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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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Katatonia Confirmed For Rock Hard Festival

Katatonia has been confirmed for the Rock Hard festival at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheater in Germany on May 21st 2010 at 5.00pm to 5.45pm.

The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:

KREATOR
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD
SABATON
BULLDOZER
ARTILLERY
NECROS CHRISTOS
EVILE
BLOODBATH
SONATA ARCTICA
VIRGIN STEELE
ORPHANED LAND
KATATONIA

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Testament Comments On Japanese Tour Dates

Testament has posted a video blog online about their upcoming "Thrash Domination Tour" in Japan with Exodus and Kreator. The video clip can be viewed below. Testament's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

9/12 Monterrey Arena Monterrey
9/13 Cuervo Salon Mexico City
9/17 Big Cat Osaka
9/19 Club Citta Kawasaki
9/20 Club Citta Kawasaki
9/21 Ell Nagoya More...

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Kreator Drummer To Sit Out Tour Dates

In a brief message to their fans, German thrash metal legends Kreator announced that long time drummer Ventor will be sitting out the bands forthcoming tour dates. The message reads as follows:

"A quick update for you from the Kreator camp. Ventor will be sitting out of some of the upcoming tour dates that we have, due to some personal issues. Not to worry, Ventor is fine and will be playing live again soon. For the time being, we have recruited Marco Minnemann, a world class drummer that has graciously stepped in to help us out. Marco is best known for his stints in Necrophagist, Illogicist, and Ephel Duath."

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Testament Announces Tour Dates For Mexico, Japan

Testament has announced the following tour dates for Mexico and Japan:

9/12 – MONTERREY, MEXICO – MONTERREY ARENA
9/13 – MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – CUERVO SALON
9/17 - OSAKA, Japan – BIG CAT - w/ Kreator
9/19 – KAWASAKI, Japan - CLUB CITTA - w/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
9/20 – KAWASAKI, Japan - CLUB CITTA - w/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
9/21 – NAGOYA, Japan - ELL

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Kreator To Tour South America With Exodus

German thrash metal legends Kreator has announced that they will be heading out on a headlining tour of South America this October. Joining them on the bill will be very special guests Exodus.

The tour dates are as follows:

October 3 - Mexico City, Mexico - Circo Volador
October 4 - Guatemala City, Mexico - Parque De Industria
October 5 - San Salvador, El Salvador - Feria Internacional
October 8 - Quito, Ecuador - venue tba
October 10 - Medellín, Colombia - venue tba
October 11 - Bogota, Colombia - venue tba
October 13 - Caracas, Venezuela - venue tba
October 15 - Lima, Peru - venue tba
October 17 - Santiago, Chile - venue tba
October 20 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - The End
October 22 - Montevideo, Uruguay - venue tba

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Mortal Sin Announces Tour Dates With Kreator

Mortal Sin has issued the following announcement about Australian tour dates alongside Kreator:

"It's here. The Thrash tour of 2009 (Australia). The Almighty KREATOR finally come back to Australia and are bringing their Hordes of Chaos with them. Add the Mayhemic Destruction of Mortal Sin and this will definitely be the thrash gig of 2009! Better get your tickets as these shows will SELL OUT! The dates are listed on our profile. Kreator will also play in Perth but without Mortal Sin.

"We are really hyped up for these shows, and look forward to seeing you thrash maniacs from Australia at the shows moshing your fucking socks off."

The complete list of upcoming Mortal Sin tour dates will be as follows: More...

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Kreator Announces Australian Tour Dates

German thrash metal legends Kreator has announced that they will be heading to Australia this September for a few shows in support of their latest studio album, "Hordes Of Chaos." Tickets will go on sale at the end of July.

The tour schedule is as follows:

September 23 - Billboard The Venue - Melbourne, Australia
September 24 - The Metro - Sydney, Australia
September 25 - The HiFi - Brisbane, Australia

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Full Lineup Announced For Uni Rock Festival

The organizers of Uni Rock Festival have announced its full line-up for its second edition, held at park KUCUKCIFTLIK, Istanbul- Turkey between July 17-19, 2009. International, regional and Turkish metal bands will dominate the stage for 3 days of ultimate metal experience.

The line-up for this year's Uni Rock Festival will feature:

ARCH ENEMY
KREATOR
AMON AMARTH
PARADISE LOST
ROTTING CHRIST
FIREWIND

Supported by:

CATAFALQUE (Turkey)
SOUL SACRIFICE (Turkey)
ONE BULLET LEFT (Germany)
BILOCATE (Jordan)

RAMPAGE (Turkey)
MAGILUM (Turkey)
SAINTS 'N' SINNERS (Turkey)
UNDERTAKERS (Turkey)
UCK GRIND (Turkey)
EPISODE 13 (Turkey)
PICKPOCKET (Turkey)
VE DAHA FAZLASI (Turkey)
B0LETLER (Turkey)

For more info about the event, the lineup, sponsors, and future events, visit unirockfest.com.

