Saturday, May 24, 2008

KROKUS Rejoined By Guitarist MARK KOHLER

Long-running Swiss rockers KROKUS who recently announced that they were reforming in their classic formation featuring Marc Storace (vocals, 56), Fernando Von Arb (guitar, 53), Chris Von Rohr (bass, 56) and Freddy Steady (drums, 55) — have issued the following update:

"It's official! No more speculation on who's gonna be the last part of the most-anticipated KROKUS comeback puzzle. No other than Mark Kohler will complete the return of the 'originals' on rhythm guitar. He played in KROKUS's most successful international lineup that stormed the charts worldwide in the early '80s. You heard Mark on 1982's 'One Vice At A Time' album for the first time, then on their most successful release 'Headhunter' in 1983, followed by 'The Blitz' album in 1984. He also was featured on 1986's studio album 'Change Of Address' and the same year on the first KROKUS 'live' album called 'Alive And Screaming'. He joined Marc, Fernando and Chris on 1988's 'Heart Attack' and one more time in 1995 on their release 'To Rock Or Not To Be'. With the exception of 'The Blitz' tour we also saw him rocking the USA and be part of most worldwide tours. And now we will see him in action this coming August, reunited with his famed bandmates and rocking the stage again."

On August 2, KROKUS will play its only concert planned for 2008 in the band's native Switzerland at Stade De Suisse stadium in Bern. Afterwards, the group will begin work on its comeback album, tentatively due mid-2009.

The classic KROKUS lineup reunited for an appearance on November 18, 2007 on a TV show honoring the greatest Swiss songs of all time. The "Die grössten Schweizer Hits" program featured KROKUS performing a medley of the tracks "Tokyo Nights", "Bedside Radio" and "Heatstrokes".

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