Heart Attack (Krokus album)

Heart Attack is the tenth studio album by the Swiss hard rock band Krokus, and is described by the band as "the last attempt to keep the band together in a deep crisis".[4] As well as being the band's first album on MCA Records, it saw the return of original Krokus founding member Chris von Rohr.

Heart Attack
Heartattack cover.jpg
Cover art by Chris Achilleos
Studio album by
Released25 March 1988
StudioPink Tonstudios, Zuchwil, Switzerland
GenreHard rock, glam metal
ProducerFernando von Arb, Chris von Rohr
Krokus chronology
Alive and Screamin'
Heart Attack
Singles from Heart Attack
  1. "Wild Love"
    Released: April 1988 [1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[3]

Heart Attack is the only Krokus album to feature drummer Dani Crivelli who played drums on von Rohr's 1987 solo album, Hammer & Tongue, and previously recorded and toured with Solothurn rivals Killer. In the early 1980s, Crivelli was a member of Detroit, a hard rock band that featured Krokus guitarist Fernando von Arb's then wife, Birthe von Arb, on lead vocals.

The track "Rock 'n' Roll Tonight" was a live hit and is still played by the band in concerts.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Krokus, except where indicated

Side one
  1. "Everybody Rocks" - 3:50
  2. "Wild Love" - 4:01
  3. "Let It Go" - 4:31
  4. "Winning Man" (Fernando von Arb, Chris von Rohr) - 5:15 (originally on Hardware)
  5. "Axx Attack" - 4:24
Side two
  1. "Rock 'n' Roll Tonight" - 3:58
  2. "Flyin' High" (Krokus, Jürg Naegeli) - 4:14
  3. "Shoot Down the Night" - 4:37
  4. "Bad, Bad Girl" - 5:58
  5. "Speed Up" - 6:24



  • Marc Storace – Vocals
  • Fernando von Arb – Lead and rhythm guitar, bass, piano
  • Mark Kohler – Rhythm and lead guitar, bass
  • Chris von Rohr – Bass, piano, percussion, drums
  • Dani Crivelli – Drums, percussion



Year Chart Position
1988 Swiss Albums Top 100[5] 5
Billboard 200 (USA)[6] 87


  1. ^ "Krokus singles".
  2. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Krokus Heart Attack review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 192. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  4. ^ KROKUS ONLINE - official homepage - Discography - HEART ATTACK
  5. ^ "Krokus – Heart Attack". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  6. ^ "Krokus Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 30 April 2016. Retrieved 2012-08-06.