Guitar virtuoso GUS G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as OZZY OSBOURNE’s guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, has released an EPK offering an inside look at his debut solo album ‘I AM THE FIRE‘. The album will hit stores March 18, 2014 in North America (March 17 in Europe) and will be released worldwide by Century Media Records. You can watch the EPK here:
“I Am The Fire (featuring Devour The Day)” is the first radio single from the album and has been added into active rotation at SiriusXM Octane. The track goes for adds at terrestrial radio February 18, and the single will go on-sale digitally February 25 via iTunes (single artwork pictured above).
A first song from the album can be heard via a video for the album’s opening track “My Will Be Done (featuring Mats Levén)” – click here to watch the video.
‘I AM THE FIRE‘ TRACK LISTING:
- My Will Be Done (feat. Mats Levén)
- Blame It On Me (feat. Mats Levén)
- I Am The Fire (feat. Devour The Day)
- Vengeance (feat. David Ellefson)
- Long Way Down (feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
- Just Can’t Let Go (feat. Jacob Bunton)
- Terrified (feat. Billy Sheehan)
- Eyes Wide Open (feat. Mats Levén)
- Redemption (feat. Michael Starr)
- Summer Days (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
- Dreamkeeper (feat. Tom S. Englund)
- End Of The Line (feat. Mats Levén)
Gus handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on ‘I AM THE FIRE‘, and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that help bring his vision to fruition: drummers JEFF FRIEDL [A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo] and DANIEL ERLANDSSON [Arch Enemy], bassists DAVID ELLEFSON [Megadeth], BILLY SHEEHAN [Mr. Big, David Lee Roth] and MARTY O’BRIEN [Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen], and vocalists MATS LEVEN [Clandesmass, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion], BLAKE ALLISON [Devour The Day], MICHAEL STARR [Steel Panther], ALEXIA RODRIGUEZ [Eyes Set To Kill], TOM S. ENGLUND [Evergrey], JACOB BUNTON [Adler] and JEFF SCOTT SOTO [Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Journey].
‘I AM THE FIRE‘ was mixed by Jay Ruston [Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther] and was recorded between Los Angeles and Gus’ home country of Greece through the latter half of 2013. A few of the album’s tracks include “Eyes Wide Open,” “Redemption,” “End Of The Line” and “Blame It On Me.” The album showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey and opening doors to GUS G.’s soulful playing.
GUS G. has had an amazing rise within the worldwide rock and metal scenes and has amassed an impressive body of work, both in studio and touring. He emerged as an up-and-coming talent with the groups DREAM EVIL [Sweden], MYSTIC PROPHECY [German] and NIGHTRAGE [Greece], but it is his work with his own band FIREWIND (who have released seven studio albums and two live releases) and as a member of OZZY OSBOURNE’s band that have helped him emerge as one of the world’s top metal and rock guitarists. His work on OZZY’s ‘Scream’ album led to a Grammy nomination in 2010, and his list of accolades includes Guitar Player Magazine’s Best Metal Guitarist, the Dimebag Darrell Shredder award at the Metal Hammer UK Golden Gods Awards, and Metal Hammer Greece Best Guitarist on four separate occasions.
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