KROKUS ( heavy Metal , Switzerland ) Vinyl Records DISCOGRAPHY and Album Cover Gallery

Krokus was founded in Solothurn in 1974 by Chris von Rohr, bassist (and original lead vocalist) and guitarist Tommy Kiefer. Originally playing the bar circuit with hit cover versions, they changed to metal because the rise of bands like AC/DC and IRON MAIDEN made them realize that the genre was catching up with people. The change was emphasized by Marc Storace joining the band as front-man. They enjoyed huge popularity in the 1980s in parts of Europe and the USA through heavy touring, MTV exposure and videos. In Europe, they toured with Nazareth and in the United States with AC/DC , Motörhead , Rush, Def Leppard and Judas Priest . Their album Headhunter was a platinum album in the United States. So far, all Krokus albums have gone platinum in Switzerland.

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Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title Year Country
Krokus Alive KROKUS - Alive and Screamin'    
Arista AL 8-8243
Krokus Blitz USA
KROKUS - The Blitz 1984 USA

Aridsta 206 494 / LC 3484

KROKUS - The Blitz OIS 1984  
KROKUS CHANGE OF ADDRESS 12" VinyL LP KROKUS - Change of Address 1986 Germany

Mercury 6326 801

KROKUS Early Days 1975-78 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

KROKUS - Early Days

is a compilation album of Krokus songs recorded during the period 1975-1978



Swiss Release Flag

Arabella 203 322



KROKUS - Hardware (France)

Hardware is the fifth album by Krokus.

1981 France

Ariola 203 322

KROKUS - Hardware incl custom inner sleeve

1981 Holland

Ariola 203 322 (203322)

KROKUS - Hardware Swiss Pressing incl custom inner sleeve



Original Swiss vinyl pressing

Ariola OL 1508

KROKUS - Hardware

This issue of Hardware has been made in Canada

1981 Canada

Arista 205 255

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  KROKUS - Headhunter ( 1983 , Germany )

Headhunter is the seventh album by Krokus and was released in 1983. It achieved Gold status in the United States. The track "Screaming in the Night" was the band's biggest hit to date, and is still played on classic rock radio stations.

MCA Records 255 388



KROKUS - Heart Attack

This is Krokus tenth studio album, and is described by the band as The last attempt to keep the band together in a deep crisis. As well as being the bands first album on MCA Records, it saw the return of original Krokus founding member Chris Von Rohr.

1988 Germany

Ariola 201 199 (201199)

Krokus Metal Rendez-Vous 12" VINYL LP


KROKUS - Metal Rendez-Vous

Metal Rendez-vous is Krokus' fourth album, and the first album to feature Marc Storace on vocals.

1980 Holland
Arista 204 400
Krokus One Vice at a Time 12" Vinyl LP

KROKUS - One Vice at a Time ( 1982 EEC ) New Web-Page  

"One Vice at a Time" is the sixth studio album by the Swiss hard rock band Krokus, released in 1982 on Arista Records. It was the first album to feature Mark Kohler on rhythm guitar.

Ariola 204 400

KROKUS - One Vice at a Time (Switzerland Original Swiss vinyl pressing




Mercury 6326 800
Krokus Painkiller 12" vinyl LP
KROKUS - Painkiller 1978 Switzerland

Mercury – 6326 800

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   KROKUS - Pay It In Metal New Web-Page 

"Pay It In Metal" is the third official full-length album by the Swiss Heavy Metal band "Krokus" and has been released as five different releases each with a different album cover. This album has also been released with the title "Pain Killer":