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KROKUS – Long Stick Goes Boom Tour 2014 / Germany; Special Guest Is CRYSTAL BALL

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Krokus - Crystal Ball - Long Stick Goes Boom - German Tour Flyer Promo - 2014

As reported on KROKUSonline Facebook page:

Just confirmed: Crystal Ball will be our “special guest” on the upcoming “Long Stick Goes Boom” German Tour!

Dates & Info:

17.05.2014 DE Lindau – Club Vaudeville – http://www.facebook.com/events/646475232079427

18.05.2014 DE Nürnberg – Hirsch – http://www.facebook.com/events/1409518312630389

20.05.2014 DE Bremen – Aladin – http://www.facebook.com/events/420139004755871

21.05.2014 DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal – http://www.facebook.com/events/716793335021512

22.05.2014 DE München – Backstage Werk – http://www.facebook.com/events/539982066120677

24.05.2014 DE Burgrieden – Riffelhof – http://www.facebook.com/events/206857459515165

25.05.2014 DE Bochum – Zeche – http://www.facebook.com/events/572053909543274

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* For more info on KROKUS:

Facebook: KROKUSonline

Website: http://www.krokusonline.com

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* For more info on CRYSTAL BALL:

Facebook: Crystal Ball

Website: http://www.crystal-ball.ch

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LONG LIVE KROKUS.

LONG LIVE CRYSTAL BALL.

Stone.

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KROKUS – Confirmed For 2014 Masters Of Rock Festival

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Krokus - Masters Of Rock - promo flyer - 2014

As reported on the KROKUSonline Facebook:

We will be on the bill for Sunday, July 13th, 2014 – and we will ROCK you!!!!

KROKUS will play for the first time ever at next years Masters Of Rock Festival (July 10th – July 13th, 2014).

Masters Of Rock will take place in Vizovice, Czech Republic.

More details will follow….

KROKUS - classic logo!!

Marc Storace – vocals

Chris Von Rohr – bass

Fernando Von Arb – lead guitar

Mark Kohler – rhythm guitar

Mandy Meyer – lead & rhythm guitars

Flavio Mezzodi – drums

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* For more info on KROKUS:

Facebook: KROKUSonline

Website: http://www.krokusonline.com

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/KROKUSonline1

* For more info on MASTERS OF ROCK;

Website: http://www.mastersofrock.cz

Facebook: Masters of Rock – oficiální stránky

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LONG LIVE KROKUS.

LONG LIVE MASTERS OF ROCK.

KROKUS KICKS HARD ROCK ASS.

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KROKUS “Dirty Dynamite” – Is A Hard Rock BLAST You Just Can’t Miss!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Krokus - Dirty Dynamite - promo cover pic!

5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists! 

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KROKUS – What a primo follow-up to 2010’s studio album Hoodoo… and Dirty Dynamite is one Hard Rock blast you just can’t possibly overlook! In recent years, KROKUS have never left the building! From start to finish, Dirty Dynamite is loaded with fist-pumping, knee slapping, beer swilling, good-times Hard Rawk N’ Roll! This is an album I was praying for KROKUS to release, after such an amazing album as Hoodoo.

With Dirty Dynamite, there’s no micro-doubt in my mind that KROKUS is THE GREATEST Rock N’ Roll band to ever call Switzerland home. Hands down. Hard Rockin’ game over. When an album is this potent with psyche-you-out songs, I’m gonna blab all over creation about it and be glad I did! Dirty Dynamite was released back on March 5th of this year, in North America, via The End Records. Every Hard Rock lovin’ maniac out there MUST own Dirty Dynamite!

Guitarist Mandy Meyer returns for this 17th KROKUS studio album and the legendary Freddy Steady is not back on drums. Kosta Zafiriou fills in admirably on drums, by the way. With lineup maneuvering aside, the core of KROKUS is back on Dirty Dynamite and it’s all out-of-sight! Guitar driven, heavy bass and drums all combine with the unmistakable vocals from the legendary Marc Storace. Twelve electrified songs on this album and I’ve got KROKUS fever once again! Nobody get me no damn doctor!

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KROKUS does a stupendous job with covering the iconic Beatles timeless classic: Help! If you haven’t heard this cover song yet, trust me, it’s not what you’d expect… KROKUS have absolutely given Help! a heaping dosage of Hard Rock relevance and made it their own. It’s ostrich bump city, all over my face and arms, each time I listen to Help! covered by KROKUS. Sounds crazy? Give it a listen!! Whoa.

