​Press Release: Fozzy’s Next Album + Chris Jericho Update

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The following was sent out today…

FOZZY TO RELEASE NEW
FULL-LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM DO YOU WANNA START A WAR JULY 22nd!

PRE-ORDER
THE ALBUM NOW AT ITUNES AND INSTANTLY RECEIVE THE TRACK “ONE CRAZED ANARCHIST”
NOW PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY AT REVOLVER

HEAR THE DEBUT SINGLE “LIGHTS GO
OUT” ONLINE


U.S. SUMMER TOUR TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON


Los Angeles, CA
– June 4, 2014
– Fozzy have announced they will release their highly
anticipated, new full-length studio album Do You Wanna Start A War (Century
Media Records) on July 22nd! Fans can now pre-order the 12-track album at iTunes
[http://smarturl.it/startawarITUNES] and receive an instant download of the song
“One Crazed Anarchist” [http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=60231]. Preview the track
now and watch the new lyric video premiering exclusively at Revolver
[http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=60231]. Recently, the band unveiled a new lyric
video for the debut single impacting at radio now “Lights Go Out”
[http://youtu.be/VJso7XYphb4], that can also be viewed online. Wrapping a spring
tour that had them performing at festivals across the country including Rock on
the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest along with many other shows throughout
the U.S., Fozzy will be performing June 14th in the U.K. on the main stage of
the Download Festival. A confirmed U.S. summer tour will be announced
soon.

Led by the inimitable duo of guitarist Rich Ward, co-founder of the
influential underground band Stuck Mojo, and vocalist Chris Jericho, famed WWE
superstar and media personality, the band Fozzy has really always been about one
thing: having fun. Produced by Ward, Do You Wanna Start A War is the bands
follow-up to their acclaimed 2012 release Sin and Bones, and sixth studio effort
since 2000. Featuring 12-tracks, the new album includes the debut single “Lights
Go Out” [http://youtu.be/VJso7XYphb4], alongside the title track and the return
of the Theremin in “Bad Tattoo.” As described by Corey Taylor of Slipknot and
Stone Sour, “Do You Wanna Start A War is dark, dense and sharp. Sonically and
lyrically, this feels like it’s going somewhere big. I love it!”

What
started out for guitarist Rich Ward as a weekend cover band, called Fozzy
Osbourne, soon became an internationally signed act with the biggest star in
professional wrestling, Chris Jericho, as its lead singer. With adopted stage
names and an elaborate backstory written for the movies, the band’s early
recordings consisted mainly of cover songs ranging from Black Sabbath and Dio,
to Iron Maiden and Mötley Crüe. Jericho’s singing ability and overall passion
for music makes one wonder just how he is able to find the time to excel in
pretty much everything he does, while Ward counting Zakk Wylde and Synyster
Gates of Avenged Sevenfold as fans, is probably one of the greatest, and
unjustly so, underrated guitarists in rock and metal today. It was these
qualities that pushed the band to drop alter egos, get rid of the backstory and
write original music.


Over the course of the next seven years, the band
did just that; three albums worth to be exact. The records were fit in between
Jericho’s wrestling, TV and writing career. It wasn’t until their last release
Sin and Bones though that the band really started to hit their stride. Jericho
was winding down his involvement with sports, the band was touring more than
ever before and their live show was as strong as ever sharing the stage with
such music luminaries as Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Steel Panther, Shinedown,
and many others. The entertainment, the fun factor, the showmanship were all
there and in full force. More so than any point in the bands’ career.


By
the time Do You Wanna Start A War is released, a horde of seasoned and newfound
fans will have seen Fozzy live and heard new tracks off the album. They will
have witnessed one of the greatest performances they’ve ever seen, they will
have witnessed one of the best frontman in any genre of music sing some of the
catchiest songs they’ve heard in ages and most importantly, they will have had
the best time in their lives doing it.

Fozzy is Chris Jericho on vocals,
Rich Ward on guitars and vocals, Frank Fontsere on drums, Billy Grey on guitars,
and Paul Di Leo on bass.

Fozzy: Do You Wanna Start A War
tracklisting

1. Do You Wanna Start A War
2. Bad Tattoo
3. Lights Go
Out [http://youtu.be/VJso7XYphb4] 4. Died With You
5. Tonite
6. Brides
of Fire
7. One Crazed Anarchist [http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=60231] 8.
Unstoppable
9. Scarecrow
10. No Good Way
11. SOS
12.
Witchery

Official website: www.FozzyRock.com
Twitter:
@FozzyRock
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FozzyRock


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