Gotthard Offer First Sample From Upcoming ‘Bang!’ Album
January 27, 2014
Gotthard will release their new studio album ‘Bang!’ on April 4th, the Swiss band’s second with vocalist Nic Maeder.
In order to shorten the waiting time for this eagerly awaited album, the group will release the first single, “Feel What I Feel”, digitally on January 31st. With “Feel What I Feel” Gotthard demonstrates once again that strong guitar hooks and melodious songs can be presented together. Nic Maeder proves that he has found his place in the ‘Gotthard Family’ and is indispensable with his qualities as a singer and songwriter.
‘Bang!’ began like its predecessor ‘Firebirth’ — #1 on the Swiss charts and #9 on the German charts — in the band’s own Yellow House Studios in Lugano during the autumn and winter of 2013. It reproduces the earlier Gotthard times and transports them into 2014.
Musically, fans can be pleased to have 100% Gotthard, since Leo Leoni and Charlie Bauerfeind are the production team for earthy hard rock, pure Gotthard spirit and wonderful rock melodies melding together. Mix engineer Ronald Prent is responsible for the topical and appropriate polish, as he mixed the new album. The Dutchman, who is at home in the famous Wisseloord Studios, has already presented his expertise in the albums ‘Lipservice’ and ‘Domino Effect’. “We got to know him as unbelievably competent and tasteful,” said Leo Leoni. “You can see that he loves rock music and knows how to present the sound. He understood then straight away what we wanted and how we should sound. This time, he has shown us his expertise again.” No wonder, after all Prent has worked in the studio with bands such as the Scorpions, 3 Doors Down, Def Leppard and Within Temptation.
For singer Nic 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 that his voice and qualities as a songwriter are indispensable.
Apart from a standard jewel case, the album will be presented in a classy digipack version, with two bonus tracks, and also on vinyl.
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