KROKUS has proven time and again their prominence in the world of Hard Rock; after so many decades, this legendary band deserves any and all of the accolades that are thrown their way. The vocals of Marc Storace are TOPS and these KROKUS dudes are on the top of their Hard Rockin’ game! Dirty Dynamite is 100% proof and… Metal be thy name.

Below, Turn The Volume All The Way Up For Dög Song!!!

Dirty Dynamite – Track Listing:

Hallelujah Rock N’ Roll

Go Baby Go

Rattlesnake Rumble

Dirty Dynamite

Let The Good Times Roll

Help!

Better Than Sex

Dög Song

Yellow Mary

Bailout Blues

Live Ma Life

Hardrocking Man

KROKUS - classic logo!!

Marc Storace – vocals

Chris Von Rohr – bass

Fernando Von Arb – lead guitar

Mark Kohler – rhythm guitar

Mandy Meyer – lead & rhythm guitars

GUESTS:

Kosta Zafiriou – drums

Mark Fox, Tommy Heart – vocals

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* For More Info On KROKUS:

Facebook: KROKUSonline

http://www.krokusonline.com

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THE END RECORDS:

http://www.theendrecords.com

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LONG LIVE KROKUS.

RING THAT KROKUS BELL AND TELL ALL THE POSERS TO GO TO HELL.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK THAT KICKS YOUR ASS.

Stone.

KROKUS “Dög Song” – New Music Video ROCKS And Is Hilarious!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, music videos, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Krokus - Dirty Dynamite - promo cover pic!

KROKUS – Switzerland’s super legendary Hard Rockers KROKUS not only have a brand-new, kick-ass album out with Dirty Dynamite (The End Records); KROKUS have just recently released a whiz-bang and hilarious music video for their new song: Dög Song. Metal as my witness, this song and music video… ROCKS!!! Metal be thy name!!!

This is Hard Drivin’ Rock ‘N Roll From KROKUS!

Listen to and watch Dög Song! CRANK IT UP MUTHAS! WHOA!

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For more info on KROKUS, click on the links below! Whoa!

Facebook: KROKUSonline

http://www.krokusonline.com

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http://www.theendrecords.com

Facebook: The End Records

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LONG LIVE KROKUS.

Stone.

KROKUS “Dirty Dynamite” – Releases In North America On March 5th, Via The End Records!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Krokus - Dirty Dynamite - promo cover pic!

KROKUS – For almost 40 years now, Krokus has stood for high-quality, honest-to-goodness, hand-made power rock. No other Swiss rock band sells albums worldwide like Krokus. The band has already sold over 14 million records, toured the world, and received gold and platinum discs in the USA and Canada. The milestones in their rock career are dotted around the world: from Australia and the USA to Mexico, Russia, Japan, and China.

Today they are back in their classic line-up with Mandy Meyer and are stronger than ever on their new album, DIRTY DYNAMITE. The band spent two years working on the new album under the watchful eye of producer Chris Von Rohr at the legendary Abbey Road Studio. Guitarist Mark Kohler has this to add: ‘This is not just another Krokus album. I think we have definitely passed another rock milestone with this record.

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DIRTY DYNAMITE – Track Listing:

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

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(Source: The End Records)

For more info on KROKUS, click on the links below!

facebook: KROKUSonline

http://www.krokusonline.com

http://www.theendrecords.com

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LONG LIVE KROKUS.

KROKUS IS BACK TO KICK YOUR ASS!

Stone.

KROKUS – New Album News! Confirmed To Play Rock Of Ages Festival, July 27th, 2013!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KROKUS 2013 FESTIVAL NEWS!

Here’s the KROKUS 2013 festival info YOU need:

Rock Of Ages Festival, Festplatz Seebronn / Germany

July 27th, 2013

For tickets/info go to: www.rock-of-ages.de

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NEW KROKUS ALBUM NEWS!

New CD Dirty Dynamite to be released in Switzerland and most European countries on February 22nd, 2013, other countries and release dates per country to be announced as they are confirmed.

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(Source: KROKUS Online)

For more info on KROKUS, click on the links below!

http://www.krokusonline.com

facebook: KROKUSonline

http://www.youtube.com/KROKUSonline1

LONG LIVE KROKUS.

Stone.

KROKUS – “ALIVE AND SCREAMIN'” IS A HEAVY METAL FIND ON VINYL!

