30 years after his departure from KROKUS
, guitarist Mandy Meyer
has now officially returned.
Founder Chris Von Rohr
and Fernando Von Arb
are thrilled to have him back in the fold. Fernando
says: "Now the KROKUS
family is complete again." Meyer
replaced original KROKUS
guitarist Tommy Kiefer
for the remainder of 1980's "Metal Rendez-Vous"
tour and 1981's "Hardware"
tour and witnessed the growing popularity of KROKUS
worldwide, including the band's first U.S. tour. Those two albums sold millions of copies around the world. Mandy
and moved at the tender age of 22 years old to Los Angeles to pursue his musical dreams. And it worked out pretty good, as time would tell.
In the mid-Nineties, Mandy
moved back to Switzerland and joined GOTTHARD
, another successful Swiss band. In 2004 he left that band and concentrated on his solo career. Between 2005 and 2007, he toured with KROKUS
in support of the "Hellraiser"
album, which he recorded and contributed to.
In 2009, Meyer
joined forces with vocalist Michael Kiske
) with Dennis Ward
(bass) and Kosta Zafiriou
(drums) of Germany's PINK CREAM 69
Towards the end of 2011, Chris Von Rohr
and asked him whether he would be game to play a couple of shows in Japan. Mandy
recalls: "I agreed in a New York minute". The concerts proved to be totally successful. "And we got along great, it was as if time stood still," he adds. Chris Von Rohr
, along with vocalist Marc Storace
, recently laid down bass and vocal tracks at London, England's Abbey Road Studios
for the band's 17th album, "Dirty Dynamite"
. Sound engineer for the recording sessions is again Dennis Ward
, who also recorded the band's last album, "Hoodoo"
. Von Rohr
promises: "The new songs sound like dirty dynamite: pure, dirty, in-your-face hard rock with a touch of blues."
: "We've been taking the time it needs writing for our next rock album and we guarantee that it definitely will contain no fillers!"KROKUS
2012 is: Marc Storace
- Vocals Chris Von Rohr
- bass Fernando Von Arb
- Lead Guitar Mark Kohler
- Rhythm Guitar Mandy Meyer