"Killer's 'Ladykiller' is a Swiss heavy metal masterpiece, showcased on a captivating vinyl LP. Released in 1981, it features powerful vocals, blistering guitar work, and an intense rhythm section. With tracks like the title song 'Ladykiller,' the album combines aggression and melody, leaving a lasting impact on the genre.


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Album Description:

In the early 1980s, the Swiss heavy metal scene was bustling with talent, and amidst the rising wave of European metal, a band named Killer emerged with their debut album, "Ladykiller". Released in 1981, this 12" vinyl LP quickly garnered attention for its hard-hitting sound and energetic performances. With a lineup of skilled musicians and a team of talented producers, Killer's "Ladykiller" became a classic in the realm of Swiss heavy metal and remains an essential album for fans of the genre.

Production and Artistic Direction:

"Ladykiller" was expertly produced by Corry Knobel and Christoph Berger, who skillfully captured the raw power and intensity of Killer's music. The album was recorded at New Sound Studio, with the talented Gwyn Mathias serving as the sound engineer, ensuring the best possible sound quality for the band's tracks. Additionally, Christophe Vorlet handled the art direction, contributing to the album's visually striking aesthetics.

Album Details:

"Ladykiller" was released on the Bellaphon label (260-07-030) in Germany in 1981. The album's cover art, designed by Paul Grau, showcased a captivating visual representation of the band's musical style and attitude. From the moment fans laid their eyes on the LP, they knew they were in for a heavy metal experience like no other.

Band Members and Performers:

Killer's lineup on "Ladykiller" consisted of exceptionally talented musicians who brought their unique flair and skills to the album. Mark Broman's powerful and commanding vocals added a distinct edge to the band's sound. E. Crown Kocher's lead guitar work was both blistering and melodic, showcasing his technical prowess. Many Maurer's rhythm guitar playing added depth and intensity to the band's sonic landscape, while Beat "Tiger" Kofmehl's bass lines provided a solid foundation for the heavy riffs. Ali Allemann's drumming skills tied everything together, driving the songs with precision and power.

Legacy and Impact:

"Ladykiller" cemented Killer's place in the Swiss heavy metal scene and left a lasting impact on the genre. The album's ferocious sound and powerful performances helped shape the sound of Swiss metal in the early '80s. Killer's fusion of heavy riffs, catchy hooks, and energetic stage presence endeared them to fans worldwide, and their influence can still be heard in the music of contemporary metal bands.

Music Genre:

  Swiss Heavy Metal 
Album  Production information:

The album: "Ladykiller" was produced by: Corry Knobel, Christoph Berger

This album was recorded at: New Sound Studio

Gwyn Mathias - Sound Engineer

Christophe Vorlet - Art Direction

Album photos: Paul Grau

Record Label Information:

  Bellaphon 260-07-030

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

  1981 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Killer Ladykiller
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Mark Broman - Lead Vocals
  • E. Crown Kocher - Lead Guitar
  • 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 wa 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
Track Listing of: "Ladykiller"

The Songs/tracks on "Ladykiller" are

    Side One:
  1. Get Up, Get Down
  2. Come Along
  3. Crystal Butterfly
  4. Crazy Daisy
    Side Two:
  1. Ladykiller
  2. Midnight Highway Rider
  3. Passport
  4. Get Out

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KILLER Band Description:

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.