“DIRTY DYNAMITE” GOES PLATINUM
Right before the first concert of our sold out “Closer Contact Doeg Tour” our record label Sony Music presented us with gold and platinum record awards.
Swiss boulevard paper “Blick” reports in today’s edition: For almost 40 years they have been in the charts with every one of their releases. During the presentation the band’s founder, producer and bassist Chris Von Rohr points out: “We worked extremely hard on this album and gave it our all. Bottom line, it was worth it”. And vocalist Marc Storace adds: “It’s an incredible feeling after so many decades to still be on top of the Swiss music scene”.
During the bands long spanning career they have sold over 14 million albums worldwide. All concerts of their current tour are sold out. Chris Von Rohr adds: “We would like to thank all of our fans from the bottom of our hearts for their continuous support over the years. We never had so much fun as a band with this album than any other and we will rock (for you) till the very end”.
MEET OUR NEW DRUMMER FLAVIO MEZZODI
For Flavio Mezzodi a childhood dream has come true. “At age 10 I wanted nothing more than playing in a rock band and play all over the world”, he states. “And now that dream has become reality”. The drummer from Solothurn, where KROKUS is from, is officially the new drummer of the band.
Bassist and producer Chris Von Rohr says it best: “The precision and groove of his drum work is exactly what our band needed. We are extremely happy that we found him.”
Three years ago Freddy Steady left the band that had sold over 14 million albums worldwide, establishing KROKUS as the most successful Swiss rock band ever. The new platinum awarded CD “Dirty Dynamite” was recorded with a session drummer. Adds Marc “The Voice” Storace: “Now we are complete again.”
Flavio learned his drum skills at the Dante Agostini Drum School in Paris. He also teaches at numerous schools drumming, whenever he is not touring with KROKUS. He played professionally with Swiss acts Stefanie Heinzmann and the band Fox.
Mezzodi grew up listening to KROKUS. One of the first records he ever heard was the band’s 1980 “Metal Rendez-Vous” release.
Over the almost four decades time, the band’s drumming job has been often vacant. Freddy Steady left the band multiple times. The other Swiss drummer, Dani Crivelli, tragically passed about three weeks ago. Marc Storace further explains: “Flavio is a great human being and musically fits perfectly into our line-up. With him on drums, we will rock with even more power.”
SOLD OUT SHOWS
In support of our Platinum CD “Dirty Dynamite” we kicked off 5 sold out concerts in Zurich (2) and the band’s hometown of Solothurn (3). It was a magic experience for us to connect with you, the fans. Zurich and Solothurn, YOU ROCKED!!
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