OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND guitarist GUS G. released a limited and expanded edition of his debut solo album, I Am The Fire, this week via Century Media Records. To promote this release, a striking new video for the album’s single “Long Way Down” (Feat. Alexia Rodriguez) has been shot by acclaimed director and long-time GUS G. creative partner Patric Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, WITHIN TEMPTATION, AT THE GATES, etc.). To watch the video, head over to Revolver Mag.com, HERE.
GUS G. has checked in to comment about the video’s background and storyline:
“I worked on this track with producer Kevin Churko (OZZY, 5FDP, etc.), his son Kane and Alexia Rodriguez from EYES SET TO KILL. Once we finished it, we knew we had a special song in our hands. The ‘Long Way Down’ lyrics were inspired by a scene I witnessed many years ago, when I briefly lived in Sweden. What I saw, is the exact storyline with the girl in this video.
We hear about suicides all the time in the news, it’s always shocking. Hundreds of thousands of people deal with depression everyday. They’re brave. If there is one message we’d like to pass out with this song & video, it is that suicide can be prevented. If you need help, or know someone who does, reach out to any organization of the following:
Many thanks to Patric Ullaeus for your belief, your dedication and always awesome videos!”
Additionally, an instructional clip by GUS G. for the instrumental track “Vengeance” has been launched by the Guitar Pro blog. Check it out here: http://blog.guitar-pro.com/2014/11/gus-g-vengeance-guitar-riff/ (English) or here: http://blog.guitar-pro.com/fr/2014/11/gus-g-vengeance-riff-guitare/ (French).
GUS G. handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on I Am The Fire and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that helped bring his vision to fruition: 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), and vocalists Mats Leven (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 (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ex-JOURNEY). The album showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey through GUS G.’s soulful playing.
To purchase the expanded edition of I Am The Fire, please visit CM Distro for the CD/DVD: http://smarturl.it/GusGCMD. The album can also be purchased digitally at the following locations: