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gentlemen, you are thanks to the creative team, the Crocus your success. The Band is something of a rock at the end of a two-class society?
Chris von Rohr : is A basis of democracy are not Crocus for sure (laughs). In a Band there must be analogous to a football team too many chiefs and too few Indians.

Fernando von Arb: Without the both of us, Krokus engine is not running. We have tried many other constellations, but all of which have limped on one leg. The chemistry between Chris and me goes back to the founding years. Both of us were those who sat the most intense together, endlessly to each other jammed and discussed. From this time, the quick understanding between us comes from.

Chris von Rohr: Just not the basis of democracy because the Crocus, it does not mean that Fernando and I, the Song ideas will prevail over the heads of the other band members away. Your opinions and arguments we hear, as we are open. But in the end someone has to decide where to go, and also the responsibility for it. As a Creative Producer I am today is sure to be a better shepherd, and Marc, Fernando and the other band members appreciate the value of the also.

Chris of pipe, you once said, that one always makes the biggest mistakes, if you have the greatest success. When was the Crocus of the case?
Chris von Rohr: at the beginning of the 80s, as our company is rotated and together with our American Management, with millions of dollars to threw. After Krokus had landed with a "Headhunter", a platinum album, has been pushing for a change of course away from the brilliant Riff-Rock with strong melodies and the Glam Pop. It was a suicidal decision. We see such aberrations, but not only in show business.

Crocus at the Swiss Music Award. Photo: Stevan Bukvic (Tillate.com)

Fernando von Arb: Crocus have always been a Back-and-Forth between very different personalities, the poured new Oil into the fire. In the meantime, has cooled so far that in the case of Crocus new life can flourish. It's a bit as if the earth had found the right distance from the sun.

Chris von Rohr: Musically, had Fernando and I never have problems with each other. When we came together as a Band, the chemistry was always. Unfortunately, our American Manager was not interested in the cohesion of the Band. He had fixated too long on our singer Marc Storace and the Rest of the Band is neglected. At the time, we would have needed a far-sighted Management, the us after a year of long bones tour had indulged in a couple of months Break. Then, the crazy rock and would have been able to talk to animals as adults.

The 80s were a particularly creative time for the hard Rock. Who is not developed at the time, quickly, was soon gathering dust.
Chris von Rohr: This is true. We try to, Yes, even today, our music new facets from to keep you fresh. At the same time Crocus like an old Blues band, the remains of a clear, established style, and thus also not from the time can fall. This is the music we can and to love. Only the us, Trends and pseudo-forced innovations were never our thing. The Songs, the Sound must fit in with us.

"The chemistry between Chris and me goes back to the founding years."Fernando von Arb

To be able to what are the deeds in your long career you are today?
Fernando von Arb: The parrot dresses we wore in the 80s are hilarious. At that time, the record companies have sent all the rock bands of Crocus on motley Crue to Judas Priest to a man named Ray Brown. The has equipped us with the clothes we were wearing, maybe for a photo session, but never at concerts. Live wars most of us in Jeans and T-Shirts are always on welfare.

Chris von Rohr: no one is immune to success and the own bad taste. Even if I was, fortunately, in this Phase, in the case of Crocus, and there are of me, photos that I find very questionable. What me to the issue: How can we age as a hard rock band worthy? The Rolling Stones with their Blues-, Country - and Pop-Rock have it a little easier. The can also go locker is a Unplugged-Sitdown-thing out.

aging is not a Chris von Rohr easier than other musicians? Finally, give yourself just as snotty as ever.
Chris von Rohr: (laughs) What keeps really fresh, is to make music together, if a strong Song manages to see the love, companionship, Gold and platinum awards, and of course a happy child growing up. The values and goals that I'm working on for the past five decades.

Due to a bursitis on the right Arm you could not use, Chris von Rohr, Bass, in the last few weeks. Are you really fit enough to be able to this week at the Baloise Session occur?
Chris von Rohr: Absolutely. Thanks to Fentanyl, and the great medicine we have here in Switzerland, has felt the OP as a Wellness stay. Since then, the Band was able to play again a couple of times. Chemical Town of Basel is rocked.

Fernando von Arb, of them I know since the beginning of 2017, that Crocus discuss the own farewell. Why has it taken a further 18 months, until you have made this decision public?
Fernando von Arb: From one day to the other could not cases Chris and I to make this decision at all, we had to let the issue simmer for a long time. Whenever we drink coffee together came up, we talked over the Stop.

Chris von Rohr: Not for business Considerations or because of interpersonal disharmony. But from a purely health reasons. With now 68, each person must ask themselves, how ers brings physically. This is especially true in the heavy metal area. Fernando also some heart need to SURGERY endure. But Since then, we have decided to start with Crocus to stop, the Band will only get better. It is grotesque!

gave the idea to the end of you new Pfupf?
Fernando von Arb: Today, we play so well as already long not more. We might not have the crazy wildness of the past. We play now with a Serenity that comes of the music benefit. This year, we have delivered lots of great Gigs.

Chris von Rohr: A special Kick we got through our gig at the rock festival, Wacken. Since then, the Video running in the Internet, we are bombarded with concert offers from Mexico, Canada and the United States literally: The organizers look at the great Fun that we bring to the stage, and want a Adios in these countries.

"We are bombarded with concert offers from Mexico, Canada and the United States,"Chris von Rohr

Was the final line needed in order to discovered the Fun of the thing again?
Chris von Rohr: This joy we have for a long time. I think it really is experience conditional Know-how and the art of radical omission that inspire our music today. The drummer in the exchange six years ago, but Marc's powerful voice to enrich the Whole. It's just totally Fun to play together, and also our audience notices.

Since the last Krokus-documentary "As Long As We Live" (2004) much time has passed. You have plans, the band's history again movie work table?
Chris von Rohr: , in My opinion, this story would have deserved it to be in a new Film tells. Therein, Fernando, Marc and I would be safe to talk a lot more openly about many of the band's internal, showbiz-typical Ego-conflicts than it was in the "As Long As We Live." To the current image, and sound, it is not missing us, anyway. No matter where Crocus play, there is always someone with a camera on the films.

How to Switzerland thinking today, since the history of the Band reaches the end, about Krokus?
Fernando von Arb: Crocus are the thorn in the flesh of the Solothurn culture. To us you are not around. A lot of people want us to pepper the country, at the same time they are also a little bit proud of us. But with such opposites, man has to live. Once you go on the stage, you are at the mercy or the favor of the audience.

Chris von Rohr: In the case of Crocus, the thumb often went to the bottom, there are also many lies and Fake stories were spread about us. In the last few years has changed that. We felt in many circles of great appreciation. After many rocky years, that feels really very good.

today's concert at the Event hall of Basel is sold out. Crocus also play on Saturday, 7. December, in the Hallenstadion in Zurich.

Created: 30.10.2019, 20:49 PM

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