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Gus G. (Ozzy, Firewind Guitarist) Announces Guitar Center “Sessions” Hollywood Performance On 4/21; Free To The Pubic

April 13th, 2011

There is no doubt that one of the most stunning guitar players in the hard rock/metal scene right now is Gus G. (Ozzy, Firewind) and he is proud to be partnering up with Guitar Center for an upcoming “Sessions” event. This three hour instructional seminar will take place on Thursday, April 21st at Guitar Center Hollywood beginning at 7PM. This is a free event, but space is limited so be sure to get there early so you don’t miss out on this very intimate evening. Fans can expect to see Gus perform lots of his favorite riffs, participate in a Q+A segment and autograph signing. For additional information feel free to visit http://gc.guitarcenter.com/sessions/gusg/.

Gus G. states: “I’m very excited about coming to Guitar Center in Hollywood later this month cause while I’ve done various clinics and workshops in Europe and Japan, this is going to be the first one in the U.S. for me! When they presented me with the ‘Sessions’ idea I thought it was a great way to meet some fans at a more intimate environment, play some stuff for them, answer questions and actually get to meet them.

“I will definitely be playing material from Ozzy and Firewind albums and hopefully I’ll meet lots of you down there. Remember, this is going to be a free entrance event! See you soon.”

Guitar Center Sessions is a music and education based initiative that features informative and provocative discussions, along with hands-on tutorials by the industry’s most respected artists. Serving as an inspirational incubator for musicians, Sessions provides an opportunity to network with their peers and gain insight and knowledge from their musical influences in a comfortable and intimate setting.

For additional information on Gus and Firewind feel free to visit www.facebook.com/firewindofficial

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FIREWIND – Announce “Defiance Over Europe” Tour with support by WOLF!

March 24th, 2011
FIREWIND - Announce 'Defiance Over Europe' European tour dates 2011

FIREWIND - Announce 'Defiance Over Europe' European tour dates 2011

Freshly following up the release of their latest single “Embrace The Sun” as Digital Download and Videoclip, Greece’s Metal shooting stars FIREWIND, can now proudly announce the dates for their much anticipated European tour for the “Days Of Defiance” album. The “Defiance Over Europe” tour will run throughout September of this year and feature FIREWIND’s Swedish label mates WOLF, who are about to release their newest album “Legions Of Bastards” on April 25 th, 2011 via Century Media Records, as the main support act. Here are all the exact dates for you to mark your metal calendars:

FIREWIND + WOLF
“Defiance Over Europe” Tour 2011

Presented by: Blackstar Amplification, Rock Hard (Germany), Rock Tribune (Benelux) and Lords Of Metal (Benelux)

FR 09.09. Southampton, UK – Talking Head
SA 10.09. Manchester, UK – Moho
SU 11.09. Glasgow, Scotland – Apollo 23
MO 12.09. Reading, UK – Sub 89
WE 14.09. Zoetermeer, NL – Boerderij
TH 15.09. Den Bosch, NL – W2
FR 16.09. Kerkrade, NL – Rock Temple
SA 17.09. Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
SU 18.09. Cologne, GER – Underground
MO 19.09. Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos Saal
TU 20.09. Hamburg, GER – Knust
TH 22.09. Vienna, AUT – Szene
FR 23.09. Brunico, IT – UFO
SA 24.09. Pisa, IT – Borderline
MO 26.09. Paris, FRA – Le Nouveau Casino
Tickets for the tour go on sale starting March 29th, 2011!

 

FIREWIND’s Gus G checked in to comment as follows: While we’ve done one off shows, mini tours and played open air summer festivals in Europe, we haven’t been on a proper tour across Europe in 3 years. FIREWIND has returned and we’re looking forward to this one more than anything! We can’t wait to play a full set again for our crazy fans all over the continent and play songs from “Days Of Defiance” as well as older fan favorites! Get ready for an ass-kicking night full of Fire and Fury!

