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GUS G 'Fearless' On New Album Due April 20

Friday, April 20, 2018
Highly acclaimed guitarist GUS G. is set to release his new album, titled “Fearless”, on April 20th. “Fearless” is the successor to 2015’s “Brand New Revolution” and marks the Firewind mastermind’s first release since exiting Ozzy Osbourne’s band in 2017.
On “Fearless” Gus joins forces with vocalist/bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69/Unisonic) and drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence, Black Label Society).
“Dennis and I have collaborated very closely for a number years, he produced the current Firewind album Immortals, among other things. We’re on the same musical wavelength and simply continued our cooperation after the Firewind production,” Gus describes his relationship with the multitalented German-American. “I sent him demos of and ideas for my new songs and once we had enough material and started to think about vocalists, Dennis suggested recording the album as a trio. A lot of people don’t realise that Dennis is not only a brilliant songwriter, bassist and producer but also an excellent singer. I immediately liked his suggestion because this would be very different from everything else I’ve done before.” It was only a short step from the enlistment of drummer Will Hunt. Gus: “Will was at the very top of my wish list. Fate smiled on me because we played at the Frankfurt music fair 2017 during my tour with Steve Stevens, and Will stayed at the same hotel. So I approached him, we talked for a while and he agreed. Last August he came to the studio and recorded the drum parts for the whole album within two and a half days. A real pro with a great groove and an awesome punch.”
Which applies not only to Hunt and Ward, but of course also to Gus G. himself, who once again proves to be a phenomenal guitarist on Fearless, presenting technical skills which exclude all possibility of doubt and a compositional talent that allows his fellow musicians to shine. Hard-as-nails metal tracks such as the opener ‘Letting Go’, ‘Mr Manson’, which is driven by a dark bass/guitar riff, and the subsequent melodic ‘Don´t Tread On Me’ immediately propel the new album into the desired direction. At the same time, the three instrumental songs give listeners an idea of the outstanding talent of the 37-year-old who is easily on a par with George Lynch (‘Mr. Scary’) and Michael Schenker (‘Into The Arena’). “A lot of fans have asked me to record more instrumental tracks. Voilà, here they are,” grins Gus. Last but not least, the successful cover version of the Dire Straits classic ‘Money For Nothing’, which surprises with an unusual change of key after the noteworthy intro, deserves a mention. But it’s certainly not the only surprise that this amazing album holds in store!
01. Letting Go
02. Mr Manson
03. Don´t Tread On Me
04. Fearless
05. Nothing To Say
06. Money For Nothing
07. Chances
08. Thrill Of The Chase
09. Big City
10. Last Of My Kind
Bonus tracks on Digipak/Vinyl:
11. Little Ain´t Enough
12. Aftermath
Gus G. (Guitar)
Dennis Ward (Vocals/Bass)
Will Hunt (Drums)

GUS G signs with AFM Records / North American tour with Vinnie Moore

Gus G signs with AFM Records / North American tour with Vinnie Moore to kick off on November 28.
Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Firewind mastermind Gus G. has signed a worldwide deal with AFM Records; for his solo band GUS G
“I'm very excited & happy to confirm that I've signed a worldwide solo record deal with one of Europe's premier record labels, AFM Records! In my opinion, AFM is one of the few labels today that care for artist development, their team is really passionate about what they do and they have fresh and exciting ideas. We briefly worked together on Firewind's "Immortals" album for the North American territory and now I'm looking forward to the full scale collaboration on my next solo album”, Gus G. states.
A brand new studio album is in the making currently and will be released in April 2018.
But before, GUS G. will play a North American tour with Vinnie Moore, kicking off on November 28th in Derry, New Hampshire – presenting a surprising, brand new power trio line-up for the very first time: Gus will be joined by Dennis Ward on bass / vocals and Richie Monica on drums.
“Metal fans might know Dennis as the bass player from the bands Unisonic and Pink Cream 69”, says Gus. “What people might not know about him is that he's a multi-talented songwriter, producer AND singer. Since me and Dennis have been working on songs for Firewind's latest album release but also now on my upcoming solo record, I only felt it was natural to invite him to play this music with me on stage. So, obviously forming a power trio is a new setup and we're really looking forward to rocking the US crowds this Winter but also with my upcoming album tour cycle.”
AFM A&R Timo Hoffmann: “After releasing Firewind’s latest studio album “Immortals” in North America earlier this year, we are beyond excited that Gus decided to make AFM the new label home for his solo career as well. No words needed to praise the man’s qualities – Gus was a household name and highly acclaimed musician/songwriter long before he joined Ozzy’s band. Ever since its inception, he is the driving force behind Firewind and in addition has established a solo career, delivering outstanding up-to-date hard rock with finesse. Fans can look forward to a fantastic new GUS G. album which will see the light of day in April 2018.”
“Gunslinger” tour dates (w/ Vinnie Moore):
Nov. 28 - Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall 
Nov. 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland Agora
Dec. 01 - Detroit, MI @ The Token Lounge
Dec. 02 - Joliet. IL @ The Forge 
Dec. 03 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Dec. 06 - Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
Dec. 07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar 
Dec. 08 - Stanhope, NJ @ The Stanhope House
Dec. 09 - Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom



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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Twitter: @gusgofficial

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."

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

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Friday, July 24, 2015
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:
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 /, 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).
'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 /
12.07.2015 Drama (Greece) - Naturart Festival
14.07.2015 Arta (Greece) - Rockin' Arta 2015
18.07.2015 Chania (Greece) - Chania Rock Festival /
22.07.2015 Ardas (Greece) - Ardas Festival
24.07.2015 Rhodes (Greece) - Colorado Club
29.07.2015 Szekevehersvar (Hungary) - Fezen Fest /
More dates following soon'
GUS G. online:
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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:

JEFF SCOTT SOTO Announces Dates With Gus G & TSO

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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!"
"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!"


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