The release of »III«, our new album,  unfortunately has to be pushed back to May 20th, 2022 due to production-related reasons. Until then, make sure to check out the three singles -- 'Let Life Begin Tonight', 'Purple Dynamite' and 'Sometimes' -- and to secure your copy of the five-piece's Atomic Fire Records debut via the link below!




»III« - Track Listing:

01. Let Life Begin Tonight

02. Purple Dynamite

03. Guilty Under Pressure

04. Greetings From Russia

05. Sometimes

06. Like It Or Not

07. Wake Up Call

08. Sick & Tired

09. Would You Love Me

10. Deep In My Soul

11. Jumpin' Jack Flash [THE ROLLING STONES Cover]


Bonus Tracks (2CD-digipak, box set & digital)

01. Say Goodbye [GOTTHARD Cover]

02. Good Time Lover [GOTTHARD Cover]

03. Fist In Your Face [GOTTHARD Cover]*

04. I'm On My Way [GOTTHARD Cover]*

*2CD-digipak & box set only!


Produced by Leo Leoni, »III« was also recorded by the maestro himself alongside Davide Pagano (GOTTHARD etc.) at Swiss Yellow House Studio. Mixing was handled by Charlie Bauerfeind (GOTTHARD, HELLOWEEN, BLIND GUARDIAN etc.) while the album was mastered by Sascha-Busy Bühren at TrueBusyness Music (Berlin, Germany). Last but not least, Ekaterina Bosova Leonova created its memorable artwork.



New tourdates for the Swiss part of the "Let Life Begin Tour 2022 are now official. We will bring a special guest on the tour.


Ticket information will be published as soon as it is available.



So here it is...Our latest video "Sometimes" from the coming album CoreLeoni III.


Band initiator Leo Leoni comments, "It's about daily life and how we feel, everyone experiencing ups and downs. Every person can get up happily in the morning, but also wish that the same day would be over immediately. Some put their trust in God and others in their own strength. Everyone go through moments in which they need hope and courage. That's exactly what this song is all about - and that it's worth to believe that hope and courage get rewarded in the end."



Ladies and Gentlemen, here’s a little teaser of our third single “SOMETIMES”, which will be released on April 15th!!




We are happy to announce another special show. On May 13, we will have a special Release Party concert at Old Capitol in Langenthal. Just click the links for TICKETS and INFO.


Thank You to all of you who came out for the Rock Generation Tour. It was a blast to be on stage again, and a pleasure to share the stage with Marc Storace and Megawatt. We have a new show announcement. On May 14th. we are playing at the Beta Day in Bellinzona, CH. And.... Entry is FREE.



We can finally show you the new album cover for CoreLeoni III


“III” is available as a 2-CD digipak (incl. 4-track bonus CD), coloured vinyl and as a limited edition boxset (incl. colored vinyl, a bonus 10inch vinyl with 4 bonus tracks, sliptmat, bottle opener keychain, poster, guitar pick set & certificate).


Preorder link : https://coreleoni.lnk.to/IIIWE


“III” Tracklist:

01. Let Life Begin Tonight

02. Purple Dynamite

03. Guilty Under Pressure

04. Greetings From Russia

05. Sometimes

06. Like It Or Not

07. Wake Up Call

08. Sick & Tired

09. Would You Love Me

10. Deep In My Soul

11. Jumpin’ Jack Flash




 When three generations of Swiss hard rock go on tour together, rocking out is inevitable. It's starting again, the Swiss rock scene is going full throttle again. STORACE, CORELEONI & MEGAWATT are going on tour together in March and are getting closer to you! Be there live, because rock is back! Tickets are available from February 9, 2022 at 08:00 on Ticketcorner.ch




Dear Rock Generation Tour ticket holders:

Unfortunately three of the seven shows had to be canceled for production reasons. Here is all the information about the tour:

03/18/22 – Forum Im Ried, Landquart is confirmed and is sold out

03/19/22 – Simplonhalle, Brig is cancelled. Everyone who is in possession of a ticket can use it on the show on March 25th, 2022 in the Lötschbergsaal, Spiez, or return it by April 19th, 2022 to the place where they were bought. The concert will be over in time for everyone arriving by public transport to get home.

03/24/22 – Z7, Pratteln confirmed.

03/25/22 – Lötschbergsaal, Spiez confirmed.

3/26/22 – Complex 457, Zurich confirmed.

04/07/22 – Pentorama Amriswil is cancelled. Anyone in possession of a ticket can use it on the show on March 26th, 2022 at Complex 457, Zurich or return the tickets by May 9th, 2022 where they were purchased.

