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. Headhunter is the only Krokus album to feature "Steve Pace" on drums, and includes the Bachman–Turner Overdrive cover "Stayed Awake All Night"

Album Front Cover Photo of KROKUS - HEADHUNTER
Production and Recording Information

The album: "KROKUS - Headhunter incl custom inner sleeve" was produced by: Tom Allom, Butch Stone

  Tom "Colonel" Allom is a British Sound Engineer and Music Producer, during the 1970s and 1980s he has worked with bands like: "Black Sabbath" , "Cobra", " Def Leppard" , "Judas Priest" , "Kix", "Krokus" , "Wolf".

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Andy De Ganahl

Andy De Ganahl is a highly skilled and renowned sound engineer, widely recognized for his exceptional work on numerous albums across different genres. Born with an innate passion for music and a keen ear for sound, Andy embarked on a remarkable career in the music industry, leaving an indelible mark on the albums he worked on.

Throughout his career, Andy De Ganahl collaborated with a diverse range of bands and artists, contributing his expertise to create exceptional sonic experiences. One of his notable collaborations was with the renowned rock band AXE, where he played a pivotal role as a sound engineer on their albums "Nemesis" and "Offering." With his technical proficiency and acute attention to detail, Andy was able to capture the essence of AXE's music, creating a dynamic and immersive listening experience for the band's fans.


In addition to his work with AXE, Andy De Ganahl has engineered albums for several other notable bands and artists, further establishing his reputation as a go-to sound engineer in the industry. His expertise has been sought after by renowned acts such as Blackfoot, Flock of Seagulls, Molly Hatchett, and Pat Travers, among others. With each project, Andy brought his vast knowledge, creativity, and technical skills to the table, ensuring that the sound quality of the albums reached new heights.

Andy's career path began to take shape during his formative years, where he immersed himself in the world of music and sound engineering. He diligently honed his skills by studying audio engineering and gaining hands-on experience in recording studios. His relentless pursuit of excellence and his dedication to his craft soon caught the attention of industry professionals, leading to opportunities to work with prominent musicians and bands.

Known for his ability to strike the perfect balance between capturing the raw energy of a live performance and meticulously refining the studio recordings, Andy De Ganahl became highly regarded for his versatility and adaptability. He understood the importance of tailoring the sound to match the unique style and vision of each artist, creating an ideal sonic landscape that showcased their talent.

Andy's work as a sound engineer goes beyond technical proficiency. He is known for his ability to establish a rapport with the artists he works with, allowing them to feel comfortable and confident during the recording process. This collaborative approach fosters an environment where creativity flourishes, resulting in outstanding music that resonates with audiences.

With his remarkable contributions to the music industry, Andy De Ganahl has left an indelible mark on the albums he has engineered. His work continues to inspire and influence aspiring sound engineers and artists alike. Andy's dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to achieving sonic excellence have solidified his reputation as one of the industry's most respected and sought-after sound engineers.

As Andy De Ganahl's career continues to evolve, his contributions to the world of music and sound engineering remain an integral part of his legacy. Whether behind the mixing console in a studio or working alongside artists during live performances, his unwavering commitment to his craft ensures that the music he helps create will be cherished and appreciated for generations to come.

This album was recorded at: Bee Jay Studio, Orlando, Florida

Album cover design: Krokus, Donn Davenport - Art Direction, Howard Fritzson - Art Direction

Album cover photography: Steve Joester, John Krohne, Tom Bartlett

Music Genre:

Swiss Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 

Label & Catalognr:

Arista 205 255

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1983 Made in Germany / Holland

  • Marc Storace - vocals

    Marc Storace, born in Malta in 1951, is a Swiss vocalist best known for his iconic work with the hard rock and heavy metal band Krokus. His powerful vocals, passionate delivery, and impressive range have made him a legend in the music industry.

    Early Career and Rise to Fame:

    Storace's musical journey began in the 1960s with various bands, including TEA, before joining Krokus in 1979. His arrival marked a turning point for the band, leading them to their most successful era. With his instantly recognizable voice, he became the face and voice of Krokus, contributing to their global success with albums like "Metal Rendez-vous" (1980), "Hardware" (1981), and "One Vice at a Time" (1982).

    Chart-topping Hits and International Recognition:

    Singles like "Bedside Radio," "Long Stick Goes Boom," and "Screaming in the Night" became international hits, solidifying Krokus' place in rock history. Storace's electrifying stage presence and captivating vocals made him a fan favorite, earning them a dedicated following worldwide.

    Brief Departure and Return to Krokus:

    In the early 1990s, Storace embarked on a solo project called "Storace," releasing an album and performing under that name. However, he reunited with Krokus in 2002, leading them to renewed success with albums like "Rock the Block" (2003) and "Hoodoo" (2010).

    In 2021, Storace launched his solo career under the moniker "STORACE," releasing his debut album "Live and Let Live" to critical acclaim. He continues to tour extensively, both as a solo artist and with Krokus, captivating audiences with his timeless vocals and undeniable stage presence.