And he added the following regarding the recent confirmation of WOLF as touring partners: “We’re also pleased to have our buddies from WOLF on board for this tour. We’ve known them for years and we did a one-off show together in the UK back in 2007. They’re a killer band and great bunch of guys who just like us, live for Metal! See you out there!“

Swedish Metal Maniacs WOLF on the other hand had the following to say about the upcoming tour: “We are very happy to announce that we’re touring Europe together with our friends in FIREWIND. Not only do we get to play countries we haven’t done for ages, but we can also rock out every night before and after the gig! With “Legions Of Bastards” as part of our set list, this will be a WOLF tour to remember, cubs! See ya in the front row!”

The clip for FIREWIND’s new single “Embrace The Sun”, out now all over the world digitally, was directed by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Arch Enemy, etc.) and can now be viewed here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlstARCNT2c

 

A special, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the “Embrace The Sun” video and the previously released first clip “World On Fire” alongside interviews with the band members can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaQ_LRmrAgU

FIREWIND have additionally confirmed to be appearing at a “2310 Festival” in their Greek hometown Thessaloniki on July 6thalongside Judas Priest and Whitesnake. Here are all upcoming festival dates announced so far:

FIREWIND @ European festivals 2011:
19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France / www.hellfest.fr
25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium / www.graspop.be
01.07.2011 Basinfire Festival, Spálené Poříčí, Czech Republic / http://www.basinfirefest.cz
06.07.2011 2310 Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece with Judas Priest & Whitesnake
08.–10.07.2011 Sonisphere Festival – Knebworth, UK / http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com
More dates will be announced soon…

Check out the furious opening track “The Ark Of Lies” from FIREWIND’s current masterpiece album “Days Of Defiance” completely free after you tweet or Facebook about the song. Go here for more details: www.centurymedia.com/specials/firewind/

FIREWIND online:
http://www.firewind.gr
http://www.myspace.com/firewind

http://www.facebook.com/firewindofficial

http://twitter.com/firewindmusic

 

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FIREWIND – “Embrace The Sun” Video Clip launched online

March 15th, 2011

FIREWIND – “Embrace The Sun” Video Clip launched online; Digital Single out now; Gus G. nominated for Metal Hammer UK’s Golden God Award; FIREWIND confirmed to appear at UK’s Sonisphere festival!

Greece’s melodic Metal shooting stars FIREWIND, led by the modern day guitar hero Gus G, are proud to launch their newest video for the “Days Of Defiance” album release: The clip for the band’s new single “Embrace The Sun” was directed by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Arch Enemy, etc.) and can now be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlstARCNT2c

FIREWIND are releasing their newest single “Embrace The Sun” all over Europe digitally today (See the artwork above!). The single for the acclaimed album track “Embrace The Sun” comes with a special instrumental mixdown of the song as b-side as well as the video clip for song both in regular and in alternate band-performance-only version. It can be purchased here via I-Tunes: http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/embrace-the-sun-single/id421516777

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

A special, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the “Embrace The Sun” video and the previously released first clip “World On Fire” alongside interviews with the band members can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaQ_LRmrAgU

Gus G.’s guitar prowess was recently further validated as UK’s METAL HAMMER magazine has nominated him for a 2011 “Golden God” award in the “best shredder” category, recognizing not only the fantastic work he has done recently as Ozzy Osbourne’s right hand man, but also the incredible contribution to metal he continues with the mighty Firewind! Support Gus G. by visiting the poll and giving your vote via the link below:   http://goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk

Previously, US magazine Revolver had announced Gus G. to be nominated as well in the “Best Guitarist” category of the “Golden Gods” award, which is decided upon by fan voting. Click now on the link below to cast your vote for Gus now and stay tuned as the winners will be announced live on April 20th at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles: http://www.revolvermag.com/beta/goldengods/voting

Presented by the Guitar magazine (Germany) and Top Guitar magazine (Poland), Gus G. most recently showcases some of his breathtaking playing techniques in a contest clip that invites other talented players to reproduce the piece as video recording on their own in order qualify to be handpicked by Gus to win one of his ESP Ltd. signature model guitars as well as a Blackstar HT 5S Ministack Amp. Additionally FIREWIND shirts will be given away too…

The contest runs up to April 15th, 2011, so find more details and get ready for some quality shredding right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzpCnZol_zk

Furthermore, Gus G. has been featured in a new commercial by his longtime guitar partners ESP. The clip can be watched here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHYf1-Txzww

Soon to announce intense headlining tour activity for both in North America and Europe for the Fall, FIREWIND have just been announced to appear at this year’s UK edition of the Sonisphere festival, taking place in Knebworth, UK on July 8th – 10th, 2011. FIREWIND will appear as part of a splendid line-up, which features the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Motörhead, The Sisters Of Mercy, Mastodon, In Flames, Architects, Volbeat and many, many more.

