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Formed: 1982
From: Essen, Germany
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Latest Kreator News

Below is our complete Kreator 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.

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Asguard Record Follow-up To "Dreamslave"

The dark lords from Belarus, Asguard have written and recorded their follow-up to last years Dreamslave. The new work is actually an extension to the album with the working title; Dreamslave... Awakening. The new album will also come with a 10 Year Anniversary DVD featuring live footage from the bands extensive Eastern European tour of 2006. There are twelve original tracks, plus two bonus cover songs, "Golden Age" from Kreator and "Run Through the Night" by Accept and will be released early this year.

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Watain To Join Celtic Frost and Kreator On Tour

Watain have been chosen to join the European tour of metal legends CELTIC FROST and KREATOR. Dutch Legion of the Damned are also included in this tour-package, that will sweep through Europe in March and April.

These European dates will constitute the first ones on the FUCK THE WORLD TOUR, Watain's worldwide crusade to promote the new album "Sworn to the Dark". Tour dates - together with some other highly exceptional acts - are being scheduled for both North and South America as well

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Kreator, Celtic Frost Announce European Tour Dates

German thrash legends Kreator and the newly-reunited Celtic Frost will be teaming up with for a European tour beginning in March 2007.

Says Kreator in a statement: "At the moment the band is working on bringing out a stage production that will be more extreme than anything you've seen from Kreator before! The setlist will include tons of suprises! We´ll keep you updated with more details as soon as we get them in, so stay tuned!"

Confirmed dates on the trek are as follows: More...

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Kings Of Death and Speed Metal On 'Horror" DVD

The third volume of the "Horror Pain Gore Death" DVD collection of horror music videos (horror films mixed with metal music) from established and obscure death, thrash and '80s metal bands will be released on September 26. The complete track listing for the set is as follows:

CANCER - Blood Bath
EXODUS - A Lesson In Violence
SLAYER - Criminally Insane
MENTORS - Peepin' Tom
MORTA SKULD - Consuming Existence
SODOM - Outbreak Of Evil
NECKTIE - Hostages
BLÜDWÜLF - The Horror
SLAUGHTER - Fuck Of Death
TOXIC HOLOCAUST - Thrashing Death
SEXCREMENT - Menstrual Money Shot
SAVAGE GRACE - Into The Fire
SUFFOCATION - Infecting The Crypts
KREATOR - Pleasure To Kill
SEPULTURA - R.I.P. (Rest In Pain)
VENOM - Don't Burn The Witch

For more information, click here.

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Video And Photos of Kreator's Sydney Performance

Pyromusic.net has uploaded over 40 minutes of video footage from Kreator's sold out Sydney show online. You will also find over 100 photos from the gig on the same page.

They also recently interviewed vocalist/guitarist Miland 'Mille' Petrozza recently. You can check the interview out here.

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Kreator Interviewed By Pyromusic.net

PyroMusic.net conducted an interview with Kreator's founding member, Vocalist/Guitaris Mille 2 days ago ahead of their Australian tour. Topics discussed include the next album, a new dvd release, Mille's thoughts on the metal scene presently, the loss of fans in the 1990s during their "experimental" years, Ventor's vocal contributions to Kreator live and in studio and the future of the band.

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Kreator Film 'Enemy Of God' Video

German thrashers KREATOR shot a video for their song "Enemy of God" on February 6 in Berlin. The clip was directed by Jörn Heitmann, known for his work with RAMMSTEIN ("Keine Lust") and THE RASMUS. More information about Heitmann's work can be found at www.katapultfilm.de.

"Enemy of God" is the title track of KREATOR's latest album, available now on SPV Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Violent Revolution" was recorded and mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE). ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott makes a guest appearance on lead guitar on the track "Murder Fantasies".

KREATOR will be embarking on the "Enemy of God II" North American tour with NAPALM DEATH beginning in late February.

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Napalm Death Frontman Talks About New Album

Birmingham’s NAPALM DEATH will be embarking on North America’s ‘The Enemy Of God II’ Tour in late February with Kreator. Vocalist for the band Barney Greenway had this to say, “Hello everyone, looks like we’re coming back to North America to make a load of noise again. The Code Is Red… was such a well-received album, and we’re disappointed that this is only the first time that we’re getting to a lot of places, but we try our best, you know. What are the shows going to be like? Well, we will totally go for it, as ever, and hopefully you’ll all enjoy. It’ll be chaotic, spasmodic and hopefully a beautiful thing. There should be quite a bit of The Code… stuff in there as well."

