Krokus Reveals Record Label Helped Split The Band

04/28/2014
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(Classic Rock) Krokus singer Marc Storace says the band shouldn't have followed their record label's advice in the 1980s - because instead of leading to big-time chart success it led to their split.

And he reveals the Swedish veterans were satisfied when 1983 album Headhunter reached number 24 in the US chart. They're back on track with well-received 2013 album Dirty Dynamite, and their revitalised lineup includes Storace, bassist Chris Von Rohr, guitarists Mandy Meyer, Fernando Von Arb and Mark Kohler, and drummer Flavio Mezzodi.

But their career looked more shaky three decades ago after 1983 release Headhunter gave them their highest chart entry and saw them touring as special guests of Def Leppard, who'd exploded with classic album Hysteria.

Storace tells Mitch Lafon in the interview: "We charted at number 24. Def Leppard were pissed off they didn't get to number 1 with Michael Jackson being in the way.

"We were happy as pigs in sh*t at number 24 - there had never been a band from Sweden, or Malta, where I'm from, to even reach the top 100. So we were happy."

Watch the interview here.

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Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.

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