“Cheap Trick meets Green Day on a bad day.”
Throw in a dash of Social Distortion and Papa Roach and you have a recipe for a freight train barrelling right through the arena!
With it’s debut CD ‘greatist hits’ and critically acclaimed follow up ‘therupy’, KOTTAK (formerly KrunK) has established itself as more than just a band with a spelling problem. Several tours of Japan, Europe, Mexico, and countless west coast runs have yielded a reputation as a rock solid act. Whether headlining, sharing the stage with Mötley Crüe or as a guest on The Warped Tour, KOTTAK’s live shows deliver a ‘one-two punk & roll hit between the eyes’ while incorporating an in your face version of the Scorpions classic Holiday.
KOTTAK has just released its fourth studio album ATTACK, which was produced by Tommy Henriksen (Daughtry, BC Jean, Lady Gaga). It was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville at Henriksens’ Anarchy Studios. KOTTAK work every minute god gives them, and a few minutes more, borrowed from less reputable sources, to create their punk n roll vision.
The current line up is James Kottak (vocals, guitars), Stephanie Smith (lead guitars, backing vocals), Nils Wandrey (bass, backing vocals) and Francis Ruiz (drums).
“After months of shopping and meetings all over the planet, KOTTAK decided to go with CMM Marketing, based on the history of Wolfgang Rott”, says James, “He is a seasoned veteran in every aspect of the music biz AND is taped into the current pulse of change in the industry! Wolfgang has an outstanding staff to back him up as well…We are more than excited!” Wolfgang Rott has led countless marketing campaigns in Germany and Europe and still does for Iron Maiden, The Scorpions, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, etc…
This gives KOTTAK the ultimate chance to spread the word all over the planet and invite like minded music fans, to realise that KOTTAK is the next big thing.
We are currently preparing for our Europe tour with Edguy! If you live in Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, France or Spain, come and rock with us! For booking information please check the contact page.
No shows booked at the moment.
KOTTAK / EDGUY TOUR 2011
Hello everyone! Kottak is going on a major tour with Edguy soon! This will be a BLAST and we’d love to give something back to our fans and friends, so we came up with this awesome competition:
WHAT YOU CAN WIN:
- You will be on the guestlist for the show in or near your town and have a meet and greet with the band. Yes, this means free tickets! – On top of that you will recieve a special fan package, including a copy of our KOTTAK ATTACK album, a KOTTAK T-shirt, a signed photo and a few surprises…
ALL YOU NEED TO DO:
- is change your current default photo on your social network profile, such as facebook, myspace, twitter, to our KOTTAK ATTACK album artwork – and come up with a way of promoting KOTTAK. This is the fun part! Go crazy and spread the word. We encourage you to be creative! Anything that’s legal (don’t get caught if you decide differently, please don’t destroy anything and don’t do any harm) is allowed. Take photos of your crazy Kottak promotion actions and send them to us or upload them to your profile (and send us the link). Anything goes…
GET YOUR OWN KOTTAK-BANNER FEATURED!!
Here comes another one…
We’ve got a special opportunity for all you guys out there coming to see us on the upcoming Europe tour. Here’s the task: Make your very own Kottak banner; paint it, print it, cut it out, let it glow in the dark, do WHATEVER you like, the more CREATIVE your ideas the better!! The next step is: bring it to one of our shows… that’d be not too much of a hassle, wouldn’t it? Now here comes the deal:
We’ll take your banners and attach them to our own banner/backdrop on the stage for TEN-THOUSANDs of peeps all over Europe to see! Let’s make it a giant piece of collaborative art!
See you soon!!! JamesStephanieFrancisNils