Gus G. ( Kostas Karamitroudis ) is one of the most popular Greek heavy metal musicians. ![MUSIC.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmSsGJ6r9uMqYXfop2ZDCweVpQAfSTobnB98Jqcfk87ch1/MUSIC.png) He was born and raised in Thessaloniki. When he was 18 years old he moved to America in order to study at the famous Berklee College of Music but he didn’t last long. «Τhe only good thing that came out of Berklee was meeting Joe Stump. He was the only one who could understand what I wanted to do. Joe certainly made me look at guitar playing with a more extreme approach», he said in an interviewed by Dan McAvinchey. ![5413FB24-gus-g-talks-upcoming-acoustic-shows-in-greece-plans-for-second-solo-album-in-new-interview-image (1).jpeg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmY9QBnGMf4bhg7KTToNua25hHCbcu9deQGBf3KWhJncy8/5413FB24-gus-g-talks-upcoming-acoustic-shows-in-greece-plans-for-second-solo-album-in-new-interview-image%20(1).jpeg) [Image](http://bravewords.com/news/gus-g-talks-upcoming-acoustic-shows-in-greece-plans-for-second-solo-album-in-new-interview) So, he decided to return to Europe and play in bands, in order to fine-tune his playing. He worked with great metal bands such as Arch Enemy and Dream Evil. At the same time, he created Firewind, with whom he performs all over the world. Firewind have released eight studio albums, with the latest called «Immortals» and it deals with the Thermopylae and Salamis battles. Gus also has two solo albums. Here’s maybe my favorite Firewind song a cover of Blackfoot’s classic “Teenage Idol”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86vCi2qR1w The most important moment of his career is the collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne that lasted for approximately eight years. Gus also participated in the recording of his latest studio album called Scream. In 2016, Gus elected as one of the top ten metal guitar players in the world by Ultimate Guitar, surpassing Zakk Wilde who also worked with Ozzy Osbourne. This year Zakk Wylde came back to Ozzy’s team cause Gus could not participate in the shows for personal reasons. However, Gus and Zakk are good friends and always support each other. ![sdje95ghrah69egs (1).jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmTZjA9mhv3UKXm52BxAomGp4ubH8X4SSRHrUt8HNqRb8R/sdje95ghrah69egs%20(1).jpg) [Image](http://www.famousfix.com/topic/young-guitar-magazine-japan-december-2010) In 2002 Gus worked with Washburn guitars which was his first endorsement. After that, in 2005 he teamed up with ESP guitars. In 2016 Gus G. ended the cooperation with ESP guitars and switched to the mighty Jackson’s electric guitars. Gus is very excited because Mike Shannon who made Randy Rhoads’ first guitar will be made all his custom guitars. Gus was a talented young man, but he knew that talent alone isn’t enough. He went out of the comfort of his hometown, worked his butt off and succeeded in ways that no one could ever imagine. Guess this is what happens when you follow your dreams and take massive action upon them. And until we all take massive action, Be healthy , smile and Steem ! PS: Now, that you’ve reached the end of this article about the Greek quitar Hero Gus G. , I suppose that you know what you could do and that is upvote, resteem and follow, because this way we can create more. Right ?