"BANG" release in USA


(Official Press Release - USA)





New York, NY - Swiss-based, hard-hitting quintet Gotthard are thrilled to unleash their latest studio album BANG! in North America via The End Records. The band has released the digital version of BANG!, with a deluxe version containing 3 bonus tracks scheduled for release August 12, 2014.


For over 20 years, GOTTHARD has toured the globe throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia in support of 14 studio and live albums, and has collected multiple gold and platinum awards along the way.



Recorded at the group’s own Yellow House Studios in Lugano in the Swiss canton of Tessin, BANG! was mixed at the Dutch Wisseloord Studios (Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner) by Ronald Prent (The Scorpions, Def Leppard, Within Temptation). Leo Leoni produced the «BANG!» album together with Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Helloween, Saxon etc).


For the members of Gotthard - Nic Maeder (vocals), Leo Leoni (guitar), Marc Lynn (bass), Hena Habegger (drums) and Freddy Scherer (guitar), the dynamic boogie groove of the title track is also new ground for the band, reflecting their unbridled energy and pure confidence.


For Maeder, BANG! is not only his second album with GOTTHARD, but also the convincing proof that he belongs in the band, that he has become one of them and his voice and his qualities as a songwriter are indispensable.


Title track BANG!, the first single off the album, truly represents the GOTTHARD sound and evolution. Catchy hooks, wailing guitars and Maeder's lush vocals grab your ear, making BANG! a song you will never forget. These songs are set against a background of classic Gotthard rock tunes like ‘Get Up ‘N’ Move On’, ‘Jump The Gun’ and ‘My Belief’ which traditionally grace every album by the Swiss combo. All told, BANG! presents a compelling mix that is sure to take its rightful place in the proud legend of Gotthard.


“You can’t really compare different albums, but if one record comes closest in sound, it is probably Lipservice(2005), except there’s more of a playful feel to BANG! and the arrangements spring one or two surprises,” says Habegger.



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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR – announced as supporting act for Germany & Austria!


HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will be joining GOTTHARD en route during the German/Austrian leg of their European tour. Commented HARDCORE SUPERSTAR drummer Adde: "HCSS are thrilled to go out on tour with GOTTHARD!!! They´re a kick ass liveband.

I think HCSS and GOTTHARD as a combo will be breathtaking. Can´t wait to start our tour. Cheers!" Marc Lynn: "we met the guys at several summer festivals and we´re really looking forward for the Rock n Roll party in November!"


Don’t miss the chance to see this awesome tour package at the following dates:

30.10. GER Regensburg - Airport Obertraubling
31.10. GER Ulm - Ratiopharm Arena
01.11. GER Balingen - Volksbankmesse
03.11. GER Berlin - Huxleys
04.11. GER Bremen - Aladin
05.11. GER Hamburg - Markthalle
07.11. GER Köln - Essigfabrik
08.11. GER Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
09.11. GER Langen Neue - Stadthalle
11.11. GER Nürnberg - Rockfabrik
12.11. GER Würzburg - Posthalle
15.11. GER Kaufbeuren - Allkart Halle
16.11. AUS Kundl - Gemeindesaal
20.11. GER München - Tonhalle



Fan Club Magazine AA56

All Access 56

The new Fanclub magazine will soon be in your letterbox. 



All Access 56 features : 


  • Warm-up shows Holland & Belgium
  • Release Party Volkshaus, Zurich
  • Report videoshoot BANG!
  • Exclusive poster videoshoot BANG!





When you want to become a member of the Fanclub, simply click HERE, read the information and fill out the form. 


From October 15th, we will have Meet & Greets to win again, so you will get the chance to win a backstage experience with the band!!! Only for Fanclub members!




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