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Thu
03
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GUS G & TESTAMENT's Alex Skolnick

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Ozzy Osbourne guitarist GUS G. and TESTAMENT's Alex Skolnick join Mitch on episode 146 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. In the episode's first interview GUS G. discusses his new album 'Brand New Revolution', getting the Ozzy gig, working with Ozzy, an update on a new Ozzy album, Firewind and much more.

In the episode's second interview Mitch sits down with Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick. He discusses his new band with Metal Allegiance that also includes The Winery Dogs' Mike Portnoy, Megadeth's David Ellefson and Mark Menghi. We also get an update on the upcoming Testament record, the Alex Skolnick trio, Alex's infamous one night stand as OZZY OSBOURNE's guitarist, TSO, Savatage, Heavy Montreal, and more.

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Quotes from GUS G.:

"I can see Firewind becoming more of an eclectic band in the future."

When he was asked to tryout for Ozzy: "You go 'hold on a second,' have three shots of whiskey, you calm down, and then you reply 'yes, I'd like to audition.'"

Learning the Ozzy songs: "You approach them with respect first of all and love (as a fan). You don't fuck around with those songs."

For More about Alex Skolnick visit:
Online: http://alexskolnick.com and http://www.testamentlegions.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/askolnick and http://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions
Twitter: @AlexSkolnick and @testament

Quotes from Alex Skolnick:

Metal Allegiance: "There wasn't any pressure to sound like a certain band."

New Testament: "I look at it like a car. Eric and Chuck work together. They both have their hands on the wheel and I'm the back seat driver."

Working with Ozzy: "It was this very strange period, so you don't want to get to emotionally attached, but at the same time how can you not. It's a dream gig for a guitar player."

"Even though it was just one show... To do so well in rehearsals that Ozzy decides to book a show. Everybody is going crazy because he's inspired and wants to play. What an acknowledgment."

"There are musicians you outgrow, I saw KISS on the Dynasty tour (I was 10 years old). I thought, 'these are the greatest musicians in the whole world.' I saw KISS on the Psycho Circus tour and I thought, 'Oh my God! They can barely play."

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2015
 
Fri
29
May

GUS G Reveals Teaser Clip & Details For Second Solo Album 'Brand New Revolution'

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Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind guitarist Gus G reveals teaser clip, artwork and tracklisting for his second solo album; 'Brand New Revolution'
 
Check out an exclusive teaser clip featuring a snippet from opening track 'The Quest' here: https://youtu.be/bv8FSY_xnJs
 
After having recently announced his upcoming sophomore solo album release 'Brand New Revolution' via Century Media Records in Europe, Australia and South America, Dismanic / eOne in North America and King Records in Japan, Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind guitarist GUS G. is now ready to launch a few more details about it.
 
'Brand New Revolution' will be released in Europe on July 24, 2015 and comes with artwork (which can be seen above!) once again created by Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net, who already worked with GUS G. on his debut release 'I Am The Fire', and also took care of artwork duties by bands such as Arch Enemy, Kamelot and also Firewind in the past.
 
The album features guest vocal appearances by Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, Talisman), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam) and Mats Lev'n (Candlemass, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen).
 
GUS G. 
'Brand New Revolution'

1. The Quest
2. Brand New Revolution (feat. Jacob Bunton)
3. Burn (feat. Jacob Bunton)
4. We Are One (feat. Jacob Bunton)
5. What Lies Below (feat. Elize Ryd)
6. Behind Those Eyes (feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Gone To Stay (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
8. One More Try (feat. Jacob Bunton)
9. Come Hell Or High Water (feat. Mats Levin)
10. If It Ends Today (feat. Mats Levin)
11. Generation G (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
12. The Demon Inside (feat. Mats Levin)


GUS G. checked in with the following comment about the album: 'As I'm putting the final touches on 'Brand New Revolution', I wanted to give out a bit about the new music. 'The Quest" is the only instrumental of the album and it's a heavy, high energy, technical track. The rest of the album once again features collaborations with some awesome singers / songwriters such as the legendary Jeff Scott Soto, Mats Lev'n, Jacob Bunton and the awesome Elize Ryd of Amaranthe. I feel the album as a whole has many influences, from classic Hard Rock / Metal to more modern and current sounds. Stay tuned as more info will be revealed in the coming days'.
 

'Brand New Revolution' was recorded with Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Steel Panther, etc.) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Metallica, AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, etc.). Just as on 'I Am The Fire', the core of GUS G.'s recording group consisted of Jo Nunez (Firewind) on drums and Marty O' Brien (Lita Ford band) on bass.
 
GUS G. has recently also announced a few more first summer live-dates to launch 'Brand New Revolution'.
 
GUS G. ' Live 2015:
09.06.2015 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Substage + Hellyeah
10.06.2015 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo + Hellyeah
11.06.2015 Utrecht (The Netherlands) - Tivoli De Helling + Hellyeah
10.07.2015 Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival / www.mastersofrock.cz
12.07.2015 Drama (Greece) - Naturart Festival
14.07.2015 Arta (Greece) - Rockin' Arta 2015
18.07.2015 Chania (Greece) - Chania Rock Festival / www.chaniarockfestival.gr
22.07.2015 Ardas (Greece) - Ardas Festival
24.07.2015 Rhodes (Greece) - Colorado Club
29.07.2015 Szekevehersvar (Hungary) - Fezen Fest / www.fezen.hu
More dates following soon'
 
GUS G. online:

http://www.gusgofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialgusg
https://twitter.com/gusgofficial
http://www.youtube.com/firetv
 
Century Media Records online:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia
http://twitter.com/centurymediaeu
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
 
Century Media webshop:
http://www.cmdistro.com
 
GUS G.'s solo debut album 'I Am The Fire' can still be purchased (also as limited expanded CD+DVD version) from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/GusGCMD
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2015
 
Tue
19
Aug

JEFF SCOTT SOTO Announces Dates With Gus G & TSO

Two pieces of tour news to report today for JEFF SCOTT SOTO fans.
 
The vocalist posted these two updates earlier today:
 
"It’s official, I can announce I will be singing for Gus G on his upcoming 4 dates in the US in Oct! We start here in LA then hit Vegas, Ramona (San Diego) and wrap it in Tempe AZ.Stoked to join my friend onstage finally, we’ll be doing mostly material from his current solo album ‘I Am The Fire’ as well as some other gems including something we wrote together for my next album! See you out there!"
 
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"Proud to announce I will be on the upcoming Trans-Siberian Orchestra tour starting on Nov 13 in Council Bluffs IA! It's a brand new show based on the Christmas Attic album, part 3 of the seasonal TSO releases. Will post dates here individually soon but you can find them on this link for starters. Looking forward to seeing you all again as part of the holiday tradition! http://www.trans-siberian.com/tour"
 
 

 

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