04/08/22 – Waldmannhalle, Baar is cancelled. Anyone in possession of a ticket can use it on the show on March 26th, 2022 at Complex 457, Zurich. Seat ticket holders can register at the box office and receive 10.00 cash back. For those who do not want to take advantage of the offer, the tickets can be returned to the place where they were bought by 05/09/22.

The restrictions imposed by the pandemic may be over for many, but not for our industry. Planning security is very difficult even after all measures have been taken. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we still look forward to seeing you at the shows and celebrating with you.


Marc Storace has been an iconic voice on the scene for almost 50 years. Marc Storace created an incomparable career in the 70s as the singer of TEA and after their dissolution immediately as the frontman of what is probably the most famous Swiss rock band KROKUS. Now he's on the road with his solo project STORACE and he's still showing how real hard rock works!


CORELEONI was founded in 2017 by Gotthard guitarist Leo Leoni. After the classic hard rockers CORELEONI recently announced that they will release their new album entitled »III« on May 13th, 2022, the band has now released a first music video for the new songs! 'Let Life Begin Tonight' sets the mood for the upcoming record and gives fans a good first impression of the skills of new lead singer Eugent Bushpepa.


MEGAWATT made their debut in the Swiss hard rock scene in 2020 with their self-titled album and things have been going uphill ever since! Gold award for the album, "Best Breaking Act" at the Swiss Music Awards 2021 and hit singles like 80er Johr and Heimatgfühl have played MEGAWATT in the hearts of the fans. The new album promises to turn 2022 into a Swiss rock year as well.


After a long break, all three bands are more than ready to do what they do best again on the country's stages: Hard Rock All Night Long! Three generations of Swiss hard rock in one evening shouldn't be missed!


Information about all shows can be found here: https://www.goodnews.ch/veranstaltungen/rock-generation-tour-2022/



Ladies and gentlemen, a new Coreleoni era has started today!

We’re really excited and proud to present our brand new single “Let Life Begin Tonight”, the first taken from our new studio album “III”, which will be released on may 13th 2022 on @atomicfirerecords.


Video credits by Kevin Merz



CoreLeoni signs with Atomic Fire Records - New album on the way!


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 center 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.


New on board with CORELEONI is singer Eugent Bushpepa. With his powerful voice, he adds a whole new level of authenticity and old spirit to the songs. "I don't think anyone has released an album like this in a long time," Leo Leoni states. "Hardly anyone thinks and writes in this way anymore or still uses Les Pauls guitars and Marshall amps the way we do. Personally, as a rock fan, I've missed that a lot in recent years. And Eugent Bushpepa has turned out to be an absolute stroke of luck for that. He underlines vocally exactly what I feel like doing and what I want to hear on a new rock album."


Born in Tirana/Albania, the musician and songwriter Eugent Bushpepa started his career early: already at the age of six, he won a national singing competition. After school, he moved to Bologna/Italy to study dentistry until he began his professional career with the band SUNRISE in 1998. With them, he opened for DEEP PURPLE and Duff McKagan (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) among others. Since 2011, he has been working as a vocal coach for the TV format »The Voice Of Albania«. In 2018, he represented his home country at the »Eurovision Song Contest« in Lisbon (song: 'Mall') and reached the seventh position.


"The first time I actually noticed Eugent was at the ESC," says Leo Leoni about him. "I liked his voice right away and I also liked his ESC song. Then when we got into the situation of having to look for a new singer, he immediately came back to my mind and I just contacted him. He was astonished at first and pleased alike. He is a great singer and an amazingly great person. He has an incredible amount of soul and emotion in his voice and his way of making music. That fascinates me a lot and I hope you guys out there as well."


Watch out for the first new single to be unveiled in January 2022!



Eugent Bushpepa | vocals

Leo Leoni | guitars

Jgor Gianola | guitars

Mila Merker | bass

Alex Motta | drums



Dear friends, unfortunately our singer Eugent tested positive Covid19, so he won’t be with us on Sunday at Tamaro Music Day. We are very sorry and we wish Eugent a quick recovery!❤️But we want to be there with you that day, and we will! With Alto Voltaggio, Jgor’s and Alex’s band, and with Leo and Mila as very special guests for this wonderful music day. We wait for you to join us and party!!!


UPDATE ! Due to bad weatherforecast, the show is cancelled !!


We’re highly pleased and excited to share the long awaited news with you today!!!

We were lucky enough to meet a new friend with whom to share our lives and passion!

A great human being, with the benefit of being a great singer!

Not the easiest challenge to take!


Please welcome to our family

Mr.Eugent Bushpepa!




Another fresh news!!!


