new gotthard album Mar 14, 2012 19:20:31 GMT
Post by mikey on Mar 14, 2012 19:20:31 GMT
GOTTHARD READY FOR A FIREBIRTH:
Gotthard will release their new album Firebirth on June 1. The band is in the final stages of the production of the new album - the first with new vocalist Nic Maeder.
Leo Leoni stated: "We are delighted with the new album. Songwriting with Nic and Freddy was a real explosion of inspiration and new ideas! Regarding sound and production, we have returned to our roots and we deliberately produced it with a pure -- and for Gotthard -- typical sound. For us, 'Firebirth' is the comeback album with the rating... 'back to basic'."
Bassist Marc Lynn added: "Collaborating with Nic was unbelievable -- it feels that we have known each other for ever and the euphoria in the band is now burning like a new fire. It is a true rebirth of the zest of 20 years ago, when the band took off 'to conquer the world'. Producing this album with the new line-up was a real 'birth of fire' -- we are very proud of our new baby."
Maeder's voice has been familiar for quite a while. The first single, released at the end of 2011, with the title "Remember It's Me", is still heard frequently on the radio. The free download via the Gotthard web page at www.gotthard.com was accessed countless times and started a firestorm of enthusiasm and positive feedback.
Nic Maeder continued: "It was absolutely amazing to experience the positive feedback from the Gotthard fans and the media after the release of "Remember It's Me". Now I am looking forward to the reaction to our first album together. The chemistry in the band feels fantastic and we are very much looking forward to being onstage in a couple of weeks and rocking with the fans."
The first trial by fire will be in Latin America -- a warm-up tour in May -- before the band will take the lead in several well-known European festivals. The band's German live premiere will be on July 14th as co-headliner in the Bang Your Head festival in Balingen. A big headliner tour is already planned for the autumn round the halls of Europe.
Dates announced so far: www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/news.