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Krokus

Tue
11
Apr

ROCK CANDY Debut New Magazine

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ROCK CANDY RECORDS is proud to launch ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE, a new magnificent bi-monthly physical publication, with a digital magazine add-on. Yes, it’s printed on real paper! And yes, it’s aimed at the discerning Rock Candy customer who wants to wallow in nostalgia and relive the glory days of classic rock. Unashamedly "old school", it's written by the writers who were there at the time.
 
100 pages of the purest classic rock from the '70s and '80s, with no room for punk, new wave, skinny tie pop or post-industrial claptrap! And it’s all treated with respect and illustrated with the finest photography of the era.
 
Produced to the same exacting standards as every Rock Candy Records release, overseen by Master Of Mayhem Derek Oliver and edited by Howard Johnson, Issue 1 features contributions by many of the great rock journalists from the glory days of Kerrang! and Metal Hammer, including Malcolm Dome, Paul Suter, Paul Elliott, Philip Wilding, Dave Reynolds, Jerry Ewing, Xavier Russell and Steffan Chirazi.
 
Inside the debut issue you'll find features on:
 
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott on the stories behind 20 of his fave Leppard photos.
 
The making of Rush’s prog masterpiece ‘Hemispheres’.
 
Warrant’s doomed vocalist Jamie Lane - a tale of tragic loss and unfulfilled promise.
 
Whatever happened to Kerrang!’s Ladykillers?
 
Girl, the influential glam band that time forgot.
 
The darkest days of Saxon before they bounced back.
 
Mercurial meetings with Ritchie Blackmore.
 
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci’s memories of his first ever gig.
 
An in-depth reappraisal of Aerosmith’s seminal ‘Rocks’ album.
 
The amazing story of Kiss manager and marketing genius Bill Aucoin – by those who knew him.
 
Oh, and a massive eight page feature on Krokus. Yes, eight pages of Swiss bad-boy mayhem!
 
Rock Candy Magazine isn’t available in the shops. You can only get it through our brand new website at www.rockcandymag.com
 
So what are you waiting for? Click here to visit the Rock Candy Mag website and subscribe now: www.rockcandymag.com
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Tue
24
Feb

KROKUS Announce First US Tour in 25 Years

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PLATINUM SELLING ROCKERS KROKUS ANNOUNCE
FIRST US TOUR IN OVER 25 YEARS
 
LONG STICK GOES BOOM: LIVE FROM DA HOUSE OF RUST
OUT NOW VIA THE END RECORDS
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (February 23, 2015) - For forty years, Krokus has produced high-quality, honest-to-goodness, hand-made power rock playing over 2,000 shows across five continents.

Now, for the first time in over two decades, the band returns to US shores. On April 18, the Swiss rockers board the MSC Divina for the Monsters Of Rock Cruise with a cast of seminal rock and metal acts, including Tesla, Europe, Night Ranger, Extreme, KIX, and Queensrÿche.

Following the cruise, the tour continues through a series of US cities, leading to the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA on May 6.

Official Tour Dates:
April 18-22 -- Miami, FL -- Monsters of Rock Cruise
April 24 -- Houston, TX -- Concert Pub North
April 25 -- San Antonio, TX -- 210 Kapone's
April 26 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
April 28  -- Tulsa, OK -- The Vanguard
April 29   Kansas City, MO -- The Scene
May 1 -- St. Charles, IL -- Arcada Theatre
May 2 -- Columbia, MD -- M3 Festival, Merriweather Pavillion
May 4 -- El Paso, TX -- Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
May 5 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Count's Vamp'd
May 6 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Whisky A Go Go
 
Krokus’ back catalogue and album sales are like no other Swiss rock band. To date, the band has already sold over 14 million records, receiving gold and platinum discs in the US and Canada. The milestones in their rock career are dotted around the world from Australia and the US, to Mexico, Russia, Japan, and China.
 
Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust, a live recording of the group’s sold-out hometown show at the House of Rust on August 30, 2013, was released in North America via The End Records in 2014.
 

Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust Tracklisting:
1 Long Stick
2 Hallelujah Rock’n’ Roll
3 Go Baby Go
4 AM Woman
5 Tokio Nights
6 Fire
7 Rock City / Betta Than Sex / Doeg Song
8 Screaming In The Night
9 Hellraiser
10 Bedside Radio
11 Easy Rocker
12 Heatstrokes
13 Live For The Action
14 Hoodoo Woman

Purchase via iTunes
Full Album Playlist via The End Records' YouTube


Dirty Dynamite Also Available via The End Records

Purchase via iTunes
Full Album Playlist via The End Records' YouTube

 

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Wed
26
Nov

Rich Davenport Rock Show - ACCEPT, KROKUS, Y&T, QUEENSRYCHE


INTERVIEWS WITH ACCEPT, KROKUS, Y&T, QUEENSRYCHE, PANZER AND THE COCKNEY REJECTS ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW
 
Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features in-depth interviews with Accept guitarists Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank (also in Panzer), Chris Von Rohr (Krokus bassist / founder), Queensryche, Y&T,  and The Cockney Rejects, and is available now for streaming at this link
http://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-accept-krokus-yt-queensryche-cockney-rejects-panzer-interviews/
 
In the first hour of the show, we catch up with 3 bands who played at the recent Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales, Krokus (Chris Von Rohr talks about the band's long-awaited return to the UK and plans for a new album in 2015), Y&T (whole band interview including plans for a new album) and Queensryche (whole band interview with info on Ad Lucem mini-movie and plans for their next record), with tracks from all 3 bands throughout the hour.

In the second hour, Accept's guitar partners Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank are both interviewed. Wolf talks about the reaction to new album "Blind Rage", their current set list, tour plans for 2015, and then selects a song from the new record and a classic from "Balls To The Wall". Herman Frank then discusses Accept's current tour and his favourite tracks from "Blind Rage", and then gives the low-down on his new band Panzer, featuring Accept drummer Stefan Schwarzmann and Destruction vocalist/bassist Schmier, with a song from Panzer and Herman's choice of track from Accept's 'Blind Rage'.

Cockney Rejects guitarist Micky Geggus talks about the band's current UK tour, and their new best of "Too Tough To Die - 35 Years Undefeated". Mick also discusses his love of Monty Python, in the first of a series of interviews with musicians who are Python fans, celebrating the new box set, "Total Rubbish", containing all 9 of the comedy Monty Python team's UK albums.

You can also listen on Thursday 27th November 07:00-09:00, Sunday 30th November 15:00-17:00 GMT and Tuesday 2nd December 10:00-12.00 GMT,  on www.totalrock.com, and on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at www.kxzr.fm


 
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Tue
16
Sep

Rich Davenport Rock Show - KROKUS, HAMMERFALL & OUTLAWS

 

INTERVIEWS WITH HAMMERFALL, KROKUS AND BILLY CRAIN (EX-OUTLAWS) ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW

Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features in-depth interviews with Hammerfall bassist Fredrik Larsson, Krokus members Chris Von Rohr (bass) and Marc Storace (vocals), and former Outlaws guitarist Billy Crain, and is available now for streaming at this link

http://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-hammerfall-krokus-and-billy-crain-ex-outlaws-interviews/

In the first hour of the show, Hammerfall bassist Fredrik Larsson discusses the band's storming return to action with their new album (r)Evolution and outlines their tour plans. Fredrik also chooses two songs from (r)Evolution.

Also in part 1, former Outlaws guitarist Billy Crain (also a former member of the Henry Paul Band) , now embarking on a solo career, talks about his new solo album 'Silent Roar', and his plans to play live. You can also hear three tracks from the album.

Part 2 features an hour-long Krokus special, celebrating the release of the new Rock Candy Records remastered collectors edition re-releases of the 'Headhunter' and 'The Blitz' albums. In two extensive interviews, bassist and founder member Chris Von Rohr takes us through the writing, recording, and touring cycle for 'Headhunter', and then vocalist Marc Storace tells the turbulent tale of 'The Blitz'. Chris and Marc both choose their favourite songs from each of the respective albums they discuss.

The show also opens with a brief tribute to late Survivor vocalist Jimi Jamison (RIP), who sadly passed away this week.

You can also listen on Sunday 07th September 15:00-17:00 GMT and Wednesday 10th September 22:00-00.00 GMT on www.totalrock.com, and on demand on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at www.kxzr.fm


 
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Fri
22
Aug

Rock Candy Records New Releases - KROKUS & SCANDAL

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The following three new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on 7th September.
 
KROKUS 'HEADHUNTER' CANDY250
 
'AT THIS POINT in their career Krokus were riding high, selling impressive quantities of records and playing numerous live gigs all over the world. With their profile higher than ever, the band were quickly ushered back into the studio to tape their seventh album, a record that would be their most successful to date and provide them with not only a gold record but their highest chart placing in the US. 'Headhunter', then, is generally regarded as their most significant record.
Originally issued in 1983 and recorded in Orlando, Florida the project was overseen by renowned British producer 'Colonel' Tom Allom (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Def Leppard) and it also introduced new drummer Steve Pace. There are also some surprising guest appearances on hand by Judas Priest front man Rob Halford and Survivor vocalist Jimi Jamison. 
Meticulously assembled, the album focuses on their core sound, carefully avoiding any clich'd elements that may have permeated previous recordings, giving rise to a new streamlined sound fit for the times and throbbing with energy and excitement. Songs such as 'Eat The Rich', 'Screaming In The night' and the title track stand out from the pack benefitting from a clear cut sense of purpose. Oh, look out for a hell-raising cover of Bachman-Turner Overdrive's classic 'Stayed Awake All Night'.'
 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 16 page full colour booklet, new interview, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.
 
TRACK LISTING: 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
 

KROKUS 'THE BLITZ' CANDY251
 
'RIDING HIGH ON a wave of creative and commercial success, Swiss rockers Krokus had the world at their feet. In just four short years the band had risen from obscurity in Europe to become major players on the world's stages, particularly in the USA, where their previous album 'Headhunter' sold a million copies and lodged itself at number twenty five on the album chart.
So at this point in their career all eyes were on the band, expecting them to continue their upward trajectory but internally all was not as it should've been. The band's constant touring and recording cycle was proving too much for founding member and bassist Chris von Rohr who opted to leave the band, forcing line up changes with guitarist Mark Kohler switching to bass and the recruitment of new drummer Jeff Klaven (ex Cobra).
The importance of the band's high ranking status was underscored by the appointment of producer Bruce Fairbairn (flanked by engineers Bob Rock and Mike Fraser) a man who had guided the recording career of Canadian rockers Loverboy to platinum heights, and who would later find huge success with Bon Jovi and AC/DC. Fairbairn's ear for commerciality took the band in a new streamline, but still hard rock direction, one highlighted by electrifying tracks such as 'Midnite Maniac', 'Boys Night Out' (written by Bryan Adams) and a  tub thumping  cover of the Sweet's 'Ballroom Blitz'.'
 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 16 page full colour booklet, new interview, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.
 
TRACK LISTING: 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
 

SCANDAL 'WARRIOR' CANDY 224
 
'THIS IS THE story of a very successful chart storming band, but it's also the tale of a band in disarray. Scandal's debut album won massive acceptance from the American mainstream quickly elevating them to pop star status, a position enhanced by the allure of vocalist Patty Smyth and her smokey voice. Behind the scenes however the pressure was enormous, with record company interference; inter-band discourse and creative tensions aplenty.
Based in New York, the band was a well honed combo of respected players all with a story to tell and a point to make. Guitarist Zack Smith was the perfect foil for Patty, lending a winning call and response buff to the tracks and helping to drive the album to platinum sales and beyond. Lead off track and first single, 'The Warrior' (written by Nick Gilder and Holy Knight) was a top ten hit, helping to define the band's style and potential reach.
Despite the behind the scenes difficulties 'Warrior' triumphed as a resolutely consummate work, neatly honing in on the radio-friendly melodic hard rock style that was gaining traction at radio and MTV. Brilliantly produced by Mike Chapman, a man famed for working with such talent as the Sweet, Blondie and Lita Ford, the record bristles with energy and excitement. Oh, listen out to 'Only The Young' a rare track written and recorded, but unreleased at the time, by Journey for their 'Frontiers' album.'
 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, contains 5 bonus tracks, 16 page full colour booklet, new interview, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos.
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. THE WARRIOR 2. BEAT OF THE HEART 3. HANDS TIED 4. LESS THAN HALF 5. ONLY THE YOUNG 6. ALL I WANT 7. TALK TO ME 8. SAY WHAT YOU WILL 9. TONIGHT 10. MAYBE WE WENT TOO FAR BONUS TRACKS (SCANDAL E.P.) 11. GOODBYE TO YOU 12. LOVE'S GOT A LINE ON YOU 13. WIN SOME, LOSE SOME 14. SHE CAN'T SAY NO
15. ANOTHER BAD LOVE
 
 
 
THE FOLLOWING FOUR TITLES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OR ABOUT  SEPTEMBER 22ND…
 
BULLETBOYS ‘S/T’ CANDY203
DANGER DANGER 'S/T' CANDY 200 (FIVE BONUS TRACKS)
MOTT ‘DRIVE ON’ CANDY245 (BONUS TRACK)
MOTT 'SHOUTING & POINTING' CANDY246 (BONUS TRACK)
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Mon
16
Jun

INTERVIEWS WITH CHRIS VON ROHR (KROKUS) AND STEFAN KAUFMANN (ex-ACCEPT) ON RICH DAVENPORT’S ROCK SHOW

Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features in-depth interviews with Chris Von Rohr of Krokus, and former Accept drummer Stefan Kaufmann, and is available now for streaming at this link:

http://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-chris-von-rohr-krokus-and-stefan-kaufmann-ex-accept-interviews/

 

In the first hour of the show, Chris Von Rohr, bassist, producer, songwriter and founding member of Krokus talks about the new remastered reissues of three of the band's classic albums, 'Metal Rendez-vous', 'Hardware' and 'One Vice At A Time', which have just been released by Rock Candy Records (www.rockcandyrecords.com). Chris charts the band's rise to fame, which was driven by these three records, and chooses classic songs from each one.

 

In part two, former Accept drummer, songwriter and co-producer, Stefan Kaufmann takes an in-depth look at two newly reissued Accept albums (out now on Hear No Evil Recordings) the classic 'Russian Roulette', and its controversial follow-up 'Eat The Heat', and the events surrounding both releases. Stefan also explains the reasons for Udo Dirkschneider's departure from Accept in 1987, looks at the short-lived stint of UK vocalist Rob Armitage (Baby Tuckoo) and the subsequent recruitment of David Reece, and gives the full story of the band's ill-fated 'Eat The Heat' album and tour, which ended with the band splitting up part way through a run of US dates.

 

You can also listen on Sunday 15th June 15:00-17:00 GMT and Wednesday 18th June 22:00-00.00 GMT on www.totalrock.com, and on demand on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at www.kxzr.fm

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Tue
10
Jun

INTERVIEWS WITH CHRIS VON ROHR (KROKUS) AND GEORGE LYNCH (KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN)

INTERVIEWS WITH CHRIS VON ROHR (KROKUS) AND GEORGE LYNCH (KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) ON RICH DAVENPORT’S ROCK SHOW
 
Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features in-depth interviews with Chris Von Rohr of Krokus, and guitar hero George Lynch (KXM, Lynch Mob, ex-Dokken), and is available now for streaming at this link 
 
 
In the first hour of the show, Chris Von Rohr, bassist, producer, songwriter and founding member of Krokus talks about the band’s explosive new live album, “Long Stick Goes Boom (Live From Da House Of Rust)”, which sees the band tearing through a set list containing a wealth of vintage Krokus favourites and fine new songs in their classic style from their recent studio records. You’ll hear Chris’s choice of songs from the new live album and all the latest news on the band and their plans.
 
In part two, guitar legend George Lynch talks about the European release of the debut album from KXM (featuring George alongside Dug Pinnick (Kings X) and Ray Luzier (Korn)), the remastered re-reissue of the classic first Lynch Mob record “Wicked Sensation” (out now on www.rockcandyrecords.com) and his range of hand-built (by George himself!), custom-made guitars (www.mrscaryguitars.com )
 
The show also features classic tracks and killer new cuts from Thin Lizzy, Gamma Ray, Alice Cooper, Motorhead and Tragedy.
 
You can also listen on Sunday 8th June 15:00-17:00 GMT and Wednesday 11th June 22:00-00.00 GMT on www.totalrock.com, and on demand on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at www.kxzr.fm
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