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Psycho Choke – “Get Down” New Video with guest solo from Gus G.

March 5th, 2011

Psycho Choke is proud to announce the new video “Get Down“. Taken from the album “UNRAVELING CHAOS” released by 7Hard Records 2010. Feat. guest solo from Gus-G (Firewind, Ozzy).

 

 

Louder than hell, aggressive, optimistic and happily violent Psycho Choke deliver a special blend of nerve striking vibes with eastern and western grooves under a soft touch of discrete poetry. With a little help from Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind), Marios Iliopoulos and Olof Mork (Nightrage) and Jacob Hansen (Invocator, Anubis Gate) “Unraveling Chaos” is the album that every metal core fan will talk about for months. Play it on high volume and let the waves destroy your eardrums.

 

From Guitarist Gus G: “Psycho Choke is a band from my town and I’ve known them for many years. They always recorded quality music and play intense live shows. I was happy to jam on their new album and I wish them nothing but the best!”

 

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www.myspace.com/psychochoke

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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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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 with Halford – Toronto, Nov.27, 2010

January 27th, 2011

Ozzy Osbourne with Halford

Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

Saturday, November 27, 2010  7:30pm

Review and pics: EvilG

Thanks thanks to Chipter PR!

OZZY with Halford in Toronto

When I heard that two of heavy metal’s founding fathers were hitting the road together, it was a given that I’d have to travel from the end of the earth to civilization to catch the tour.
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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’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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RUISROCK FESTIVAL – Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Michael Monroe

August 4th, 2010

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RUISROCK FESTIVAL 2010

9 – 11′th of JULY, TURKU, FINLAND

 REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

Ruisrock celebrated its 40th anniversary in sunny Ruissalo. Although the festival lineup included mostly domestic artists, there were lots of interesting foreign names as well such as the legendary Ozzy Osbourne, former Guns’n Roses guitarist Slash, Arch Enemy, and Amon Amarth represented the heavier side while there were also a long list of bands from pop, punk, prog and alternative worlds as well. Such names as: Billy Talent, Canned Heat, NOFX, Flogging Molly and the Sounds show clearly how versatile the festival Ruisrock is and that mix seems to work out well. Altogether there were over 70,000 visitors in Ruisrock during three days.

 

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GUS G. Discusses New FIREWIND Album, Playing With OZZY In New Video Interview

July 20th, 2010

Llexi Leon, creator of the multi-media concept Eternal Descent, conducted an interview with FIREWIND/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G. shortly before Ozzy Osbourne’s July 3, 2010 performance at the iTunes festival at London, England’s Roundhouse. Watch the chat below.

Gus G. is featured in the third issue of the gothic comic book series Eternal Descent, slated for publication later this month. The issue features a storyline inspired by guitar hero Gus G. who helps ETERNAL DESCENT characters Lyr and Sirian race against time to save Apollo and the rest of the band from the dissonant call of the Damned.

Gus G. - Eternal Descent

Gus G. - Eternal Descent

The comic book will be available at comic book stores worldwide through Diamond Distribution.

Llexi Leon recruits ESP artists for cameo appearances in the Eternal Descent comic which is inspired by a host of iconic metal musicians.

The launch issue came out on March 31, 2010, with subsequent issues to be released every 4-6 weeks.

Eternal Descent spotlights GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle in issue 2, and Gus G. of FIREWIND and OZZY OSBOURNE in issue 3. Other bands — including STATIC-X, ATREYU, CHILDREN OF BODOM, and SOULFLY — are slated for cameo appearances in upcoming issues.

“Llexi Leon really caught my attention when I met him at NAMM, and he described his vision of combining actual rock dudes in his comic book series and doing an issue with each one,” explains Gus G. “I immediately asked him if we can be in one of his books and that’s how the whole thing started. It’s incredible! I feel Llexi has done a great job in capturing all of the band members’ characters.”

To view images from the Eternal Descent comic book issue #3 featuring Gus G., go to this location.

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Eternal Descent, ESP Guitars Sponsor Gus G. Guitar Contest

July 13th, 2010

Eternal Descent, ESP Guitars Sponsor Gus G. Guitar Contest

Eternal Descent, ESP Guitars Sponsor Gus G. Guitar Contest

Win an LTD GUS-600NT Guitar Played and Signed by FIREWIND / Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Gus G.

