HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL KROKUS FANS – CHECK OUT NEW VIDEOS
As 2007 comes to an end, we reflect back to this year with all the highlights that you were a big part of. And simultaneously we look forward to a rocking 2008.
KROKUS finished the most extensive European Tour in the band’s 30-year history. Whether as “special guest” of Hammerfall or headlining ourselves, we had the pleasure to play for you and get to know you after the concerts. Thanks to you we earned a “Gold Record Award” for our latest release “Hellraiser”. And we look forward to do some more hellraisin’ in the USA this coming summer.
The band very much appreciates your loyalty and enthusiasm with which you embrace us. We are very thankful to you and can’t wait to see you again in 2008 sometime on a stage nearby.
To bridge over some time and to reminisce over the past year, feel free to visit our GALLERY and the pictures (check out topics on left side of page) will bring back good memories to those of you that attended those particular concert events.
We had neglected our video updates on our BACKSTAGE page and there was nothing new since 2004. So we made good by adding KROKUS LIVE IN MONTREUX/SWITZERLAND from 2004. The 2 part series allows fans that did not have the DVD included in their “Fire + Gasoline” live CD release of 2004 or cannot play the PAL format to see the band “live in concert”.
And I had promised you with our November 11th, 2007 newsletter to load up every week another video clip from interviews we did a year ago during our stay in Malta and the first concert with KROKUS in Marc’s country of origin. I did not realize how time consuming it was to edit it all and I apologize to those of you that faithfully checked back week after week and were patient enough to wait a little longer.
We started out with GLOBE CLUB in depth interviews on location in Malta 2006 with Stefan, then added Tony, Dominique, Mandy and Marc (Part 1). I’m proud to report that Part 2 of Marc’s interview is now on line as well. You can view all GLOBE CLUB interviews on two locations. They are loaded up on our BACKSTAGE page as well as on the GLOBE CLUB page (click on the musician’s name on the left of the page and a subfolder identified as “video” will open. Please note that especially for you that still use dial-up connections for your computer, you will have to be patient until the file is uploaded. All interviews are between 30-35 minutes long but I believe the wait is worthwhile. Marc’s interview is in 2 parts because we go back to his music legacy starting out in Malta at a tender age, then his move to Switzerland and how he ended up as front man for KROKUS. Part 2 covers the present and his open answers about his beliefs and philosophies make this a must to watch/listen for any longtime KROKUS fan.
With our newsletter of 11-11-2007 (to read it again, visit our NEWS page and scroll down to “November 11, 2007 – GLOBE CLUB BAND INTERVIEWS MALTA” and click on “more” for the entire text) I gave you a little review of our visit to Malta. I received a nice letter from a Maltese fan:
Hey Mr. Waelti,
First off, a huge congratulations for all that you do with Krokus - it really is a pleasure receiving these mails from you keeping me updated on what is going on in the KROKUS world ;) I'm very proud to be Maltese and to have such a big export as Marc Storace who comes from our tiny island!
Once again, thanks for all you do - I love Krokus, and the concert last year was one which I will always remember - ROCK ON!
Fans like James are truly appreciated. We like a good “dialogue” and welcome your comments and opinions whether you send us a mail (firstname.lastname@example.org – which is shared with the band on a monthly basis) or leave us some feedback on our GUESTBOOK web page.
Again, KROKUS band + team wish you a happy, healthy, positive and rockin’ NEW YEAR. When the clock strikes midnight tonite, have a toast to us and we will do the same to you. Because without you and your support we would not be inspired to rock on in 2008!
Peter GLOBE CLUB
Band, Crew & KROKUS Team