Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS will release their new album, “Dirty Dynamite”, on February 22, 2013 in Europe via Sony Music and in North America on March 5, 2013.
Sony Music is offering a free download of the title track at this location (e-mail sign-up required). It was the last song that was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England at 5 o’clock in the morning. Bassist Chris Von Rohr added some honky tonk piano licks on the original “Lady Madonna” piano at the studio.
“Dirty Dynamite” marks the return of KROKUS guitarist Mandy Meyer after 30 years.
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”.
KROKUS 2012 is:
Marc Storace – Vocals
Chris Von Rohr – bass
Fernando Von Arb – Lead Guitar
Mark Kohler – Rhythm Guitar
Mandy Meyer – Guitar
Sitting behind the drums on KROKUS‘ upcoming tour will be several guest drummers, including Kosta Zafiriou (PINK CREAM 69), who also played on the new CD.
Drummer Freddy Steady left KROKUS in May 2011 because he “concluded that he really wanted to play music just for fun in small clubs rather than conquering the world, playing arenas on huge stages with pyro props, etc.,” according to guitarist Fernando Von Arb.