Gus G. – European tour

Gus G Tour

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.
After some successful dates in Greece last month, Gus G. is about to kick off a debut European co-headlining tour together with Marty Friedman this week. Gus G. will be promoting his “I Am The Fire” release backed up by the following live-band: Mats Levén (Candlemass, ex. Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion), on vocals, Or Lubianiker on bass and Johan Nunez (Firewind) on drums.
 
A first summer festival appearance for Gus G. has now also been announced to take place at Kavarna Rock in Bulgaria on June 28th. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/KavarnaRock
and here:http://kavarna-rock.com/index.php/bg/
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)
 
‘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. + 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.’s ‘I Am The Fire’ album can purchased 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

Brother Firetribe release new video

Finnish melodic hard rock band Brother Firetribe have released a new video for the track ‘For Better Or For Worse’

I recently spoke with singer  Pekka Heino regarding the band’s new album ‘Diamond In The Firepit’

You can listen to it below.

Diamond In The Firepit will be released in the UK on May 5th

https://www.facebook.com/brotherfiretribeofficial

BrotherFireTribe-ForBetterOrForWorsel

 

 

 


Sweden’s H.E.A.T premiere new video “Mannequin Show”

Sweden’s hottest melodic rock band, H.E.A.T, have officially launched a video for their new song Mannequin Show.

Mannequin Show is taken from H.E.A.T’s new album Tearing Down The Walls; the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2012 album Address The Nation.  The new album was recorded with Grammy-award winning producer Tobias Lindell (the latter also produced Europe’s 2009 album Last Look At Eden).

Don’t miss H.E.A.T’s UK tour:

London Garage                                 Friday 16th May

Newcastle O2 Academy 2             Saturday 17th May

Glasgow Cathouse                          Sunday 18th May

Manchester Academy 3                Monday 19th May


Jonny Lang returns for a one-off UK concert at London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday April 25th

Fight For My Soul

American guitarist and singer-songwriter, Jonny Lang returns for a one-off UK concert at London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday April 25th.  Tickets: BookingsDirect.com and 0844 338 0000.

On Saturday April 26th, at 4pm Jonny will perform 6 songs at the grand opening of  the Texas Bar.B.Q restaurant “The Big Easy” in Covent Garden, where Jonny’s performance will be filmed for a live worldwide webcast.  Visit bigeasy.co.uk for more information.

In 2013, Jonny released “Fight For My Soul”, his first studio album in seven years.  BBC Radio 2 made it their “Album Of The Week”.

“This album’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time,” says Lang. “Some of these songs may surprise people. Creatively, I think there is a lot more going on inside of me than I’ve been sharing on record so far.  Much of what I’ve experienced through music and life is in these songs.”

Jonny Lang

Since the release of his 1997 major label debut “Lie To Me”, the then 16 year-old Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation.


Uriah Heep returns with new album ‘Outsider’

Uriah Heep album

Uriah Heep, one of the pivotal hard rock groups to emerge from England in the late 1960s returns with Outsider, its 24th studio album, and the first since 2011’s critically acclaimed Into the Wild album. Outsider will be released on June 6th in Europe, June 9th in the UK and June 10th in North America on Frontiers Records.

“We are very proud of our history” says founder/guitarist Mick Box, “but it is equally important to keep producing new material. This new album, Outsider, is very much a rock album in true ‘Heep’ style. It shows that we still have the same passion and energy for our music that we have always had.”

From the opening chords of the album’s hard driving rocker, “Speed of Sound”, to the more introspective closer, “Say Goodbye”, Outsider proves that Uriah Heep has remained a musical powerhouse, and one that can effectively balance its legendary sound with a distinctly contemporary approach. The record, which was produced by Mike Paxman (Asia, Status Quo), also introduces bassist Dave Rimmer, who joined the band
last summer after the untimely death of long time member, Trevor Bolder.

Says Box of his late friend, Bolder: “We lost a world class bass player, singer, songwriter and friend. While Trevor was ill, he wanted us to continue working, so we used a bass player called Dave Rimmer, who Trevor approved of. It was only natural that Dave carried on with the band.”

After major tours of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and South America, upon the release of Outsider, Uriah Heep will launch a world tour that will take in many continents as the band promotes the new album to an eager international audience.

Formed in London in 1969 by guitarist Mick Box and late singer David Byron as “Spice”, the group evolved into Uriah Heep (the name was taken from a character in Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield) when they began conceptualizing the first record. The album Very ‘eavy, Very ‘umble, launched the band’s distinct sound in 1970, one that was built around layered harmony vocals, swirling keyboards, and heavy guitar riffs. Current lead singer Bernie Shaw and keyboardist Phil Lanzon have been ever present since the mid 1980s, and drummer Russell Gilbrook joined Uriah Heep in 2007.

The band’s repertoire features hits over five decades from the 70s through to the present day including tracks such as; “Gypsy”, “ Easy Livin’”, “July Morning”, “Look At Yourself”, “Stealin’” and “Lady in Black”, which went to #1 in Germany on three different occasions, and once stayed at #1 for 6 months. They have gone on to sell 40 million records, and have toured globally for 5 decades, visiting no less than 56 countries, headlining numerous festivals and arena tours, including being the first western rock band to play Russia, in 1987. Founder Mick Box has remained throughout.

Track listing for Outsider:
Speed Of Sound, One Minute, The Law, The Outsider, Rock The Foundation, Is Anybody Gonna Help Me?, Looking At You, Can’t Take That Away, Jessie, Kiss The Rainbow, Say Goodbye

Preorder URIAH HEEP- The Outsider at: http://www.smarturl.it/heepoutsideramazon
For all things URIAH HEEP, please visit: www.uriah-heep.com
Follow URIAH HEEP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/uriahheepofficial

URIAH HEEP is:
Mick Box: Guitars, Vocals
Phil Lanzon: Keyboards, Vocals
Bernie Shaw: Lead Vocals
Russell Gilbrook: Drums, Vocals
Dave Rimmer: Bass, Vocals

Confirmed Tour Dates:

JUNE
05.06.14 Solvesborg Sweden Rock – Sweden
07.06.14 Espoo Kivenlahtirock Festival – Finland
08.06.14 Kauhava Hotel Kauhava – Finland
09.06.14 Pori Promenade-Keskus – Finland
10.06.14 Salo Teatteri Provinssi – Finland
11.06.14 Lahti Sibeliustalo – Finland
13.06.14 Alta Alta Soul and Blues – Norway
14.06.14 Haminkeln Thunderbike fest – Germany

JULY
10.07.14 Sierre Sierre Blues Festival – Switzerland
25.07.14 Nova Gorica Rock Batuje – Slovenia
30.07.14 Lauchheim Schloss Kapfenburg – Germany

AUGUST
01.08.14 Graz Seerock Festival – Austria
06.08.14 Schaffhausen Stars In Town – Switzerland
30.08.14 Stadtallendorf SUMMER-ROCK open air – Germany

Uriah Heep


GUS G. – New video for ‘Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)’

Gus G

 

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)” has been just been launched.
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:

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

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 Digipak CD, as black or limited red 180gr. vinyl LP versions or as bundle with a t-shirt from CM Distro here

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

 


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