“I Am The Fire“, the first solo album by 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, is out now in Europe!
To find out more about each and every song of this record, make sure to watch this detailed track by track video:
“I Am The Fire” is available as digipak CD, LP on black 180gr vinyl as well as digital download. The strictly limited red vinyl and exclusive t-shirt bundle can be found at CM Distro. Get it here:
Don’t forget to check out the video clip for the album’s first single “I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)”:
The aforementioned clip was also directed by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se (Within Temptation, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Europe…) who also produced the video for the album’s opening track “My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)”, watch it here:
See below for the album’s exact track-listing:
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)
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.
Gus G. will be touring Europe in May 2014, so check out the dates below!
Gus G. + Marty Friedman / “Guitar Universe 2” Co-Headline Tour:
01.05.2014 Tampere (Finnland) – Klubi
02.05.2014 Helsinki (Finnland) – Nosturi
03.05.2014 Stockholm (Schweden) – Stockholm Rocks Festival
05.05.2014 Gothenburg (Schweden) – Trädgårn
07.05.2014 Malmö (Schweden) – KB
09.05.2014 Krakow (Polen) – Lizzard King
10.05.2014 Warsaw (Polen) – Progresja
12.05.2014 München (Deutschland) – Backstage
14.05.2014 Hannover (Deutschlandy) – Musikzentrum * New Show!
15.05.2014 Essen (Deutschland) – Turock
16.05.2014 Zoetermeer (Holland) – De Boerderij
17.05.2014 Hasselt (Belgien) – MuziekoDroom
18.05.2014 Uden (Holland) – De Pul
20.05.2014 Savigny Le Temple (Frankreich) – L’ Impreinte
21.05.2014 London (UK) – O2 Islington Academy
22.05.2014 Nuneaton (UK) – Queens Hall
Gus G. online: