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Dirty Dynamite: An Exclusive Video Interview With MARC STORACE And CHRIS VON ROHR Of KROKUS

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 2:25 PM


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Formed in the town of Solothurn, Switzerland in 1975, KROKUS is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a band this year. The band started to get noticed in the states in the 80's with the release of Metal Rendez-vous, the band's first release with the now unmistakable voice of front man Marc Storace. With the release of One Vice At A Time in 1982, which produced the track Long Stick Goes Boom, the band was well on their way to success. The following year the Headhunter album was unleashed on the world and gave the band their first platinum album in the states with a string of hard rocking hits like "Screaming In The Night", "Eat The Rich" and the title track "Headhunter". With their constant comparisons to AC/DC, the band was riding high and touring the world on a grand scale.

1984 saw the band's next album, The Blitz take a more glam, pop, commercial approach, mainly due to the record company's meddling in the process, something that would take away a certain amount of the momentum the band had built up. The band would continue to plug along, releasing album after album with a seemingly unending revolving door of personnel changes, but by the 90's grunge was beginning to take over and the decline of heavy metal as a major force was well underway.

Now, in 2015, KROKUS, who released the studio album Dirty Dynamite in 2013 and the live album, Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust, last year, the band just completed their first appearance on this year's edition of the Monsters Of Rock Cruise and now the band has embarked on their first tour of the United States in over 25 years, a two week trek across the country. KNAC.COM had a chance to sit down with Marc and founding bassist Chris Von Rohr prior to their opening night performance in Houston, Texas at the Concert Pub North and it's quite evident that the band is super excited to be back and maybe just a bit surprised that they haven't been forgotten over here. Check out our conversation below about their MORC appearance, the tour, guitarist Feranado Von Arb's health (he did not make this tour for health reasons) and what's next for the band. Be sure to catch them live at one of the following shows remaining on the tour!

  • 4.25 - San Antonio, TX -- Diablo Music Fest
  • 4.26 - Dallas, TX -- Trees
  • 4.28 - Tulsa, OK -- The Vanguard
  • 4.29 - Kansas City, MO -- The Scene
  • 5.1 - St. Charles, IL -- Arcada Theatre
  • 5.2 - Columbia, MD -- M3 Festival, Merriweather Pavillion
  • 5.4 - El Paso, TX -- Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
  • 5.5 - Las Vegas, NV -- Count's Vamp'd
  • 5.6 - Los Angeles, CA -- Whisky A Go Go
Grab a copy of Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust in the KNAC.COM More Store right HERE.


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