CoreLeoni will be taking part to the @montetamaro Music Day on 31/07/2021!!

Only 100 tickets available at: www.montetamaro.ch


Be quick !


We are pleased to announce that CoreLeoni will be taking part to the Run To The Hill Festival Jaunpass on 30/7/2021!

Tickets info:  www.juan-paso.ch







Check out the the new Christmas song with Leo & Friends. "Xmas with you"


Forever with us, beautiful soul.


It is with great respect that we must say farewell to our friend Ronnie. Thank you for the fun times.


We wish you well.




The following dates are confirmed. More info on the "LIVE" page.


18.07.2020  D-Pförring Pförring Open Air

25.07.2020  CH-Etziken Open Air

01.08.2020  D-Seebronn Rock Of Ages


Stay safe everyone



Due to the current situation with the Corona virus, our gig at Rock the boat has been cancelled. We know they have rescheduled the event for October 23-24. As soon as we know if we will be able to play at the rescheduled event, we will let you know here.



The Travellin’ Men Tour is over!

It has been a successful tour over our expectations and a month full of energy, good vibes and new friends!


This wouldn’t have been possible without our heroic “Bastardos” road crew. So thank you very much for your professionalism and kindness: Ingo Joa (TM), Ernst Seider and Basi Röder (FOH), Bernd Schwarz (LT), Marc Sokal and Davide Pagano (BL), Ellis Cavallini (Merch) and our drivers Nicolaos, Carsten and Philip! Also thanks a lot to MAXXWELL for being a great opening act!!!


And overall a very special thanks to our fans for your endless support!

Now it’s time to relax a bit and enjoy some good times with our families. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Rocking 2020!



We’re happy to announce that this summer we will play at the

Rock Of Ages Festival in Rottenburg-Sebronn, Germany.


More info will come on which day we will play.


And ofcourse more dates in 202 will be announced


The first show in 2020 is now confirmed. We will play the Openair Etziken (CH) on July 25th. Tickets and info  HERE


The Travellin´ Men Tour continues, we still have  shows almost up to christmas.


15.12 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg

16.12 Hirsch Nürnberg

18.12 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg

20.12 Totem Pamplona

21.12 Shoko Madrid

22.12 Razzmatazz Barcelona


Ticket information in the "Live" section


Tour start tomorrow in Augsburg, Germany. We are really looking forward to see you all on the road.


It is just over a year ago that Alex Motta stepped in to cover for Hena. So now it is time to confirm that Alex Motta is an official and permanent member of CoreLeoni. Many thanks Alex for your talent and all your positive energy.




We regret to announce that the rumors say that our promoter of the show Dec 17th in D-Deggendorf went bankrupt and that it seems that the show will not happen.

We are very sorry for this bad news but the situation is completely out of our hands right now. We have no official information from the promoter yet but ticket sale got stopped by promoter and the venue has informed us that the promoter obviously went bankrupt because all his other shows got cancelled as well. Nothing official yet but all seems that this is the reality.


At the moment we are waiting for getting in contact with the liquidator of the company in order to discuss any further steps and solutions. But without his okay we can not do anything.

We might have a chance to get another show nearby but without fast approval of the liquidator we can not do anything. We keep you updated!


As far as we are informed all people who bought tickets via „OK Ticket“ get a refund but people bought tickets via Eventim don´t!

Please contact the sales point where you have bought your ticket and check directly.


Check this link for detailled information: LINK



"Don´t get me wrong" Official lyrics video is here for you. We are looking forward to see you on tour in November and December.


Finally it is September 27, and our new album CoreLeoni II is released on AFM Records.


Order link for the new album: HERE

Tracklisting CD (01:05:51)



01 - Waltz No. 2

02 - Standing In The Light

03 - Love For Money

04 - Open Fire

05 - Angel

06 - And Then Goodbye

07 - She Goes Down

08 - No Tomorrow

09 - I'm Your Travellin' Man

10 - Cheat And Hide

11 - Make My Day

12 - Mountain Mama

13 - Queen Of Hearts

14 - Don't Get Me Wrong

15 - Boom Boom

16 - Il Padrino

Tracklisting Vinyl: (01:05:51)



A 01 - Waltz No. 2

A 02 - Standing In The Light

A 03 - Love For Money

A 04 - Open Fire

A 05 - Angel

B 06 - And Then Goodbye

B 07 - She Goes Down

B 08 - No Tomorrow

C 09 - I'm Your Travellin' Man

C 10 - Cheat And Hide

C 11 - Make My Day

C 12 - Mountain Mama

D 13 - Queen Of Hearts

D 14 - Don't Get Me Wrong

D 15 - Boom Boom

D 16 - Il Padrino

Here you have our latest video "Angel"


Our new album "II" will be out worldwide on September 27th by AFM Records


Here in this video Leo talks about the recording process of new album in Yellow House Studio in Lugano.

