Headhunter (album)

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Headhunter cover.jpg
Studio album by Krokus
Released April 25, 1983
Studio Bee Jay Studios, Orlando, Florida
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 37:18
Label Arista
Producer Tom Allom
Krokus chronology
One Vice at a Time
(1982)One Vice at a Time1982
The Blitz
(1984)The Blitz1984
Singles from Headhunter
  1. "Screaming in the Night"
    Released: 1983
  2. "Eat the Rich"
    Released: 1983
  3. "Stayed Awake All Night"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 9/10[2]

Headhunter is the seventh studio album by the Swiss hard rock band Krokus, released in 1983. It achieved Gold status in the United States.[3] The track "Screaming in the Night" was the band's biggest hit to date,[4] and is still played on classic rock radio stations. Headhunter is the only Krokus album to feature Steve Pace on drums, and includes the Bachman–Turner Overdrive cover "Stayed Awake All Night".

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

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Headhunter" (Chris von Rohr, Fernando von Arb, Marc Storace, Butch Stone) – 4:30
  2. "Eat the Rich" (von Rohr, von Arb, Storace, Stone) – 4:14
  3. "Screaming in the Night" (von Rohr, von Arb, Mark Kohler, Storace, Stone) – 6:38
  4. "Ready to Burn" (von Rohr, von Arb, Kohler, Storace, Stone) – 3:54
Side two
  1. "Night Wolf" (von Rohr, von Arb, Storace, Stone) – 4:10 (written for the animated motion picture Metal Hollywood)
  2. "Stayed Awake All Night" (Randy Bachman) – 4:41 (Bachman–Turner Overdrive cover)
  3. "Stand and Be Counted" (von Rohr, von Arb, Storace, Stone) – 4:07
  4. "White Din" (von Rohr, von Arb) – 1:50
  5. "Russian Winter" (von Rohr, von Arb, Storace, Stone) – 3:31


Additional musicians



Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1984 Gold (+ 500,000)[3]
Canada CRIA 1984 Gold (+ 50,000)[10]


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  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  3. ^ a b "RIAA Database: Search for Krokus". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  4. ^ KROKUS ONLINE - official homepage - Discography - HEADHUNTER
  5. ^ "Krokus – Headhunter (Album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  6. ^ a b "Krokus Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 30 April 2016. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  7. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 38, No. 17, June 25, 1983". Library and Archives Canada. 25 June 1983. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  8. ^ "Krokus – Headhunter (Album)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  9. ^ "Krokus Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  10. ^ "Gold Platinum Database - Artist: Krokus". Music Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-09.