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Below is our complete Crematory news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Crematory just entered the Kohlekeller Studios to record new studio album "Monument," which will be released through Steamhammer/SPV just in time for the band's 25th anniversary in spring of 2016. The label comments:
"On the musical side the album is going to be harder and darker and a return to the band's roots! With their new effort 'Monument,' Crematory are taking four steps back, but at the same time, one step forward. They are returning to their good old gothic metal days in combination with the new established twin-guitar attack and their well-known talent for composing catchy tunes with keyboards and samples.
"On the lyrical hand, there will be the usual mix of German and English lyrics. Singer Felix went above and beyond on his vocal duties and the clean vocals will be handled by one of the new guitarists. This vocal co-operation will create a stir; as such a mix has never been heard in the scene or on any Crematory album!" More...
Crematory just issued the following announcement about recruiting two new guitarists and working on a new album:
"Crematory found new guitarists! On one hand they found Tosse Basler, who's in the music business for over 30 years and played in bands like Poison Asp, Forty Shades, Scapegoat, Avalanche or Evolution, who's handling the rhythm guitar and the clean vocals.
"On the other hand, Rolf Munkes, who also has over 30 years of experience in the business, joined the band as their new lead guitarist. Rolf is also operating as a producer in his Empire Studios, were he worked with such acts as Majesty, Tony Martin (Ex-Black Sabbath), Neil Murray (Ex-Whitesnake & Ex-Gary Moore), Don Airey (Deep Purple) or Doogie White (Michael Schenker).
"More guitars means more metal! Creamtory will hit the Kohlekeller Studio again, in September, to record a new album with producer Kristian Bonifer. And this album will cause some great surprises in spring 2016, which also marks the band's 25th anniversary! Crematory will play several festivals in the Summer then!" More...
While they take some time off from the stage this year, Germany`s leading gothic metal band Crematory have decided to release their entire Wacken show as a DVD titled "Live W:O:A 2014." The DVD includes private backstage footage, detailed interviews, footage from their rehearsal room and three video clips from "Antiserum."
"Live W:O:A 2014" is available June 23rd in North America (June 17th in Scandinavia, June 19th in Germany and June 22nd in Europe) via SPV/Steamhammer
The track listing is:
1. Until The End
6. Tears Of Time
7. Kommt Näher
8. Tick Tack
9. The Fallen
11. Black Celebration
+ Backstage at W.O.A. 2014
+ Brand new band interviews
+ Matze`s last interview
+ 3 Video Clips: Shadowmaker, Kommt Näher, Virus More...
Crematory will take a break from all live activities in 2015 to focus 100% on recording a new album. All planed shows for 2015 had to be postponed to 2016, as in addition two of the band members are realigning in business matters.
The band started writing new songs in January and will enter the studio from May to June, with an early 2016 release expected, right in time for the band's 25th anniversary. The successor to "Antiserum" will reportedly include some surprises for fans, so stay tuned for more info.
Crematory also just dropped another video off the "Antiserum" album. Check out the "Virus" clip below, which was recorded at Wacken Open Air 2014.
To span the live inactivity this year, the band decided to release the whole Wacken show as a DVD, including private backstage footage, detailed interviews, footage from their rehearsal room and the three videoclips from "Antiserum." The as-yet-untitled DVD will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on the 17th of June in Scandinavia, 19th of June in Germany, 22nd of June in Europe, with the USA release date will be announced soon. More...
German gothic industrial metal act Crematory released a music video for the new track "Kommt Näher." The song appears on the forthcoming new album "Antiserum," the band's 12th full length studio release and first since 2010 ("Infinity"). The album drops via Steamhammer/SPV Records on February 19th (Germany), February 21st (EU) and March 4th (USA).
The track list for "Antiserum" is:
1. Apocalyptic Vision
2. Until the End
4. If You Believe
5. Inside Your Eyes
6. Kommt Näher
7. Irony of Fate
9. Back From the Dead
Check out "Kommt Näher" here: More...
Crematory will release new album "Antiserum" on March 4th, 2014 via Steamhammer / SPV. Drummer Markus Jüllich explains:
"Our fans can look forward to Antiserum, on which we have gone one step further than we did on our comeback album Revolution in terms of electronic influences. In collaboration with Elmar Schmidt of Hamburg EBM act Centhron, we have come up with a haunting mix of metal riffs and EBM keyboards. That's why I'd refer to Antiserum's musical direction as 'EBM-Metal.'
"In the beginning it was more difficult than we'd thought. The sounds and samples that Elmar brought us had no really song structures, that's why we didn't have a central theme to start off with. It took us two or three songs to get in to the groove, but from that point on it was an extremely exciting process to work on the new material."
The Crematory drummer is referring to tracks such as "Virus" with its pulsating EBM flair, "Inside Your Eyes," and the first single release "Shadowmaker.
Markus also states: "Even before the whole record was finalized we knew that 'Shadowmaker' had absolute hit potential. We never had a moment's doubt that we had come up with the new Crematory anthem. More...
