Gus G. (Firewind, Etc.) Premieres “Fierce” Music Video

Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has premiered a new video for his new song “Fierce.” This track will appear on his upcoming solo instrumental album.

Gus commented:

“Boo! Check out the video for my brand new single, ‘Fierce’! Don’t be scared, this is just a love story… I came up with the concept of a lonely rock star who eventually finds true love in the eyes of ‘Necromantissa’ — a girl he previously kept hostage in his dungeon. Music finally unites them and they live happily ever after and even form a metal band. Nightmare or reality?? We had tons of fun shooting this, getting in full makeup.

I love certain black metal & shock rock aesthetics & wanted to try something different, instead of doing yet another performance video. And I also wanted to make a video with my cats too.

Many thanks to Panagiotis Kountouras for the excellent directing once again, my immortal beloved & our cats Marquise and Leon.”

Gus G. (Firewind, Etc.) Finishes New Instrumental Album

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Gus G. (Firewind, Etc.) Premieres “Exosphere” Video

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.

Gus commented:

“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, Etc.) To Release New Single “Exosphere” This Week

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. Launches His Own Pickup Company Blackfire Pickups

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) Writing New Solo Album

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 🤘🏻🤘🏻”

Watch Arch Enemy Frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz & Firewind Guitarist Gus G.’s Recent Livestream Performance

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. To Release New EP “Live In Budapest – Part 1” In September

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:

01. “Fearless”
02. “My Will Be Done”
03. “Cold Sweat”
04. “Don’t Tread On Me”

Watch Gus G. Turn Into Satchel G. For A Performance Of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” With Steel Panther

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.