Gus G. comments on FIREWIND’s appearance as follows: “We’re very excited for our debut performance at Sonisphere festival! We’re truly honoured to be a part of Sonisphere UK and to share the stage with the Big 4 and so many other great bands!! Knebworth get ready, we’ll set your world on fire!!!”.

More details about UK’s Sonisphere can be found here: http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com

FIREWIND have also confirmed to be appearing at Basinfire Festival in Czech Republic on July 1st. Here are all upcoming festival dates announced so far:

FIREWIND live shows 2011:

19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France / www.hellfest.fr
25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium / www.graspop.be
01.07.2011 Basinfire Festival, Spálené Poříčí, Czech Republic / http://www.basinfirefest.cz
08.–10.07.2011 Sonisphere Festival – Knebworth, UK / http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com
More dates will be announced soon…

Check out the furious opening track “The Ark Of Lies” from FIREWIND’s current masterpiece album “Days Of Defiance” completely free after you tweet or Facebook about the song. Go here for more details: www.centurymedia.com/specials/firewind/

FIREWIND online:
http://www.firewind.gr
http://www.myspace.com/firewind

Also visit:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.myspace.com/centurymediaeurope
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://www.twitter.com/centurymediaeu

Check out the new Century Media webshop: http://www.cmdistro.com

 

 

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Firewind confirmed for Sonisphere UK

March 14th, 2011
FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

SONISPHERE WELCOMES FIREWIND!

 

Greek metal Gods Firewind return to the U.K. with an appearance confirmed at this year’s Sonisphere festival.

 

The quintet, led by the extraordinary guitar talents of Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne’s right hand man), will be continuing their acclaimed ‘Days Of Defiance’ world tour, bringing their unique brand of powerhouse metal to Knebworth.

 

2011 has already been a busy year for Firewind, with European dates and a Japanese tour under their belts as well as joining the ‘Guitar Hero’ gaming world with the inclusion of their ‘World On Fire’ track on the ‘Warriors Of Rock’ set.

Never a band to just sit around, Firewind have been preparing for a slew of activity over the next few months. As well as their highly anticipated return to the festival stages, the band have a new digital single “Embrace The Sun”, the second track to be released from their critically acclaimed ‘Days Of Defiance’ album, available to download. With an amazing video for the track shot by celebrated director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, etc.)

 

 

 

With a CV boasting contributions to Dream Evil, Arch Enemy, Mystic Prophecy, Kamelot and Nightrage – not to mention his role as current axeman to Ozzy Osbourne – Greek Guitar Guru GUS G is one of the most high-profile young guitarists in the world today. But his own band, FIREWIND, has been the one constant in his hugely successful career. After six albums and 10 years, the Greek power-metallers are set for their first appearance at KNEBWORTH this year, and promise big things for the SONIPSHERE crowd:

 

“We’re very excited for our debut performance at Sonisphere festival! We’re truly honoured to be a part of Sonisphere UK and to share the stage with the Big 4 and so many other great bands!! Knebworth get ready, we’ll set your world on fire!!”.

 

 

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GUS G NOMINATED IN METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS 2011

March 11th, 2011

Get your voting heads on! Gus G (Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne) is nominated in the 2011 Metal Hammer ‘Golden Gods poll.

Gus features in the ‘Best Shredder’ category, recognizing not only the fantastic work he has done as Ozzy’s right hand man, but also the incredible contribution to metal he continues to build with the mighty Firewind!

Show your love for Gus G via this link: http://goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk/

GET VOTING NOW!

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FIREWIND – Announce New Digital Single Details, Post Behind-The-Scenes Video

March 10th, 2011

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND – Announce New Digital Single Details, Post Behind-The-Scenes Video Clip Online and Gus G. Nominated For A Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Award!

