KROKUS Rock Out In Russia

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

"We were greeted in Moscow by the first snow of the year as we arrived outside this huge hotel opposite the old Kremlin. Trying to read the menu in Russian made us realise how helpless we were without our interpreter. Our first night ended early the next morning after endless Vodka toasts and energetic dancing to the music of retired friendly Cossacks in the pub. The 'Tochka' is the oldest rock club right next to Gorky Park. Our 'debut' gig was received with loud enthusiasm but it was a pity that we had a train to catch or we would have done a 'meet & greet' which we had grown so accustomed to in the United States.

"The scene at the crowded train station so late at night reminded me somehow of the epic film 'Doctor Zhivago'. The Trans-Siberian Express whisked us away into a snow covered desert and dropped us off in St. Petersburg the next morning. This city's majestic architecture is something one can't help admire, and the way those canals flow through under the many bridges! I will definitely do the historical tour next time round.

"Here too, the fans' emotions were so unbridled and honest that it made one want to give them a little bit more than his all… St. Petersburg rocks!

"I'm happy to say that our promoter has promised us a festival sometime next year and I imagine that once we make the ride it will be worth adding on a few more dates to round it up nicely.

"Rock on, Russia."

KROKUS recently spent time in the studio working on the follow-up to 2003's "Rock the Block", tentatively due in early 2006. The group's current lineup includes frontman Marc Storace, Mandy Meyer (guitar), Patrick Aeby (drums), Dominique Fave (guitar) and Tony Castell (bass).

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