Pre-order link for the new album: HERE


New video "Queen of Hearts" from the fortcoming album CoreLeoni II


You can already make a pre-order of new album ! Pre-order link for the new album: HERE


We are very happy to announce our new record label AFM Records and also the release of the CoreLeoni II album. On September 27th, 2019 the album will be released by AFM Records.  There will be different versions available. Normal CD and CD Limited Digipack + 2 LP Gatefold available in clear and red vinyl. The album will include 2 brand new songs ( Queen of Hearts & Don´t get me wrong) + a cover version of John Lee Hooker´s "Boom Boom Boom"


You can already make a pre-order of new album ! Pre-order link for the new album: http://afmrec.de/CoreLeoni




01 Waltz No. 2

02 Standing In The Light

03 Love For Money

04 Open Fire

05 Angel

06 And Then Goodbye (Bonus Digi/Vinyl)

07 She Goes Down

08 No Tomorrow

09 I'm Your Travellin' Man

10 Cheat And Hide (Bonus Digi/Vinyl)

11 Make My Day

12 Mountain Mama

13 Queen Of Hearts

14 Don't Get Me Wrong

15 Boom Boom (Bonus Digi/Vinyl)

16 Il Padrino



We have more tourdates confirmed beside the previous announced summerdates.  The indoor tour starts in November and goes on thru December.  Ticket links will be posted on the "LIVE" page as soon as we have them.


A big "thank you" to all who came out to the shows this past weekend. We had a blast.


The Summerdates poster are here. Check the "Live" section for concert details and info. We are looking forward to see you this summer in Switzerland.


CoreLeoni at Montreux Jazz Festival!


We are very pleased to announce that we will play in Montreux Jazz Festival, Music in the Park, on Sunday July the 7th 2019 at 22:30 h, free entry!


For more information click HERE


Here you have the confirmed summerdates and and a few is still "To Be Announced". As soon as all details are clear, you will fin the info here.


Please feel free to share the news with your friends.


A new show has been added to our summer dates. On Sunday July 21 we will play in Auw, Switzerland at the Dorffest Festzelt. More info in the "LIVE" section.



Thanx to all of you who came out to the four Swiss shows this past week. We had a blast every single night.


We have two new shows to announce:


5th july 2019, CH-Zell, OpenQuer (www.openquer.ch)

31st july 2019, CH-Agno, Openair Festival (www.openairagno.ch)




New summer show announced. We will play the Newstock Festival on August 10 in Payerne, CH. This is a FREE SHOW !


Check "Live dates" for all confirmed dates.


SPECIAL TICKET PROMOTION FOR THE ZURICH SHOW ON March 31. Order your ticket using THIS LINK, and get 50% discount using the code: coregoodnews


See you all next week


Time is flying and we have had a good time in the Yellow House studio in Lugano. Now we are ready to rock with you 4 days in Switzerland, starting out in Herisau on March 28.


We are looking forward to see you at the gigs.


The first summer gig is now official. We will be playing the Vogellisi Open Air in Adelboden on July 6th.


Find more info and ticket information on their website: www.vogellisifestival.ch


More summer dates will follow.


News Story UPDATED


An new show has been confirmed on March 28


The following shows are now confirmed.

28.03 Casino, Harisau - CH

29.03  Old Capitol,  Langenthal - CH

30.03. Rock Night, Magden - CH

31.03 Dynamo, Zurich - CH


As Special Guests we will bring our friends in Redeem.


You can find ticket info in the "Live" section.

Photo: Ueli Frey


When we played Le Port Franc in Sion on November 28, we had a visit by TV Oberwallis. They did an interview with Leo (In Swiss), but they also did some really great live video from the show. You can see the two parts with interview and live concert by clicking on the links below. Enjoy


TV Oberwallis Part 1


TV Oberwallis Part 2



Now that the tour is over we would like to express our gratitude to our gorgeous crew, our managers, all the promoters and venues staff. In particular we would like to salute the great support bands Redeem, MadMax, Underskin, Crystal Ball and Silverdust.


And a very special mention for you, the fans! Thank you for attending our concerts and sharing with us the joy of making music!


See you soon.


Photo: Ueli Frey


The tour starts tomorrow November 1st. We hope to see you all somewhere on the road.


NOTE! Unfortunately the Bremen show on November 3 has been cancelled due to some tecnical issues which is out of our hands.


Here is a new video clip of "Let it be" for you.


