The Blitz is the eighth studio album by the Swiss hard rock band Krokus, released in August 1984. It became a gold album in the United States. The band hit the Billboard Hot 100 with "Midnite Maniac" from that album and became the first Swiss act to do so. While preparing to record it, the group had tapped Patrick Mahassen to join the band on guitar, with Mark Kohler switching to bass. However, Mahassen would end up leaving the band before recording commenced, and the album was ultimately recorded as a quartet; Andy Tanas played bass on the subsequent tour.
UK-based company Rock Candy Records reissued the album on CD in 2014.
(Note: The tour supporting this album featured Andy Tanas taking over bass duties, allowing Mark Kohler to return to his (original) rhythm guitar position; however, Tanas did not appear on this album.)