06 March 2014
Gus G.: "I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)" video premiere; Album out soon!
Gus G., well known in the Metal and Rock universe as guitar virtuoso for his work as leader of his own group Firewind and also as member of Ozzy Osbourne's band, has completed the video clip for the first single, "I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)", off his upcoming solo album debut "I Am The Fire", out March 17th, 2014 in Europe and March 18th, 2014 in North America via Century Media Records.
The glamorous clip, which was once again produced by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se (Within Temptation, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Europe, etc.), is now being premiered via the website of UK's Metal Hammer Magazine here: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/premiere-gus-g-release-i-am-the-fire-video/
Gus G. checked in to comment about the video as follows: "Hey everybody! Check out the brand new video for "I Am The Fire"! Filmed both in Sweden and the US, this is a very different performance clip from anything else I've done in the past. Devour The Day are some of the most creative musicians I've ever worked with and Patric Ullaeus gave a very cinematic approach to the clip. I hope you dig this! Enjoy!"
The US group Devour The Day, who team up with Gus G. on this remarkable track, added the following comment: "We are so honored to be a part of such a diverse and incredible record! "I Am The Fire" was an opportunity to bring so many influences and styles together with an open minded approach lyrically. "I Am The Fire" is from the perspective of passion itself and I love that. It drives us all."
"I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)" was recently released as digital retail single. Head over to iTunes, pre-order the new album and receive instant access to the single here: http://www.smarturl.it/iamthefireITUNES
The "I Am The Fire" album can be pre-ordered now as Digipak CD, as black or limited red 180gr. vinyl LP versions or as bundle with a t-shirt from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/gusg
Gus G. kicks off touring action to support the release of "I Am The Fire" in Europe tomorrow. Here is a list of all upcoming confirmed dates:
Gus G. + Uli Jon Roth, Jorn Lande & Mats Levén / "Unity 1" Tour:
07.03.2014 Kerkyra (Greece) - Eptatehnon
08.03.2014 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Block 33
09.03.2014 Edessa (Greece) - Kanavourgeio
10.03.2014 Larnaca (Cyprus) - Savino Rock Bar
11.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live
12.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live
Gus G. + Marty Friedman / "Guitar Universe 2" Co-Headline Tour:
01.05.2014 Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
02.05.2014 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
03.05.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) - Stockholm Rocks Festival
05.05.2014 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Trädgårn
07.05.2014 Malmö (Sweden) - KB
09.05.2014 Krakow (Poland) - Lizzard King
10.05.2014 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
12.05.2014 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
14.05.2014 Hannover (Germany) - Musikzentrum * New show!
15.05.2014 Essen (Germany) - Turock
16.05.2014 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
17.05.2014 Hasselt (Belgium) - MuziekoDroom
18.05.2014 Uden (The Netherlands) - De Pul
20.05.2014 Savigny Le Temple (France) - L' Impreinte
21.05.2014 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
22.05.2014 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
Here is the complete track-listing for Gus G.'s "I Am The Fire" album:
Gus G. - "I Am The Fire":
1. My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)
2. Blame It On Me (Feat. Mats Levén)
3. I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)
4. Vengeance (Feat. David Ellefson)
5. Long Way Down (Feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
6. Just Can't Let Go (Feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Terrified (Feat. Billy Sheehan)
8. Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)
9. Redemption (Feat. Michael Starr)
10. Summer Days (Feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
11. Dreamkeeper (Feat. Tom S. Englund)
12. End Of The Line (Feat. Mats Levén)
A first taste of the album has been made available with the launch of the opening track, "My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)", via a video also produced by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se, to be seen here: http://youtu.be/rPqtMMGJAO4
An EPK for the album can be watched here: http://youtu.be/zJd38EoTLkA
The "I Am The Fire" album sees Gus G. handling guitar, bass and keyboard duties and showcases a long list of highly skilled instrumentalist peers as well as several remarkable vocalists joining Gus to stress the versatile stylistic approach of the 12 featured songs. The roster of friends and guests that help bring Gus G.'s vision to fruition include drummers Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo) and Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), bassists David Ellefson (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Marty O'Brien (Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen) as well as Mats Levén (Candlemass, ex. Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion), Blake Allison (Devour The Day), Michael Starr (Steel Panther). Alexia Rodriguez (Eyes Set To Kill), Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), Jacob Bunton (Adler) and Jeff Scott Soto (TSO, ex Journey) as guest vocalists.
"I Am The Fire" was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther, etc.) and was partly recorded in Los Angeles and partly in Gus' home country of Greece during the past months. The album showcases a well-balanced and inspiring mixture of precise song writing, driven contemporary active rock songs, a classic Hard Rock vibe, pounding Metal cuts as well as breathtaking instrumentals. The album takes you on a diverse journey and opens the door to Gus G.'s soulful guitar playing.
Look out for Gus G.'s solo debut "I Am The Fire" to be released soon...
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