FOZZY To Play Download Festival Alongside Metallica, Black Sabbath and Prodigy

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FOZZY are proud to announce that they will be performing at Download 2012, to be held June 8-10 in the United Kingdom. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Download is one of the world’s premier music festivals and features the world’s top acts in hard rock and heavy metal. This year’s festival will be headlined by Black Sabbath, Metallica and Prodigy.

FOZZY – lead singer Chris Jericho, guitarist Rich Ward, drummer Frank Fontsere, bassist Paul DiLeo and guitarist Billy Grey – will be performing Saturday, June 9 , as part of a lineup headlined by Metallica playing their black album in its entirety. Click here for the expanded lineup, and visit www.downloadfestival.co.uk for complete festival details.

This will be FOZZY’s second Download appearance – they first appeared on the festival in 2008. Chris Jericho recorded an exclusive video talking about this year’s appearance on Download, click here to view.

The brainchild of Rich Ward and Chris Jericho, FOZZY was formed a decade ago out of a passion for hard rock and heavy metal and has transformed into one of North America’s most electrifying bands. They are currently recording their Century Media Records debut, which is scheduled for a worldwide release this summer. The band will release their first single from the new album in May.

The album will be the follow-up to their acclaimed 2010 release Chasing The Grail, which saw them tour 15 countries around the world and perform in cities from Los Angeles to Lichtenvoorde, including an appearance alongside metal’s Big 4 – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – on the Knebworth Sonisphere, and a string of dates on the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival headlined by Avenged Sevenfold.

Also, for the third year in a row, FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho will be hosting the Revolver Golden Gods Awards . The fourth annual award show will be held at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 11 and be broadcast live via XBOX Live. The event will feature performances by Marilyn Manson, Slash, Evanescence and more, and will present awards for outstanding musicians in eleven different categories. For more information on the event, how to get tickets, and how to cast votes for your favorite names in rock, visit www.GoldenGodsAwards.com.

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