Contest: Win A Pinball Rocks Prize Pack

It does

So, this is a prize pack-and-a-half, to be fair. Me? I happen to be a proud pinball dork. If there’s a pinball machine next to one of those mega-huge, gun-wielding Marines-inspired titles, I’m playing pinball. I have pinball games on my phone, even. Of the pinball titles on my phone, my favorite is “Pinball Rocks” […]

Krokus Get New Drummer

Where's his blue makeup?

And his name is Flavio Mezzodi. It’s a good name. The musician from Solothurn, where Swiss hard rock legends Krokus are from, has been officially named the band’s new drummer. “At age 10 I wanted nothing more than to play in a rock band and play all over the world,” says Flavio. “And now that […]

Former Krokus Drummer Dies

RIP

Respect goes out this morning to Dani Crivelli, Krokus’ former drummer, who passed away this weekend. Offers the band in a statement: “Our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.” There’s been a lot of metal deaths lately, which is a bummer for sure. Dani joined Krokus in 1987; he replaced Jeff Klaven. Dani’s […]

Helloween Drummer Touring With Krokus

Dani Loeble

Dang. That is a fucking crazy headline, no? I mean, it makes sense. Krokus haven’t had a drummer since 2011, and so…they need to tour. Why not called on Helloween’s Dani Löble to man the kit for a few gigs? The band’s upcoming “Dirty Dynamite Tour” is scheduled to kick off in early May.

Krokus Working On 17th Album

Krokus

Holy shit, that’s a productive band. Fucking 17 albums? That’s madness. That’s quite a catalogue. Yes — Swiss hard rock vets Krokus have entered Abbey Road Studios to begin recording Dirty Dynamite. That’s the title of their 17th studio album, which is tentatively due in early 2013. Krokus’ new one is being produced by bassist […]

Iconic Mastering Engineer George Marino Dies

George Marino

This blows a dozen dills. Legendary mastering engineer George Marino has died. Why should you care? Chances are, this man had a hand in some of your favorite fucking records. He worked on such albums as Metallica’s Black Album, and AC/DC’s Highway To Hell. Marino brought Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction to life and […]

Krokus Drummer Freddy Steady Goes

Drummer

That’s right folks — Freddy Steady has left Swiss hard rock vets Krokus and guitarist Fernando Von Arb said the decision “was not of personal nature but solely a professional decision.” Apparently, Steady doesn’t want to play massive arenas anymore, and instead wants to play small clubs. He wasn’t down with being in a band […]

Saliva Staying Alive With Soundtrack Work

So, this may surprise you, but that band Saliva’s still together. Yeah, I thought they broke up years ago myself. But we’re wrong. Saliva is still making music. Someone is still interested in hearing new shit from a band notorious for releasing some seriously shitty shit. Every time I think about Saliva, I recall an […]