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BangerTV, the all-metal YouTube channel from Banger Films, continues its weekly metal debate show today (April 28th) with "Lock Horns: Thrash Metal."
Catch the live stream later today (Thursday, April 28th) at 4 PM EST right here. BangerTV also comments:
"Who invented this style? Who are the most essential classic bands? Who is carrying the torch of thrash metal today? Where do you stand on the big three of Teutonic Thrash (Sodom, Kreator, Destruction)? Pantera?!
"We invite metal fans around the world to join us live and have their say about all this and more. The episode will be co-hosted by Daniel Dekay, lead guitarist for Toronto metallians Diemonds (ex-Agressor)." More...
Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.
Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...
German thrash titans Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard - collectively known as The Big Teutonic 4 - have announced the release of yet another prestigious 10" vinyl record.
After the huge success of the first release in early 2013, the second output will contain rare cover versions of iconic NWOBHM classics.
The 10" vinyl will be available in various colors (black, clear, red, yellow) and is exclusively available from the Nuclear Blast mail order. The CD version will only be available in issue #334 of German Rock Hard Magazine (out February 25).
KREATOR - Lambs To The Slaughter (RAVEN cover)
SODOM - Don't Walk Away (TANK cover)
DESTRUCTION - Princess Of The Night (SAXON cover)
TANKARD - Iron Maiden (IRON MAIDEN cover) More...
The black/jazz group Shining will join Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth), trash legends Kreator, and melodic death metallers Arch Enemy on an upcoming U.K. tour in December.
Friedman will also use Shining as his backing band during the tour and perform a few surprise collaborations. Shining states that the idea of collaboration came along when Jørgen Munkeby played sax on Marty's latest album. Dates are as follows:
2014-12-16 - Institute - Birmingham, UK
2014-12-17 - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK
2014-12-18 - The Forum - London, UK
2014-12-19 - Academy - Manchester, UK
2014-12-20 - Academy - Dublin, Ireland
2014-12-21 - QMU - Glasgow, UK
2014-12-22 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, UK
Friedman comments: “Arch Enemy and Kreator are two of my all-time favorite bands in metal, and after collaborating with Shining on my latest album, I cannot wait to break all sorts of musical rules and boundaries with them live on the same stage. This will be a once in a lifetime collection of unique metal presences.”
Munkeby adds: “We’re super happy to play these shows with old and new metal gods alike! To add to that, we’re even doing a very special and unique set together with Marty Friedman on stage, which will include both Shining and Marty material. Can’t wait to be part of such a cool setup! 2014 has been one of Shining’s best and most active years so far, and what a grand way to top it off!” More...
Dynamic melodic metal outfit Nothnegal will support Kreator and Arch Enemy in late November for a week of dates in Spain and France.
Nothnegal's European tour follows the band's recent television appearance on Villa TV in its native Maldives. Villa TV, one of the most viewed channels in the country, showcased a special acoustic performance from the band. Footage of the VTV appearance can be found here: More...
This October/November, metal icons Arch Enemy will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of the "War Eternal" album (reviewed here).
To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7" with Kreator, who will be direct support on the run.
Available starting at the Baltimore show on October 23rd, this exclusive transparent red 7" (limited to 500 copies) will be found solely at the merch table; a dark red 7" (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on Kreator and Arch Enemy's European tour, which sees Arch Enemy as direct support. The track listing is as follows:
Side A (Arch Enemy)
1. Breaking The Law (Judas Priest cover)
Side B (Kreator)
1. Iron Destiny
Arch Enemy's Michael Amott (guitar) comments: "Super excited about the upcoming tours in Europe and USA with Kreator, and it's really cool to have this split vinyl 7" coming out to celebrate the extreme metal party of the year! Covering the Judas Priest classic 'Breaking The Law' is obviously not the most original idea, but this is a heavily rearranged version that sounds very Arch Enemy, and anyhow there's no denying that the mighty Priest is a great influence on Arch Enemy...Enjoy this unique and limited Kreator/Arch Enemy release and see you on the road!"
Kreator's Mille Petrozza (vocals, guitar) comments: "Finally, after all these years, Arch Enemy and Kreator not only tour together, but will also release a split single! I have always been a fan of this stuff since these are special little collector's items. We chose the song 'Iron Destiny' for this. Lyrically this is a tribute to the early days of the band, the days when we were young metal-heads, discovering the music that we still love to this day. Kreator is looking forward to this run and we hope to see all of you!" More...
Norwegian blackjazz outfit Shining has checked in with the following update about new tour dates:
"We're super happy to play these shows with Kreator, Arch Enemy, and Marty Friedman in the UK in December!
"We're even doing a very special and unique set together with Marty Friedman on stage which will include both Shining and Marty material! 2014 has been one of Shining's and most active years so far, and this is a grand way to top it!"