 

The Greek metallic powerhouse FIREWIND, led by the modern day guitar hero Gus G, is currently preparing for a slew of activity over the course of the next few months. The group are set to release a new digital single for the stunning song “Embrace The Sun” on March 14th 2011, which will also feature the much anticipated video for the track shot by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, etc.). This comes off their latest album, “Days Of Defiance”, which is an epic, exhilarating rollercoaster of melodic metal proficiency coupled with a barrage of jaw-dropping guitar-work that will leave you breathless.

 

A special, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the “Embrace The Sun” and “World On Fire” videos can now be seen exclusively at the link below. In this clip you will get a glimpse into the many hours of work it takes to create such a visual masterpiece. This also features in-depth interviews with the band members on the set, so click the link below now to check it out:

 

 

FIREWIND is currently working on putting together a massive North American touring package for the fall as well as long awaited European touring, so stay tuned to www.facebook.com/firewindofficial for a big announcement over the coming weeks.

 

Gus G’s guitar prowess was recently further validated as Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Awards has nominated him in the “Best Guitarist” category, which is decided upon by fan voting. Click now on the link below to cast your vote for Gus now and stay tuned as the winners will be announced live on April 20th at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles: http://www.revolvermag.com/beta/goldengods/voting

 

FIREWIND have also recently been confirmed to appear with the song “World On Fire” as part of a new ten-song mega pack in February for Activision Publishing’s “Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock” alongside Children Of Bodom, Black Label Society and many others. For more information about “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” and the entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit:www.guitarhero.com

 

Presented by the Guitar magazine (Germany) and Top Guitar magazine (Poland), Gus G. most recently showcases some of his breathtaking playing techniques in a contest clip that invites other talented players to reproduce the piece as video recording on their own in order qualify to be handpicked by Gus to win one of his ESP Ltd. signature model guitars as well as a Blackstar HT 5S Ministack Amp. Additionally FIREWIND shirts will be given away too…

 

The contest runs up to April 15th, 2011, so find more details and get ready for some quality shredding right here:

 

FIREWIND live shows 2011:

19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France / www.hellfest.fr

25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium / www.graspop.be

 

More dates will be announced soon…

 

Check out the furious opening track “The Ark Of Lies” from FIREWIND’s current masterpiece album “Days Of Defiance” completely free after you tweet or Facebook about the song. Go here for more details: www.centurymedia.com/specials/firewind/

 

FIREWIND online:

http://www.firewind.gr

http://www.myspace.com/firewind

 

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FIREWIND Announce New Digital Single Details, Post Behind-The-Scenes Video Clip Online and Gus G. Nominated For A Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Award

March 1st, 2011
FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

The Greek metallic powerhouse FIREWIND, led by the modern day guitar hero Gus G, is currently preparing for a slew of activity over the course of the next few months. The group are set to release a new digital single for the stunning song, “Embrace The Sun,” on March 15th, which will also feature the much anticipated video for the track shot by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames). This comes off their latest album, Days of Defiance, which is an epic, exhilarating rollercoaster of melodic metal proficiency coupled with a barrage of jaw-dropping guitar-work that will leave you breathless.

A special, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the “Embrace The Sun” and “World On Fire” videos can now be seen exclusively at the link below. In this clip you will get a glimpse into the many hours of work it takes to create such a visual masterpiece. This also features in-depth interviews with the band members on the set, so check it out below:

 

 

FIREWIND is currently working on putting together a massive North American touring package for the fall, so stay tuned to www.facebook.com/firewindofficial for a big announcement over the coming weeks.

Gus G’s guitar prowess was recently further validated as Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Awards has nominated him in the “Best Guitarist” category, which is decided upon by fan voting. Click now on the link below to cast your vote for Gus now and stay tuned as the winners will be announced live on April 20th at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles.
http://www.revolvermag.com/beta/goldengods/voting

FIREWIND have also recently been confirmed to appear with the song “World On Fire” as part of a new ten-song mega pack in February for Activision Publishing’s “Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock” alongside Children Of Bodom, Black Label Society and many others. For more information about “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” and the entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit: www.guitarhero.com

FIREWIND live shows 2011:

03.03.2011 Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan

04.03.2011 Club Quattro – Nagoya, Japan

05.03.2011 Club Quattro – Tokyo, Japan

19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France / www.hellfest.fr

25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium / www.graspop.be

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS release new live album in Japan

February 28th, 2011
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS release new live album in Japan

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS release new live album in Japan

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will release a live CD entitled “RETURN TO LIVE: Loud Park 2010” through their Japanese record label TROOPER ENTERTAINMENT on March 16. The disc features eight songs, capturing the bands high-energy performance at Loud Park 10 at Saitama Super Arena, Japan on October 17 2010.

