Agrinio festival
03.09.23 GR – Gimme Shelter Open Air @ Athens Technopolis
22.09.23 CH – Rocknacht Tenwill
More information on Firewind’s new single, video, and live dates is available along with the album’s latest news at: