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Gotthard To Release New Album "Firebirth" In June

Gotthard is in the final stages of the production of the new album “Firebirth,” which will be released on June 1st by Nuclear Blast/Warner Music, and is the first album with Nic Maeder.

The album was produced in Yellow House Studios, owned by the band, in Lugano, Switzerland, by guitarist/songwriter Leo Leoni and Paul Lani, who has previously worked with Gotthard on earlier albums, (incl. “G-spot” and “Homerun”).

Leo Leoni comments: "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 !”

Marc Lynn adds, "Collaboration 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.“

Nic Maeder also stated, "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 where there will be a warm-up tour in May before the band will take the lead in several well-known European festivals. The German live premiere will be on 14th July 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.

12.05.12 ARG Buenos Aires - Teatro Flores
14.05.12 CHI Antofagasta - Statix Rock & Socer
16.05.12 CHI Santiago - Caupolican
18.05.12 BRA Sao Paulo - HSBC Hall
20.05.12 MEX Mexico City - Circo Volador
08.06.12 S Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock
15.06.12 F Clisson - Hellfest
24.06.12 B Dessel - Graspop
07.07.12 CH Locarno - Moon And Stars
14.07.12 D Balingen - Bang Your Head
15.07.12 CH Vizovice - Masters Of Rock
27.07.12 F St. Julien - Guitare en Scene
03.08.12 CH Avenches - Rock Oz’Arénes
20.09.12 CH Schupfart - Schupfart Festival
09.10.12 F Montpellier - Rockstore
11.10.12 ES Barcelona - Sala Apolo
12.10.12 ES Madrid - La Rivera
13.10.12 ES Pamplona - Sala Totem
15.10.12 F Bordeaux - Theatre Barbey
16.10.12 F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
17.10.12 F Strasbourg - La Laiterie
19.10.12 F Lille - Le Splended
20.10.12 UK Nottingham - Firefest
21.10.12 F Paris - La Cigale
23.10.12 DK Copenhagen - Amager Bio
24.10.12 S Helsingborg - The Tivoli
26.10.12 S Karlshamn - Compagniet
27.10.12 S Gothenburg - Trädgårn
28.10.12 N Oslo - John Dee
31.10.12 D Filderstadt - FILharmonie*
02.11.12 D Berlin - Huxleys*
03.11.12 D Bochum - Ruhrcongress*
04.11.12 D Hamburg - Docks
06.11.12 NL Uden - De Pul
07.11.12 B Biebob - Vosselaar
09.11.12 D Langen - Neue Stadthalle*
10.11.12 D Ravensburg - Oberschwabenhalle*
16.11.12 D Bamberg - Stechert Arena*
17.11.12 D München - Zenith*
20.11.12 A Wien - Gasometer
21.11.12 HU Budapest - A38
* Special Guest: UNISONIC

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