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Member Since6/30/2007
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Gus G. was born on September 12, 1980 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He began playing guitar at the age of 10, inspired by Peter Frampton and Al di Meola. His dad bought him a classical guitar and he began playing. At age 14 he bought his first electric guitar, once he had that in his hands Gus would practice for 8-11 hours a day for the next 3 years. At age 18 he left Greece to pursue a musical career at Burklee College of Music, he dropped out soon after to pursue his dreams of becoming a heavy metal guitarist. His influence on the heavy metal scene is un-mistakeable. Gus G has been featured in many bands over his time like Dream Evil, Nightrage, Mystic Prophecy and his own band Firewind. In 2005 he recorded a solo on Arch Enemy's “Doomsday Machine” and replaced Chris Amott on their Ozzfest tour in 2005. He has lent his guest solos to bands such as "Old Mans Child". Gus G was voted one of the top 3 guitarists in the world according to Japanese Magazine BURRN! Reader’s Polls, as well as voted “Best Guitarist” on Greece’s Metal Hammer reader’s polls in 2006 and 2008. He has been featured numerous times on the cover of Young Guitar magazine – Japan’s premier rock guitar publication – where he also writes a monthly column.

Firewind
Gus G's current and most successful band to date is FIREWIND. The band hails from Greece. The epic saga began in 1998 with Gus recording various demos before they caught the attention of 80s guitar hero and Leviathan Records owner, David T. Chastain. Gus continued sending demos to Chastain and 3 years later Leviathan signed FIREWIND and released the debut CD, “Between Heaven & Hell”. The band changed slightly still being headed by Gus G and went on to record “Burning Earth”, the lineup changed again to record “Forged by Fire”. That was the album where the band switched labels and signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Since then they’ve finally achieved a stable lineup and released their worldwide breakthrough albums “Allegiance” (2006) and “The Premonition” (2008). In late 2008, FIREWIND released their first ever DVD and double live CD entitled “Live Premonition”.

Gear
Gus G. exclusively uses ESP Guitars who also produce and release his signature models. The Gus G. ESP and LTD models have been very succesfull and popular, catapulting him into one of their best selling signature artists. He is also using Randall amps, and more specifically the hybrid T2 model. On January 2009, Randall Amplifiers released the Gus G. T2 “Heaven & Hell” signature amp. Other sponsors and gear Gus uses exclusively are Elixir Strings and cables, BBE pedals, Providence cables and pedals, Morley wah pedals and Rocktron talkbox.

Style
There is alot more to Gus G than just shred, although this is what he can be associated with most. His work with Firewind and Dream Evil show that he has incredible riff writting abilities. mixing melodic soloing and great tone and feeling with absolutely mind blowing heavy riffs. A great example of his versatility can be noticed highly in his song "The Fire and the Fury" off of Burning Earth by Firewind.

Influences
Gus G. like all guitarists had many influences to help them become who they are as players today. Gus’ first influences began with Frampton and his work "Frampton Comes Alive" from there he has listed many Influences: Peter Frampton Al Di Meola, Yngwie Malmsteen (introduced Gus to Shred) Uli Roth, Michael Schenker, Gary Moore, Tony Iommi Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Chuck Schuldiner, etc.


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Sep 12 2009 5:55 AM

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Dear☆Gus☆Happy Birthday to you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Gus! Your activity is expected!!!Good luck! and Take care of yourself!!! I looks forward to the column and New album!!! -sakura-
Evi





Sep 12 2009 2:40 AM

Εύχομαι όλα όσα συνέβησαν μέχρι αυτά τα... πρώτα -άντα [welcome to the club! :-)] να είναι μόνο η αρχή για ένα μέλλον γεμάτο επιτυχίες! Περισσότερες επιτυχίες! Να είσαι πάντα γερός, δυνατός να συνεχίσεις με φόρα!
ΚΟΙΤΑ ΜΟΝΟ ΜΠΡΟΣΤΑ!! Ούτε αριστερά, ούτε δεξιά. Μην ακούς τις διάφορες "φωνές" εκατέρωθεν - είναι μόνο Σειρήνες που επιδιώκουν να σε βγάλουν εκτός πορείας. Εμείς πιστεύουμε σε σένα.
ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΠΟΛΛΑ!!!
Εύη.
Burden of Legacy





