Nic Maeder

Thu
04
Oct

GOTTHARD Lineup 'Defrosted 2' Double Album

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Friday, December 7, 2018
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GOTTHARD PRESENTS AN ACOUSTIC TIMETABLE THROUGH MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF BAND HISTORY:
"DEFROSTED 2" APPEARS ON DECEMBER 7, 2018
 
"Defrosted" released in 1997 - was GOTTHARD’s very first live album. Still to this day it’s seen as a cult-milestone within the bands career that helped establish their reputation as the most successful band from Switzerland. For more than 25 years, GOTTHARD have thrived in the global spotlight; with a career that includes 16 No.1-albums, over three million records sold, multiple awards and over 2000 shows all over the planet.
 
And now, 21 years after the first edition, GOTTHARD return to SONY Switzerland and Nuclear Blast with »Defrosted 2«, an ultimate unplugged-compilation of GOTTHARD’s greatest hits. "Defrosted 2" combines the pride of their lengthy career by showcasing 22 of the bands most iconic tracks. It provides a perfect cross section of the bands formidable career that can be appreciated by all.
 
Before the release of »Defrosted 2«, which will be available in both Ecolbook and 4-vinyl formats in December, GOTTHARD will release driving rock‘n‘roll track “Bye Bye Caroline“ as the first single this Friday. As one of two brand new songs on the album the song was lyrically inspired by STATUS QUO‘s 1973 hit "Caroline" and was created with Francis Rossi himself, on the last Rock Meets Classic Tour.
 
“I got to know Leo and Nic at the shows we did together this spring“ explains Rossi. “On the Rock Meets Classic-Tour, there was a comradeship that I haven‘t experienced like this in over 50 years. Leo, Nic and I perfectly got along with each other right from the start, so one evening, I went over to GOTTHARD‘s backstage room with my guitar and we started jamming. Nic immediately started singing some cool melodies to it and Leo said, that the song somehow had to contain "Caroline". Only months later, Rossi invited both of them to his house in London to record “Bye Bye Caroline“ in his home-studio. Whilst in London the band also recorded an accompanying video for the single.
 
"Defrosted 2" was produced by Leo Leoni in collaboration with Nicolo Fragile and as usual, Charlie Bauerfeind was responsible for the mix. A lovingly selected array of sophisticated acoustic arrangements and with two and a half decades of hits, GOTTHARD celebrate exuberantly great moments, quiet memories and unsurpassed riffs on »Defrosted 2«– the pre-order starts on October 5th, 2018.
 
Tracklist "Defrosted 2"
 
CD 1:
01. MISS ME
02. OUT ON MY OWN
03. BANG
04. SWEET LITTLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLLER
05. BEAUTIFUL
06. FEEL WHAT I FEEL
07. HUSH
08. REMEMBER IT’S ME
09. STAY WITH ME
10. TEQUILA SYMPHONY
11. MOUNTAIN MAMA
 
CD 2:
12. WHY
13. C’EST LA VIE
14. ONE LIFE ONE SOUL
15. TELL ME
16. STARLIGHT
17. SISTER MOON
18. RIGHT ON
19. LIFT U UP
20. HEAVEN
21. ANYTIME ANYWHERE
22. SMOKE ON THE WATER
23. BYE BYE CAROLINE (Acoustic version)
24. WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE (Acoustic version)
 
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FANCLUB ONLINE: www.gotthard.com
 
Mon
19
Sep

New GOTTHARD Studio Album Due January 13

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Friday, January 13, 2017
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Quarter of a century ago, GOTTHARD set out to conquer the world with pure, straightforward rock and gigantic ballads and they’ve pulled off the trick: With 15 No.1 albums and plenty of multi-platinum awards, they’re not only the most successful Swiss band but also a staple in the global spotlight. Especially the much-deserved Swiss Music Award from last year has shown that the band’s nowhere near finished: GOTTHARD’s past 25 years have only been the first round – it’s definitely time for a new album in 2017!
 
GOTTHARD are currently refining their 12th studio album at the Yellow House Studio in Lugano. The title will be served straight to your desktop as soon as it’s decided. The third album with lead singer Nic Maeder is produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (Helloween, Blind Guardian among others) and Leo Leoni – so the dream team’s at it again: “We were all very happy with the workflow and the result of the BANG! production – so it was pretty clear that we wanted to give the great collaboration another shot!” The record will be released on January 13, 2017 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally via PIAS – which means that the first Friday the 13th next year won’t spell bad luck. Quite the opposite.
 