London, UK – Eternal Descent and ESP Guitars have once again joined forces to sponsor a contest to win a guitar – an LTD GUS-600NT ESP guitar played and signed by Gus G. of Ozzy Osbourne. The LTD GUS-600NT Guitar has a light alder body with a flamed maple top, a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, Sperzel locking tuners, Tonepros bridge/tailpiece, Seymour Duncan Distortion (bridge) and ’59 (neck) pickups with a set-thru construction at 25.5″ scale. Contest entries are accepted from now until August 31, 2010 at http://www.eternaldescent.com/contest/.  A winner will be randomly selected from all entries. One entry per person.

In the latest issue of Eternal Descent, you saw Gus G. using his random star-shaped Signature Series guitar to battle the hordes. In real life, you can see Gus playing his Signature ESP in the latest Ozzy Osbourne videos and onstage at Ozzfest.

“Llexi Leon really caught my attention when I met him at NAMM, and he described his vision of combining actual rock dudes in his comic book series and doing an issue with each one,” explains guitarist Gus G. “I immediately asked him if we can be in one of his books and that’s how the whole thing started. It’s incredible! I feel Llexi has done a great job in capturing all of the band members’ characters.”

The Eternal Descent comic book series is inspired by and features cameos from a host of iconic metal musicians including the bands Atreyu, Firewind, Shadows Fall, and Static X, among others. Issue 3 featuring Gus G. is available at comic retailers listed here: http://www.eternaldescent.com/events/Issue-3-Worldwide

Llexi Leon, the created of the Eternal Descent comic book, began making noise in London, England in 2005. His highly intricate guitar style exhibits the many influences corralled to create his intense sound – from classical, flamenco, electronica, and ambient genres to the more prominent genres of rock and metal. All of these genres infused to one, Leon has built a cinematic metal fantasia with his music which has branched out to a comic book series. His main aspirations are bringing stories to life through escapism. He utilizes everyday events and his vivid imagination to drive him to create more avenues for his multimedia enterprise.

Eternal Descent web sites:
http://www.eternaldescent.com
http://www.myspace.com/eternaldescent.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eternal-Descent/151763664056?ref=ts

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Peter Stalfors bass player – Dream Evil

March 18th, 2010

Dream Evil

Bass Player Peter Stalfors

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall


Live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

Transcript by: Ulrika Henriksson

Promo pictures by: Patrik Ullaeus

Thanks to Century Media Records for providing the promo pictures and thanks to Jenny Walroth at Century Media Scandinavia for setting up the interview.

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Here is an interview I did with bass player Peter Stalfors in the Swedish heavy metal act Dream Evil. The interview was done in Lund when they stopped by to do a show as support act to Stratovarious earlier this year. It was a really long time ago since I last spoke with the band members so I had a lot to talk to Peter about. But due to the time limit we mostly talked about the new album IN THE NIGHT, the new members, the tour and of course what Peter thinks the future has in store for Gothenburg’s finest act Dream Evil.

 

 

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FIREWIND – Guitarist Gus G.

July 9th, 2008

FIREWIND - Gus G.

Firewind’s Gus G.

Interviewed by EvilG

Transcription by Murphy / Live Photos by Hanntu

On the day of Firewind’s Chicago show of the TYRANNY AND BLOODSHRED tour 2008 I got to speak with guitar whiz Gus G. He was running a bit late, but such is the case with a travelling band dealing with tight time schedules, setups, sound checks, and interviews. I spoke with Gus about touring in North America, guitar playing, song writing, etc.

 

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Kamelot / Firewind / Forever Slave – Islington Academy, London

April 10th, 2008

KAMELOT

with FIREWIND and FOREVER SLAVE

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Islington Academy, London

4th April 2008

All live pics and review by HannTu 

One of the front-runners of US Power Metal, Kamelot kicked off their second European tour in support of THE GHOST OPERA here in London. Billed as the Rule The World Tour 2008, this time they bring along guitar virtuoso Gus G and his band Firewind, who are perennial favourites here in London, and are always guaranteed a good reception. Opening for them are Forever Slave, a Spanish goth metal band, who stepped in to replace Visions of Atlantis at the last minute. Incidentally, the last time Kamelot were in London, Sean Tibbetts, standing in for regular bassist Glenn Barry, dislocated his knee. It gives a new meaning to the theatrical community’s phrase “Break a leg!”, so I’ll go for a simple “Good luck” tonight. And so, ladies and gentlemen and people at the front, welcome all to curtain call!

 

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Winter NAMM 2008

February 16th, 2008

Winter NAMM 2008

ANAHEIM, California, USA

January 17-20, 2008

Article & Pictures by Robert Williams 

Winter NAMM 2008

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Firewind with Grand Magus & Crowning Glory – London, England

April 27th, 2007

Firewind
with Grand Magus & Crowning Glory
The Underworld, Camden
London, England
24th April 2007

Review & Pics by Hanntu

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