FOZZY‘s Frank Fontsere has completed laying down the drum tracks for the follow-up to 2010’s “Chasing The Grail”, tentatively due before the end of year via the group’s new label, Century Media Records.
In a recent posting on his Facebook page, FOZZY guitarist Rich Ward stated about the band’s new material, “Based on the songs and the early demos, my gut feeling is that when this album is completed, it will be the best overall album that I have been a part of.”
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.