Week 70 – SHAKRA

My HeadBangers, welcome from Trub, Switzerland:   SHAKRA

“Fireline”

OK my HeadBangers, SHAKRA, I have to admit I love them, yeah, Perkele, I know I say that about every band I do, BUT, hell it’s true, look at them, listen to them yeah …….  I thought so…..

“To Much Is Not Enough”

Let’s look at some bio taken from their site:

The Hard Rock Band/Metal of Switzerland, which has already released 11 albums, as well as played numerous tours in Switzerland and aboard.  Ok well that doesn’t tell us a whole hell of alot, let me see what I can dig up.  Well I did manage, after digging around to find a little more info.

With their first releases Shakra (1997), and Moving Force (1999), and by touring with Great White and Uriah Heep, the early career of this Swiss band was a steep learning curve with dramatic success but the real breakthrough came with their third record Power Ride (2001) when singer Pete Wiedmer was forced to leave the band because of ill health, replaced by Mark Fox. Fox immediately put his stamp on the following album Rising (2003), which saw Shakra hit the German and Swiss album charts. The band played several concerts and festivals, one of which was the prestigious “Bang Your Head” event. The controversial video clip for the song “Chains Of Temptation” showed singer Fox giving himself a heroin injection.

After supporting Iron Maiden at the Swiss “Spirit Of Rock” festival, Shakra went on a 12-country tour with HammerFall and Stratovarius. The band played a significant show in Zurich with Guns N’ Roses in 2006.

I do feel like they need a bigger bio especially since they’ve been around since 1997.  But it’s their history, sorry guys.

Let’s meet the band:

vocals: Mark Fox
guitar: Thom Blunier
guitar: Thomas Muster
bass: Dominik Pfister
drums: Roger Tanner

“Hello”

“My Thoughts”

Well my HeadBangers, I would really like to know more about their story, but for some reason there is not much out there for a band that’s been around so long.  Regardless let that add to the mystery that is Shakra.  I love their music and their look, thank Thor for the hair lmao.  

Well HeadBangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  Until then don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

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