16.12.2014 - The Institute - Birmingham, UK
17.12.2014 - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK
18.12.2014 - The Forum - London, UK
19.12.2014 - Academy - Manchester, UK
20.12.2014 - Academy - Dublin, Ireland
21.12.2014 - QMU - Glasgow, UK
22.12.2014 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, UK More...
The German thrash metal giants in Kreator have just announced an extended run of live dates for this upcoming Fall, including a show at the prestigious Japanese Loudpark Festival in Tokyo.
Joining forces with Kreator for the headlining run in Europe and North America will be none other than Arch Enemy.
Following the release of the live DVD/Blu-ray "Dying Alive," as well as a massive onslaught at this years’ Wacken Open Air, Kreator will kick off this world tour October 19th and will be on the road until December 22nd. More...
This week the long wait is finally over, as the annual Wacken Open Air celebrates its 25th Anniversary on the unholy soil in the North of Germany.
For those who missed the chance to grab a ticket for the three-day event, there will be live streams available online for the following bands:
Hammerfall on Thursday July 31 from 18:00 to 19:15 CET
Accept on Thursday July 31 from 22:30 to 24:00 CET
Children Of Bodom on Friday August 01 from 18:00 to 19:15 CET
Carcass on Friday August 01 from 21:15 to 22:15 CET
Kreator on Saturday August 02 from 00:15 to 01:30 CET
As reported yesterday, the North American Tour featuring Arch Enemy, Kreator, Huntress and Starkill will embark in Baltimore on October 23rd. The tour, dates and venues have been confirmed today by the bands. VIP tickets for the tour are now available at this location.
The tour will mark the first for Arch Enemy in the U.S. since 2011. Guitarist Michael Amott commented: “It's been three long years since ARCH ENEMY last played North America, but now the wait is over! We're riding a veritable metal tsunami in Europe with our new album ‘War Eternal’ and look forward to spreading the chaos on this N.A. run! ARCH ENEMY is very proud and excited to be teaming up with Teutonic thrash titans KREATOR as well as HUNTRESS and STARKILL! Miss this show at your own peril!"
Kreator’s Mille Petrozza (vocals, guitar) added: “Both bands have been talking about touring together for many years, now it becomes reality: KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY on one bill in the USA and Canada! We are looking forward to another killer run in support of our album ‘Phantom Antichrist’ before we will start writing new stuff in 2015! With ARCH ENEMY’s new album ‘War Eternal’ being a monster, this will be THE metal tour of the fall. Don`t miss it!”
Huntress' Jill Janus added: "North America, prepare for facemelting! HUNTRESS is stoked to join the coveted Arch Enemy tour this fall. It's an exciting time for women in heavy metal; we're honored to be touring with Arch Enemy as the new era with Alissa White-Gluz begins. Kreator joining this killer tour makes us ecstatic, having been fans for many years. HUNTRESS is ready to rage!"
Confirmed dates are: More...
Various online sources indicate that it appears that Arch Enemy will embark on a North American tour in support of the new album "War Eternal" (see review here). In addition, Kreator, Huntress, and Starkill will be on the bill. The band recently confirmed a European trek with Kreator, Sodom, Vader which would begin immediately after the dates listed below.
Please note that the following dates and venue locations have not yet been officially announced by the bands or respective labels:
10/23 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/24 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
10/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/26 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/27 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10/28 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
10/29 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
11/01 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
11/02 Regina, SK – Riddell Centre
11/03 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
11/04 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/06 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/07 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/08 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/10 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
11/11 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
11/12 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/14 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
11/15 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/16 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/18 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
11/19 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
11/20 Grand Rapids, MI
11/21 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
11/22 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/23 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues More...
Kreator announced a new headline European tour with Arch Enemy, Sodom and Vader in support. The tour will begin on December 4th in Tilburg, Netherlands. The press release reads:
"Following the release of last year’s highly acclaimed and critically hailed live DVD/Blu-ray "Dying Alive," German thrash metal giants Kreator now announces a tour for November/December 2014, leading the true "hordes of chaos" throughout Europe as headliners, and with them a real high class selection of bands.
"Joining Kreator for the upcoming live shenanigans are Polish label mates Vader, Swedish death metal masters Arch Enemy and German thrash veterans Sodom.
"Frontman and icon Mille Petrozza comments: 'A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact that the band hardly does European club tours – apart from our festival shows. In 2013 we were mainly busy playing for our fans overseas. We want to change this now. In time for the reissues of 'Endless Pain,' 'Pleasure To Kill' and 'Extreme Aggression' in all kinds of formats – finally on vinyl again too - we'll end the 'Phantom Antichrist' tour cycle in Europe with a massive string of shows. This will be your last chance to see Kreator live in clubs for quite a while, because we'll be busy working on a new album in 2015 and only play carefully selected shows. Right now we're working on a new multimedia stage show and we'll also have a bunch of surprises in the setlist. Our friends of Arch Enemy are part of the trek to present their new album 'War Eternal,' and so will Vader and our old companions Sodom. This tour will be KILLER!!!“
Check out this killer package at the following dates:
KREATOR Tour 2014
Presented by Metal Hammer, Blast!, Guitar, Slam, Piranha, Musix, Noizeletter, Metalnews.de
Tour dates: More...
