Krokus are a hard rock and heavy metal band from Switzerland. They enjoyed great success in North America during the 1980s.
Krokus were founded in Solothurn in 1975 by bassist/keyboardist/percussionist (and original drummer, and then lead vocalist) Chris von Rohr and guitarist Tommy Kiefer. Former TEA vocalist Marc Storace joined the band as frontman in time for their Metal Rendez-vousalbum in 1979.
Metal Rendez-vous is the fourth studio album by the Swiss hard rock band Krokus, released in June 1980. It is the first Krokus release to feature vocalist Marc Storace; Chris von Rohr had formerly served as the band's lead vocalist but appears on Metal Rendez-vous as the band's bassist. The track "Heatstrokes" charted number one in the British Heavy Metal Charts, and arguably opened up markets for Krokus in Britain and the United States, along with "Bedside Radio" and "Tokyo Nights". Strangely, the song "Tokyo Nights" features a reggae beat halfway through. The album sold more than 150,000 copies in Switzerland and was certified Triple Platinum.
UK-based company Rock Candy Records reissued the album on CD in 2014.
"Heatstrokes" - 4:00
"Bedside Radio" - 3:22
"Come On" - 4:29
"Streamer" - 6:44
"Shy Kid" - 2:33Side two
"Tokyo Nights" - 5:54
"Lady Double Dealer" - 3:13
"Fire" - 6:07
"No Way" - 4:02
"Back-Seat Rock 'n' Roll" - 3:15