Fozzy Signs To Century Media Records
American heavy metal outfit Fozzy, featuring professional wrestler Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo guitarist Rich Ward, has announced that they have signed a new record deal with Century Media, who will release the band's next studio album.
"We are so excited and honored to be part of the Century Media family," says Jericho, "Fozzy finally has a record company with the firepower and worldwide influence we need and deserve to rise to the next level – Century Media is the perfect home for Fozzy, and we are stoked to release the masterpiece album of our career and conquer the world… and elsewhere!"
"There are very few musicians I respect more than Rich Ward, and I couldn’t be prouder of bringing him home to Century Media Records, the label that introduced me to Stuck Mojo in 1995," says Century Media Records product manager Paul Gargano. "Chris is one of the most captivating entertainers and electrifying frontmen I know, and Fozzy have emerged as one of the best-kept secrets in hard rock and metal over the years – now it’s time to let the secret out…"
"Shortly after my 12th Birthday, while air-guitaring to Iron Maiden, I decided that when I grew up, I wanted to ‘pay my bills’ by playing guitar," says Ward. "In 1995, Century Media Records allowed this seemingly unreachable goal to become a reality with my band Stuck Mojo. When that relationship came to an end in 2001, I continued making and releasing music with several different bands, through several different record companies. There was only one common thread in all my experiences with these other organizations – I wished they were more like Century Media.
"The truth is, like any ‘first’ relationship, it's tough to get a real perspective of how good it really is until you've had other relationships to compare it to. After having lots of opportunities to gain some perspective, I am honored to return to Century Media Records as they become the home for Fozzy's music.
"I'd like to thank Robert Kampf, Oliver Withoft, Don Robertson, Paul Gargano, and the Century Media staff for bringing Fozzy into their family of amazing bands. I'm so grateful to be able to play music for a living, and it is a privilege to continue my career with the label that gave me my start."
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