Gus G. (Firewind, Ex-Ozzy Osbourne) Signs With AFM Records

Gus G. (Firewind, Ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has signed a new deal with AFM Records. The guitarist plans to release his new solo album through the label in April.

Gus G. commented:

“I’m very excited and 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.”

You can catch Gus G. on tour with Vinnie Moore this year. The lineup for Gus G.’s solo band will feature the guitarist, along with bassist/vocalist Dennis Ward and drummer Richie Monica.

Tour Dates:

11/28 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
11/30 Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Agora
12/01 Detroit, MI – The Token Lounge
12/02 Joliet. IL – The Forge
12/03 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
12/06 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
12/07 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
12/08 Stanhope, NJ – The Stanhope House
12/09 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom


Gus G. Premieres “The Quest” Music Video

Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne etc.) has premiered a new video for his song “The Quest,” via Jackson. This song is from his latest album, “Brand New Revolution,” which is available now.

Gus G. said the following:

“Today is a very exciting day for me – not only it’s the start of my solo tour in the U.S. (w/ Angel Vivaldi), but the premiere of my new video for ‘The Quest.’ This is a very special track, as it’s the only instrumental from my Brand New Revolution solo album, and it’s an over the top, high energy metal track, with tons of shredding, big melodies and crazy arrangements. Since the album release, people have been telling me how much they’ve been enjoying this song, so I decided to make a video for it!”

“Working with the iCode Team in Serbia was a great experience and our goal was to make a crazy, cinematic, action packed video inspired by some of my favorite ’80s cult classic films like Mad Max, Conan the Barbarian and Highlander. If you’re into any of these movies, I’m sure you’ll dig this video! Plus, is there a guitar player on this Earth that wouldn’t wanna kill bad guys with his guitar superpowers? Enjoy my friends!”

Gus G. (Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne) & Angel Vivaldi Announce “Operation Domination” Tour

Gus G. (Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne) and Angel Vivaldi have announced a co-headlining tour together. You can see statements from them, along with the dates below.


GUS G said the following:

“I’m very excited to return to the US this Fall to finally hit more markets and play for the fans that were left out on my recent Spring mini-tour. Teaming up with a talented player like Angel Vivaldi seemed like a great opportunity. We’re both stoked to bring the ‘Operation Domination’ tour to the American audiences and we will be performing our own individual sets, but also collaborating on stage together as well. We will have a great band with us that features James Paul Luna of Holy Grail (Official Page) on vocals, Alex Bent (ex-Battlecross, Testament) on drums and Jake Skylyr on bass.

“The setlist will once again be a mixed bag including songs from my solo works, Firewind, Ozzy material but some surprises as well. These shows are not to be missed. See you soon.”

Vivaldi added:

“For me this tour perfectly summarizes the evolution of modern guitar playing. To be able to share a stage with a force such as Gus is both inspiring and refreshing. I cannot wait to see the looks on people’s faces when they see what we have planned! I’m also really excited to dip into music from all my releases including the upcoming re-recordings from The Speed of Dark: Revisited, coming out this year.

“After the recent tragic events in Orlando, I’m going above and beyond to make this tour a much needed celebration of love, inspiration and positive energy. I have some exciting tricks up my sleeve that I’m anxious to unleash on this run. It’s going to be a party!”

Tour Dates:

08/31 New York, NY – Studio at Webster Hall
09/01 Philadelphia, PA – The Voltage Lounge
09/02 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
09/03 Leonardtown, MD – St. Mary’s Fairgrounds
09/06 Winter Park, FL – The Haven
09/07 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
09/09 Stafford, TX – The Pub Fountains
09/10 Ft. Worth, TX – The Rail Club
09/12 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
09/15 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d Rock Bar
09/16 Costa Mesa, CA – Tiki Bar
09/17 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
09/21 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
09/22 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mewes
09/23 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
09/24 Berwin, IL – Wire

Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) Announces 2016 North American Dates

Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) has announced some 2016 North American shows. Check out the dates below.


Tour Dates:

04/15 Rock Island, IL – Ribco
04/16 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
04/17 Bradley, IL – The Looney Bin
04/19 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
04/20 Ottawa, Canada – Brass Monkey
04/21 Toronto, Canada – The Rockpile
04/22 Long Branch, NJ – The Brighton Bar
04/24 Elmhurst, NY – Blackthorne 51

Gus G. Premieres New Song “The Quest”

Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne etc.) is streaming a new song titled “The Quest,” via Guitar World. This song is from his new album, Brand New Revolution, which will be released on July 24.

The guitarist has also revealed that he has partnered with Guitar World for the release of the effort as well. 10,000 copies of the disc will actually be available in the September issue of the newsstand edition of the magazine. Gus G. had the following to say about that:

“I must say that I’m very excited about partnering up with Guitar World to do this special release for my new album. In a current situation where record stores are almost obsolete, CD shelf space is becoming smaller and smaller in mega retailers and the CD format is becoming a thing of the past, I felt why not offer the fans something special? Why not give them a limited version of this album together with Guitar World magazine? Obviously, it’s a guitar player’s record and I’m sure Guitar World‘s readers will appreciate this. I can’t think of a better celebration for the release of Brand New Revolution!”