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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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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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Ektomorf Added To Kreator Euro Tour

Hungarian Hardcore/Thrash metallers Ektomorf have been confirmed as supporting act for Kreator's upcoming "Enemy Of God Tour" 2005! Other bands to join in are Dark Tranquillity and Hatesphere.

Ektomorf tour dates: More...

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If Hope Dies Joins Metal Heavyweights

If Hope Dies will be hitting the road with Kreator, Vader and Death Angel in April, dates are as follows:

April 03rd New York, NY - BB Kings Blues Club
April 06th Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
April 07th Baltimore, MD - Thunderdome
April 08th Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
April 09th Montreal, QC - Medley
April 11th Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
April 12th Chicago, IL - Joes on Weed St.
April 15th Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theater
April 16th Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 22nd San Francisco, CA - The Pound
April 23rd Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
April 24th Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
April 25th Phoenix, AZ - Mason Jar
April 26th Tucson, AZ - The Rock

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Grave Digger Post New Album Cover Online

Legendary German power metal institution Grave Digger have posted the cover artwork (by artist Gyula Havancsak) for their upcoming new album, "The Last Supper", on their official website here. "The Last Supper" is scheduled to be released on January 17, 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band describes the album as being "More metal, more passion and more power" and will have a running time of 53 minutes.

Here is the track listing: More...

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First Kreator, Vader Tour Dates Announced

Band's participation in the X-Mass Festivals 2004 will close this year touring season. Vader will hit the road along with bands like Marduk, Napalm Death and others. The tour starts on the 5th of December in Paris and ends on the 19th of December in Antwerp (Belgium). After the aformentioned trip the band will take well-deserved rest until March, to charge their batteries before pretty intense touring plans scheduled for the rest of 2005. Some of those plans have been recently confirmed and for instance in March the band will play a tour through Great Britain. US tour along with bands like Kreator and Death Angel starts on the 1st of April. Probably on May/ June band's postponed tour through Japan and Indonesia will finally come into effect and maybe there will be also a chance to set up some RPA dates. In the second half of 2005 Vader will play a pretty short tour through Poland and later on September/October the guys are going to raze some other European countries to the ground. Right after the European tour the band will headline another US tour so as you can see, Panzer Division Vader will be extremely busy until December. There are also some plans to fix up a few additional dates in Scandinavia, The Balkans and some of the Eastern European countries. In the end of 2005 the band is going to write some new songs for a successor of "The Beast", scheduled for release in early 2006.

First confirmed dates for the Kreator/Vader/Death Angel U.S. tour are: More...

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Kreator Listening Party Photos Posted Online

Germany's Metal-Inside.de has posted a bunch of photos from Kreator's new album "Enemy Of God" listening party held at the Hamburger Dungeon in Hamburg, Germany on Tuesday, October 19. You can check out the photos here.

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Grave Digger Confirmed For WDR Rockpalast

Grave Digger are confirmed for the WDR Rockpalast "Bootleg" Show together with Kreator in Cologne ("Underground“) on December, the 9th! Chris Boltendahl and his band have already announced a special show. The concert will be broadcasted later on WDR.

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Dark Tranquillity Live Video Posted Online

Sweden's Dark Tranquillity have posted a snippet of their "secret" gig in Seoul, Korea on August 5. The entire show was broadcasted on Korean TV, and a clip of "Final Resistance", showing the intimate and energetic atmosphere of the gig, has been uploaded at this location (Windows Media, 17 MB).

As previously reported, Dark Tranquillity will be issuing a new EP, entitled "Lost to Apathy", on November 15 through Century Media Records. For the price of a regular single, the fans will get the following tracks and bonus features:

01. Lost to Apathy
02. Derivation TNB
03. The Endless Feed (Chaos Seed Remix)
04. Undo Control (live)
05. Lost to Apathy (video clip directed by Roger Johansson)
06. D.T. Screensaver

This single will serve to whet the fans' appetites for the group's seventh full-length offering, slated for worldwide release early next year.

Dark Tranquillity will be teaming up with long-running German thrashers Kreator for the "Enemy of God Tour 2005" beginning in February 2005. Two as-yet-announced opening acts will be added to the bill. A list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at this location.

