Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has officially finished his new instrumental album. A new song from the effort, titled “Fierce,” will be released later this month.
Gus said the following:
“If you guys noticed, I released a single [in early April]. It was the first single. It’s called ‘Exosphere‘. It’s part of the album. There’s gonna be more singles coming out. We’re planning to release them in different phases, and then I think sometime around this fall, we’re gonna drop the whole album. I guess it’s a new way of doing things — kind of like teasing the album with singles first and seeing how they perform and what people think and let people get used to it. Actually, there’s a new single coming out, I think, in June. Yeah, so that’s a few days from now. It’s gonna be called ‘Fierce’, and it’s a real metal track, I think. If you guys like my past instrumentals or stuff that FIREWIND has done, the fast stuff, you’re gonna like this. It’s a fast song. There’s a lot of shredding. And a really funny video. So I can’t wait for you to check it out. I’m not gonna say any more. But, yeah, it’ll be out in a few days, and you’ll see and hopefully you can tell me what you think.
The album is done. It’s finished — mixed and mastered. Dennis Ward [PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC], he played bass on it and he mixed and mastered it. I have a new drummer who’s playing on it. His name is [Jan-]Vincent Velazco. He’s a great, killer drummer. He’s from England. And he contacted me last year online, and he said, ‘Hey, dude, if you need a drummer, let me know.’ And I checked him out, and I was blown away by his skills, by his playing. So I thought hey, why not? Why not collaborate with somebody new? At the time, Johan [Nunez] was not available to record. ‘Cause I was planning to ask Johan from FIREWIND to play. But he went back to school to finish a course, so I thought why not collaborate with Vincent? But, yeah, more on that later. I’m gonna be posting a bunch of stuff about the new album when the time comes.
I’m still not sure what to call the album, actually. I have an idea in mind; I have a title. But this is gonna be my first all-instrumental album, so there’s a lot of guitar on it, different things on it — not just metal stuff. There’s some more mellow, some bluesier things, but then, of course, there’s a lot of shredding too. And I’m looking forward to releasing it. It’s a big step for me.”