Posted in 1980's hard rock albums, 1980's heavy metal albums, 1980's heavy metal ballads, 1980's live heavy metal albums, 1980's hard rock bands, 1980's heavy metal bands, 1980's heavy metal guitarists, 1980's heavy metal music, 1980's heavy metal songs, 1980's metal bands, 1980's metal music, 1986 heavy metal albums, 1986 heavy metal music, Album Review, cool album covers, current heavy metal bands, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal album review, heavy metal albums, heavy metal albums 1986, heavy metal history, heavy metal music, heavy metal records, live heavy metal albums, metal odyssey, Music, old school heavy metal bands, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

KROKUS – Alive and Screamin’, on vinyl and in mint condition, with it’s original album plastic still covering it… there it was, on one of my recent Heavy Metal hunting expeditions, sitting in an antique mall screamin’ for me to buy it. Five bucks I shelled out to bring this vintage, Old School Heavy Metal album home with me. Five bucks. This great Krokus album was opened by someone in the past, still, the vinyl and original inner sleeve itself is mint! Plus, as a Metal bonus, it plays just fine! I deliberately went to visit this antique mall for a find … a Metal find that is. It’s not as if there are truck loads of vintage or current Heavy Metal albums and memorabilia at this antique mall, not in the least. I really have to scour the goods, peruse the aisles and sniff out the Heavy Metal from where it is hiding. It’s good times for me, searching for Heavy Metal albums or anything Hard Rock/Heavy Metal related at these kind of places. I’m a nostalgic Metalhead, always was, always will be. Finding and collecting the Heavy Metal vinyl I once owned or never owned is a natural Metal high for me, especially when I land them mint and cheap! As long as I have a turntable or two to play these albums on, the Metal enjoyment shall carry on long after the purchase.

Alive and Screamin’ marked the first live album released by Krokus. Overall, this live album has fantastic sound quality, a very well produced live album. This live Krokus album proves for me, to be an Old School and heavy warm-up to the new upcoming Krokus albumHoodoo, that is set for a February 26, 2010 release! What a heavy duty way for Alive and Screamin’ to start off, kicking into Heavy Metal gears with Long Stick Goes Boom, Krokus sets the tone for the remainder of this live album, they made the statement a long time ago… that they came to kick some Heavy Metal ass.

Stayed Awake All Night and Eat The Rich sound unreal great, with all of the heavy and live elements happening, it’s psyche you-out city! Metal truth be told, I really had a blast revisiting Alive and Screamin’… I actually spun this album on the turntable four times in a row! No skips or crackles… just a real mint album I found here. I actually wonder if this album was ever played in the past at all. I’m playing this album on a regular basis, loud too!

Headhunter is certainly the heaviest Krokus song on Alive and Screamin’, an all-time favorite Krokus song of mine too. Another Metal truth be told is: I actually like the live version of Midnite Maniac better than the studio version. Often times it happens this way for my Metal ears.

Screaming In The Night proves to be a quintessential Heavy Metal ballad, of historical Krokus importance. To this very day, I cannot get enough of Screaming In The Night, this song just seems to flow in it’s heavy uniqueness. Marc Storace on vocals sounds terrific on each song, the same can be said for each member of Krokus on Alive and Screamin’. Fernando Von Arb and Marc Kohler on guitars just  seem to ignite these classic Krokus songs.

Krokus, as they appeared on Alive and Screamin':

Marc Storace - lead vocals

Fernando Von Arb – lead guitar

Mark Kohler - rhythm guitar

Tommy Keiser – bass guitar

Jeff Klaven – drums

* Alive and Screamin’ was recorded live in the following cities: Amarillo, Texas, Cincinnati Ohio, Baltimore Maryland, Poughkeepsie, New York and Toronto, Canada. (Source: liner notes on the inside album sleeve).

Track listing for Alive and Screamin’:

(Note: Krokus studio album from where song originated in parentheses)

Long Stick Goes Boom - (One Vice At A Time)

Eat The Rich - (Headhunter)

Screaming In The Night - (Headhunter)

Hot Shot City - (Change Of Address)

Midnite Maniac - (The Blitz)

Bedside Radio - (Metal Rendez-vous)

Lay Me Down - (Alive and Screamin’)

Stayed Awake All Night - (Headhunter)

Headhunter - (Headhunter)

* Lay Me Down was the first time this song appeared on a Krokus album.

* Alive and Screamin’ was released in October of 1986, on Arista Records.

* The front cover of Alive and Screamin’ was created by world renowned illustrator – Les Edwards.

* I really, really, really, dig the front cover album artwork of Les Edwards – that is one evil looking vampire. If it’s not a vampire, then it is one vile and evil looking dude that I would not want to encounter in a dark alley. Metal be damned, this evil face sincerely reminds me of my old High School chemistry teacher as well. I wouldn’t want to encounter a vampire or my old H.S. chemistry teacher in a dark alley either.

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