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22 April 2014
Gus G.: New video for "Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)" launched; Contest to win a Gus G. guitar!
Gus G.:  New video for "Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)" launched; Contest to win a Gus G. guitar!
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, continues to promote his solo album debut "I Am The Fire", which was released last month via Century Media Records and entered the official sales chart in Greece on position # 27 as well as #32 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at in the USA upon release.

A new video clip produced by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se (Within Temptation, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Europe, etc.) for the song "Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)" is being debut today via the website of UK's Metal Hammer magazine. Check the clip out here: www.metal-hammer.de

After some successful first solo-dates in Greece last month, Gus G. is soon to also kick off European live-action to support the release of "I Am The Fire" in Europe soon together with Marty Friedman as part of the "Guitar Universe 2" co-headlining tour. Here is a promotional trailer for the tour:
www.youtube.com


And here is a list of all upcoming dates for the tour as well as a few of the newly confirmed first festival appearances for Gus G. in 2014:

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) - Lizard King
10.05.2014 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
12.05.2014 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
14.05.2014 Hannover (Germany) - Musikzentrum
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

Gus G. @ Festivals 2014:
07.06.2014 Via Verdi (Italy) - Pegorock Festival / http://www.pegorock.it
01.08.2014 Szekesfehervar (Hungary) - Fezen Festival / http://www.fezen.hu
More dates to follow soon...

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)

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. 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.'s "I Am The Fire" album can purchased as Digipack CD, as black or limited red 180gr. vinyl LP versions or as bundle with a t-shirt from CM Distro here: www.smarturl.it

In other news, Gus G. has just launched a competition (which runs up to the end of April) to win one of his signature ESP guitars. Here are more details for the contest run via Instagram:

"Show us your best 'air guitar' pose on Instagram and win a Gus G. signature guitar! Post a photo of you on Instagram playing 'air guitar' and hashtag #iamthefire. Give us your best pose! The winner gets a LTD Gus-200 BLK signature guitar and will be handpicked by Gus!"

Make sure to follow Gus G. on Instagram at: www.instagram.com

Gus G. Online action:
"I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)" video clip: www.youtube.com
"My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)" video clip: www.youtu.be
"I Am The Fire" album EPK: www.youtu.be
"I Am The Fire" album track-by-track: www.youtu.be

Gus G. online:
www.gusgofficial.com
www.facebook.com/officialgusg
www.instagram.com/gusgofficial
www.twitter.com/gusgofficial
www.youtube.com/firetv