GUS G. SIGNS - NEW SOLO DEAL WITH CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS; ANNOUNCES ALBUM RELEASE!
Guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in the Metal and Rock universe for his outstanding work as member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band and as leader of his own group Firewind, has announced the signing of a new solo-artist contract with longtime international partners Century Media Records in order to co-operate on his debut solo-release entitled “I Am The Fire” for the Spring of 2014.
Gus G. comments on the newly signed deal as follows: “Loyalty is a very important thing in the music business and for me it just felt natural to trust my first solo effort to the hands of the record company that has been loyal, supportive and has helped build my career for more than 11 years now - a label that I truly feel as a family. Thank you Robert Kampf, Leif Jensen, Antje Lange, Don Robertson, Steve Joh, Jens Prueter, Nasrin Vahdani, Paul Gargano and rest of Century Family! I truly feel blessed to be a part of the CM history and looking forward to exploring new territories with this new album!”
Century Media’s founder and owner Robert Kampf checked in as well, adding: “Gus G.'s coming solo record "I Am The Fire" is going to be another display of the amazing talent Gus possesses. We at Century Media are proud to work with a player and songwriter of his class and status as well as the fantastic new album that Gus has crafted. Horns up!”
“I Am The Fire” was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther, etc.) and was partly recorded in Los Angeles and partly in Gus’ home country of Greece during the past months. Some song titles included on the release are "Eyes Wide Open", "Redemption", "End Of The Line" and "Blame It On Me".
The album showcases a well-balanced and inspiring mixture of precise song writing, driven contemporary active rock songs, a classic Hard Rock vibe, pounding Metal cuts as well as breathtaking instrumentals. The album takes you on a diverse journey and opens the door to Gus G.’s soulful guitar playing. An exciting cast of talented guest musicians and great vocalists are also appearing on the album. The exact list of participants will be revealed throughout the coming weeks…
Gus G. has had an amazing rise within the scene and amassed an incredible body of work, both on the studio-album and worldwide touring fronts: From his early international inception as up ’n’ coming talent alongside the groups Dream Evil (Sweden), Mystic Prophecy (Germany) or also Nightrage (Greece), it was mainly the restless activity with his own band Firewind (with whom he has released a total of 7 studio albums and 2 live releases so far) as well as his invitation to join Ozzy Osbourne’s line-up ranks for the Grammy nominated “Scream” album release from 2010 and its consequent worldwide touring that fully boosted Gus G.’s reputation and profile to be now considered one of the leading guitarists in the current Metal/Rock scene, also proven via awards such as "Best Metal Guitarist" poll (Guitar Player magazine, US), "Dimebag Darrell Shredder" (Metal Hammer UK Golden Gods Awards) and 3x times poll win for "Best Guitarist" (Metal Hammer, Greece).
“I Am The Fire”, Gus G.’s long overdue solo debut album, will not only stress his skills and status, but also present interesting new facets to his range and an album as exquisite in performance as it is addictive in its catchiness. Look out for the album to street by the end of March 2014 via Century Media Records. More details will follow soon…
FIREWIND - FINAL 2013 DATES ANNOUNCED IN BULGARIA & CYPRUS!
After conquering Australia recently, Melodic Metal Masters Firewind have announced their final 2 shows for 2013 before taking a short break for the next few months. These shows see them returning to their beloved Bulgarian fans with an exclusive show in Sofia on December 10th, but also visiting Cyprus for the first time in the band's career! So, on December 13th, Firewind will unleash their Fire & Fury in Nicosia @ the Pavilion! If you're in the area, make sure not to miss these special shows!
FIREWIND, Greece's leading metal band spearheaded by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., have recently wrapped up an eventful European summer festival season in support of their latest release, the live album "Apotheosis - Live 2012", and consequently celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band in style.
A cool video re-cap of the band's trip to UK's Bloodstock Open Air can now be viewed here:
2013-06-19 FIREWIND - 2nd SONG OFF LIVE RELEASE LAUCHED ONLINE!
FIREWIND, will soon be releasing a new live album entitled “Apotheosis – Live 2012” on June 24th, 2013 via Century Media Records in Europe, digitally only in North America and on July 24th, 2013 via Marquee Records in Japan, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band in style.
Gus G., who just returned from the “Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards” in the UK where he appeared on stage as special guest with Paradise Lost, checked in to comment about the song as follows:
“We've just gotten back from playing a bunch of festivals around Europe and there's still more to come in August! Very excited about the street date of "Apotheosis" in a few days! Listen to the new track "Head Up High", enjoy the summer and pick up our new release!”
FIREWIND, Greece’s leading metal band spearheaded by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., will be releasing a new live album entitled “Apotheosis – Live 2012” on June 24th, 2013 via Century Media Records in Europe and on July 24th, 2013 via Marquee Records in japan, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band in style.
On June 8th, 2013 FIREWIND will be featured on a comprehensive documentary about the recent Full Metal Cruise show on Germany’s ZDF.kultur channel at 21:15 / 9:15 PM. A trailer for the program can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=Zpbd6Y8PCQE