 

The tracklisting of “RETURN TO LIVE: Loud Park 2010” is as follows:

 

01. Left Brain Ambassador

02. Beneath The Skin

03. One Man Army

04 Wonderful World

05. Fools Gold

06. Star Born

07. Concrete Horizon

08. Euphoria

 

The live recording was mixed in Sweden by Staffan Karlsson and Rickard Bengtsson at STUDIO LANDGREN 5.3 and THE SWEET SPOT STUDIO, December 2010.

Artwork and design by Hippograffix.

“RETURN TO LIVE: Loud Park 2010” is now available for pre-order at Amazon.co.jp

Furthermore, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will play two headline shows in Japan in March.

Commented drummer Ludwig Witt: “We had a great time in Japan performing at the two massive Loud Park ’10 concerts in October alongside OZZY, MOTÖRHEAD, etc.

“Our first new album in five years (2010’s ‘Return To Zero’) has been really well received by the Japanese fans and we can’t wait to go back and play the full headline set at our own, more intimate, club dates in Osaka and Tokyo in March.”

 

For more information on SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Japan tour go here: http://www.creativeman.co.jp/artist/2011/03spiritual/

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FIREWIND – Special Gus G. guitar-contest presented by Guitar (DE) and Top Guitar (PL) launched online!

February 24th, 2011
FIREWIND – Special Gus G. guitar-contest presented by Guitar (DE) and Top Guitar (PL) launched online!

FIREWIND – Special Gus G. guitar-contest presented by Guitar (DE) and Top Guitar (PL) launched online!

Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar-virtuoso Gus G., continue to promote their latest killer album release “Days Of Defiance” around the globe and have now launched a very special online contest:

 

Presented by the Guitar magazine (Germany) and Top Guitar magazine (Poland), Gus G. showcases some of his breathtaking playing techniques in a clip that invites other talented players to reproduce the piece as video recording on their own in order qualify to be handpicked by Gus to win one of his ESP Ltd. signature model guitars as well as a Blackstar HT 5S Ministack Amp. Additionally FIREWIND shirts will be given away too…

 

The contest runs up to April 15th, 2011, so find more details and get ready for some quality shredding right here (or watch it below): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzpCnZol_zk

 

Gus G. checks in as follows: Hi all, just wanted to give you a little update on what’s been going on in our world lately. Although I’ve been on tour in N. America rocking on Ozzy Osbourne’s side the past few months, FIREWIND have been working on our upcoming plans and we really need you to stay tuned for this one, cause this Spring super cool news are coming your way and they involve a new video & single, tourdates (I know our fans have been waiting for these…) + even more cool stuff!

But we thought we’d start out by giving away some gear, cause that’s how cool our camp & endorsement partners are! So, check out the video contest that Century Media put together. The idea is very cool, all you gotta do is just play one (or actually a few) of my licks as demonstrated on the video and post them online. I’ll check them ALL out and pick the winner who will get my signature ESP guitar and a very cool HT-5 Blackstar amp!


I’m always very flattered when I hear from guitar players that my music and playing inspires and influences them. I’d love to see your videos ripping on these licks and hopefully you’ll be the lucky one!”

