Chris Jericho's Fozzy returns with Riot Entertainment
Australia's Riot Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of Fozzy to a worldwide deal for their upcoming album, Chasing The Grail, the follow up to their critically-acclaimed album, All That Remains.
Fozzy features Chris Jericho on vocals and his long-term bandmate, Rich "The Duke" Ward (Stuck Mojo) on guitar. Also along for the ride are bassist Sean Delson (Stuck Mojo), guitar virtuoso and Stuck Mojo guest player Mike Martin and Frank Fontsere returns on drums.
"This is without a doubt one of the highlights of my life and my business career for Fozzy to be Riot's first fully international signing. I have been working with Fozzy for quite a few years now, releasing All That Remains in Australia and touring the band down here also. We built up a strong all around friendship," said John Howarth, Riot CEO and owner.
Jericho said he's excited Fozzy's fourth album will be released by Howarth and Riot, because the label stood behind their previous album.
"All That Remains was by far our most successful album to date. To make this partnership even more exciting is the fact that we have written the absolute best album that we have ever done. This album will see Fozzy reaching new heights and breaking down more barriers to show all fans of heavy rock and heavy metal exactly who we are as a band," Jericho said.
"I guarantee that all of our fans will agree and be blown away and that all of our haters will hide their faces in shock when they realize that they were wrong about this band," said the Raw Superstar. "I'm so stoked to unleash these tunes upon the world and just as stoked to know that it will be the people at Riot who will be making it possible! 2009 is the year of the Fozz!"
Chasing The Grail will drop mid-2009. According to guitarist Ward, Riot is the only label worthy of the release.
"After partnering in Australia on Fozzy's 2005 release All That Remains, Riot has proven to be the only label I have worked with who exceeds my expectations in every way," Ward said. "With the band's latest release, Chasing The Grail, Fozzy and the Riot family will take the riff to the masses with horns held high."