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The day the thrash metal world had been waiting for came this past Thursday at the Beastival Open Air in Geiselwind, Germany when The Big Teutonic 4 - Kreator Sodom, Destruction, and Tankdard - performed in front of thousands of metalheads.
Now, all four bands share their memories and thoughts of this memorable night. A photo taken after the shows by artist Stefan 'Heile' Heilemann of Heilemania can also be found below.
Kreator's Mille Petrozza comments: "My personal highlight were the fans! We had real bad luck with the weather and during our gig there was not just heavy rain but also a real storm so that it would rain on stage all the time. Our fans once more proved to be the toughest and best in the world and partied with us till the end. Touching and impressive at the same time. Beastival was a KILLER festival overall!"
Sodom's Tom Angelripper states: "Beastival was a special event for Sodom. The Big Teutonic 4 sharing the same stage... this event will go down in history. Aside of that everything else was just classy as well. I've barely experienced a festival as well-organized as this. And a special thank you also goes out to all the metalheads that stuck with us despite the heavy rain and made this festival a memorable and great experience for all of us! We're hoping on a repetition!" More...
German thrash titans Kreator are currently working on the release of their upcoming DVD/Blu Ray "Dying Alive." The band is seeking your photos of fans attending a Kreator live show and comments:
"KREATOR NEEDS YOU! Be part of the upcoming Kreator live release 'Dying Alive!' E-Mail us your coolest picture showing you and your friends at a Kreator live show or simply you wearing a Kreator shirt, vest or anything. We count on YOU!"
The deadline for your submissions is next Monday, June 3rd, 2013. Surf to this location and become a part of Kreator history by submitting your photos.
Kreator has checked in with the following announcement about a split release with Legion of the Damned:
"New split single with Legion of the Damned! Prior to the live DVD, Blu Ray, and album entitled 'Dying Alive' that will be released in August, this is what will happen:
"2012 was the year of the Kreator – so to speak. The teutonic thrash titans hit the charts worldwide with their highly anticipated new album and label debut 'Phantom Antichrist' and by the end of the year/early 2013 they also led pretty much every reader's poll near and far!
"During their extensive world tour, Kreator also played a sold out show in Oberhausen, Germany where they recorded the entire show. One track of this mind blowing performance in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans, is now available on 7“ vinyl – experience the brutal live force of 'From Flood Into Fire' and get a brand new track from Dutch thrash metal maniacs Legion of the Damned on the B side of this prestigious release, on top!
"Check the single cover, which is a part of the final DVD artwork below. More infos coming soon, so stay tuned!"
New Jersey thrash legends Overkill have announced a co-headlining tour with Kreator. Opening the tour will be California's Warbringer.
Vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth comments: "Overkill and Kreator is powerhouse combination, a serious one. Two thrash punch. This is what it's all about! Hang on, LET'S DO THIS!"
Tickets will be exclusively available through Enterthevault.com today, April 30th with general tickets going on sale May 14th. Dates will span the U.S. coast to coast with select dates in Canada. The tour will end with two nights at Stage 48 in New York City. More...
Essence, Hellish Crossfire, Bleeding Red, and Justice have been newly confirmed for the Beastival Open Air 2013. NoiseArt Records also comments on the fest:
"The three-day headbanger's feast will take place May 30th to June 1st in Geiselwind / Germany and will get you a perfect start into your very own heavy summer!
"The line up that will enter two stages already looks like a wet dream come true. Beside Sabaton, Wintersun, Kataklysm, Satyricon, and many other bands the 'Big Teutonic 4' Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard have been announced.
"More info about Beastival, the bands and how to get your tickets including limited fan packs (ticket, T-Shirt + NoiseArt CD of your choice) at the festival's website or through Hardticket.eu." More...
German Legacy magazine included an exclusive 4-track compilation CD of "The Big Teutonic 4" in issue no. 82 that included brand new cover versions of heavy metal classics by Iron Maiden and Motorhead.