Only one month to go until the November Tour kicks of. The show in SION is already sold out, but at the moment there are still tickets for the other shows. See you soon on the road!


CoreLeoni confirmed for the Knock Out Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany on the 15th of December. Other bands at the festival will be Helloween, Pretty Maids, Primal Fear and more. We are looking forward to rock out in Karlsruhe in December. Tickets are on sale HERE


OK ! ..here it is. The official video for the song "Tell No Lies". We hope you enjoy it. If you haven´t got the CoreLeoni album yet, you can get it by following this link: CoreLeoni "The Greatest Hits - Part 1"


New video teaser for the song "Tell no Lies". But hey...there is something "fishy" going on in the video! The new video is coming soon. Enjoy the teaser.


We have also more confirmed live dates for 2018 ! Check the live section for details!


We are happy to announce the we will be playing Bang Your Head Festival in Germany in July. The date will be confirmed later.


We had a great time at the Frontiers Festival, so a big "Thank You" to all who came an rocked with us. Below pics from the "Meet & Greet" with the competition winners. Photos by Tommaso Barletta

3 New shows have been confirmed for November 2018.


November 28 at Le Port Franc in Sion

November 29 at Schüür in Luzern

November 30 at KuFa in Lyss


Check the "LIVE" section for tour details.


We are happy to announce that we will be playing the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy on April 29.


Regular tickets and VIP-packs still available.


More infos on the Festival: www.frontiersrockfestival.com



After almost a week on the market, we are happy to announce that our debut album has entered the Swiss album charts as No. 3.


Locally in Ticino we went straight to No. 1 on the album chart.


Thank you very much for all your support.


Leo, Hena, Ronnie, Jgor & Mila


Below you find a video of the whole concert from Lugano "Swiss Rock Night" which was recorded on december 30 by RSI. Enjoy!!!


For our Germans fans. CoreLeoni listening party at 3 locations in Germany. Listen to the new cd together with your friends, and get a chance to win cd´s and merchandise.


03.03. Bistro Denise - Krumbach



09.03. Rockside Club - Ulm



30.03. Gloria Stages – Saarbrücken




Finally the time has come. Tomorrow, Friday February 23 the CoreLeoni album will be released.


You can order the CD/LP/MP3 & stream on the link HERE


Check out Leo´s favorite songs from the 3 first Gotthard albums + a little more.


We have added some more concerts for 2018, so please check the "Live" section for details.


Check the new live video which was recorded at our show in Lugano Dec. 30th.  The whole concert was captured by television cameras from RSI La2, whom will broadcast the show on February 23, 2018 (the same day as our debut album is released)! Ahead of that, here is a taste of the performance with the newly recorded track, "Walk On Water"!


You can pre-order the CD/LP/MP3 & stream on the link HERE


Next live concert will be on February 2nd at the Barstreet Festival in the Festhalle in Bern, Switzerland.


The new album "The greatest Hits, Part 1" will be released on february 23, 2018 on Frontiers Records. Also check out the second single to be released from the album "Downtown" in the YouTube clip below.


You can pre-order the CD/LP/MP3 & stream on the link HERE


There will also be a "Limited Edition gatefold 180g Gold vinyl available in the Frontiers webshop. It is very limited. and only a 100 copies will be made.

Check ut the Frontiers webshop HERE


New show have been confirmed for 2018. We will play Valmaggia Rock & Blues festival on July 27. Check "Live" section for details!


New show confirmed! We will play the Barstreet Festival on February 02, 2018. The festival takes place in the Festhalle in Bern, Switzerland. For more info, check the "LIVE" page.


Thanx to all of you who came out to the first 3 shows. We are looking forward to the show in Lugano on December 30.

See you there



Photos below by Anna Berger


New Official Merchandise now available.


Check out our Merch store and get you CoreLeoni shirts. The shop is located on a different website, so just follow the link.


We are also very happy to present our new song "Walk on Water" as digital download. You can find that in the webshop t




CoreLeoni just confirmed for Rock The Ring, June 22, 2018.


Ticket available through Ticketcorner HERE



Welcome to the CoreLeoni Official Website. This is the place to be if you want to keep yourself updated about Leo´s new



Leo and his friends Hena, Ronnie, Jgor and Mila will take you for a special ride. The early Gotthard years will come alive, and you are for sure in for a "treat".


The first LIVE dates are already confirmed, and you can find info here on the website


This “CoreLeoni” project make me relive so many emotions and memories, filling my heart with joy. I hope it gives you and all the Gotthard fans ,especially the one of the early days, the same emotions that it brings me.

Rock n Roll all the way


Leo Leoni


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