Sunday, March 1, 2009

FIREBIRD: 'Grand Union' Release Date Announced

FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will release its fifth album, "Grand Union", on April 20. The CD was recorded and mixed over a two-week period in May 2008 at Berno studios in Malmö, Sweden where FIREBIRD's second album, 2001's "Deluxe", was conceived.

"Grand Union" features a couple of tracks that are "way heavier than the stuff from the last two records," according to Steer, plus no less than three cover versions: JAMES TAYLOR's "One Man Dog", DUSTER BENNETT's "Worried Mind", and a HUMBLE PIE number.

FIREBIRD's current lineup includes Bill Steer (vocals, guitar), Ludwig Witt (drums) and the band's latest addition, Smok Smoczkiewicz (bass).

FIREBIRD released its most recent album, "Hot Wings", in Europe in July 2006 via Rise Above Records. The CD was issued in Japan on May 31, 2006 through Victor Entertainment.

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