News Segment


February 8, 2006

The long wait for Krokus’s next studio album since “Rock The Block” will soon become history.

2003 seems like a decade ago in our fast paced modern world, and so much has happened in between!

Most interesting of all was how the band covered new territories never visited in the 80’s, for example Sweden, the land of the midnite sun, and Russia where hard-rock fans are so full of passion.

The band even managed to re-visit all the other countries they were familiar with, like Austria, Germany, Holland and the USA.

Krokus’s release of their best known classics on the much praised double LIVE album “Fire and Gasoline” earned them a very special warm place in the hearts of all their fans old and new who participated at the concerts.

Krokus has seen changes in it’s line-up all through it’s long existence and still lives to tell the tale.

Last year saw the return of ex-member Mandy Meyer to provide pure lead guitar magic and only recently the doors opened to welcome Stefan Schwarzmann formerly of Accept and UDO fame, to add weight to their sound with his precise and solid drumming.

The new songs are written, and the band just joined producer Dennis Ward in a studio in Southern Germany to lay down the first tracks.

A very exciting moment indeed… especially because of the quality and vibrant character spreading through the new collection of virgin songs.

Next episode will be about the band’s progress in the studio, coming soon.

Krokus 2006 tour dates:

Initial Dates for Switzerland:
March 25 Raiffeisen-Indoorfestival, Disentis
March 31 10 Jahre Jubilaum Alpenrock, Zurich-Airport

Dates for Germany (The German Band AXXIS will co-headline):
May 03 Nurnberg – Hirsch
May 04 Munchen – Garage
May 05 Memmingen – Kaminwerk
May 06 Tuttlingen – Alte Fabrik
May 07 Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
May 10 Aschaffenburg – Colosssal
May 11 Hamburg – Markthalle
May 12 Bochum – Zeche
May 13 Andernach – Live Club

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