Gus G. (Firewind, ex-Ozzy) Posts Video for “Into the Unknown”
Guitarist Gus G., best known for his work with Firewind and as Ozzy’s guitarist for a number of years, just released his new solo album, Quantum Leap, on October 8 via AFM (order here). That arrived with a music video for the album track “Into the Unknown,” which you can watch below.
Speaking on the album as a whole, which he recorded during quarantine, Gus explains:
“As an artist nowadays, you can basically do whatever you like and there’s an audience out there for it. Instrumental music might not be a big seller, but everybody and can listen to anything, and there are no limits to what I can do. There’s a track on the record that’s a little bit synth-wave (“Night Driver”), there’s bluesy ballad thing (“Enigma Of Life”), there’s a track that has more prog elements (“Into The Unknown”), there’s some power metal (“Demon Stomp”, “Judgement Day”), so it’s all under the hard rock / heavy metal umbrella, but I wanted it to have some variety. It doesn’t sound like I wrote 10 different riffs on the low E string and put a bunch of solos over it. And there’s no excuse for anybody to say, ‘I like the music but I hate that type vocals…’ because there are no vocals (laughs).”
Check out “Into the Unknown” below. You can also watch previously released videos for Quantum Leap album tracks “Fierce” and “Enigma of Life.”