When Doro celebrates her big anniversaries, she will traditionally welcome several heroes of the rock and metal scene, and this will also be the case for her 30 year stage anniversary. Doro will be playing two shows on May 2nd and May 3rd, 2014 at CCD-Stadthalle, where her fans can look forward to seeing many superstars.
Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian has already confirmed his appearance. As of today it is also confirmed that Miland "Mille" Petrozza of Kreator and Udo Dirkschneider, the former Accept shouter, will come to Düsseldorf to celebrate Doro's anniversary together with her.
Udo comments: "Of course! For Doro I will always be up front. Actually I was planning on being part of her show in Wacken this summer, but I could not make that date.”
"I have the most awesome friends and colleagues," Doro bursts out about the Teutonic trio. You can see her live on these dates: More...
Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.
"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.
Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:
01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...
As if the ante of seeing Testament, Overkill and Flotsam & Jetsam needed to be raised, the thought of seeing Kreator, Overkill and Warbringer was much too tempting an offer. I was fortunate enough to see Overkill on that fateful day – February 16, 2013 – the last show that Blitz would sing on the tour due to contracting pneumonia – which forced him into the hospital in Buffalo the next day and forced the band off the tour. Looking back on that day, I thought despite the illness, Blitz sounded great – however, he did leave the stage nearly every time he stopped singing. Chuck Billy of Testament, who was also sick, sounded pretty awful, but he was a trooper and put on a great show regardless. Flash forward to November 1st and The Palladium in Worcester would be witness to what I can only describe as the “Tour of North American Aggression.” More...
Connie and Olivia from Kids Interview Bands chatted up Mille Petrozza of Kreator at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio on November 5th, 2013. Check out the adorable interview in the player below.
Kids Interview Bands also recently posted a video clip talking with Ghost B.C. that can be seen at this location.
Returning to North America for the second run in support of 13th studio album "Phantom Antichrist," German thrash act Kreator kicked off its "Legends of Thrash" tour last night in Baltimore, MD.
With co-headliner Overkill and Warbringer in tow, the run will continue tonight in Philadelphia, PA and throughout most of November, wrapping up with back-to-back New York City shows on November 23rd and 24th.
Checking in before the first performance last night in, frontman/guitarist Mille Petrozza commented:
"This upcoming North American tour will be a total massacre! Who would have thought 20 years ago that it would be possible to see Kreator, Overkill and Warbringer live on stage on the same bill? Growing up with 'Feel the Fire' and 'Taking Over' up to the newer releases like 'Iron Bound,' we feel absolutely privileged and honored to share the stage with the boys from Overkill on this run. This is a dream come true for us and for the fans. See you all at the shows!" More...
German thrash titans Kreator, Nuclear Blast, Janmedia, and animal rights organization PETA Germany have teamed up for charity. Together three huge prints of parts of the artwork (by artist Jan Meininghaus) of the band's most recent DVD/Blu Ray "Dying Alive" are being auctioned off via eBay.
All three prints are signed by all band members, and all proceeds will go directly in favor of PETA Germany. The three auctions can be found at this location.
Commented Kreator mainman and active vegan Mille Petrozza: "Our favorite artist Jan Meininghaus did an amazing job creating the cover art for 'Dying Alive' and the prints look just awesome. We are happy to support PETA and all the hard working people that help to make this world a better place - not only for humans, cats, dogs and other pets, but for ALL our animal friends on this planet."
Added PETA Germany representative Jobst Eggert: "Animals need our voice as they can't speak for themselves. We are happy that the animals have such a strong and charismatic voice like Mille's who stands up for their rights. Making people aware of wrongs in this world is something Kreator and PETA have in common and we are extremely grateful that the proceeds from these auctions will help us keeping up our work and make this world a better place for animals.“
Thrash metal titans Kreator will appear in full for the theatrical premiere of the band's upcoming DVD/Blu Ray release "Dying Alive" this Thursday at famous theatre Lichtburg in Essen, Germany.
The event will start at 8pm CET and frontman Mille Petrozza will conduct a Q&A right after the screening. Afterwards Mille, Speesy, Sami and Ventor will also be available for an exclusive signing session. "Dying Alive," being officially released the next day Friday, August 30th, will also be available for purchase at the event. Tickets can be purchased via this location.
The DVD/Blu Ray features the band's sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22nd, 2012 after an extensive 45 days European tour in support of the "Phantom Antichrist" album. More...
German thrash legends Kreator posted a another clip from the upcoming DVD/2CD Live album "Dying Alive." Check out the track "Death to the World" (from the latest album "Phantom Antichrist" - see review here) in the player below.
"Dying Alive" drops on August 30th (EU), Sept. 2nd (UK) and Sept. 3rd (North America) via Nuclear Blast. For complete information and track listing head over to this location.