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Krokus

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Switzerland’s most successful hard rock-band, Krokus enjoyed international reputation within the 1980s and onward because of their aggressive, straightforward selection of Western european metal. Hailing through the Swiss town of Solothurn, Krokus was shaped in 1974 by guitarist Tommy Kiefer and percussionist Chris Von Rohr. Primarily executing an eclectic and artful make of prog rock and roll, Krokus released their initial record in 1976, using the founders became a member of by guitarist Hansi Droz and bassist Remo Spadino. Krokus’ second record, FOR YOU All, discovered them seeking a tougher hard rock and roll sound using a revamped lineup: Von Rohr shifted from drums to vocals, Fernando Von Arb emerged up to speed as second guitarist, as well as the music group had a fresh tempo section, bassist Jurg Naegeli and drummer Freddy Stable (the brand new people had been all previously using the group Montezuma). As Krokus shifted toward a harder and leaner audio inspired by AC/DC, they made a decision they needed a more powerful vocalist, and Von Rohr shifted to bass while Marc Storace, a previous person in Eazy Cash, became their brand-new lead singer, becoming involved period for the periods for 1980’s Steel Rendez-Vous. By this time around, Krokus had turn into a leading attract Switzerland and European countries through regular touring, and had been attaining momentum in Britain and america. Released in 1982, One Vice at the same time was recorded following the music group had signed a fresh management deal and a agreement with Arista Information in america; it also designated the documented debut of guitarist Tag Kohler following the departure of Tommy Kiefer. The recording sold well as well as the tunes “Long Stick Moves Growth” and “American Female” (the second option a cover from the Think Who’s strike) became moderate strikes, but their biggest breakthrough in america was included with 1983’s Headhunter, which proceeded to go platinum in the us and precious metal in Canada and Switzerland, spawning the strikes “Screaming in the night time” and “Eat the Wealthy.” Released in 1984, The Blitz was another industrial success, but it addittionally found Krokus relocating a far more pop-metal-oriented path, and reflected inner instability, since it was the next recording inside a row where the music group broke in a fresh drummer; Steve Speed replaced Freddy Constant on Headhunter, and Jeff Klaven required over around the Blitz. Issued in 1986, Switch of Address was a industrial and crucial disappointment, and following the live recording Alive and Screamin’, Krokus joined right into a short-lived cope with MCA for 1988’s CORONARY ATTACK, which featured fresh drummer Dani Crivelli. Pursuing a global tour to get CORONARY ATTACK, Krokus continued hiatus, even though Fernando Von Arb created a new edition of the music group (without other previous users) to record 1991’s Stampede and 1999’s Circular 13, other numbers from Krokus’ traditional period drifted in and from the group for quite some time, and Von Arb bowed out for a couple years pursuing wrist medical procedures in 2005. In 2007, the best-known users of Krokus had been persuaded to reunite for a particular tv appearance, and after Tag Storace, Fernando Von Arb, Tag Kohler, Chris Von Rohr, and Freddy Stable wowed the group (and paid tribute to Tommy Kiefer, who passed away in 1986), they performed an enormous homecoming present in Sweden and regrouped within the studio room to record a fresh record, 2010’s Hoodoo. IN-MAY 2011, the ongoing reunion strike a snag when it had been announced that Freddy Constant had remaining the music group, though Krokus vowed to keep, liberating their 17th recording, Dirty Dynamite, in 2013. In 2017 they released the addresses LP Big Stones via Century Press that, alongside Krokus renditions of important cuts from famous brands Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Who, Steppenwolf, Neil Small, Bob Dylan, as well as the Rolling Rocks, included a re-recorded edition from the band’s personal “Backseat Rock and roll N’ Move.”

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Full Name Krokus
Music Songs Screaming in the Night, Ballroom Blitz, Long Stick Goes Boom, Midnite Maniac, Tokyo Nights, Eat the Rich, Stayed Awake All Night, American Woman, Hoodoo Woman, Winning Man, Heatstrokes, Easy Rocker, School's Out, Night Wolf, Bedside Radio, Angel of My Dreams, Bad Boys - Rag Dolls, Born to Be Wild, Ready to Burn, Smelly Nelly, Back-Seat Rock 'n' Roll, Hallelujah Rock n' Roll, Rock 'n' Roll Handshake, Burning Up the Night, I'm on the Run, Playin' the Outlaw, White Din, Let This Love Begin, Too Hot, Rattlesnake Rumble, Russian Winter, Hot Shot City
Albums Headhunter, Metal Rendez-vous, One Vice at a Time, The Blitz, Dirty Dynamite, Hellraiser, Change of Address, Krokus, Painkiller, Rock the Block, Round 13, Heart Attack, To Rock or Not to Be, Stampede, To You All, Hardware, Big Rocks, The Best of Krokus: Stayed Awake All Night, The Definitive Collection, Long Stick Goes Boom: The Anthology, Hoodoo, Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House of Rust, Fire and Gasoline, Early Days '75–'78, Best Of, Extended Versions, Industrial Strength EP, Prior Convictions, Krokus' Stop The World, Fire & Gasoline (Live), Alive and Screamin', The Dirty Dozen: The Very Best of Krokus 1979—1983, Headhunter Blitz, The Collection, Original Album Classics, Dirty Dozen


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gone Girl 2014 performer: "LADY DOUBLE DEALER"
Fubar: Balls to the Wall 2010 performer: "Long Stick Goes Boom"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game performer: "Long Stick Goes Boom"
Ricky 6 2000 performer: "Screaming in the Night"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Los violadores 1981 performer: "Easy Rocker", "Celebration" / writer: "Easy Rocker", "Celebration"

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Krokus: As Long as We Live 2004 Documentary

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Self

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Krokus: As Long as We Live 2004 Documentary Band

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