FIREWIND have recently been confirmed to appear with the song “World On Fire” as part of a new ten-song mega pack in February for Activision Publishing’s “Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock” alongside Children Of Bodom, Black Label Society and others. For more information about “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” and the entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit: www.guitarhero.com

 

And here are all upcoming FIREWIND live shows:

 

FIREWIND live shows 2011:

03.03.2011 Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan

04.03.2011 Club Quattro – Nagoya, Japan

05.03.2011 Club Quattro – Tokyo, Japan

19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France / www.hellfest.fr

25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium / www.graspop.be

 

More dates will be announced soon…

 

Check out the furious opening track “The Ark Of Lies” from FIREWIND’s current masterpiece album “Days Of Defiance” completely free after you tweet or Facebook about the song. Go here for more details: www.centurymedia.com/specials/firewind/

 

 

FIREWIND online:

http://www.firewind.gr

http://www.myspace.com/firewind

 

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OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND Guitarist Gus G.’s Rock House Method Instructional DVD Takes Top Honours At NAMM 2011

January 16th, 2011
Gus G.'s Rock House Method Instructional DVD

Gus G.'s Rock House Method Instructional DVD

The latest release from Rock House Method, one of the music industry’s leaders in innovative music tutorial DVD’s comes in the form of a 2 DVD set with instructor Gus G (Firewind, Dream Evil, Ozzy Osbourne). For fans of Gus G’s flashy brand of guitar pyrotechnics and his “take no prisoners” approach to soloing, this DVD set has been a long time coming. (Review here.)

According to an update from OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND Guitarist Gus G., his Rock House Method instructional DVD, Lead & Rhythm Techniques, was awarded as the Best Instructional Video / Book of 2010 at NAMM 2011 this weekend. Go to this location to check out the package.

According to a press release for the DVD, which was released in October 2010, Gus reveals the secrets that have propelled him into the guitar stratosphere and shows you how to incorporate them into your playing. Learn the natural minor and Phrygian major scales, patterns, scale sequences and full neck runs he uses to take control of the fret board to form soulful leads that rip into shred masterpieces. Learn diminished sweep and chromatic arpeggios, emotional bending techniques and how to create a minor 3rd harmony lead. Gus reveals the chords, voicings, syncopated, pivoting staccato, interval, and clean picked rhythms that form the foundation of his style. He analyses many of his Firewind leads and song structures complete with full band backing tracks that you can use the apply what you learn.

DVD includes:

– More than 40 lessons
– 46-page interactive tab book you print from DVD
– Free life-time web membership for online support
– Behind-the-scenes photos and video
– Interview, live performances and more
– iPod-ready video

Language: English
Length: 120 minutes
Zones: The DVD is zoned to play anywhere in the world

Gus G.’s Lead & Rhythm Techniques is available for pre-order at this location.

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FIREWIND RETURN TO THE UK

December 18th, 2010

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FRIDAY JANUARY 7TH 2011 – RELENTLESS GARAGE, LONDON

Greek metal Gods Firewind return to the UK for an exclusive headline show before heading off to Japan.

The new acclaimed album release by Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, “Days Of Defiance”, continues to do extremely well all over the globe and consequently the band’s mastermind and guitarist Gus G. has appeared on the frontcover of several relevant print magazines like Burrn!, Guitar World, Young Guitar, Powerplay, Rock Hard Greece and many more in these past weeks.

Just recently, FIREWIND have recently supported The Scorpions in their Greek home and also just finished a short run of North American headlining shows to promote the release of “Days Of Defiance”. Their new album has entered the official sales charts in Greece on position # 24 and remained at # 29 for the second and third week of its release. In North America FIREWIND entered the “Billboard Heatseekers chart” at position #36.

Gus G checks in with the following message for all FIREWIND fans: “We really wanna thank our fans and press around the world for the great feedback we’ve received for “Days Of Defiance”!! We are continuing to promote our new album by playing some exclusive shows and so far we’ve confirmed Sofia (Bulgaria), Thessaloniki (Greece) and London (UK) before we head over to Japan for 3 headlining shows. Moreover, we’ve just confirmed our first summer festival appearance @ France’s Hellfest. Keep checking back with us because more will be announced soon!”