Now, Germany’s “Big 4” – namely thrash legends Kreator, Tankard, Destruction, and Sodom - will also release this tribute in the form of a 10” mini LP. It’ll be available in black as well as in red and yellow (the latter two exclusively available via the Nuclear Blast mail order) and will contain a different song by Sodom as compared to the compilation CD. The track listing is as follows:
Kreator - The Number Of The Beast (IRON MAIDEN)
Sodom - Ace Of Spades (MOTÖRHEAD)
Destruction - The Hammer (MOTÖRHEAD)
Tankard - The Prisoner (IRON MAIDEN)
Order your copy of this very special limited release right here. Moreover, for the very first time in history The Big Teutonic 4 will share one stage on the same night: at the Beastival festival in Geiselwind, Germany, that’ll take place from May 30th to June 1st, 2013.
Kreator has checked in with the following-post cruise update from the 70,000 Tons of Metal floating festival:
"More then 2000 sisters and brothers in spirit on a metal cruise ship. Thank you for making the 70k tons of metal a lifetime experience for us. Great bands, many old friends and lots of new ones from all over the world.
"We hope you enjoyed our sets and the rare tracks we dug out for you as much as we did. Check out a cool video from the cruise plus a jam with Doro, Mille and some friends playing a Judas Priest classic below."
Stay tuned for Metalunderground.com's own coverage of the metal cruise coming soon. More...
The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.
The complete lineup is as follows:
3 Inches of Blood
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Metal Church More...
Promoters of the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, to be held from January 28, 2013 to February 1, 2013, have announced the addition of a Dutch two pack, symphonic metal band Delain and folk bank Heidevolk. Thirteen band are still left to be announced, but the updated lineup is as follows:
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Prepare to witness history being written right in front of your eyes – at the first Beastival festival in Geiselwind, Germany, that will take place from May 30th to June 1st, 2013.
The "Big Teutonic 4" – the legendary quartet of German thrash metal bands that shaped the European heavy metal scene – will share the same stage on the same evening. Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankdard will tear down the venue and thrash you into the ground at the Beastival 2013. Other confirmed bands include:
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
German thrash titans Kreator have announced they will be recording their live show on December 22nd, 2012 in Oberhausen for a future DVD/Blu Ray release.
Commented band leader Mille Petrozza: "The 'Phantom Antichrist' world tour is among the most successful and amazing tours in the history of KREATOR, thanks to all of you - the fans! So we have decided to record a new live Album/ DVD/ Blu Ray at our homecoming show in Oberhausen on December 22nd.
"The show will be recorded with 24(!) cameras and in 5.1. sound. We are trying to produce the ultimate KREATOR concert experience for you to enjoy in your living room! So whoever wants to be a part of the spectacle, there are still tickets available for Oberhausen, but better hurry up: tickets are selling fast!" More...
German thrash icons Kreator, in the midst of a world tour in support of the band's latest release "Phantom Antichrist" (See review over here), will broadcast the band's live show from Berlin this evening across the web over at tape.tv and Spiegel over here. The performance will begin at 10:00pm CET, 4:00pm EST and 1:00pm PST today.
Though it may appear that the link will not work in your country when you click on the link earlier than show time, the band assures that the link will work and that this is a broadcast that will be available worldwide.
German thrash icons Kreator premiered its new music video for "Civilization Collapse" over at Metal Hammer's YouTube Channel (shown below). The song appears on the band's latest LP "Phantom Antichrist," which is available through Nuclear Blast Records. For a review of the album, head over to this location.
Check out "Civilization Collapse" here:
German thrash titans Kreator have released a short teaser clip for the upcoming "Civilization Collapse" music video, which can be viewed below. The full music video will be released shortly.
Kreator will broadcast the band's entire show in Berlin on December 1st, 2012 live and worldwide through Spiegel Online, the online version of German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel.
German thrash titans Kreator, who are currently touring Europe in support of their most recent chart smashing album "Phantom Antichrist," will broadcast their entire show in Berlin on December 1st, 2012 – live and worldwide.
The broadcast is being made possible by Spiegel Online, the online version of German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel. Mark your calendars and tune in – December 1st at 10.00pm CET.
