When Gus G. became Ozzy Osbourne’s axman in 2009, the Greek shredder quickly became as scrutinized as the celebrated guitarists that preceded him in Ozzy’s band, including Zakk Wylde, Jake E. Lee and Randy Rhoads. While his predecessors had relied on Marshall amps, the core of Gus G.’s sound came from high-wattage Blackstar Series One heads.
Earlier this week, Ozzy Ozbourne and Firewind guitarist Gus G stopped by the Guitar World studio to hang out, shoot some licks for our Lick of the Day app and show off some new gear, including his brand new Blackstar Blackfire 200 amp.
Elixir Strings, ESP Guitars and Blackstar Amplification are celebrating the release of Firewind's new album, Few Against Many, by giving away some of Gus' favorite gear! The sweepstakes will take place online between May 22 and July 22. Sign up on Elixir Strings' Facebook page to enter.
Greek power metal icons Firewind will unleash their new album, Few Against Many, next Tuesday, May 22. In case you can't wait that long — and we have a feeling you can't — we've got the full album streaming exclusively on GuitarWorld.com from now until release date. Listen below!
Led by master shredder Gus G, Greek power metal band Firewind have enjoyed a loyal fan following in Europe for more than a decade, and their fan base in other territories is always growing. They've come a long way since Gus started the band as a small project, and they're ready to release their seventh studio album, Few Against Many.