Check out the furious album’s opening track “The Ark Of Lies” completely free after you tweet or Facebook about the song. Go here for more details: www.centurymedia.com/specials/firewind/

Next up, FIREWIND will be playing a show in Bulgaria and a hometown show in Thessaloniki, Greece for December as well as a one-off date in London, UK before going to Japan in January 2011 for a headlining tour. A first Summer festival appearance in Europe for 2011 has also been confirmed with France’s Hellfest. See below for all coming dates…

Upcoming FIREWIND live shows:

18.12.2010 Blue Box Club – Sofia, Bulgaria

19.12.2010 Mylos Apothiki – Thessaloniki, Greece

07.01.2011 Relentless Garage – London, England

10.01.2011 Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan

11.01.2011 Club Quattro – Nagoya, Japan

12.01.2011 Club Quattro – Tokyo, Japan

19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France / www.hellfest.fr

For the London show, FIREWIND offer special VIP tickets costing just £45, which will entitle the lucky holder entrance to the gig, a FIREWIND T-shirt and a chance to meet the band and have a photo taken together prior to the show! There’s only a few VIP TICKETS available for this show, so grab your chance now to be the one of the lucky handful that get to meet Gus G. and the guys in London! For your chance to meet the band & grab this extremely limited VIP PACKAGE email: firewindvippackage@factorymusic.co.uk

FIREWIND online:

http://www.firewind.gr

http://www.myspace.com/firewind

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FIREWIND’s GUS G To Host MTV2’s Headbangers Ball Tonight; On Tour with Ozzy Osbourne Now!

November 29th, 2010

FIREWIND recently made waves across the US once again with their stellar new disc ‘Days of Defiance’ and the ensuing headline tour that rocked the states alongside Powerglove and The Absence. Now, as GUS G treks across North America playing with the icon OZZY OSBOURNE, he will take a break from his busy schedule and host tonight’s edition of Headbangers Ball on MTV2.

Tune in to hear the story of how GUS G got his start in metal all the way to playing arenas alongside metal’s most infamous madman. You’ll also see videos from FIREWIND as well as GUS G’s biggest influences such as Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Ozzy and more! To view a clip of what you will see tonight, visit MTV’s official website ( http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/600404/gus-g-talks-about-linking-up-with-ozzy-osbourne.jhtml).

Headbangers Ball airs tonight (technically, Tuesday morning) at 3AM Eastern on MTV2. Check your local listings for channel information! ( http://www.mtv.com/ontv/schedule/?ch=2)

FIREWIND have received much praise since releasing ‘Days of Defiance’, landing GUS G on the covers of Guitar World, Rock Hard and countless other magazines around the world.

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Firewind confirm Breed 77 as support for London show

November 16th, 2010

Greek power metal legends Firewind have confirmed Breed 77 as main support for their upcoming appearance at The Relentless Garage, London on January 7th, 2011.

Firewind, featuring Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G, will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed ‘Days Of Defiance’ album, on now on Century Media.

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OUTLOUD to play Friday, November 19th at REVENGE OF ROCK

November 16th, 2010

After last years successful debut release in 2009 and a busy year of writing, recording and performing just a few gigs, Chandler Mogel, Bob Katsionis, Mark Cross, Tony Kash and Sverd T. return with only one show in Greece for their fans on Friday, November 19th to the REVENGE OF ROCK in Athens, Greece! Recently the “Revenge of Rock” expanded its stage, added new lights and sound to it’s production and will ensure much greater live quality in the future!

Outloud will perform a full set of their first album’s material, as well as a few songs from the upcoming album which has recently been mixed, but not released yet!
Don’t miss that unique show, meet the band and rock away the night!

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127404383983518

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FIREWIND Kick Off US Tour Tonight; GUS G Meet and Greet Scheduled for NYC at Sam Ash

November 4th, 2010
FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

FIREWIND - Days of Defiance

The mighty FIREWIND is just hours away from taking the stage in Raleigh, NC to kick off their short run of dates in North America. Anticipation for trek has been mounting for weeks, especially since these performances are on the heels of the release of ‘Days of Defiance’, FIREWIND’s latest opus. Now fans also have a chance to meet the man himself, the Greek guitar god GUS G has announced a meet and greet prior to the New York show at Sam Ash.

In conjunction with Blackstar Amps, GUS G will appear at Sam Ash on 48th St this Saturday (November 6) at 2PM. Later that night, FIREWIND will take the stage for an incredible headline set at Gramercy Theater with support coming from Powerglove and The Absence.

Make sure you catch FIREWIND on this run of dates, you will regret it if you don’t!


11/04 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/05 – Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
11/06 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
11/07 – Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

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