The official broadcast trailer can be viewed at this location. Kreator has the following upcoming tour dates with Morbid Angel and Nile:
21.11.2012 SI – Ljubljana, New Cvetlicarna Media Park
22.11.2012 HU – Budapest, Petofi Hall
23.11.2012 AT – Wien, Arena
24.11.2012 CZ – Zlin, Winter Masters of Rock
26.11.2012 CH – Fribourg, Fri-Son
27.11.2012 DE – Lindau, Club Vaudeville
28.11.2012 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
29.11.2012 PL – Krakau, Club Fabryka
30.11.2012 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
01.12.2012 DE – Berlin, Huxleys
02.12.2012 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
03.12.2012 BY – Minsk, Re:Public
05.12.2012 LT – Vilnius, Forum Palace
06.12.2012 EE – Tallinn, Rock Café
07.12.2012 FI – Helsinki, Nosturi
08.12.2012 FI – Oulu, Club Teatria
10.12.2012 SE – Stockholm, Lilla Arenan
11.12.2012 SE – Gothenburg, Traedgarn
12.12.2012 DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
13.12.2012 DK – Aarhus, Voxhall
14.12.2012 DE – Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36
15.12.2012 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
16.12.2012 NL – Leeuwarden, Schaaf
18.12.2012 CH – Zürich, Komplex
19.12.2012 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
20.12.2012 DE – Hannover, Capitol
21.12.2012 DE – München, Backstage
22.12.2012 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
The heavy metal cruise 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this coming January 28th, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL. The organizers of the cruise have now announced both Tiamat and Evergrey as the latest confirmed bands. For more info and to book a cabin, head over to this location.
So far the following 23 out of 40 total acts have been announced:
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SUBWAY TO SALLY
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Tyr for the 2013 edition:
"After crossing the North Atlantic 70,000 Tons of Metal stopped at the Faroe Islands to pick up some of their good old friends. Please welcome TÝR on board The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! Now they continue their journey into the Norwegian Sea, course East South-East. And what are their Scouts on the European mainland doing... how far East will they go?
"Are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!
"And they also spare no expense to remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you really like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don't forget, every band plays twice! There are also Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70,000 Tons of Metal Karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don't close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists that all join us for the entire trip. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!" More...
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Angra:
"Have you prayed enough to get news from the ship? So long that you all became a little bit Angra? Yes! Please welcome Angra, who will play their first show with a new singer on board 70000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. They're now sailing North along the South American East Coast...
"...when will you hear from them again? Are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!"
The following 20 out of 40 bands have already been announced: More...
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming more bands for the event:
"No news from the ship? But news from 70,000 Tons of Metal's scouting party in Germany: They didn't want to wait until Helloween so they went to the country in the South: Switzerland. But there was too much traffic at the Gotthard and they decided to go back to Germany to meet their Kreator! Three more heavy hitters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
"So are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location. and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!
"And unlike others they also remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don't forget, every band plays twice! There are also Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70,000 Tons of Metal karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don't close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists that all join us for the entire trip. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!" More...
When heavy metal came into my life in 1985/1986, one of the many reasons I fell in love, married it and grafted it into my very soul is due to one special band: Accept. “Metal Heart” was the second album I ever bought, and the love affair with this music grew. Through all the the ups and downs in the band’s career - the initially dreadful David Reece album “Eat the Heat” (which I later came to appreciate a little more), feeling heartbroken about the loss of Udo Dirkschneider (twice), the near disaster of “Predator,” the angst of the band’s return with yet another American vocalist back prior to the release of “Blood of Nations” - Accept has, and always will be, the source of my own metal heart. In the 80's, I joked a lot about how it was the “Nazi choruses” that drew me in. Today, that kind of statement would put me squarely within the crosshairs of overly sensitive individuals who would have no understanding of where I came from with the description should I dare to use it today. Of course, it didn’t help that the band is German. That long abandoned reference from my youth merely refers to the deep, low all male backing vocals that, for me, made Accept one of the greatest bands ever. “Bound to Fail” was the song that coined that phrase and “Stand Tight” reinforced it. Needless to say, I was ready to finally see the one Udo-less Accept incarnation that has found a way to rejuvenate the band and capture the old metal spirit with a whole new set of young fans, which is just glorious. The pairing with Kreator, another band I discovered when “Endless Pain” was released on Noise Records shortly after the band changed its name from Tormentor, seemed almost as perfect as it was slightly “genre mixed.” Add Finland’s Swallow the Sun, who seemed like the oddball out, and this bill became a “lust see.” More...