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Encyclopedia > Krokus (band)
Krokus
Origin Solothurn, Switzerland
Genre(s) Heavy metal
Hard rock
Years active 1974-present
Label(s) AFM Records
Arista Records
Website Official Website
Members
Marc Storace
Mandy Meyer
Dominique Favez
Tony Castell
Stefan Schwarzmann
Former members
Tommy Kiefer
Hansi Droz
Remo Spadino
Chris Von Rohr
Fernando von Arb
Jürg Naegeli
Freddy Steady
Mark Kohler
Jonathan Stern
Steve Pace
Jeff Klaven
Andy Tanas
Cheetah Juarez
Tommy Keiser
Dani Crivelli
Peter Tanner
Many Maurer
Peter Haas
Carl Sentence
Chris Lauper
Dave Stettler
Patrick Aeby

Krokus is a hard rock/heavy metal band from Switzerland. The city of   (French: Soleure, Italian: Soletta) is the capital of the Canton of Solothurn in Switzerland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... AFM Records is a music label based in Schwalmstadt, Germany. ... Arista redirects here. ... Krokus is a hard rock/heavy metal band from Switzerland who had a margin of popularity in the 1980s through MTV exposure and videos. ... Armand Mandy Meyer is a Swiss guitar player for Asia, Cobra, Stealin Horses, Gotthard, Katmandu, and Krokus. ... Stefan Schwarzmann is a German drummer who has recorded for Accept, U.D.O., Running Wild, Krokus and Helloween. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ...


Krokus was founded in Solothurn in 1974 by bassist (and original lead vocalist) Chris von Rohr and guitarist Tommy Kiefer. Former Eazy Money vocalist Marc Storace joined the band as frontman in time for their Metal Rendez-vous album in 1980. The city of   (French: Soleure, Italian: Soletta) is the capital of the Canton of Solothurn in Switzerland. ... Krokus is a hard rock/heavy metal band from Switzerland who had a margin of popularity in the 1980s through MTV exposure and videos. ... Metal Rendez-vous is Krokus fourth album, and the first to feature Marc Storace (the current vocalist) on vocals. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...

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History

Krokus enjoyed popularity in the 1980s in parts of Europe and the USA. They toured with Nazareth in Europe and with AC/DC, Motörhead, Rainbow, Rush, Def Leppard, Judas Priest and Sammy Hagar in the United States. Headhunter was awarded platinum album status in the United States. All Krokus albums to date have gone platinum in Switzerland. For other uses, see Nazareth (disambiguation). ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the band. ... Rainbow were a hard rock and heavy metal band formed by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1975. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band originally formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario; presently comprised of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar (aka The Red Rocker), is an American rock guitarist, singer, and composer. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ...


In 2005, longtime lead guitarist Fernando von Arb left the band after continuing wrist problems required surgery. Mandy Meyer, who had played with the band in the mid-1980s, replaced von Arb in the lineup. Armand Mandy Meyer is a Swiss guitar player for Asia, Cobra, Stealin Horses, Gotthard, Katmandu, and Krokus. ...


On November 18th 2007 the line up featuring Chris von Rohr, Fernando von Arb, Fready Steady and Marc Storace reunited to play a medley (Tokyo Nights, Bedside Radio and Heatstrokes) during the TV-Show Die grössten Schweizer Hits on Swiss television. A cover of Krokus' cover of Sweet's Ballroom Blitz also appered in the 2007 game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. Sweet (referred to as The Sweet on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975) were a popular 1970s British band. ... Ballroom Blitz is a song written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and originally recorded by the glam rock band Sweet. ...


Origin of band name

The band name "Krokus" evolved from the word for a flower common to the region of southern Europe, the crocus. Species See text. ...


Discography

Studio albums

Krokus (also known - by the band in particular - as First Album[1]) is the self-titled first album from Swiss heavy metal band Krokus. ... To You All was Krokus second album, and a joint venture[1] with the band Montezuma. ... Painkiller is the third album made by the heavy metal and hard rock band Krokus. ... Metal Rendez-vous is Krokus fourth album, and the first to feature Marc Storace (the current vocalist) on vocals. ... Hardware is the fifth album from the heavy metal band Krokus. ... One Vice at a Time is Krokus sixth album, released in 1983 on Arista Records. ... Headhunter is the heavy metal band Krokus seventh album, and was released in 1983. ... The Blitz is heavy metal and hard rock band Krokus eighth album. ... Change of Address is Krokus ninth album, and is largely seen to be their least successful. ... Heart Attack is Krokus tenth studio album, and is described by the band as The last attempt to keep the band together in a deep crisis[1]. As well as being the bands first album on MCA Records, it saw the return of old Krokus founding member Chris Von... Stampede is the eleventh studio album from Swiss band Krokus. ... To Rock or Not to Be is a 1995 album by Krokus. ... Round 13 is an album by Krokus. ... Rock the Block is a 2003 album by Krokus. ... Hellraiser is the twentieth and most recent album from the Swiss heavy metal and hard rock band Krokus. ...

Live albums & Compilations

  • 1980: Early Days '75-'78 (Compilation)
  • 1986: Alive And Screamin' (Live) , US #97
  • 1987: Stayed Awake All Night - The Best (Compilation)
  • 1993: The Dirty Dozen (Best Of)
  • 2000: Definitive Collection (Compilation)
  • 2000: The Collection (Compilation)
  • 2000: Best Of (Compilation)
  • 2003: Long Stick Goes Boom: The Anthology (Best Of)
  • 2004: Fire And Gasoline (Live + DVD)

Alive & Screamin is heavy metal and hard rock band Krokus first live album, recorded on their tour of the united States and Canada in 1986. ...

Singles & EPs

  • 1980: Tokyo Nights
  • 1980: Heatstrokes
  • 1980: Bedside Radio
  • 1981: Winning Man
  • 1981: Rock City
  • 1982: American Woman
  • 1982: Save Me
  • 1982: Bad Boys Rag Dolls
  • 1983: Stayed Awake All Night
  • 1983: Screaming In The Night
  • 1984: Midnite Maniac
  • 1984: Ballroom Blitz
  • 1984: Our Love
  • 1986: School's Out
  • 1987: Screaming In The Night (Live)
  • 1987: Let The Love Begin
  • 1988: Let It Go
  • 1988: Wild Love
  • 1994: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
  • 2003: I Want It All
  • 2006: Angel of My Dreams

Videos & DVDs

  • 1985: The Video Blitz (VHS)
  • 2004: Fire And Gasoline (Bonus DVD)
  • 2004: As Long As We Live (DVD)

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