They are one of the most passionate homages to classic hard rock that has stood out in recent years: Coreleoni, founded in 2018. In the centre of the formation literally beats the musical (lion-)heart of guitar icon and Gotthard founding member Leo Leoni.
“I’m happy and honored to be a part of this new and exciting chapter! Thank you, Atomic Fire Records, for keeping the metal community alive and healthy, long live rock ‘n’ roll,” comments Leo Leoni, guitar player and the heart of the band. “I am following GOTTHARD since day one,” says Atomic Fire Records CEO and founder Markus Wosgien and adds: “They were the hottest hard rock act of the 90’s and I was always thrilled by their amazing riffs. Leo Leoni is a prodigy, he lives, breaths and plays rock ‘n’ roll like no one else. Luckily, I was able to work with GOTTHARD on their »Lipservice«, »Need To Believe« und »Firebirth« records, developed a friendship with the members and was also happy to see Leo going back to his more heavier roots with CORELEONI. Now we are proud to welcome the band to the Atomic Fire Records family!”
In 2018, Coreleoni surprised the rock community with their The Greatest Hits – Part 1, which was released seemingly overnight. The album, which revived the old Gotthard classics – and with them the spirit of the time – caused quite a stir.
Coreleoni’s third work will be released in May 2022.