ANNIVERSARY TOUR: KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 2017
 
Immediately after the release, the tour’s kicking off at full speed as well: From February 9, the big “25th Anniversary” tour is champing at the bit to turbocharge the new record with plenty of live rock ’n’ roll. The tour starts in Ravensburg and lays rubber all across Europe with full entourage. Danish rock band Pretty Maids will be Special Guests at all shows – the presale of this milestone birthday is already in full swing. Those who haven’t secured tickets yet, should check out Leo’s message again: “25 years of GOTTHARD – that means 150 songs to chose from, not mentioning our new album – that’s not going to be easy! However, we’ll select only the best for a proper anniversary party!”
 
“25TH ANNIVERSARY” TOUR
 
02/09/2017    DE – Ravensburg, Oberschwabenclub
02/10/2017    DE – Regensburg, Airport Obertraubling
02/11/2017    DE – Ulm, Ratiopharm Arena
02/13/2017    DE – Frankfurt, Batschkapp
02/14/2017    DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
02/15/2017    DE – Hannover, Capitol
02/17/2017    DE – Osnabrück, Hyde Park
02/18/2017    DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
02/19/2017    DE – Freiburg, Zäpfle Club
02/22/2017    IT – Milan, Alcatraz
02/24/2017    ES – Bilbao, Santana 27
02/25/2017    ES – Madrid, La Riviera
02/26/2017    ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2
03/02/2017    DE – Munich, Tonhalle
03/06/2017    AT – Vienna, Gasometer
03/07/2017    DE – Nuremburg, Löwensaal
03/08/2017    DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
03/10/2017    DE – Balingen, Volksbankmesse
 
WORLD PREMIERE: GOTTHARD & KROKUS IN MARCH 2017
 
There won’t be a dry shirt left when the ultimate Swiss rock package GOTTHARD & KROKUS celebrate their joint stage debut at “ROCK MONSTERS OF SWITZERLAND”, and that’s before the festival season even started. With double headliners delivering a lot more than just double the speed, the Festhalle in Bern and the Samsung Hall in Zurich are lucky if more than the exterior walls will be left once the dust settles. These two ‘Monster Shows’, as well as the night with Krokus as Very Special Guest in Lausanne, shouldn’t be missed by any means – it’s going to be jam-packed, hot and damn loud!
 
ROCK MONSTERS OF SWITZERLAND
 
03/03/2017    Bern, Festhalle (Double-Headline-Show with Krokus)
03/04/2017    Zurich, Samsung Hall (Double-Headline-Show with Krokus)
03/12/2017    Lausanne, Salle Metropole (with Very Special Guest Krokus)
 
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Thu
25
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GOTTHARD & KEN MARY

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2015
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In episode 115 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by GOTTHARD vocalist, Nic Maeder.

Nic sits down with Mitch to discuss the band's new Live & Bangin' album, their plans for a new album, playing shows with former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick & doing those Paul Stanley vocals, covering the Plastic Bertrand song 'Ça Plane Pour Moi', being GOTTHARD's vocalist, on touring North America and much more.

Quote from the interview:

On doing the KISS songs with Bruce Kulick: "Paul Stanley sings insanely high. It was super challenging."

On his place in Gotthard: "It is my band now."

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about GOTTHARD visit: http://www.gotthard.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Gotthard
TWITTER: @gotthard

 
 
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In episode 117 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by drummer extraordinaire, KEN MARY.

KEN sits down with Mitch to discuss his overall career including being signed to Simmons Records (owned by KISS bassist Gene Simmons), producing and playing with such notable artists as ALICE COOPER, ACCEPT, HOUSE OF LORDS, IMPELLITTERI, BONFIRE, KIP WINGER, NORTHERN LIGHT ORCHESTRA and much more.

Quote from the interview:

On his audition for HOUSE OF LORDS: "It was put together Gregg Giuffria and Gene Simmons. I had to go through an audition process and one of the other drummers that auditioned was Matt Sorum. I ended up in House Of Lords and he ended up in Guns N' Roses. Who got the better end of that deal?"

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about KEN MARY visit: http://www.sonicphish.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ken-K-Mary-Drummer-Official/1549977611930995
TWITTER: @kenkmary

 
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