Video: KROKUS Members Talk About Decision To Cover THE BEATLES Classic

February 21, 2013

Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS will release their new album, "Dirty Dynamite", on February 22 in Europe via Sony Music and in North America on March 5 via The End Records. The band has recorded another cover song inspired by their time at Abbey Road Studios in London, England. KROKUS covers the early THE BEATLES classic "Help" with Tommy Heart (FAIR WARNING, SOUL DOCTOR) contributing guest vocals on this track together with KROKUS frontman Marc Storace.

According to a posting on KROKUS' Facebook page, fans should not expect the band's version of "Help" to sound like THE BEATLES original. Instead, KROKUS took THE BEATLES song "and slooowed it down, giving it a complete new vibe."

A two-minute video clip in which the members of KROKUS talk about their decision to record a cover of "Help" can be seen below.

KROKUS's official video for "Dirty Dynamite" title track can be seen below.

Sony Music is offering a free download of the song at this location (e-mail sign-up required). It was the last track that was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England at 5 o'clock in the morning. Bassist Chris Von Rohr added some honky tonk piano licks on the original "Lady Madonna" piano at the studio.

KROKUS has tapped Dani Löble (HELLOWEEN) to sit behind the kit for the band's upcoming "Dirty Dynamite Tour", which is scheduled to kick off in early May.

"Dirty Dynamite" marks the return of KROKUS guitarist Mandy Meyer after 30 years.

KROKUS 2013 is:

Marc Storace - Vocals
Chris Von Rohr - Bass
Fernando Von Arb - Lead Guitar
Mark Kohler - Rhythm Guitar
Mandy Meyer - Guitar

Drummer Freddy Steady left KROKUS in May 2011 because he "concluded that he really wanted to play music just for fun in small clubs rather than conquering the world, playing arenas on huge stages with pyro props, etc.," according to guitarist Fernando Von Arb.

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