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from melodicrock.com:

 

GOTTHARD NEED YOU TO BELIEVE:

 

Gotthard's latest studio opus Need To Believe will be released in Europe via Nuclear Blast on September 4.

 

The album will feature the following tracks: 01. Shangri-La 4:06 02. Unspoken Words 4:16 03. Need To Believe 3:57 04. Unconditional Faith 3:36 05. I Don't Mind 3:14 06. Break Away 3:59 07. Don't Let Me Down 4:16 08. Right From Wrong 3:42 09. I Know, You Know 5:17 10. Rebel Soul 3:26 11. Tears To Cry 4:21.

 

Press Release / "It seems that for a number of years, bands solely from the USA or Britain used to write Rock History but that's history now as Switzerland has started writing their own chapter. This special and incomparable combo is even taking a step further – it defines Rock in a new sense! Stronger, heavier and full of deep touching melodies than ever before in that genre. Even well known and successful producers from overseas recognized that auspicious fire of these unique artists burning far away in the Alps and especially one specialist felt infected by Gotthard. We are talking about Canadian producer Rich Chicky (Aerosmith, Rush), who was dying to cooperate with them. Just a few days later he travelled to Tessin to start an intense process of working together with the guys on their new material.

 

One of the unbeatable recipes for success is definitely Gotthard's constant line up: The original cast still exist: Marc Lynn (bass guitar), Hena Habegger (drums), Leo Leoni (guitar) and extra ordinary singer Steve Lee. Some years ago Freddy Scherer came to strengthen the team with a second guitar player and completed the awesome group in a perfect way with his fascinating personality.

 

Gotthard embodies like almost no other band pure delight in playing and work on the other hand very professional and aim-oriented. A quality feature which is also going to be badge with their new record release on September 4th called “Need To Believe”. In cooperation with the famous producer Rick Chicky (Aerosmith…) does a musical creation arise, which is able to combine emotional Rock songs with haunting mainstream elements in perfect harmony. An album which convinces with rough, dynamic and hasty attitudes but stands also for experience, maturity and composure. Many of the Tracks you will find on “Need To Believe“ proof hard as bone that Gotthard is an amazing Rock band without any compromises. Songs as the diverse and dazzling Shangri La or the rock hymn Need To Believe demonstrate the all-embracing contribution Gotthard make in the scene. And in addition to that they confess their emotional, touching and adorable side once more, which decorate them from the beginning on.

 

To chose the album title Need To Believe was a sophisticated and well-known decision, as mastermind Steve Lee explains: "Especially in hard times like this, coined by many crises and problems, you need to believe in something! Just remember the adage; a will is able to move mountains. If you think positive and won't give up, you will win at the end that is for sure! We have always believed in that credo!” To make it short: An album that title reflects the whole content: Gotthard stands for the next Rock generation, who will follow their own way without any influences and trends to enrich and enchant the music world over and over again. But that is not all: In April 2010 Gotthard will celebrate their own first movie soundtrack for “Max Schmeling”. You cannot deny – that's Gotthard! It doesn't matter whether musically or geographically – Gotthard is the biggest and mightiest embodiment of Switzerland!!! Don't miss it!"

 

WebLink: www.gotthard.com.

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Gotthard seems to constantly get better with each album. I'm still waiting for them to just knock it out of the park though. Maybe this will be the one, who knows.

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Awesome news, and great to hear. I haven't heard much about these guys at all lately, but it's been sitting there in the back of my mind that they're due for a new one. Can't wait to hear this. If I read Chris' words correctly, I agree that 'Domino Effect' was their best yet and I'll be keen to see if they can top that one. Love these guys.

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Gotthard seems to constantly get better with each album. I'm still waiting for them to just knock it out of the park though. Maybe this will be the one, who knows.

 

I personally felt like they did that with 'Lipservice' and came very close with 'Domino Effect'.

