SHAKRA was formed in 1997 in Bern (Swirtzerland). 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 after their third record “Power Ride” (2001) when singer Pete Wiedmer was forced to leave the band because of ill health, replaced by Mark Fox. Mark immediately put his stamp on the following album “Rising” (2003), which saw Shakra rise higher on the career ladder than ever before and hit the German and Swiss album charts. The band played several concerts and festivals, one of which was the prestigious “Bang Your Head” event. After supporting Iron Maiden at the Swiss “Spirit Of Rock” festival, Shakra then took the decision to tour through 12 countries with HammerFall and Stratovarius. The band played a huge show in Zurich with Guns N’ Roses in 2006.
Shortly after the “Everest” album was released in 2009, Mark Fox left the band, but is now back since October 2015 for the greatest pleasure of fans. Stronger than even with their 10th studio album ‘High Noon” released in January 2016, Shakra will hit the ground of the METALGRESIFEST 2016. No excuse for not coming! Prepare yourself!
(Article inspired from the Wikipedia page of the band)
And last but not least, some music!