Tickets are now on sale here. Tickets for Combine and Front Stage Combine are valid throughout the festival, also special tickets provides the entrance to the front stage to all festival concerts and free entrance to the Testament concert on July 29, 2009.

No camping provided for this year festival, as park KUCUKCIFTLIK is walking distance from Taksim area.

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Kreator Announces Russian Tour Dates

Kreator has issued the following announcement about upcoming Russian tour dates:

"Hi everyone!

"Kreator are extremely proud to announce that they will be doing a four club tour in RUSSIA this September! They are quite excited about the chance to play Russia again. The dates and clubs are as follows:

September 11, 2009 - Moscow, Russia - 1Rock Club
September 12, 2009 - SPB, Russia - GLAVclub
September 13, 2009 - Krasnodar, Russia - 'People' club
September 14, 2009 - Rostov, Russia - 'Podzemka' club

"In other news, the Tribute to Slime sampler that Kreator has contributed a cover to 'Alle Gegen Alle' has now been released! For more information, please go here."

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Arsames Confirmed For Metal Camp 2009

Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:

ABORTED
ALESTORM
AMON AMARTH
BLIND GUARDIAN
DEATH ANGEL
DEATHSTARS
DESTRUCTION
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
DIMMU BORGIR
DOWN
DRAGONFORCE
EDGUY
EQUILIBRIUM
EXTREMA
GRAVEWORM
HACKNEYED
HATEBREED
HOLLENTHON
KATAKLYSM
KEEP OF KALESSIN
KREATOR
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
SATYRICON
SODOM
SONIC SYNDICATE
SUIDAKRA
TESTAMENT
VADER
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS

For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.

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Warbringer Posts Kreator/Exodus Tour Update

Warbringer's John Laux has posted the following update from the Kreator and Exodus tour:

"First off i want to thank everyone who has and plans on coming out to our gigs on this tour. The clubs have been packed and the response has been amazing!

"I wanted to let you guys know that Nic Ritter wont be returning to the drum throne until our Headline dates on the west cost this June. The Doctors in LA told us his bone has healed but the tendons in his arm need special attention. We decided to leave him in LA so he could get some proper rest and recive physical therapy on a regular basis. Weve been informed he should make a complete recovery within the next 3 weeks.

"Special thanks and mention to John Gensmur from Epicurean for stepping into the ring for us on this Tour. He has been giving us, his kit, and the crowd his hell everynight so we can in turn rage and put on a hell of show for you guys! Accidents happen, but this tour woudln't have been possible with out his help.

"Our CD release date is just 2 weeks away and we are very excited. If any of you guys are definatly planning on buying our record, making an order by presale or purchasing it within the first week of release would be a huge favor to our camp. We are very grateful for your support! See you guys around the chopping block."

Remaining tour dates on the Kreator, Exodus, Belphegor, Epicurean and Warbringer tour are: More...

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Warbringer Posts Teaser for New Video Online

WARBRINGER is currently terrorizing cities across North America in support of their upcoming release, "Waking Into Nightmares." The band has taken the time to give fans another taste of the album, however, and has just posted teaser for their upcoming video “Severed Reality” on their Myspace page. The video was directed by the extraordinary David Brodsky (The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Hate Eternal).

Waking Into Nightmares, which was produced by the legendary Gary Holt (Exodus) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, is now available for pre-order in several forms online at the new CM Distro (click below). There are packages available for both the CD and LP versions of the album and each contain an exclusive T-Shirt and a bonus disc featuring rough mixes from the record.

Waking Into Nightmares will be released on May 19, 2009 via Century Media Records. Check out WARBRINGER on the road throughout 2009!

WARBRINGER
w/ Kreator, Exodus, Belphegor & Epicurean
05/01 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/02 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
05/04 Gator’s – Farmington, NM
05/05 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
05/06 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
05/07 Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
05/08 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
05/09 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/11 The Garage – St. Petersburg, FL
05/12 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
05/13 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/14 Headliner’s – Louisville, KY
05/15 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
05/16 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
05/17 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
05/18 Steppin’ Out – Virginia Beach, VA
05/19 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
05/20 Music Farm – Charleston, SC
05/21 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
05/22 The Muse – Nashville, TN
05/23 Scout Bar – Beaumont, TX
05/24 Tequila Jungle – Lubbock, TX
05/25 War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX

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Kreator Announces Japanese Tour

German thrash metal legends Kreator has announced that they will be heading to Japan for a tour with several other thrash metal legends this September. Other bands booked to perform with Kreator are Testament, Heathen and Exodus.

