Origin: Switzerland
Genres: Hard Rock
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Krokus  


Veteran Swiss rockers best known for their uncanny AC/DC sound and for their early 80's hits such as "Long Stick Goes Boom" and "Ballroom Blitz" (a Sweet cover). Their early material (circa Metal Rendezvous) was somewhat more original and Euro-metallic in nature, with the AC/DC style becoming prevalent around the time of Hardware. The band keeps plugging away despite a constant change in personnel from album to album.

Amazingly, the classic Krokus lineup of Marc Storace, Chris Von Rohr, Fernando Von Arb, and Freddy Steady (now all in their mid-fifties) have reunited in the spring of 2008, with plans for some shows and a comeback album in 2009.

Current Members

Marc Storace

vocals (Warrior)

Fernando Von Arb

guitars

Mark Kohler

guitars

Chris Von Rohr

bass/vocals

Freddy Steady

drums

Former Members/Guests

Peter Tanner

vocals

Carl Sentance

vocals (Persian Risk)

Tommy Keifer

guitars

Hansi Droz

guitars

Chris Lauper

guitars

Dave Stettler

guitars

Dominique Favez

guitars

Mandy Meyer

guitars (Unisonic)

Remo Spadino

bass

Juerg Naegeli

bass

Tommy Keiser

bass

Many Maurer

bass

Tony Castell

bass

Steve Pace

drums

Jeff Klaven

drums

Dani Crivelli

drums RIP: April 20, 2013

Peter Haas

drums (Mekong Delta, Poltergeist)

Marcel Kopp

drums

Patrick Aeby

drums

Stefan Schwarzmann

drums (Accept, Running Wild, U.D.O., X-Wild)


Discography



Krokus 
1976 Phonogram
  1. Majale
  2. Angela Part
  3. Energy
  4. Mostsaphin
  5. No Way
  6. Eventide Clockworks
  7. Freak Dream
  8. Jumpin' In
  9. Insalata Mysta
  10. Angela Part
  11. Just Like Everyday
  • Tommy Keifer
  • Hansi Droz
  • Remo Spadino
  • Chris Von Rohr




To You All 
1977 Soun Service
  1. Highway Song
  2. To You All
  3. Festival
  4. Move It On
  5. Mr. Greedy
  6. Lonesome Rider
  7. Protection
  8. Trying Hard
  9. Don't Stop Playing
  10. Take It, Don't Leave It
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Tommy Keifer
  • Chris Von Rohr
  • Juerg Naegeli
  • Freddy Steady




Pay It In Metal 
1978 Polygram
  1. Killer
  2. Werewolf
  3. Rock Ladies
  4. Bad love
  5. Get Out Of My Mind
  6. Rock Me, Rock You
  7. Deadline
  8. Susie
  9. Pay It
  10. Bye Bye Baby
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Tommy Keifer
  • Chris Von Rohr
  • Juerg Naegeli
  • Freddy Steady




Metal Rendezvous 
1980 Polygram
  1. Heatstrokes
  2. Bedside Radio
  3. Come On
  4. Streamer
  5. Shy Kid
  6. Tokyo Nights
  7. Lady Double Dealer
  8. Fire, Fire
  9. Backseat Rock n' Roll
  10. No Way
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Tommy Keifer
  • Chris Von Rohr
  • Freddy Steady




Hardware 
1981 Ariola
  1. Celebration
  2. Easy Rocker
  3. Smelly Nelly
  4. Mr. 69
  5. She's Got Everything
  6. Burning Bones
  7. Rock City
  8. Winning Man
  9. Mad Racket
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Tommy Keifer
  • Chris Von Rohr
  • Freddy Steady




One Vice At A Time 
1982 Ariola
  1. Long Stick Goes Boom
  2. Bad Boys, Rag Dolls
  3. Playin' The Outlaw
  4. To The Top
  5. Down The Drain
  6. American Woman
  7. I'm On The Run
  8. Save Me
  9. Rock'n roll
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Mark Kohler
  • Chris Von Rohr
  • Freddy Steady




Headhunter 
1983 Arista
  1. Headhunter
  2. Eat The Rich
  3. Screaming In The Night
  4. Ready To Burn
  5. Night Wolf
  6. Stayed Awake All Night
  7. Stand And Be Counted
  8. White Din
  9. Russian Winter
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Chris Von Rohr
  • Steve Pace

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Blitz 
1984 Arista
  1. Midnite Maniac
  2. Out Of Control
  3. Boys Nite Out
  4. Our Love
  5. Out To Lunch
  6. Ballroom Blitz
  7. Rock The Nation
  8. Hot Stuff
  9. Ready To Rock
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Mark Kohler
  • Jeff Klaven




Change Of Address 
1986 Arista
  1. Now
  2. Hot Shot City
  3. School's Out
  4. Burning Up The Night
  5. Let This Love Begin
  6. Say Goodbye
  7. World On Fire
  8. Long Way From Home
  9. Hard Luck Hero
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Mark Kohler
  • Tommy Keiser
  • Jeff Klaven




Alive And Screamin' (Live 1986)  LIVE
1986 Arista
  1. Long Stick Goes Boom
  2. Eat The Rich
  3. Screaming In The Night
  4. Hot Shot City
  5. Midnite Maniac
  6. Bedside Radio
  7. Lay Me Down
  8. Stayed Awake All Night
  9. Headhunter
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Mark Kohler
  • Tommy Keiser
  • Jeff Klaven




