Heart Attack – Krokus – 1988


Album Heart Attack by the band Krokus
Album Heart Attack by the band Krokus

Heart Attack is the ninth studio album by the Swiss hard rock band Krokus, released in 1988. It was the first album to feature guitarist Fernando von Arb as the sole producer and songwriter, after the departure of Chris von Rohr and Marc Storace. The album marked a return to the band’s classic sound, with heavy riffs, catchy hooks and powerful vocals. The album also featured a cover of Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”, which became a minor hit in Europe. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s energy and musicianship, but criticized the lack of originality and innovation. The album sold moderately well, reaching number 87 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US and number 19 on the Swiss Albums Chart. However, it failed to match the success of the band’s previous albums, such as Headhunter and The Blitz. Heart Attack was the last album to feature drummer Dani Crivelli, who died in 2013 from a heart attack.

The album Heart Attack was a critical success as well, with AllMusic giving it a four-star review, stating that it is “a return to form for Krokus.”


  • Marc Storace – lead vocals
  • Fernando von Arb – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Kohler – rhythm guitar
  • Tommy Keiser – bass, backing vocals
  • Dani Crivelli – drums, percussion

The different versions published for this album :