Gotthard has a new singer now... and the band has just announced a slot at the 2012 Sweden Rock festival. It has dawned on me that Gotthard would be yet another great band to play M3. Maybe the promoters of M3 are reading my site and taking hints?
Anyway, here's the Sweden Rock announcement.
1992 seemed like the worst possible year to be a traditional, melodic hard-rock debutante. Still, Swiss band Gotthard were an instant and tremendous success. From their second album ”Dial hard” (1994) and onwards, all their records hit the #1-spot – all in all eleven (!) of them. After over a million albums sold domestically, it was obviously time to look abroad, including memorable appearances at SRF. Everything was brought to an abrupt and tragic halt in October 2010, when singer Steve Lee died in a traffic accident. The support of their fans and the blessing of Steve’s parents encouraged the surviving members to continue. After auditioning a multitude of candidates, Nic Maeder has been chosen to take Gotthard into the future. A new album will be released this spring, and SRF 2012 represents a cherished reunion for band and fans alike – the new Gotthard’s first appearance on Swedish soil.
Around 70 bands will perform on our 5 stages next summer. The following bands have been confirmed so far:
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
TYGERS OF PAN TANG