2011, After the critical success of the recent album THE NEWZ, Nazareth approached the recording of this new studio album with a sophisticated challenge: no tricks, no studio gimmicks - just the real thing - the authentic sound of the four members of the band in the studio. The band retired in Prague and wrote all the new songs. Yet, instead of working like most artists do nowadays - artificially creating a polite version of their new compositions- Nazareth worked on the sound, on the essence of their interpretation as well as on the spontaneity of their performance. The band ultimately wanted to bring the real spirit of rock and roll back. That's why it only takes one play to realize BIG DOGZ will be a fans' favourite album as much as NO MEAN CITY(1979) or HAIR OF THE DOG (1975).