Metal Rendez-vous

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Metal Rendez-vous
Studio album by Krokus
Released 30 June 1980
Recorded Studio Platinum One, Switzerland, October-November 1979
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 43:39
Label Ariola
Producer Krokus and Martin Pearson
Krokus chronology
Painkiller
(1978)
Metal Rendez-vous
(1980)
Hardware
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 6/10 stars[2]

Metal Rendez-vous is the fourth studio album by the Swiss hard rock band Krokus and the first to feature current vocalist Marc Storace. It was released in June 1980. 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".[3] Strangely, the song "Tokyo Nights" features a reggae beat halfway through.[1] The album sold more than 150,000 copies in Switzerland and was certified Triple Platinum.[3]

UK-based company Rock Candy Records reissued the album on CD in 2014.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and arranged by Krokus.

Side one
  1. "Heatstrokes" - 4:00
  2. "Bedside Radio" - 3:22
  3. "Come On" - 4:29
  4. "Streamer" - 6:44
  5. "Shy Kid" - 2:33
Side two
  1. "Tokyo Nights" - 5:54
  2. "Lady Double Dealer" - 3:13
  3. "Fire" - 6:07
  4. "No Way" - 4:02
  5. "Back-Seat Rock 'n' Roll" - 3:15

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
Production
  • Martin Pearson - producer, engineer
  • Ursli Weber - assistant engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bregman, Adam. "Krokus Metal Rendez-vous review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  3. ^ a b KROKUS ONLINE - official homepage - Discography - METAL RENDEZ-VOUS