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.

Gus G. (Firewind, Ex-Ozzy Osbourne) Premieres New Video For “Force Majeure” Feat. UFO’s Vinnie Moore

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.) Announces European Tour

Gus G. (Firewind, etc.) has announced a headlining European tour. Maxxwell and Magical Heart will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

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

Gus G. (Firewind, Ex-Ozzy Osbourne) Shares Playthrough Video For “Thrill Of The Chase”

Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) has shared a playthrough video for “Thrill Of The Chase” off his latest album “Fearless.” He had the following to say about the track:

“‘Thrill Of The Chase’ is the second instrumental on this record. This is a song that showcases, obviously, a lot of my guitar playing. And it’s also a tribute to a lot of my guitar heroes from the ’80s and ’70s. It’s got a heavy, I would say, Michael Schenker and Scorpions influence, and, obviously, a lot of the ’80s shredders that I grew up listening to — the Mike Varney guitar scene. So I just wanted to create a track that takes you back to that time.”