Germany gothic metal act Crematory posted a new music video for the track "Shadowmaker." The song is the new single, which is out digitally on November 22nd via Steamhammer/SPV Records. The song will also appear on the upcoming new release "Antiserum," which is scheduled for release on February 24th, 2014.
The track listing for the single is:
2. Shadowmaker (Elektro Mix)
3. Shadowmaker (Centhron Mix)
Check out the video here:
Germany's Crematory has inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV for the release of new album "Antiserum" on February 24th, 2014.
"We're really looking forward to our collaboration with Steamhammer/SPV, a globally renowned label and expert partner in what we're planning for the future," says drummer Markus Jüllich. "Our fans can look forward to Antiserum, on which we have gone one step further than we did on our comeback album Revolution in terms of our electronic influences. In collaboration with Elmar Schmidt of Hamburg EBM act Centhron, we have come up with a haunting mix of metal riffs and EBM keyboards. That's why I'd refer to Antiserum's musical direction as 'EBM metal'."
The first single release "Shadowmaker" will be out on November 22nd, 2013. Jüllich comments: "Even before the whole record was finalized we knew that 'Shadowmaker' had absolute hit potential. You'd be hard put to announce our new album better than with this song." More...
Germany's Castle Rock Festival is set to take place from July 1st - 2nd, 2011 at Broich Castle in Mühlheim an der Ruhr. The latest bands to be confirmed for the festival include Crematory, Moonspell, and Van Canto. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The complete list of confirmed bands is as follows:
Lord Of The Lost
CREMATORY has posted their new music video for their song "Infinity" online. Watch the video below:
German goth metal act Crematory has revealed the tracklisting to its forthcoming greatest hits set, titled "Black Pearls." The 2CD/DVD three disc set includes the band's greatest hits while the DVD will include all of its promotional videos, a 60-minute live performance from Wacken Open Air, backstage footage, and behind-the-scenes material.
The full tracklisting can be found below: More...
Swedish old-school Death Metallers CRUCIFYRE has posted a 40-second video teaser of their new album, "Infernal Earthly Divine," which can be viewed below:
"Infernal Earthly Divine" is CRUCIFYRE's debut full-length album, which includes a line-up featuring TG (ex-Morbid) on guitars, Yasse Hillborg (ex-Afflicted) on drums, Urban Skytt (ex-Crematory) on guitars, Erik Tormentor Sahlström (General Surgery) on vocals and Henrik Doltz Nilsson (Dobermann Cult) on bass. More...
Germany's Crematory has announced the following tour and festival dates:
16.10.2010 CH-Monthey, Wallis Festival
30.10.2010 D-Glauchau Alte Spinnerei
07.01.2011 RUS - St. Petersburg
08.01.2011 RUS - Moskau Konzert
22.01.2011 CH-Pratteln Z 7
23.01.2011 D-Mainz KUZ
Atargatis has posted a video clip online of the band's performance of the new song "Riven" during the "Welcome Goodbye Festival" in Rübenau. The track is off the new Atargatis album "Nova," and features guest vocals by Matthias Hechler of Crematory. The clip can be viewed below.
German Gothic metallers Crematory have announced their new album "Infinity" will be released on January, 29th 2010. The title track from the album is currently available for streaming at the band's MySpace page. The track listing for "Infinity" will be as follows:
2. Sense of time
3. Out of mind
4. Black Celebration
5. Never look back
6. Broken Halo
7. Where are you now
8. A Story about…
9. No one knows
10. Auf der Flucht
Crematory also have the following upcoming tour dates: More...
German gothic metal band Crematory has announced the tracklisting for their upcoming new album, "Infinity," which is as follows:
02. Sense of time
03. Out of mind
04. Black Celebration
05. Never look back
06. Broken Halo
07. Where are you now
08. A Story about…
09. No one knows
10. Auf der Flucht
German metal band Crematory has posted a new song, entitled "Infinity," on their MySpace page. The song comes off their upcoming album, "Infinity," which will be released in February via Massacre Records.
German metallers Atargatis have posted a video online of their performance of the song "Riven" at the Welcome Goodbye Festival in 2008. The clip, which can be viewed below, also features a guest appearance by Matthias Hechler of Crematory. More...
German gothic metallers Crematory have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
8/21 Rock Mania Festival D-Dettelbach
9/4 Helvete D-Oberhausen
9/6 Nocturnal Culture Festival D-Leipzig
9/26 Espace Culture F-Eloyes
10/16 Serikovka Club CZ-Pilzen
10/17 Fleda Club CZ-Brno
10/31 Aaltjesrock Festival NL-Harderwijk
German gothic metallers, ATARGATIS, have announced the following tour dates:
10/18 - B- Brüssel "Metal Female Voices Festival VI"
with Crematory for the "Pray over Germany Tour" 2008:
10/02 D- tbc
10/03 D- Guben "Fabrik"
10/04 D- Neustadt/Orla "Wotufa-Saal"
10/11 D- Andernach "Juz""
10/24 D- Rüsselsheim "Das Rind"
10/25 D- Meiningen "Raw Club"