Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2012 / 2017


Hard Rock




In October of 2010, the untimely demise of singer/co-founder and driving force Steve Lee left the future of GOTTHARD in serious doubt. The Swiss hard rock outfit took some time to regroup, but they closed ranks and 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, where every one of their studio albums has topped the charts. Two million sold albums and twenty-odd years down the road, Gotthard is one of the most successful Swiss bands in history. Their latest album ‘Bang’ (2014) is their most experimental yet with an energizing mix of everything hard rock has to offer. Their next album ‘Silver’ is to be released in 2017. (#GMM17)