News from GOTTHARD

GOTTHARD - re-sign with Nuclear Blast, release new single & videoclip "Bye Bye Caroline" (feat. Francis Rossi) on Friday, October 5th, "Defrosted 2" to be released on December 7th!

GOTTHARD - re-sign with Nuclear Blast! - 2018-10-03

2018-10-03 - »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.

Linked bands
Related News
GOTTHARD - "Defrosted 2" now available!

GOTTHARD - "Defrosted 2" now available!

2018-12-07 11:30 - Today, GOTTHARD release their acoustic album »Defrosted 2« via Nuclear Blast as 2CD Digibook and 4LP Box. Details

GOTTHARD - release new acoustic live single!

GOTTHARD - release new acoustic live single!

2018-11-30 16:00 - Today, GOTTHARD release their new live single 'Feel What I Feel', which can be ordered here. Details

GOTTHARD - to release "Heaven – Best Of Ballads Part 2"!

GOTTHARD - to release "Heaven – Best Of Balla

2010-10-29 09:00 - Swiss hard rock icons GOTTHARD will release "Heaven - Best Of Ballads Part 2" on November 26, 2010! "Heaven - Best Of Ballads Part II" represents the most successful era of a Details

GOTTHARD - Huge demand causes a record re-entry in Swiss charts!

GOTTHARD - Huge demand causes a record re-ent

2010-10-22 14:00 - Zurich - The tragic death of GOTTHARD singer Steve Lee has triggered a record demand for the band's albums. For the first time in the history of the Swiss charts, 13 albums fr Details

GOTTHARD - Commemoration on Sunday 17 October!

GOTTHARD - Commemoration on Sunday 17 October

2010-10-14 16:00 - Airolo - On Sunday, 17 October, a public memorial service will be held for the GOTTHARD singer Steve Lee who died in an accident last week. The farewell ceremony will take pla Details

GOTTHARD - singer Steve Lee - fatal accident in America!

GOTTHARD - singer Steve Lee - fatal accident

2010-10-06 17:00 - Las Vegas - The world has lost one of its greatest rock singers: GOTTHARD front-man Steve Lee was killed accidentally during a motorcycle trip in the USA on Interstate 15 betw Details

GOTTHARD - on the soccer field!

GOTTHARD - on the soccer field!

2010-09-23 15:00 - GOTTHARD will play on the soccer field - not with a ball of course, but as usual with a big voice and a lot of instrumental power. You can experience it directly in Mannheim o Details

GOTTHARD - "Live" on TV this weekend!

GOTTHARD - "Live" on TV this weekend!

2010-09-03 14:00 - German music tv-channel iMusic1 (digital broadcasting via cable, satellite and t-home) will feature GOTTHARDs "Live in Switzerland" show this weekend on TV during the format " Details

GOTTHARD – Steve Lee had an guardian angel!

GOTTHARD – Steve Lee had an guardian angel!

2010-08-11 10:00 - Today we were shocked and reassured same time by this following news message from GOTTHARD vocalist Steve Lee: „I want to inform you that I have been involved in a horrible ca Details

GOTTHARD - October Dates 2010

GOTTHARD - October Dates 2010

2010-06-08 14:00 - GOTTHARD will play a few additional shows in support of their top 10 album "Need To Believe"... Details

Back to bands
Quick access