For 30 years now, Krokus has been Switzerland’s most successful rock export. No other band sells albums from its back catalogue like Krokus.
They’ve written music history, celebrated “real rock’n’roll”, enjoyed the highs and mastered the lows!
Now the original Krokus line-up is back to enjoy its second spring: Hoodoo (2010) is the title of the rock legends’ powerful comeback album - their first in over 20 years.
From the small Swiss town of Solothurn, the band catapulted itself and its incomparable brand of straight hard rock right to the top of the music world.
In 1980, the band set out to conquer America, Canada and England, quickly consolidating its reputation as a strong, no-nonsense live band. Soon they were part of unforgettable headline tours and on the same bill as incredible bands like AC/DC, Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, Motorhead and many, many more. These were wild times, full of big adventures, which saw the band not only going gold and platinum in the U.S. and Canada, but also being made honorary citizens of Memphis, Tennessee.
Following this triumphant tour of North America, Krokus became the first Swiss band ever to sell out the legendary “Hallenstadion” in Zurich.
In total, Krokus has notched up ten top-selling albums worldwide and a “Diamond Award” for selling over one million records in Switzerland alone.
In 2008, the band celebrated an incredible comeback with a reunion concert in Berne’s “Stade De Suisse”. No less than 10,000 delighted fans came and witnessed the most astonishing comeback in the history of Swiss rock.
Encouraged by this sustained success and how much they love to play, the band made the most of the flames burning inside and went straight back to the studio to record. They spent two years creating a fiery new album that is sure to become a classic.
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 fourteen 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 (2013). 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.”