KROKUS’ Metal Rendez-vous, Hardware, One Vice At A Time To Be Reissued in Deluxe Format
April 30, 2014, 5 years ago
KROKUS will have 1980’s Metal Rendez-vous, 1981’s Hardware, and 1982’s Once Vice At A Time reissued by Rock Candy as deluxe editions on June 17th.
Metal Rendez-vous was co-produced with the band in Switzerland by English producer Martin Pearson, the album contains a number of classic Krokus tracks including ‘Heatstrokes’, ‘Bedside Radio’, ‘Streamer’ and ‘Tokyo Nights’, some of which still remain in the band’s live set to this very day.
Hardware was engineered by British studio master Mark Dearnley (AC/DC, DEF LEPPARD) and recorded in London. The album makes full use of their powerful armory, led by the ripping two guitar attack of Fernando von Arb and Tommy Keefer.
One Vice At A Time was co-produced in London by former AC/DC engineer Tony Platt and issued in 1982. The band made a concerted effort to refine their sound and ambition by bringing their trade mark style fully into focus. Jam packed with a number of raucous tracks such as ‘Bad Boys Rag Dolls’, ‘To The Top’, ‘American Woman’ (a cover of the GUESS WHO classic) and perhaps their best known song ‘Long Stick Goes Boom’, there is room enough for the band to drill down deep yet retain a sense of composure befitting a band safe in the knowledge that they were about to reap the rewards of years of hard work. Look out for an appearance by IRON MAIDEN vocalist BRUCE DICKINSON, who provides backing vocals on the track ‘I’m On The Run’.