Things come to those who wait. 35 years after the release of “Metal Rendez-vous” Krokus are now finally been honored by their record company. “Metal Rendez-vous” is considered the most successful hard rock album of Switzerland. It sold worldwide around three million times.
“This album awakened the Swiss music scene from their slumber,” says vocalist Marc Storace. The Band from Solothurn charted with three songs from that album in the UK charts, all at the same time, toured a little later the U.S., playing to hundreds of thousands of fans. “We have recorded the album for just 15 000 Swiss Francs [about $15,0000],” guitarist Fernando von Arb recalls, “We lived in a cellar hole, put everything on one card and had nothing to lose,” says bassist Chris von Rohr. “We never would have expected that it would take off as it did. Great thanks to all the fans!”