Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho spoke in an interview with Metal Wani and described his band Fozzy like that “if Metallica and Journey had a bastard child, it would be Fozzy”.

Here’s the statement:

There are some wide influences in the band. That’s a reason why we have the sound we have. Obviously, we are all influenced by the classic metal bands Priest, Maiden, Ozzy and the Scorpions.

There’s a Metallica influence and Pantera and that type of thing. There’s a lot of rap influences as well and there’s some background percussion. There’s some music from the ’70s. We love rap rock or Slayer, Hall & Oates, Journey, Styx and Foreigner as well as the classic ’60s bands like The Rolling Stones, etcetera.

There’s really no rules as to what Fozzy’s sound consists of. It’s a vibe and a feeling. I think, one thing is that since we really put the focus on Fozzy as a full-time thing in 2010, it’s the fourth the record since the rebirth and I think you can look at most bands, it takes them up to two or three records to really find out who they are as a band. You can look at Metallica for example.

That’s what we’ve done and I think now with ‘Judas’, we’ve really, really figured out what our sound is. It’s a mix of many different things, but the bottom line, it’s a very heavy, groove-oriented [sound] with a lot of melody and a lot of harmony. That’s what Fozzy is.

If Metallica and Journeyhad a bastard child, it would be Fozzy. Now I’m going to change it for this record: ‘If Metallica and Journey had a bastard child and it was raised by AC/DC, then you would really know what Fozzy sounds like.”

Click here to entire interview. Fozzy has released their new album called “Judas” on October 13 via Century Media. You can watch the music video for “Judas” from below.