Metal Rendez-vous is the fourth studio album by the Swiss hard rock band Krokus, released in June 1980. It is the first Krokus release to feature vocalist Marc Storace; Chris von Rohr had formerly served as the band's lead vocalist but appears on Metal Rendez-vous as the band's bassist. The track "Heatstrokes" charted number one in the British Heavy Metal Charts, and arguably opened up markets for Krokus in Britain and the United States, along with "Bedside Radio" and "Tokyo Nights"
This release has no Sonopress bass clef on labels. Came with a fold-out poster and lyrics printed on the back side Similar to this one Krokus - Metal Rendez-vous but with different writing on the Label in the upper and lower circle. Rights Society: GEMA. Matrix, Runout (Label side A): S 201 199 A. Matrix, Runout (Label side B): S 201 199 B. Matrix, Runout (Runout side A stamped): 201199 A-1 /80 S II MADE IN GERMANY.
Album Name Metal Rendez-Vous. Лейблы Ariola Records.
Heavy on the cheese, Krokus' Metal Rendez-Vous is a fairly enjoyable record, though more than a little silly. The butt of jokes even within the mostly irony-free metal world, Krokus were major poseurs jumping from prog rock to glam metal in timely fashion as trends changed in the late '70s. They eventually stuck with the glam metal thing, milking it for all it was worth, and were quite successful. This record catches them with a little bit of AC/DC-style swagger and plenty of wanky guitar solos.
Krokus’ sound transformed when Marc Storace officially joined the group in 1980, and Metal Rendez-Vous represents the first glimpse of their new dynamic. Tokyo Nights found the perfect balance between foggy riffs, groovy beats, and big-time rock lyricism. Metal Rendez-Vous Krokus.
Tracklist Hide Credits
Written-By – Naegeli*
|B2||Lady Double Dealer||3:12|
|B5||Back-Seat Rock 'N' Roll
Written-By – Naegeli*
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ariola America, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Ariola America, Inc.
- Marketed By – Arista Records, Inc.
- Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
- Producer – Krokus, Martin Pearson
- Written-By – Von Rohr* (tracks: A1, A3 to B4), Von Arb* (tracks: A1, A3 to B4)
Notes1980 Ariola America
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Hand etched Side A): T I OL-1502-SA-T2 [Five point star]
- Matrix / Runout (Hand etched Side B): TI OL-1502-SB-TI
- Label Code: OL 1502 SA
- Label Code: OL 1502 SB
- Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A & B): STERLING
|AL 8-8053||Krokus||Metal Rendez-vous (LP, Album)||Arista||AL 8-8053||US||1980|
|201 199, 201 199-320||Krokus||Metal Rendez-vous (LP, Album)||Ariola, Ariola||201 199, 201 199-320||Germany||1980|
|062-VG 60009||Krokus||Metal Rendez-vous (LP, Album)||Ariola||062-VG 60009||Greece||1980|
|ARL 8002||Krokus||Metal Rendez-vous (LP, Album)||Ariola||ARL 8002||South Africa||1980|
|ACB6-8314||Krokus||Metal Rendez-vous (Cass, Album, Dol)||Arista||ACB6-8314||US||1980|