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Kreator

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

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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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:

SPV GmbH
Mark Kewitsch
Brüsseler Str. 14
30539 Hannover
Germany

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.

What to Win: More...

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Kreator's Petroza Says New Album Is Brutal

KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza recently spoke to the Antenna webzine about the group's new abum, "Enemy of God", and their upcoming tour. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:

Antenna: You have experimented quite a bit in the later years. Do you feel you have found the right formula by now?

Mille Petrozza: "I think as a band you should never say you have found any formula. I mean it's always about writing stuff and going to your limit as a band. As soon as you think you have arrived anywhere you should stop [laughs]. So I think the formula we have now is rather a way of expressing ourselves where we can be creative and experiment within the universe of the band." More...

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Kreator, Death Angel, and If Hope Dies Tour

Kreator, Death Angel, and If Hope Dies are going to do a tour together, dates are as follows:

April 3 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
April 4 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
April 5 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
April 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Thunderdome
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
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 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Cafe
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

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Dark Tranquillity Records Video Message For Fans

On November 15th 2004 Dark Tranquillity's new “Lost To Apathy EP” was released through Century Media Records and received praise all over the globe, even managing to enter the official Swedish single charts at a very good position 47. Now it’s about time to introduce the upcoming seventh studio album “Character”, to be released January 24th 2005. Expect the best - because you’ll get the best!

The new massive Dark Tranquillity album “Character” is likely to be the most awaited Melodic Death Metal record since a very long time. We can assure that this album kicks serious ass, but also contains tons of great hooklines and a well-balanced mixture of pure aggression and fantastic melodies made for eternity. With “Character”, the Swedish six-piece have raised the bar to an almost unreachable height for their style’s “competitors”. You will get to hear and approve it: Simply check out the new song “Through Smudged Lenses” in the download section.

Mikael Stanne (Vocals) and Niklas Sundin (Guitar) just recently visited the German Century Media office and recorded a video message for their worldwide fan base: http://www.centurymedia.de/specials/dt_greetings.rm. More...

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Tristania Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

Norwegian metal band Tristania are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. Also set to appear at the festival are Impious, Krisiun, The Vision Bleak, Suidakra, Ektomorf, Amon Amarth, Maroon, Symphorce, Born From Pain, Endstille, Lacrimas Profundere, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, End of Green, Atrocity, Haggard, Final Breath, God Dethroned, Subway to Sally and The Bones. More confirmations will be announced during the coming days.

Tristania will support Nightwish on a 10-date run through the U.K., Belgium and Germany beginning in mid-February. A South American tour with Dark Tranquillity and Kreator will follow in March.

Tristania's new album, "Ashes", is scheduled for release on January 24, 2005 through SPV Records.

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Ektomorf Reveal "Instinct" Tracklisting

Hungarian Thrashcore band Ektomorf has finished working on its forthcoming album "Instinct" (in stores: March 28th 2005). The record has once again been recorded, produced and mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and many more) at the Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark, and contains the following tracks:

1. Set Me Free
2. Show Your Fist
3. Instinct
4. Burn
5. The Holy Noise
6. Fuck You All
7. United Nations
8. Land Of Pain
9. I Break you
10. You Get What You Give
11. Until The End
12. I Will

Ektomorf will set off for an extended european "Enemy Of God Tour 2005" together with Kreator, Dark Tranquillity and Hatesphere starting in January next year, check out the dates here.

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