Saturday, December 13, 2014

Krokus singer receives national award

Metalnews Power of
As frontman of Switzerland's biggest Rock band, the multi-million record selling Krokus, Marc Storace has won numerous accolades. Today, however, Marc's success in putting Malta on the global music map gets officially recognised by his country of origin when the President of this Mediterranean archipelago bestows Marc Storace with the National "Gieh Ir-Repubblika" Medal (Honour to the Republic). 

In a FaceBook post, Marc revealed: "[Today] I can add the initials "S.G." after my name if I want to. They stand for: Sieheb il-Gieh = Friend of Honour. I will then be a Member of the Order "Xirka Gieh Ir-Repubblika" = "Guild for the Honour of the Republic". He also said: "I hope that this will motivate other Maltese musicians to reach for the stars and if necessary take risks. I took a risk at age 19 when I moved from Malta to Switzerland and the rest is history!"

Marc Storace's career kicked off in the early 1970's as the lead singer of Swiss Prog Rock band Tea, with whom he released 3 albums. He then sung with Krokus for around 30 years, during which time he collaborated with numerous artists, such as Doro Pesch, Steve Lee (Gotthard) and Alice Cooper. Marc almost became Deep Purple's lead singer in 1977 and was AC/DC's first choice to front the band when Bon Scott died, an offer he had declined in order to pursue his ambitions with Krokus.

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