“There’s also the small matter of the follow-up to The Code…, which we are each working on in our own little corners of the world. I have a few songs ready to go lyrically but nothing concrete to share with you right at this moment unfortunately. I’ve been thinking about the general theme of the album a lot and what I’d like to project in this age of being dragged down paths of religious oppression is the spirit of free-thinking. I mean, believe what you want to believe if it makes you happy, but I still don’t believe that mass governance via religious theories is wise, especially when the world is so fragile. The whole idea, just for example, of stickering school textbooks that try to explain the scientifically proven evolution of mankind with stickers that say ‘this is not necessarily the truth’ is entirely counter-productive. Anyway… we hope to hit the studio mid-May for a late-year release. See you all soon stateside. Peace, love, equality."

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Latest Napalm Death and Kreator Tour Dates

Napalm Death and Kreator will be touring together in late-February and March with A Perfect Murder and Undying. They have added a few more dates recently. Here are the latest tour dates:

2/21 NorandeRoyun-Norande, QUE @ Petit theatre du Vieux
2/22 Montreal, QUE @ Medley
2/23 Quebec City, QUE @ L'Imperial
2/24 Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
2/25 Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
2/26 New York City, NY @ BB Kings Blues Club
2/27 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's down Under
2/28 Mokana, IL @ The Pearl Room
3/1 Columbia Heights, MN @ Star central
3/2 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
3/3 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
3/4 Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
3/7 Edmonton, AB @ Aggie Theater
3/8 Calgary, AB @ Warehouse
3/10 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/11 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
3/12 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
3/13 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound at Pier 96
3/14 Sparks, NV @ New Oasis
3/15 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
3/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
3/17 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
3/18 Albuquerque, AZ @ Launch Pad
3/19 San Antonio, TX @ Sanctuary
3/21 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
3/22 Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade
3/23 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/24 Charlotte,NC @ Tremont Music Hall
3/25 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
3/26 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre

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More Kreator, Napalm Death Tour Dates

More dates have been released for the upcoming KREATOR, NAPALM DEATH, A PERFECT MURDER, and UNDYING tour that will take place early next year:

February 21 - Rouyn-Noranda, QC @ Petit Theatre
February 22 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
February 23 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
February 24 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
February 25 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
February 26 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
February 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
February 28 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
March 2 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
March 3 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
March 4 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
March 7 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
March 8 - Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
March 10 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 11 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
March 12 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
March 13 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
March 14 - Sparks, NV @ New Oasis
March 15 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
March 16 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
March 18 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
March 19 - San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
March 21 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
March 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
March 25 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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Kreator Forced To Pull Out Of Izmir Rock Fest

German thrashers KREATOR were forced to cancel their appearance at the Izmir Rock Festival in Turkey on Saturday, October 1.

Commented mainman Mille Petrozza: "We are very disapointed about the unacceptable conditions we had to face in Izmir last Saturday! The band was looking foreward to play this part of Turkey for the first time, but were not willing to risk our lives or the lives of our fans! We believe that the Izmir audience deserves a real KREATOR show, all or nothing, no fucking compromise! End of story!!!!!"

Pit Bender, KREATOR's tour manager, sent the following more detailed statement regarding the cancellation:

"Because of risk of danger, especially stage and lightrigg, we were not able at all to put on a show in Izmir. All efforts to make the organization change these technical conditions failed and in last consequence after several hours of discussion, we unfortunately had to make this decision.

1. The stage structure was way too unstable and wouldn't hold any pressure through an intense KREATOR show of two hours, especially with the great audience that we've always experienced in Turkey...

2. Light rig, stage: all four towers were not safe; any pressure, physically, could have made it come down.

3. The stage had no roof. Halfway through the show there would have been heavy rain, so the show would have to be stopped anyway, with the risk of electric shocks etc.

4. No efforts at all by the promoters to have proper and safe conditions for the audience and the band.

5. After all this and under these circumstances we finally had to come to this decision.

We feel very sorry for all of our disapointed fans out in Izmir, but hope to come back under better and especially safe circumstances."

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Kreator To Release New Cd In DVD-Audio Format

German thrashers KREATOR will re-release their latest album, "Enemy of God", in early 2006 in the DVD-Audio format, featuring very high quality, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, plus additional video material (including animation) and footage of KREATOR appearing on various TV shows.

Commented KREATOR mainman Mille Petrozza: "'Enemy of God' is our best-produced album thus far. But it will sound even more brutal in this special Dolby Digital edition."