Heart Attack 
1988 MCA
  1. Everybody Rocks
  2. Wild Love
  3. Let It Go
  4. Winning Man
  5. Axx Attack
  6. Rock'n' Roll Tonight
  7. Flyin' High
  8. Shoot The Night
  9. Bad, Bad Girl
  10. Speed Up
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Mark Kohler
  • Chris Von Rohr
  • Dani Crivelli




Stayed Awake All Night  COMPILATION
1989 Arista
  1. Headhunter
  2. Eat The Rich
  3. Long Stick Goes Boom
  4. Screaming In The Night
  5. American Woman
  6. Midnite Maniac
  7. Balroom Blitz
  8. Stayed Awake All Night
  9. Our Love
  10. School's Out




Stampede 
1991 Justin
  1. Stampede
  2. Electric Man
  3. Rock n' Roll Gypsy
  4. Shotgun Boogie
  5. Nova-Zano
  6. Street Love
  7. Good Times
  8. She Drives Me Crazy
  9. In The Heat Of The Night
  10. Rhythm Of Love
  11. Wasteland
  • Peter Tanner
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Many Maurer
  • Tony Castell
  • Peter Haas




The Dirty Dozen  COMPILATION
1993 Ariola
  1. Night Wolf
  2. Bad Boys, Rag Dolls
  3. Playin' The Outlaw
  4. American Woman
  5. Down The Drain
  6. Stayed Awake All Night
  7. Ready To Burn
  8. Rock City
  9. Easy Rocker
  10. Bedside Radio
  11. Heatstrokes
  12. Smelly Nelly
  13. She's Got Everything
  14. Long Stick Goes Boom
  15. Headhunter
  16. Eat The Rich
  17. Screaming In The Night




To Rock Or Not To Be 
1995 Cass
  1. Lion Heart
  2. Flying Through The Night
  3. To Rock Or Not To Be
  4. In The Dead Of Night
  5. Natural Blonde
  6. Doggy Style
  7. Talking Like A Shotgun
  8. Soul To Soul
  9. Stop The World
  10. You ain't Got The Guts To Do It
  11. Wagon Gone
  12. Stormy Nights
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Mark Kohler
  • Many Maurer
  • Freddy Steady




Round 13 
1999 Angel Air
  1. Heya
  2. Money Back
  3. Break Free
  4. Guitar Rules
  5. Blood Comes Easy
  6. Suck My Guitar
  7. Gipsy Love
  8. Whitchhunt
  9. Backstabber
  10. Wild Times
  • Carl Sentance
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Chris Lauper
  • Many Maurer
  • Peter Haas




Rock The Block 
2003 WEA
  1. Mad World
  2. Leading The Pack
  3. I Want It All
  4. Open Fire
  5. One For All
  6. Looking To America
  7. Go My Way
  8. Hot Shot
  9. Raise Your Hands
  10. Night Of The Snakes
  11. Throwing Her China
  12. We'll Rise
  13. Freedom
  14. Rock The Block
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Dave Stettler
  • Tony Castell
  • Marcel Kopp

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Fire And Gasoline: Live!  LIVE
2004
  1. Heatstrokes
  2. Mad World
  3. Flying Through The Night
  4. American Woman
  5. I Want It All
  6. Bad Boys Rag Dolls
  7. Tokyo Nights
  8. Stayed Awake All Night
  9. Down The Drain
  10. Fire
  11. Rock n' Roll Tonight
  12. Throwing Her China
  13. Screaming In The Night
  14. Rock City
  15. Easy Rocker
  16. Backseat Rock n' Roll
  17. Rock The Block
  18. Long Stick Goes Boom
  19. Eat The Rich
  20. Bedside Radio
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Dominique Favez
  • Tony Castell
  • Patrick Aeby

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Hellraiser 
2006 AFM
  1. Hellraiser
  2. Too Wired To Sleep
  3. Hangman
  4. Angel Of My Dreams
  5. Fight On
  6. So Long
  7. Spirit Of The Night
  8. Midnite Fantasy
  9. No Risk No Gain
  10. Turnin’ Inside Out
  11. Take My Love
  12. Justice
  13. Love Will Survive
  14. Rocks Off!
  • Marc Storace
  • Dominique Favez
  • Mandy Meyer
  • Tony Castell
  • Stefan Schwarzmann

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Hoodoo 
2010 Sony
  1. Drive It In
  2. Hoodoo Woman
  3. Born To Be Wild
  4. Rock N' Roll Handshake
  5. Ride Into The Sun
  6. Too Hot
  7. In My Blood
  8. Dirty Street
  9. Keep Me Rolling
  10. Shot Of Love
  11. Firestar
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Mark Kohler
  • Chris Von Rohr
  • Freddy Steady

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Underground 



Dirty Dynamite 
2013
  1. Hallelujah Rock'n'Roll
  2. Go Baby Go
  3. Rattlesnake Rumble
  4. Dirty Dynamite
  5. Let The Good Times Roll
  6. Help
  7. Better Than Sex
  8. Dög Song
  9. Yellow Mary
  10. Bailout Blues
  11. Live Ma Life
  12. Hardrocking Man
  • Marc Storace
  • Fernando Von Arb
  • Mark Kohler
  • Mandy Meyer
  • Chris Von Rohr


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