Great band and I'm looking forward to a new disc. :headbanger:

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Gotthard seems to constantly get better with each album. I'm still waiting for them to just knock it out of the park though. Maybe this will be the one, who knows.

 

I personally felt like they did that with 'Lipservice' and came very close with 'Domino Effect'.

Great band and I'm looking forward to a new disc. :headbanger:

 

Lipservice was perfection for me. The first half of DE was just as good.

 

 

I cant really read into that press release what direction this album is taking..?

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Gotthard seems to constantly get better with each album. I'm still waiting for them to just knock it out of the park though. Maybe this will be the one, who knows.

 

I thought "Lip Service" was better than "Domino Effect" (not a fan of that one), but I agree they haven't yet made a killer disc & aren't really major league players. In fact they're better live than their studio output suggests. This needs to be better than the last album for me to buy it...

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Will definitley be checking this one out as I really like most of their discs . 'Human Zoo' is still my favourite disc of theirs for some reason, but 'Lipservice' and 'Domino Effect' were both great aswell.

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Im really surprised at some of the negativity here towards this band and its recent releases.

 

Yep I'm pretty negative about the last album ("Lip Service" was great though). I'm not a big fan of bands making the same album time & time again, I expect them to progress a little, and Gotthard don't really do that. I know 99% of HH regulars love bands that still play the same style of Hard Rock as they did back in the day, but my view is that if they're just gonna keep repeating the formula each time then I'd rather just buy their best album & play that. Stick PC69 into that category too.

 

Frankly, "Domino Effect" was patchy at best, pretty dull & unmemorable at worst...

 

P.s. They are still a stunning live band.

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Im really surprised at some of the negativity here towards this band and its recent releases.

 

Yep I'm pretty negative about the last album ("Lip Service" was great though). I'm not a big fan of bands making the same album time & time again, I expect them to progress a little, and Gotthard don't really do that. I know 99% of HH regulars love bands that still play the same style of Hard Rock as they did back in the day, but my view is that if they're just gonna keep repeating the formula each time then I'd rather just buy their best album & play that. Stick PC69 into that category too.

 

Frankly, "Domino Effect" was patchy at best, pretty dull & unmemorable at worst...

 

P.s. They are still a stunning live band.

Wow dood, I sure as maggots wouldn't say these guys are making the same album at all. A lot of guys here love the 'G' and 'Dial hard' era but I tell you now I wouldn't bother with this band if they were still making albums like that. Both are very different to the melodic hard rockling debut; 'Open' was an album full of ballads; 'Homerun' was an almost Bon Jovi-esque melodic rock gem; 'Human Zoo' and 'Lipservice' were, I guess, similar in melodic hard rocking style but still easily set apart from each other with some great songs; and 'Domino Effect' was a much ballsier album than the last two, albiet with a few ballads to water it down. It was almost like 'G' or 'Dial Hard' but with good songs and strong choruses. I, for one, think they've made a great effort to keep from becoming stale.

 

As for Matty-Boo's query, it sounds like they may have gone heavier again. Which would be awesome. As long as they keep their ear for melody in tact I'll be listening. :)

 

It's odd to be defending these guys because as much as I like them I always thought they were well over-hyped (Goddamn it's a good disc but I do I think 'Lipservice was over-hyped!), but hey, here I am. Great band and one of the more reliable in the genre these days.

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I like the fact that they're getting their early-mid 90's sound back with each album!

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I like the fact that they're getting their early-mid 90's sound back with each album!

Except this time with good hooks, choruses and memorable songs! ;)

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  • 3 weeks later...
Lovin' the title track from the new CD playing on their myspace page!

 

http://www.myspace.com/gotthard

 

nice, but not blown away unfortunately.

 

Not blown away maybe, but its a good enough sign for me that this could be great.

 

Very nice

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Good song, very Gotthard, so no mistaking who it is. Look forward to hearing 'Need To Believe' in September.

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I really like that. In fact, I love it. Very promising start. Cannot wait for the rest!!!

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