KROKUS Taps HELLOWEEN Drummer For Upcoming Shows

Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS have tapped Dani Löble (HELLOWEEN) to sit behind the kit for the band’s upcoming “Dirty Dynamite Tour”, which is scheduled to kick off in early May.

Says the band: “[Dani will] play as many shows as possible with KROKUS beside his busy touring schedule with HELLOWEEN. Where the dates between HELLOWEEN and KROKUS overlap, there will be more guest drummers.”

KROKUS shows with Dani Löble on drums:

May 02 – Zürich, Switzerland – Volkshaus
May 09 – Solothurn, Switzerland – Kofmehl
May 11 – Solothurn, Switzerland – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl

KROKUS‘s official video for the title track of their new album, “Dirty Dynamite”, can be seen below.

“Dirty Dynamite” will be released on February 22 in Europe via Sony Music and in North America on March 5 via The End Records.

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 2013 is:

Marc Storace – Vocals
Chris Von Rohr – Bass
Fernando Von Arb – Lead Guitar
Mark Kohler – Rhythm Guitar
Mandy Meyer – Guitar

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.