  • Fernando Von Arb - lead guitar
  • Chris Von Rohr - bass & percussion

    Christoph "Chris" von Rohr (hristoph von Rohr is a Swiss music producer and one of the most influential figures in the Swiss music industry. Born in Switzerland, von Rohr's interest in music began at an early age. He started playing the guitar as a teenager and soon became a member of a local scene.

    In 1971, von Rohr moved to Zurich to study philosophy and German literature. He continued to play music on the side and eventually formed a new band called Toad. The band gained popularity in Switzerland and was signed to a record label in Germany, which allowed them to tour throughout scene.

    After Toad disbanded, von Rohr turned his attention to producing. In 1980, he founded a recording studio in Zurich and began working with a number of Swiss musicians, including the hard rock band Krokus. von Rohr produced several of Krokus' albums, which helped the band achieve international scene.

    In the late 1980s, von Rohr began working with the band Gotthard, which would become one of Switzerland's most successful rock bands. von Rohr produced several of Gotthard's albums, including their debut album, which sold over 250,000 copies in Switzerland scene.

    Throughout his career, von Rohr has been recognized for his contributions to the Swiss music industry. He has won several awards for his work as a producer and has been instrumental in shaping the sound of Swiss rock music. Today, von Rohr continues to work as a producer and is considered a living legend in the Swiss music scene.

  • Steve Pace - drums
  • Mark Kohler - rhythm guitar
  • Guest musicians:
  • Rob Halford - Backing Vocals on "Ready to Burn"
  • Jimi Jamison - Backing Vocals
Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Headhunter 4:28
  2. Eat The Rich 4:13
  3. Screaming In The Night 6:44
  4. Ready To Burn 3:54
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. Night Wolf 4:10
  2. Stayed Awake All Night 4:41
  3. Stand And Be Counted 4:07
  4. White Din 1:50
  5. Russian Winter 3:31
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Headbanging through the Years: The Vinyl Discography of Krokus

Krokus is a Swiss rock band known for their hard-hitting, high-energy sound and catchy choruses. They have sold over 14 million albums worldwide.
KROKUS Band Description:

  Krokus is a Swiss rock band formed in 1975 in Solothurn, Switzerland. The band has released 18 studio albums, sold over 14 million copies worldwide, and is considered one of the most successful Swiss rock bands. Krokus is known for their hard-hitting, high-energy sound, and their dynamic stage presence.


  Krokus was founded by guitarist Tommy Kiefer and drummer Chris von Rohr in 1975. The band's early years were marked by frequent lineup changes, but in 1979, they released their third album, "Metal Rendez-vous," which became a huge commercial success in Switzerland and launched the band's international career. The album featured the hit single "Bedside Radio" and showcased Krokus' hard-rocking sound and catchy melodies. The band continued to release successful albums throughout the 1980s, including "Hardware" (1981), "One Vice at a Time" (1982), and "Headhunter" (1983).

  Krokus' success in the 1980s was due in part to their ability to blend elements of classic hard rock with the emerging heavy metal genre. The band's sound was characterized by heavy guitar riffs, pounding drums, and catchy choruses. Krokus' lyrics often dealt with themes of rebellion, independence, and freedom, and their music was popular with audiences who were looking for an escape from the pressures of everyday life.

  In the late 1980s, Krokus' popularity began to wane, and the band went through a series of lineup changes. In 1995, the band released "To Rock or Not to Be," which marked a return to their hard-rock roots. The album was a commercial success in Switzerland, but it failed to reignite the band's international career. Krokus continued to release albums throughout the 2000s and 2010s, but their popularity remained largely confined to Switzerland and other European countries.

  Musical Style and Achievements:

  Krokus' musical style is characterized by their high-energy hard-rock sound, which incorporates elements of heavy metal, blues, and classic rock. The band's guitar-heavy sound is driven by Tommy Kiefer's virtuosic playing, which is often compared to that of AC/DC's Angus Young. Krokus' lyrics often deal with themes of freedom, rebellion, and independence, and the band's music is known for its catchy choruses and sing-along hooks.

  Krokus' commercial success in the 1980s made them one of the most successful Swiss rock bands of all time. The band's album "Headhunter" sold over 2 million copies worldwide and was certified platinum in the United States. Krokus' live performances were also highly regarded, and the band played sold-out shows in stadiums and arenas around the world.

  Impact on the Swiss and Global Rock Music Scene:

  Krokus' success in the 1980s paved the way for other Swiss rock bands to gain international recognition. The band's high-energy sound and dynamic stage presence inspired a generation of young Swiss musicians, many of whom went on to form their own bands and pursue careers in rock music. Krokus' impact on the Swiss music scene is still felt today, and the band is considered a national treasure.

  Krokus also had a significant impact on the global rock music scene. The band's high-energy sound and catchy hooks influenced countless other bands, and their music remains popular with fans of classic hard rock and heavy metal. Krokus' legacy is evident in the many tribute bands and cover bands