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Today's lick is a fast, fluid-sounding legato run based on the D Dorian mode (D E F G A B C), courtesy of Gus G. I rely on consecutive hammer-ons and pull-offs to articulate many of the notes and use finger slides to seamlessly shifts positions as I ascend the fretboard. Using finger slides allows me to continue up a single string without having to interrupt my smooth, legato phrasing with an unwanted pick attack.
Here's an exclusive video of Gus G of of Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind demonstrating his new signature series Fire
Blackouts System pickups by Seymour Duncan. The Gus G Fire Blackouts System blends the best aspects of the power of active pickups and the response of passive pickups.
The Greek metallic powerhouse Firewind, led by guitarist Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne), has announced their first-ever
headlining North American tour, dubbed Frets of Fury. They've made a trailer video for the tour, which you can check out below.
Led by virtuoso guitarist Gus G -- who also spends time backing a certain Mr. Ozzy Osbourne -- Firewind are gearing up for their very first headlining tour of North America. The "Frets of Fury" tour will see the band hitting dates in both the U.S. and Canada, backed by a wide array of some of metal's brightest up-and-coming acts: Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage.
Firewind have ten songs written for next album, according to rhythm guitarist and keyboard player Bob Katsionis. In a new interview with EspyRock, Katsionis revealed that the band were hard at work on new material and the process was going well.
Greek power metal kings Firewind will headline their own North American tour starting Oct. 9. Gus G. and company will hit the road on the “Frets of Fury” tour. Joining Firewind are Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage.
Last night, at the ninth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the best-of-the-best from this years metal class were honored. In the guitar field, Down's Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein won in the "Riff Lord(s)" category and Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G walked away with the Dimebag Darrell Shredder award.