Sep 12 2009 2:40 AM

euxaristoume gia to add!!! KALOS O OZZY???
KICK-IT/WICKED~ANGEL


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Sep 11 2009 7:35 AM

Hey Gus.
Awesome show with OZZY. how's like to play with 9 years old Kid on stage . That Kid can play Gus give him time he'll be as good as you some time . Anay way I just drop by and say GUS you the MAN keep Rockin...
METALMASTIL II





Sep 11 2009 1:26 AM

Alucinante el video con Ozzy y el clasico "MR CROWLEY"_EL ROCK DURO NUNCA MORIRÁ_
In Memory Of Jonathan (1980-2006)





Sep 10 2009 1:25 PM

THANKS FOR THE ADD!
MARKOS!
Fanclub Ailyn





Sep 9 2009 4:31 PM

Hi!!!
Thanks you for the add and
Thanks for supporting Ailyn!
Cheers

(heavy)metal-heart mama♠





Sep 9 2009 3:52 PM

Den xerw ti trend uparxei edw, egw pantos sou lew ena megalo BRAVO! To hxera oti axizeis ta kalytera!
Nikk





Sep 9 2009 3:20 PM

heeeeeeeey!!!Eyxaristw gia thn apodoxh!!!!C ya!!!
psychaotic tunes





Sep 9 2009 1:44 PM

When people start talkin' crap
It means you've succeeded big time.
And you have indeed.
Congrats
Chuzz





Sep 9 2009 1:43 PM

Thanks for adding me, Gus. I really dig your playing.
Congrats on the new gig!
Mike_gr





Sep 9 2009 1:43 PM

Hello!

After a long absence i uploaded a new tune entitled: Get Over It!

I ll be happy to hear from you!

MIKE
Thanos





Sep 9 2009 1:43 PM

Thanks for the add!You make us all very proud!YOU ROCK!!!
-sakura- 桜 -





Sep 9 2009 4:55 AM

Hello! Gus! :)<br /> In the Ozzy relation!!!..Bonds with my acquaintance deepen!!!...my friend was surprised!!!..:)..you look reall busy!!Take care of yourself!!!!....Love and kisses☆★☆-sakura-
Deb





Sep 9 2009 3:56 AM

Your TRUE fans will be with you always, don't EVER forget that and keep smiling GGMW!! Deb x
απλα εγω





Sep 9 2009 3:56 AM

eisai gamatos..einai merikoi pou se kseroun k apo pio palia alla ennoeitai oti twra 8a kopseis kolous!otan eida oti ekanes ontision gia ton ozzy epa8a plaka..mas kaneis perhfanous double G..
Fear Of The Shadowland





Sep 9 2009 3:56 AM

...TNX... FOR THE ADD

FEAR OF THE SHADOWLAND GREEK METAL BAND
Bloody





Sep 9 2009 3:55 AM

mn akous tn mlkia p lei o ka8e asxetos!Bghkane twra oloi oi asxetoi fans t zakk k lene oti tous katebei!Dn boroun na dextoun oti h ki8ara p akoune apo esena einai pl kaluterh apo tn baboura t zakk gt einai oloi tous ba8ia nixtomenoi..apla o zakk exei t onoma twra k dn boroun na dextoun tn antikatasash t...poio instrunmental t zakk omws xtupaei t the fire and the fury?mono t farewell ballad p k auto dn einai toso kalo oso t fire and the fury....astous na lene!Se ligo kairo oloi 8a anagnwrisoun tn a3ia s ;)
Brian





Sep 9 2009 3:55 AM

Hell yeah can't wait
Kathy





Sep 7 2009 4:52 PM

HEY, GUS
Just want to let you knowthat I think
you default picture is WaaaayyyyCool;)
AlphaOmega





Sep 7 2009 3:46 PM

Hey Gus, thanks for the Add! You're Awesome!
-- Greetings to you from Austria!
Kittybeast





Sep 7 2009 3:46 PM

dagnammit!! once again you are in L.A. and I'm leaving! Have a kickass time at the SSMF! We'll be thinking of you while rockin out at Progpower!! All the best Gus!!
PANDIASYRMOTATOS





Sep 7 2009 2:51 PM

twra oloklirwthikame..xaxa..
THE STRONG ARM





Sep 7 2009 2:51 PM

HEY GUSSS!!!, i saw ur perfomances with ozzy n their where kicking ass!!, but why u aern't u playing an eclipse inset of ur nt??
Vibratore Bizarro





Sep 7 2009 9:49 AM

bravo re kavliari
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