Ok, maybe they weren't talking about fireworks... or even dynamite, but I thought this was an appropriate song to start out our Patriotic week of "Metal After Midnight".

Krokus was and still is the biggest band to come out of Switzerland.  They actually have some fantastic rock bands from there like Gotthard and Shakra, and the country has always supported Heavy Metal over the years.

Krokus is actually still alive and well, you can see their latest video below too.  If you like riff-driven Hard Rock and Metal Krokus have kept the sound alive for many years.  Over the years they have become more of a bluesy rock band, but it suits them just fine.

Here they are live from 2003 with "Long Stick Goes Boom"

From their latest "Dirty Dynamite" it's "Dog Song"