In addition to the extra footage mentioned above, the DVD-Audio edition of "Enemy of God" will include a fan-created music video for the song "Dying Race Apocalypse". Fans are encouraged to film and create their own clip and send it to this address:

Mark Kewitsch
Brüsseler Str. 14
30539 Hannover

The best entry will become part of the official DVD-Audio edition of "Enemy of God" and the winner will receive 1000 euros. Other prizes include 33 KREATOR fan packages. The deadline for registration is mid-October. All video clips should be completed and submitted by mid-November.

The follow-up to 2001's "Violent Revolution", "Enemy of God" was recorded and mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE). ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott makes a guest appearance on lead guitar on the track "Murder Fantasies".

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Kreator Confirm Festival Dates, Planning More

German thrash metal band Kreator have been confirmed for the following festivals:

September 4th - More Than Fest, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
October 15th - Pilares Metal Fest, Zaragoza, Spain

Shows are also being planned for Singapore, Mallorca, South America, Finland, Australia, England, Ireland and Scotland.

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France's Fury Fest in Danger of Being Cancelled

France's Fury Fest is in danger of being cancelled after the festival's organizers failed to provide "any guarantees concerning the security of the public and other people present," according to a local media report. In addition, there weren't any guarantees about hygienic conditions for campers and the festival is said to be not fully insured. Maurice Nakache, the organizer of the Fury Fest, announced that the missing paperwork will be delivered to the appropriate authorities by Friday (June 10).

Fury Fest is scheduled to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. Acts confirmed to appear at the festival include MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, KREATOR, SLAYER and MOTÖRHEAD.

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Kreator Announce Changes To U.S. Tour Schedule

KREATOR have made a few changes to their upcoming North American tour with VADER and PRO-PAIN. In order to hopefully minimize the confusion, the changes are noted beside the dates in question. In addition, the April 28th gig in Albuquerque, NM at Launchpad has been cancelled.

The updates itinerary now includes: More...

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Vader Announces More Tour Dates

Vader is currently preparing for the upcoming, very hard touring season. On the 4th of April starts US trip along with Kreator and Pro-Pain which ends with 5 headlining shows. A few days later Vader will be invading Mexico and South America. After 2 months of American destruction the band will play a few single shows in Germany and Belgium and five battles in the UK. Then Vader is going to record a brand new MCD (Hertz Studio), right before their tour along with Rotting Christ and Anorexia Nervosa under the name of "Blitzkrieg 3" (September). The next US tour will come right after September's invasion, containing about 30 dates along with Decapitated and two other bands. Japanese Isles & other Asia's territories will be attacked in December.

Upcoming Vader tour dates: More...

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Death Angel Withdraw From Kreator US Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers Death Angel have withdrawn from the upcoming Kreator "Enemy of God" North American tour. Kreator's "Enemy of God" North American tour is scheduled to kick off April 3 at B.B. King's in New York City.

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Kreator, Ektomorf Shows Upgraded

Kreator and Ektomorf will be playing at bigger venues than expected on the "Enemy Of God" tour. Two shows are sold out and had to be moved to different venues.

These are the dates:

Feb. 20 Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle (instead of: T-Club)
Feb. 24 Nürnberg, Löwensaal (instead of: Hirsch)

There are new tickets available for those shows.

In other news, Ektomorf will not play the Earthshaker Festival this year. Instead, they will hit the stage at the Mosh Club Festival on Aug. 20 as the headliner. This festival is free.

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The Autumn Offering Joins Kreator, Vader Tour

THE AUTUMN OFFERING have now replaced IF HOPE DIES as the opening band on the upcoming KREATOR, VADER, DEATH ANGEL tour, according to several club sites. Here are all of the confirmed dates for the tour:

April 3 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
April 4 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
April 5 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
April 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
April 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (note the venue change)
April 8 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 9 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
April 10 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
April 11 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
April 12 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD)
April 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room @ Quest Club
April 14 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl
April 15 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
April 16 - Denver, CO @ BlueBird Theater
April 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Cafe
April 18 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
April 19 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland
April 20 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 21 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
April 22 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
April 23 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
April 24 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
April 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Mason Jar
April 26 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
April 28 - Alburquerque, NM @ Launchpad
April 29 - San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
April 30 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
May 1 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
May 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
May 5 - Tampa, FL @ Masquerade
May 6 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 7 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pubc
May 8 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 10 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
May 11 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown
May 12 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade

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Enter To Win King Diamond Or Vader Tickets & More

Since it’s Pivotal Rage’s 1-year anniversary of being online, they’ve teamed up with Metal Blade Records and Blackmarket Activities to sponsor the latest contest. Metal Blade was the first to sponsor a contest on Pivotal Rage.

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