As Friday continues to chug along, there is nothing like a good old fashioned label signing announcement to share with the readership. With that, let’s take a look at the recent news from AFM Records who have just signed Gus G. and his band Firewind to a worldwide deal.
The Press Release:
Greek power metal icons Firewind, the band of former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G., have signed a worldwide record deal with German metal label AFM Records. The collaboration between the band and AFM already started with the latest FIREWIND album “Immortals”, which AFM released in the North American territory back then. Subsequently, GUS G. signed with AFM to also release his solo albums together, and now we are happy to announce that also FIREWIND’s future albums will be released worldwide by AFM.
The great Gus G. has been talking about his brief stateside “Brand New Revolution” tour for a couple of weeks now but he only recently revealed the full itinerary and its tour poster. With that being the case I wanted to put it in front of you as these will be your only chance to catch the Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind guitarist and singer Rob Rock who will be joining him on vocals.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since there are only a little more than a handful of dates I let the poster do the talking instead of typing them out. I will stress that the tour is called the “Brand New Revolution” tour and that is the same name as his latest CD release. I’ve linked to Amazon.com for you to order a copy below when you have a minute. As far as musicians go, I love this dudes playing because he is a force of musical nature and worthy of all the praise that he gets from the industry. I’ve caught him performing with his band Firewind a couple of times and once as a solo artist but never with Ozzy Osbourne. His guitar wizardry is nothing less than mind blowing if you are a fan of that six-string shredding stuff and one thing that is especially awesome about Gus G. is that every note is loaded with melody. Its not just riffing for the sake of it. Let’s add to that coolness with the presence of singer Rob Rock who is a soaring vocalist who we don’t always get to see in this part of the world. Well, I haven’t seen him yet at least and I am closing in on 1600 concerts being attended. Fans that attend are in for a treat for sure. What do you readers think about this tour? Will you be hitting one of the few select dates that he is performing? Let me know in the comments section below.