Metal Rendez-vous

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Metal Rendez-vous
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Studio album by
Released30 June 1980
RecordedOctober-November 1979
StudioStudio Platinum One, Oberehrendingen, Switzerland
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
ProducerMartin Pearson and Krokus
Krokus chronology
Metal Rendez-vous
Singles from Metal Rendez-vous
  1. "Bedside Radio" / "Back-Seat Rock 'n' Roll"
    Released: 1980
  2. "Heatstrokes" / "Shy Kid"
    Released: 1980
  3. "Tokyo Nights"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[2]

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".[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 by Fernando von Arb and Chris von Rohr, except "Bedside Radio" and "Back-Seat Rock 'n' Roll" by von Arb, von Rohr and Jürg Naegeli.

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

(A re-recording of "Back-Seat Rock n' Roll" appears on the band's 2017 covers album Big Rocks).




  1. ^ a b Bregman, Adam. "Krokus Metal Rendez-vous review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  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. 190. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  3. ^ a b KROKUS ONLINE - official homepage - Discography - METAL RENDEZ-VOUS