"Thriller" is the second official full-length album by the Swiss Heavy Metal band "KILLER" it was released in 1982 and the last album with the original Killer-band line-up.
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Vertigo 6367 035
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
1982 Made in Switzerland
Corry Knobel - Producer
New Sound Verlag - Executive Producer
Mathias Gwyn - Sound Engineer
This album was recorded July 1982 at New Sound Studio, Switzerland
Ray Knobel - Album Cover Design
Mike Kaehr - Album Cover Design
K & K Graphic Design - Album Cover Design
Muralto - Album Cover Design
Mark Broman - Lead Vocals
Crown Kocher - Guitars
Many Maurer - Rhythm Guitar
(Many Maurer (Producer, Guitarist, Bass player) from 1979 until 1984 with the Swiss Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band "KILLER" , during 1985 with "Headhunter". Many Maurer was also with the Swiss Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band "KROKUS" with during 1991-1998 "Ain't Dead Yet".)
Beat "Tiger" Kofmehl - Bass
(Beat "Tiger" Kofmehl - Bass player with the Swiss "KILLER" band from 1979 until 1984 , and the Swiss "HEADHUNTER" band in 1985.)
Ali Allemann - Drums
Corry Knobel - Backing vocals on "Prisoner of the Night"
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Vertigo 6367 035 Record Label Details: +SUISA+ ℗ 1982
Killer was a Swiss heavy metal and hard rock band that emerged in the late 1970s and gained prominence in the early 1980s. Hailing from Switzerland, the band was formed by a group of passionate musicians who sought to make their mark in the burgeoning heavy metal scene.
The band's lineup consisted of Mark Broman on lead vocals, E. Crown Kocher on lead guitar, Many Maurer on rhythm guitar, Beat "Tiger" Kofmehl on bass, and Ali Allemann on drums. Each member brought their unique skills and musical influences to the table, contributing to the band's distinct sound.
Killer's music was characterized by its powerful and energetic compositions, blending elements of heavy metal and hard rock. Their sound encompassed a raw and intense approach, characterized by heavy riffs, catchy melodies, and a driving rhythm section. Mark Broman's commanding vocals added a dynamic and forceful element to their music, while the guitar work of E. Crown Kocher and Many Maurer delivered blistering solos and memorable hooks.
In 1981, Killer released their debut album, "Ladykiller," which garnered significant attention and acclaim within the metal community. The album showcased the band's ability to combine aggression with melodic sensibilities, resulting in a collection of tracks that captivated fans of heavy music. Songs like the title track "Ladykiller," "Time Bomb," and "Destroyer" demonstrated the band's talent for crafting powerful and memorable compositions.
Following the release of "Ladykiller," Killer continued to tour extensively, sharing stages with renowned acts such as AC/DC, Motörhead, and Krokus. Their energetic live performances and dedication to their craft further solidified their reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the Swiss metal scene.
Despite their initial success, Killer faced challenges in sustaining their momentum. Internal conflicts and lineup changes plagued the band, ultimately leading to their dissolution in the mid-1980s. However, their impact on the Swiss heavy metal scene remained significant, and their music continues to be celebrated by fans of classic heavy metal.
Killer's legacy lies in their contribution to the development of Swiss heavy metal and their ability to deliver powerful and memorable music that resonates with fans of the genre. Their debut album, "Ladykiller," stands as a testament to their talent and remains a cherished piece of the Swiss metal catalog.