After having recently announced his upcoming sophomore solo album release “Brand New Revolution” via Century Media Records in Europe, Australia and South America, Dismanic / eOne in North America and King Records in Japan, Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind guitarist GUS G. is now ready to launch a few more details about it.
“Brand New Revolution” will be released in Europe on July 24th, 2015 and comes with artwork (which can be seen below) once again created by Gustavo Sazes / http://www.abstrata.net, who already worked with GUS G. on his debut release “I Am The Fire”, but also took care of artwork duties by bands such as Arch Enemy, Kamelot and also Firewind in the past years.
The tracklisting for the album, which features guest vocal appearances by Jeff Scott Soto, Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam) & Mats Levén (Candlemass, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), reads as follows:
GUS G. – “Brand New Revolution”:
1. The Quest
2. Brand New Revolution
4. We Are One
5. What Lies Below
6. Behind Those Eyes
7. Gone To Stay
8. One More Try
9. Come Hell Or High Water
10. If It Ends Today
11. Generation G
12. The Demon Inside
A first trailer for the upcoming release (featuring a teaser sample of the opening instrumental piece “The Quest”) can now be seen and heard here:
GUS G. checked in with the following comment about the album: “As I’m putting the final touches on “Brand New Revolution”, I wanted to give out a bit about the new music. “The Quest” is the only instrumental of the album and it’s a heavy, high energy, technical track. The rest of the album once again features collaborations with some awesome singers / songwriters such as the legendary Jeff Scott Soto (who appears on “Gone To Stay” and “Generation G”), Mats Levén (who appears on “Come Hell Or High Water”, “If It Ends Today” & “The Demon Inside”), Jacob Bunton (who appears on “Brand New Revolution”, “Burn”, “We Are One”, “Behind Those Eyes” & “One More Try”) and the awesome Elize Ryd of Amaranthe (who sings on “What Lies Below”). I feel the album as a whole has many influences, from classic Hard Rock / Metal to more modern and current sounds. Stay tuned as more info will be revealed in the coming days”.
“Brand New Revolution” was recorded with Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Steel Panther, etc.) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Metallica, AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, etc.). Just as on “I Am The Fire”, the core of GUS G.’s recording group consisted of Jo Nunez (Firewind) on drums and Marty O’ Brien (Lita Ford band) on bass.
GUS G. has recently also announced a few more first summer live-dates to launch “Brand New Revolution”. See here for an overview:
GUS G. – Live 2015:
09.06.2015 Karlsruhe (Germany) – Substage + Hellyeah
10.06.2015 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo + Hellyeah
11.06.2015 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Tivoli De Helling + Hellyeah
10.07.2015 Vizovice (Czech Republic) – Masters Of Rock Festival / http://www.mastersofrock.cz
12.07.2015 Drama (Greece) – Naturart Festival
14.07.2015 Arta (Greece) – Rockin’ Arta 2015
18.07.2015 Chania (Greece) – Chania Rock Festival / http://www.chaniarockfestival.gr
22.07.2015 Ardas (Greece) – Ardas Festival
24.07.2015 Rhodes (Greece) – Colorado Club
29.07.2015 Szekevehersvar (Hungary) – Fezen Fest / http://www.fezen.hu
More dates following soon…