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Kreator, Dark Tranquillity To Team Up For Euro Tou

Long-running German thrashers Kreator will be teaming up with Sweden's Dark Tranquillity for the "Enemy of God Tour 2005" beginning in February 2005. Two as-yet-announced opening acts will be added to the bill. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Feb. 02 - Salzburg (A) Rockhouse
Feb. 03 - Zagreb (HR) Tvornica
Feb. 04 - Budapest (HU) Petöfi Hall
Feb. 05 - Wien (A) Planet Music
Feb. 06 - Graz (A) Orpheum
Feb. 07 - Llubljana (SLO) VtK
Feb. 08 - Treviso (I) New Age
Feb. 09 - Mailand (I) Rolling Stone
Feb. 10 - Montpellier (F) Rockstore
Feb. 11 - Bergara (E) Jam
Feb. 12 - Madrid (E) Arena
Feb. 13 - Barcelona (E) Razzmatazz 1
Feb. 14 - Lyon (F) Transbordeur
Feb. 15 - Paris (F) Elysee Montmatre
Feb. 16 - London (GB) Electric Ballroom
Feb. 17 - Antwerpen (B) Hof ter Lo
Feb. 18 - Tilburg (NL) O13
Feb. 19 - Osnabrück (D) Dütehalle/Georgsmarinenhütte
Feb. 20 - Oberhausen (D) T-Club Turbinenhalle
Feb. 21 - Langen (D) Stadthalle
Feb. 23 - Stuttgart (D) Longhorn
Feb. 24 - Nürnberg (D) Hirsch
Feb. 25 - Pratteln (CH) Z7
Feb. 26 - Kaufbeuren (D) Zeppelinhalle
Feb. 27 - Glauchau (D) Alte Spinnerei
Feb. 28 - Berlin (D) Columbiaclub
Mar. 01 - Hannover (D) Faust
Mar. 02 - Hamburg (D) Markthalle
Mar. 03 - Göteborg (S) Musikens Hus
Mar. 04 - Oslo (NO) Betong
Mar. 05 - Stockholm (S) Klubben

As previously reported, Kreator have set "Enemy of God" as the title of their new album, due in Europe and South America on January 10 and North America on January 11 via SPV Records. A limited-edition version of the CD will come with a bonus DVD containing a "making of" documentary and video clips. Artwork duties will be handled by Austrian artist Jochim Luetke (www.luetke.com). Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott makes a guest appearaonce on lead guitar on the track "Murder Fantasies".

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), and was previously described by Kreator mainman Mille Petrozza as "pure brutal thrash! Tons of fast shit, sick solos, aggro riffing... I am really psyched about the new shit. Can't wait to hear what [the fans] think about it..."

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Kreator Announces "Enemy Of God" Release Date

The long awaited new Kreator album will be called "Enemy of God." Release dates will be Jannuary 10th (Europe and South America) and January 11th (North America). The limited edition will come with a bonus DVD wich contains a making of and video clips. The page kreator-terrorzone.de will come in a brand new design soon.

Tracklisting:

Enemy of God
Impossible Brutality
Suicide Terrorists
Murder Fantasies
Dying Race Apocalypse
One Evil Comes - A Million Follow
Dystopia
World Anarchy
Voices
Under a Blackened Sky
When Death Takes Its Dominion
The Ancient Plague

The style of the songs is pure brutal Thrash. Tons of fast shit, sick solos, aggro riffing. Michael Amott from Arch Enemy / Spiritual Beggars has recorded a solo for the song "Murder Fantasies."

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Watch The Get Thrashed Documentary Trailer Online

The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:

METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, GODSMACK, DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, DEATH ANGEL, SHADOWS FALL, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STONE SOUR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, LAMB OF GOD, VIO-LENCE, KREATOR, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, VOIVOD, CHIMAIRA, BIOHAZARD, FOZZY/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, THE HAUNTED, D.R.I., SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HEATHEN, Brian Slagel, Jon & Marsha Zazula, authors Ian Christe (Sound of the Beast) and Steven Blush (American Hardcore), NY metal radio DJ Eddie Trunk, Rampage Radio's Ron Quintana and featuring the music of unsigned bands: EXIT TO ETERNITY, OSMIUM, CONCRETE COFFIN, VISCID, NOCTURNAL FEAR, KAOS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE, ULYSSES SIREN

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Susperia On The Road With Mortiis

Norwegian metallers SUSPERIA have confirmed details of a major European tour in support of the recently released Unlimited album. The band, Athera - vocals, Memnock - bass guitar, Tjodalv - drums, Elvorn and Cyrus - guitars, are set to team up with fellow Norwegians Mortiis on a double headline package under the banner of The Unlimited Grudge Tour 2004. Starting in the UK on 15th September the tour will run through 19 countries finishing in Belgium on 14th November.

