Fighter V

Fighter V (Roman 5) is a Melodic rock band, formed in 2009 in Hergiswil, Switzerland, but then still under the name Haïrdrÿer. Their sound is influenced by the 80s Hard rock and Arena rock with bands like  Whitesnake, JourneySurvivor and Bon Jovi.

The band has played several headliner shows across Central Europe and performed as the support act for various rock bands like The Dead DaisiesFozzy, BonfireShakraThe New RosesJohn Diva & the Rockets of Love and Kissin' Dynamite.

Their current album "Fighter" was released in October 2019 via Rock Attack Records and Avalon Marquee (Japan).

In 2019 the band changed their name from Haïrdrÿer to Fighter V. (Luca Troxler, Dave Niederberger, Felix Commerell, Lucien Egloff and Marco Troxler).

Their debut album "Fighter" was released on October 11, 2019 on the label Rock Attack Records with worldwide distribution by Cargo Records. It was recorded in Sweden with producer Jona Tee, keyboardist of the Swedish hard rock band H.E.A.T, in spring 2019.

The album was positively reviewed by various magazines and webzine such as Metal Planet Music, Stormbringer and Classic Rock magazine.

The release was followed by an extensive tour through Central Europe from October 2019 to May 2020, among others as the support act for The New Roses and Kissin' Dynamite.

Their announced support tour with Axel Rudi Pell in spring 2020, as well as several festival shows have been postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Music videos were produced for the single releases "City Of Sinners", "Dangerous", "Fighter" and "Can't Stop The Rock".

On January 22, 2020, the band released a special edition of their album "Fighter" for the Japanese market on the label, Marquee Avalon. The Japan edition contains an exclusive acoustic version of their song "Dangerous" as a bonus track.

Due to ongoing voice problems (sulcus vocalis), front singer Dave Niederberger announced his departure from the band in spring 2021. The situation then led to the departure of guitar player Marco Troxler and bass player Luca Troxler.

The remaining members Felix Commerell and Lucien Egloff decided to continue the band with Emmo Acar as their new lead singer. He was introduced in August 2021 with an acoustic video of their song "Save your love for me".

In September 2021, the band announced Andreas Grob on guitar and Roman Stalder on bass as their new members. However, Andreas Grob left the band after half a year due to work-related circumstances.

According to his statement, the enormous time and effort that comes along with the band were the reason for his resignation. He was replaced by Thomy Gunn, who played his first shows with Fighter V in spring 2022.

With the new lineup, Fighter V played several headliner shows starting in October 2021 and was part of the UrRock Music Festival 2021 together with bands like Nazareth and Girish and The Chronicles.

The planned support tours with The New Roses in autumn 2021 and with Axel Rudi Pell in spring 2022 was canceled / postponed due to corona restrictions.


Smokin' Nightes (2010) ep

Off to Haïradise (2014)

Fighter (2019)


Felix Commerell - synthesizer, keyboards (2019–present)

Lucien Egloff - drums (2019–present)

Emmo Acar - vocals (2021–present)

Roman Stalder - bass (2021–present)

Thomy Gunn - guitar (2022–present)

Former members

Dave Niederberger - vocals (2019 - 2021)

Marco Troxler - guitar (2019 - 2021)

Luca Troxler - bass (2019 - 2021)

Andreas Grob - guitar (2021 - 2022)

Source: Wikipedia

Source Live Photos: Johan & Silvia Du Pon

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