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
Krokus Alive  

KROKUS - Alive and Screamin'

"Krokus Alive and Screamin' is a thrilling 12" vinyl LP album that captures the electrifying energy of the Swiss rock band's live performances. Released in 1986, the photo sleeve edition features a striking visual representation of the band's powerful stage presence. Packed with hard-hitting tracks, this record showcases Krokus at the height of their heavy metal prowess, making it a must-have for fans of the genre".

Arista AL 8-8243
Krokus Blitz USA  

KROKUS - The Blitz (1984, USA)

Krokus The Blitz with its USA Pressing 12"Vinyl LP Album, represents a true milestone in the world of rock music. From the electrifying production by Bruce Fairbairn to the impeccable sound engineering of Bob Rock, and the mastery of George Marino's mastering, every aspect of this album reflects the dedication and talent of the individuals involved.

Aridsta 206 494 / LC 3484

KROKUS - The Blitz OIS (1984)

This is the German release of "The Blitz" by the Swiss Heavy Metal band "Krokus"


KROKUS - Change of Address (1986, Germany)

"Change Of Addres" is the 1986 studio album by the Swiss Heavy Metal and Hard Rock band "Krokus". The album was produced by Tom Werman.

Mercury 6326 801

KROKUS Early Days 1975-78 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

KROKUS - Early Days (1980, Switzerland)

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

Arabella 203 322



KROKUS - Hardware (1981, France)

This is the release for the French market ( Made in West Germany ) of the 1981 album "Hardware" by the Swiss Heavy Metal"Krokus", it was recorded at Roundhouse Studios, London. Album cover photography was by Simon Fowler and Sulzer.

Ariola 203 322

KROKUS - Hardware incl custom inner sleeve (1981, Holland)

This is the Dutch release of the 1981 album: "Hardware" by the Krokus Heavy Metal band.

Ariola 203 322 (203322)

KROKUS - Hardware Swiss Pressing incl custom inner sleeve (1981, Switzerland)

This is the genuine Swiss release of the 1981 album: "Hardware" by the Krokus Heavy Metal band.

Ariola OL 1508

KROKUS - Hardware (1981, Canada)

This is the Canadian release of the 1981 album: "Hardware" by the Krokus Heavy Metal band.

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 (1988, Germany)

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.

Ariola 201 199 (201199)

Krokus Metal Rendez-Vous 12" VINYL LP


KROKUS - Metal Rendez-Vous (1980, Holland)

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

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 (1982, Switzerland) Original Swiss vinyl pressing

This is the original Swiss pressing (see +ML+ on record label) of Krokus' One Vice at a time

Mercury 6326 800
Krokus Painkiller 12" vinyl LP  

KROKUS - Painkiller (1978, Switzerland)

Original Swiss Pressing, See the "+ML+" on the label on the photos below, as well as the stamper code "Swiss Made" with icon of Swiss-crossbow with original 1st Issue album cover. T

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":