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Kreator

Formed: 1982
From: Essen, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Kreator Announces World Tour

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...

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Wacken To Stream Live Performances

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

To watch the live streams, head over to this location. An additional stream of the Avantasia show will be available on Saturday right here.

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Arch Enemy, Kreator North American Tour Confirmed

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!"

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Arch Enemy, Kreator To Tour North American In Fall

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...

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Kreator To Tour With Arch Enemy, Sodom & Vader

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
Kreator
Arch Enemy
Sodom
Vader

Presented by Metal Hammer, Blast!, Guitar, Slam, Piranha, Musix, Noizeletter, Metalnews.de

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Doro Announces Guests For 30th Anniversary Shows

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...

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Nuclear Blast To Release New "Monsters Of Metal"

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...

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Overkill, Kreator Kill Worcester With Aggression

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...

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Kreator Interviewed By Little Girls

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.

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Kreator Checks In From The Road

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...

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Kreator Auctioning Art Prints For Charity

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.“

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Kreator To Appear At DVD Premiere

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...

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Kreator Posts "Death To The World" Clip From DVD

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.

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Kreator Posts "Dying Alive" Trailer

German thrash titans Kreator have posted a third video trailer for the band's upcoming DVD/Blu Ray "Dying Alive." Check it out below.

Furthermore Kreator has announced an exclusive theatrical premiere for the the DVD at the theater Lichtburg in the band's hometown of Essen, Germany. The premiere will take place on August 29th, 2013 starting at 8pm CET.

The event was sold out in less than four weeks which is why the organizers and Kreator decided to move the premiere to a bigger room at the same cinema to meet the overwhelming demand. Order your tickets today via this location. Mainman Mille Petrozza will be present during the premiere and will be available for a Q&A afterwards. Right after that a signing session is planned as well.

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. The packed and sweat driven show was filmed by 24 cameras as well as guitar and even mosh pit cams.? More...

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Kreator Posts "United In Hate" Clip From New DVD

Legendary German thrash act Kreator posted up a clip of the song "United In Hate," which will appear on the upcoming DVD release "Dying Alive." The 2CD live album and DVD/Blu Ray drops on August 30th (EU), Sept. 2nd (UK) and Sept. 3rd (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

The track "United in Hate" comes from the band's latest effort "Phantom Antichrist" (see review over here).

In support of the release, Kreator will premiere the DVD at the Lichtburg Theatre in Essen, Germany. The premiere will take place on August 29th, 2013 at 8pm CET. Mainman Mille Petrozza will be present during the premiere and will be available for a Q&A and signing session. Tickets can be purchased over here.

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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2013: Days 2 and 3

The weekend festivities of the second and third day of Tuska started a bit later for me, but still managed to start with a bang that resounded for the whole weekend! With a lineup a bit less intense then the first day, there was a lot of room to really observe performances and finally get that summer festival feeling. Both days featured very different genres, but as always with Tuska, there is truly something for everyone, even if that something is as simple as ice cold cider and a cool breeze on a hot day. More...

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Kreator Posts Second "Dying Alive" Teaser

German thrash kings Kreator have posted another trailer for their upcoming live DVD "Dying Alive," which is due out in Europe on August 30th and the U.S. on September 3rd.

Furthermore, Kreator has announced an exclusive theatrical premiere for the the DVD at the Lichtburg theatre in the band's hometown of Essen, Germany. The premiere will take place on August 29th, 2013 at 8pm CET. Mainman Mille Petrozza will be present during the premiere and will be available for a Q&A and signing session. 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 "Phantom Antichrist" (reviewed here). More...

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Kreator To Stream Roskilde Fest Show

German thrash titans Kreator will play at this years Roskilde Festival in Denmark on Friday, July 5th at 11.00pm CET. The entire show will be available as live stream at this location.

Kreator will also release a brand new live DVD called "Dying Alive" on August 30th, 2013. A video trailer can be viewed below.

The DVD/Blu Ray features the band's sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22nd, 2012 after an extensive 45 day European tour in support of "Phantom Antichrist." The packed and sweat driven show was filmed by 24 cameras as well as guitar and even mosh pit cams. The DVD/Blu Ray contains the show, a behind the scenes documentary, as well as video clips. More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.

Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:

Friday, June 28th:

Twisted Sister
Korn
Soulfly
Papa Roach
Helloween
Grave Digger
Heathen
Crucified Barbara
Kreator
Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Korpiklaani
Unleashed
Varg
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
Prong
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Katatonia
Rotting Christ
Entombed
Love and Death
Bliksem
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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Kreator Posts Trailer For "Dying Alive" DVD/2CD

German thrash kings Kreator posted a trailer for the upcoming 2CD live album and DVD/Blu Ray "Dying Alive." The release will hit the streets on August 30th (EU), Sept. 2nd (UK) and Sept. 3rd (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

The footage was recorded from the band's sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22, 2012. The track listing for the release is:

BluRay/DVD:

01. Intro: Mars Mantra
02. Phantom Antichrist
03. From Flood To Fire
04. Enemy Of God
05. Phobia
06. Hordes Of Chaos
07. Civilization Collapse
08. Voices Of The Dead
09. Extreme Aggression
10. People Of The Lie
11. Death To The World
12. Endless Pain
13. Pleasure To Kill
14. Intro 2 - The Patriarch
15. Violent Revolution
16. United in Hate
17. Betrayer
18. Flag Of Hate
19. Tormentor
20. Outro/Credits

Bonus:
21. Behind The Dying (Documentary)
22. Phantom Antichrist Backstage Video
23. Phantom Antichrist Music Video
24. Civilization Collapse Music Video More...

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