In October of 2010, the untimely demise of singer/co-founder and driving force Steve Lee left the future of Gotthard hanging by a thread.
After taking some time to regroup, the Swiss hard rock outfit went in search of a worthy successor. New vocalist Nic Maeder was able to fill Lee’s shoes and with the announcement of the new ‘Firebirth’ record, things starting looking up again. Gotthard’s self-titled 1992 debut reached gold status in their home country of Switzerland. More than two million copies and over a quarter century down the road, Gotthard is one of the most successful Swiss bands in history. Their last two albums have shown a slight shift in musical direction. ‘Bang’ (2014) proves they are still willing to tweak their sound thanks to an energizing mix of the best hard rock has to offer; ‘Silver’ (2017) is more of a straightforward rocker fit for big arenas and was the 11th consecutive studio album to top the charts in their home country. A new album is in the works for 2020 so look out for new material!