Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has premiered a new video for his new single “Exosphere.” The guitarist recorded the track with bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Jan-Vincent Velazco.
“When the pandemic hit in early 2020, all world touring plans for Firewind were canceled. I found myself stuck at home for a whole year and not knowing what the future will bring. I slowly started putting down new riffs and ideas on my computer and before I knew it, I already gathered enough material for a new album. With a new reality in front of me, I started developing the new solo project and this time I decided to let my guitar be the voice, instead of having a singer or special guests.
This led me to creating a bunch of new instrumental songs. ‘Exosphere‘ was one of the first ideas I put together. I went through many different versions and arrangements before I settled for the final one. The last addition to the song was incorporating some lower registered riffs, after I got my hands on a seven-string guitar for the first time last summer.
The goal was to add some new elements to my music while maintaining my sound and style that I’ve been known for. I’m really happy with the end results and I hope you enjoy the new music. Stay tuned for more to come in the near future!”
Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) will be releasing a new single titled “Exosphere” on April 1. The guitarist tweeted the following about that:
Gus G. (Firewind, etc.) has launched his own pickup company called Blackfire Pickups. The first two pickup sets, “Immortal” and “Proteus,” can be pre-ordered HERE. Gus commented:
“Creating my own pickups was a dream come true. This wasn’t about making another signature piece of gear but rather than creating something new from scratch based in my 20-year-long experience touring and recording professionally. Being on a constant search for the perfect tone, I wanted to make the pickup that will be suitable not only for myself, but for any rock and metal player that is looking for solid, uncompromising tone.”
Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has revealed that he is writing a new solo album. The guitarist said the following about that:
“Being on lockdown can be tough, but it has at least allowed me to work on a lot of new music. I’m officially writing a new solo album which looks like it’ll be all instrumental, but I’ve been writing music with and for other people as well. I guess that’s my meditation, my way of dealing with all the madness. Hope you’re all keeping safe. Have a good weekend 🤘🏻🤘🏻”
On April 17, Arch Enemy frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz and Firewind guitarist Gus G. took part in a livestream for the #TogetherAtHome series. The series, which is fueled by Global Citizen, was launched in support of the World Health Organization as everyone continues to face the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has announced that he will be releasing a digital-only live EP, titled “Live In Budapest – Part 1,” on September 20. The effort, which can be pre-saved HERE, will feature the following tracks:
02. “My Will Be Done”
03. “Cold Sweat”
04. “Don’t Tread On Me”
Gus G. (ex-Ozzy Osbourne, etc.) recently joined Steel Panther onstage as “Satchel G.” for a live cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.” The performance took place on February 19 during a show in Pratteln, Switzerland.
Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has premiered a new video for his song “Don’t Tread On Me.” This track is from his latest album “Fearless.”
Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has premiered a new video for his new single “Force Majeure” featuring UFO’s Vinnie Moore. You can check that out below:
Gus G. (Firewind, etc.) has announced a headlining European tour. Maxxwell and Magical Heart will serve as support.
11/17 – Rostock, Germany – Zwischenbau
11/18 – Oberhausen, Germany – Kulttempel
11/20 – Zoetermeer, Netherlands – Boerderij
11/21 – Genk, Belgium – Colosseum
11/25 – Milan, Italy – Legend Club
11/27 – Sursee, Switzerland – Kulturwerk 118
11/28 – Albstadt, Germany – Tropicana
11/29 – Siegburg, Germany – Kubana
11/30 – Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion
12/01 – Aalen, Germany – Rock It!
12/02 – Vienna, Austria – Escape Metal Corner
12/05 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Randal Club
12/06 – Budapest, Hungary – A38