KROKUS Part Ways With Guitarist FERNANDO VON ARB, Announce Replacement

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have posted the following message on their official web site:

"We are proud to officially announce the return of guitarist Mandy Meyer to KROKUS as replacement of Fernando Von Arb who decided to leave the band. Mandy was a member of KROKUS during the '80s already and afterwards went on to play with COBRA, ASIA, KATMANDU and GOTTHARD. Marc [Storace, vocals] and the band are very excited to have him back. We also want thank Fernando Von Arb for everything he did and wish him all the best for the future!

KROKUS are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2003's "Rock the Block", tentatively due in the spring/summer. The group's lineup is completed by Patrick Aeby (drums), Dominique Fave (guitar) and Tony Castell (bass).

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