GUS G‘s new single and video for ‘Force Majeure‘ (featuring Vinnie Moore) is out now and you can check out the video here:
Firewind and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G has released the official music video for his new song ‘Force Majeure’, a brand new track that’s not on his latest album release ‘Fearless’. The clip features a guest appearance from current UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore.
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FEARLESS UK TOUR:
w/ special guest Maverick + Crystal Tears
Oct 13 Pontypridd – Muni Arts Centre
Oct 14 London – The Underworld Camden
Oct 15 Grimsby – Yardbirds Rock
Oct 16 Sheffield – Corporation Sheffield
Oct 17 Bilston – The Robin 2
Oct 18 Manchester – Rebellion Manchester
Tickets available from all usual online vendors.
Highly acclaimed guitarist GUS G. is set to release his new album, titled ‘Fearless’, on April 20th. “Fearless” is the successor to 2015’s ‘Brand New Revolution’ and marks the Firewind mastermind’s first release since exiting Ozzy Osbourne’s band in 2017.
On ‘Fearless’ Gus joins forces with vocalist/bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69/Unisonic) and drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence, Black Label Society).
“Dennis and I have collaborated very closely for a number years, he produced the current Firewind album Immortals, among other things. We’re on the same musical wavelength and simply continued our cooperation after the Firewind production,” Gus describes his relationship with the multitalented German-American. “I sent him demos of and ideas for my new songs and once we had enough material and started to think about vocalists, Dennis suggested recording the album as a trio. A lot of people don’t realise that Dennis is not only a brilliant songwriter, bassist and producer but also an excellent singer. I immediately liked his suggestion because this would be very different from everything else I’ve done before.” It was only a short step from the enlistment of drummer Will Hunt. Gus: “Will was at the very top of my wish list. Fate smiled on me because we played at the Frankfurt music fair 2017 during my tour with Steve Stevens, and Will stayed at the same hotel. So I approached him, we talked for a while and he agreed. Last August he came to the studio and recorded the drum parts for the whole album within two and a half days. A real pro with a great groove and an awesome punch.”
Which applies not only to Hunt and Ward, but of course also to Gus G. himself, who once again proves to be a phenomenal guitarist on Fearless, presenting technical skills which exclude all possibility of doubt and a compositional talent that allows his fellow musicians to shine. Hard-as-nails metal tracks such as the opener ‘Letting Go’, ‘Mr Manson’, which is driven by a dark bass/guitar riff, and the subsequent melodic ‘Don´t Tread On Me’ immediately propel the new album into the desired direction. At the same time, the three instrumental songs give listeners an idea of the outstanding talent of the 37-year-old who is easily on a par with George Lynch (‘Mr. Scary’) and Michael Schenker (‘Into The Arena’). “A lot of fans have asked me to record more instrumental tracks. Voilà, here they are,” grins Gus. Last but not least, the successful cover version of the Dire Straits classic ‘Money For Nothing’, which surprises with an unusual change of key after the noteworthy intro, deserves a mention. But it’s certainly not the only surprise that this amazing album holds in store!
Line-Up: Gus G. (Guitar), Dennis Ward (Vocals/Bass), Will Hunt (Drums)