FOZZY, the band featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and STUCK MOJO mastermind Rich “The Duke” Ward, has finished mixing the follow-up to 2010’s “Chasing The Grail” for a late summer/early fall release via the group’s new label, Century Media Records.
Ward previously stated about the forthcoming CD, “Although every band says ‘this is the best thing we’ve ever done,’ I can honestly say that this new album is going to blow everyone away. It’s the epitome of who FOZZY is as a band and will expand upon the ultra-heavy yet super melodic and hooky territory that we’ve refined for the last 12 years. I have a strong feeling that this will be known as our definitive masterpiece for years to come.”
FOZZY last year parted ways with bassist Sean Delson and replaced him with Paul DiLeo (ADRENALINE MOB).
FOZZY released the “Remains Alive Chasing The Grail” two-CD set on July 18, 2011 via Edel‘s international rock label earMUSIC.
FOZZY was already on the map as the band with the pro wrestler singer, but “Chasing The Grail” broke them as a proper band. It hit #6 on the U.S. Heatseekers charts and the single “Martyr No More” was a theme song for the WWE Royal Rumble. “Remains Alive” is a 2005 live album (recorded in Australia) that was previously available in digital format only.
“Chasing The Grail” sold around 2,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 6 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.