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12 October 2017
Gus G.: Metal Hammer "God Of Riffs" award; Touring update!
Gus G.:  Metal Hammer "God Of Riffs" award; Touring update!
Acclaimed guitarist GUS G. of Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND checked in not only to comment about the recent "God Of Riffs" decoration given from 2017's edition of Germany's Metal Hammer Awards, but also to send an update as far as live-activities with both FIREWIND and the GUS G. solo band.

"Thank you Metal Hammer Germany for honoring me with the 'God Of Riffs' award! Such an acknowledgment from the Metal community means a lot to me & only makes me wanna get better & make some killer new riffs now!" - GUS G.

Continuing promoting both the latest FIREWIND album release "Immortals" as well as the GUS G.'s sophomore solo-effort "Brand New Revolution", here are the next live-shows including a Spanish tour for FIREWIND commencing today:

FIREWIND - Live 2017:
12.10.2017 Barcelona (Spain) - Sala Boveda
13.10.2017 Valencia (Spain) -16 Toneladas
14.10.2017 Pozal de Gallinas (Spain) - Atalaya Rock Festival
15.10.2017 Vigo (Spain) - Sala Master
27.10.2017 Rome (Italy) - Jailbreak Club
28.10.2017 Vouziers (France) - Vouziers Metal Fest

GUS G. - "Gunslingers" US Tour 2017 (w/ Vinnie Moore)
28.11.2017 Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
29.11.2017 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
01.12.2017 Detroit, MI - Token Lounge
02.12.2017 Joliet, IL - The Forge
03.12.2017 Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
06.12.2017 Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
07.12.2017 Brooklyn, NY - St Vitus
08.12.2017 Stanhope, NJ - Stanhope House
09.12.2017 Somerville, MA - Once Ballroom

FIREWIND - Live 2017:
14.12.2017 Ioannina (Greece) - Stage
15.12.2017 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal
16.12.2017 Athens (Greece) - Gagarin 205

RAGE + FIREWIND - European Tour 2018:
04.01.2018 Bochum (Germany) - Zeche
05.01.2018 Speyer (Germany) - 101
06.01.2018 Milano (Italy) - Legend Club
07.01.2018 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
09.01.2018 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
10.01.2018 Salzburg (Austria) - Rockhouse
12.01.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice
13.01.2018 Zlin (Czech Republic) - Masters of Rock Café
14.01.2018 Kosice (Slovakia) - Collosseum
15.01.2018 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
16.01.2018 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Randal Club

GUS G. - Live 2018:
15.-20.04.2018 Palma/Marseille (Spain/France) - Full Metal Cruise

FIREWIND - Live 2018:
02.-04.2018 Wacken (Germany) - Wacken Open Air

FIREWIND's 8th studio album, "Immortals" was released earlier this year via Century Media Records and managed to enter various international sales charts upon release as follows: Greece: # 6, Germany: # 72, Switzerland: # 45, Belgium (Wallonia): # 98, USA / Top New Artist Albums: #22, USA / Current Hard Music Albums: # 34.

"Immortals" marks the first time FIREWIND used an outside co-producer, working with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69), who not only engineered, mixed and mastered the album, but also co-wrote it together with Gus G. Next to the standard jewel case CD and Digital Download formats, "Immortals" is also released as LP on 180gr vinyl with a poster as well as the entire album on CD as bonus. Additionally, there is also a limited edition Mediabook CD with expanded booklet, 3 stickers and a bonus track.

Check out some of the tracks off FIREWIND's "Immortals" release here:
"Hands Of Time" video: https://youtu.be/z3Q1o0m2sik
"Ode To Leonidas" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF_nYCnVjcM
"Ode To Leonidas" video making of: https://youtu.be/9Kr9f5L6sPU
"Back On The Throne" lyric video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJek1DFOaMg
"Lady Of 1000 Sorrows" video: https://youtu.be/MgfSALYaX8Q
Album track-by-track video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYccOz4FO78
Album EPK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxENF5x85xE
FIREWIND's "Immortals" album as well as the group's "Forged By Fire" (2005) and "Allegiance" (2006) albums, which were now also released for the first time ever on LP format, can be ordered alongside other FIREWIND and Gus G. catalogue items from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmortalsCMD

Henning Basse - Vocals
Gus G. - Guitar
Petros Christo - Bass
Bob Katsionis - Keyboards
Jo Nunez - Drums

FIREWIND Discography:
Between Heaven And Hell (CD, 2002)
Burning Earth (CD, 2003)
Forged By Fire (CD, 2005 / LP, 2017)
Allegiance (CD, 2006 / LP, 2017)
The Premonition (CD/LP, 2008)
Live Premonition (CD/DVD, 2008)
Days Of Defiance (CD/LP, 2010)
Few Against Many (CD/LP, 2012)
Apotheosis - Live 2012 (CD, 2013)
Immortals (CD/LP, 2017)

GUS G. Discography:
Brand New Revolution (CD/LP, 2015)
I Am the Fire (CD/LP, 2014)

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