As previously reported, Susperia appear at The Hole In The Sky - Bergen Metal Fest V in Bergen, Norway on Friday 27th August 2004. The band will perform at the USF venue alongside KREATOR, KATATONIA, ENTOMBED among others.

Dates on The Unlimited Grudge Tour 2004 are as follows: More...

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Kreator Album And EP Update

Here are some words from Mille at his returm from England taken from the Kreator's site:
"Dear girls and boys, back in Essen after a 6 week stay in England. Sneap starts mixing the songs today, and I cannot wait hearing the final results. SPV are planing a worldwide release of the album for January 2005, followed by an extensive world tour, including massive sound and lights + a killer stage design in the style of the new cover artwork, wich will be made by austrian artist Jochim Luetke, check some of his work here. In case you have not seen the clips of the drum + vocal recordings yet, go here.
Before the actual album, we will release a special price 4 track EP, including previously unreleased live material and non-album tracks.
Here are the new song titles :
Enemy of God
Impossible Brutality
Suicide Terrorist
Murder Fantasies
Dying Race Apocalypse
One Evil Comes - A Million Follow
Dystopia
World Anarchy
Voices
Under a Blackened Sky
When Death Takes Its Dominion
The Ancient Plague

The style of the songs is pure brutal thrash. Tons of fast shit, sick solos, aggro riffing....
I am really psyched about the new shit, can´t wait to hear what you think about it.... Looking forward to get back on the road again, to play for you all.
Greetings from Essen, Germany,
Mille"

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Arch Enemy Guitarist Comments On Solo For Kreator

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has commented on his guest appearance on the new KREATOR album. Amott has recorded a solo for the song "Murder Fantasies", to be included on KREATOR's upcoming CD, tentatively due in January 2005 through SPV Records.

Says Amott: "This is something I was really happy to do. I get offered to guest on things once in a while, and sometimes I feel right about doing it — this was one of those times for sure! I mean, c'mon…it's fucking KREATOR! I remember hearing the 'Pleasure To Kill' album back in the day and my jaw dropping — the bar had been raised in extreme metal…that was cool as hell! From what I could tell, this song that I played one was a very intense thrash metal song with some MAIDEN-esque harmonies in the middle section — definitely worth checking out!"

KREATOR's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Violent Revolution" was recorded and mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap. A specially priced four-song EP will precede the album later this year, featuring previously unreleased live material and non album tracks. Artwork duties will be handled by Austrian artist Jochim Luetke.

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Arch Enemy Guitarist Does Guest Solo For Kreator

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has recorded a guest solo for the song "Murder Fantasies" off the upcoming KREATOR album, tentatively due January 2005 through SPV Records.

The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Violent Revolution", which is being recorded and mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap, is being described by Petrozza as "pure brutal thrash! Tons of fast shit, sick solos, aggro riffing... I am really psyched about the new shit. Can't wait to hear what [the fans] think about it..." A specially priced four-song EP will precede the album later this year, featuring previously unreleased live material and non album tracks. Artwork duties will be handled by Austrian artist Jochim Luetke (www.luetke.com). Check out video clips of the band in the studio during the recording sessions for the new album (Quicktime required): Video#1 (3.55 MB), Video#2 (3.12).

KREATOR will headline this year's Hole in the Sky festival, a four-day event set to be held August 25-28 at three different venues in Bergen, Norway. Other bands set to appear include DANZIG, ENTOMBED, KATATONIA, VADER and ZYKLON.

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Kreator Confirmed For Hole In The Sky Festival

German thrashers KREATOR are the latest band to be confirmed for the Hole in the Sky festival, a four-day event set to be held August 25-28 at three different venues in Bergen, Norway.

We've already told you it's the dawn of the legends. Needless to say, we're happy as pigs in shit to announce German thrash legends, Kreator, as a part of our increasingly stunning line-up.

The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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Kreator Issue Album Update

Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"Dear friends. Just came back from Romania, very cool show, fantastic audience! This was definitely the last show of the Violent Revolution tour and I want to thank all of you for making 2003 another great year in the history of the band!

"In January we will start the rehearsals for the new record. [Producer] Andy Sneap and his studio in Nottingham/UK is booked for May. More...

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