The tour dates are as follows:

September 17 - Osaka, Japan at Big Cat with Testament
September 18 - Nagoya, Japan at Club Quattro with Exodus
September 19 - Kawasaki, Japan at Club Citta with Testament, Exodus, Heathen
September 20 - Kawasaki, Japan at Club Citta with Testament, Exodus, Heathen

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Testament Announces European Tour Dates

Testament has announced a run of summer tour dates in Europe and Japan. Here are the latest tour dates:

07/02 – ZWOLLE, HOLLAND - HEDON
07/03 - ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – SOUNDOCK 14
07/04 – TOMIN, SLOVENIA – METALCAMP FESTIVAL
07/05 – ROME,ITALY- IPPODROME - co headline w/ Fear Factory
07/06 – RIMINI, ITALY - VELVET - co headline w/ Fear Factory
07/07 – PADOVA, ITALY
07/09 – KILAFORS, SWEDEN - ROCKWEELAND FESTIVAL (Second Stage)
07/10 – KVINESDALE, NORWAY - ROCK FESTIVAL
07/12 – KRACKOW, POLAND - KNOCKOUT FESTIVAL
07/13 – TBA- CZECH
07/14 – TBA – SLOVAKIA
07/15 – TBA – MACEDEONIA
07/16 – BEGRADE, SERBIA – TBA
07/17 – TOKAJ, HUNGRY – HEGYALJA FESTIVAL
07/19 - MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY II
07/20 – SHEFFIELD, UK - CORPORATION
07/21 – GLASGOW, UK - GARAGE
07/22 – NEWCASTLE, UK - ACADEMY
07/23 – BRISTOL, UK - ACADEMY
07/24 – LONDON, UK - SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
07/25 – BIRMINGHAM, UK - ACADEMY
07/27 – ATHENS, GREECE - OLYMPIC FENCING ARENA
07/28 – TBA - TURKEY
07/29 – TBA - TURKEY
07/31 – WACKEN, GERMANY – WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL
08/02 – HELSINKI, FINLAND - ANKKA ROCK FESTIVAL
08/04 – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND - TBA
08/05 – BERLIN, GERMANY - TBA
08/06 – POZNAN, POLAND - TBA
08/07 - PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA - BRUTAL ASSAULT
08/08 – DEINZE, BELGIUM – ALCATRAZ FESTIVAL
09/17 – OSAKA, Japan – BIG CAT - w/ Kreator
09/19 - KAWASAKI, Japan - CLUB CITTA - w/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
09/20 - KAWASAKI, Japan - CLUB CITTA - w/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
09/21 - NAGOYA, Japan - ELL

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Music By Kreator To Appear In PETA Virtual Game

Kreator have issued the following statement about their music appearing in a PETA virtual game:

"Hey everyone -

"Kreator have now been added to the Global East Rock Festival in Kiev on August 1st!

"Also, music from "Hordes Of Chaos" is featured in the new PETA virtual game. You can watch the clips below or, you can watch them by clicking here." More...

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Warbringer Reveals New Album Details

LA's WARBRINGER has completed work on their sophomore effort, entitled "Waking Into Nightmares," with producer Gary Holt (Exodus) with mixing duties being handled by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, All Shall Perish). The artwork for "Waking Into Nightmares," was created by Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Entombed).

Warbringer has also announced an exclusive pre-order package that will be available with the band on the road: anyone who preorders "Waking Into Nightmares" from their merch table will be handed a strictly limited edition, hand-numbered 2-song single with exclusive advance mixes of the songs "Severed Reality" and "Prey for Death" from the new album. "Waking Into Nightmares" will be released on May 19 via Century Media Records. More...

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Kreator Updates Summer Festival Schedule

German thrash band Kreator has issued the following update about appearing in several summer festivals:

"Hey everyone -

"Kreator is proud to announced they have confirmed for the ROCK AREA FESTIVAL in Loreley, Germany in August! They fest runs from August 20-22, 2009 and Kreator will confirm which date they play in a few days.

"Also, here are the other confirmed festivals. Note the date update for the fests in May as well as Summer Breeze. We had originally just put the entire festival running dates, and now the actual date is confirmed."

May 21 - Dessau, Germany - Legacy Fest
May 22 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 Metal Days
May 23 - Mining am Inn, Austria - Summer Nights Festival

June 1 - Essen/Werden, Germany - Pfingst Open Air
June 25 - D-Balingen - Bang Your Head festival
July 10 - Pravia Asturias, Spain - Derrame Rock

August 13 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany - Summer Breeze
August 15 - Derby, Great Brittain - Bloodstock Open Air
August 20-22 - Loreley, Germany - Rock Area Festival

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Headbangers Ball Program for March 28

Tonight's Headbangers Ball will air from 10PM-12AM on MTV2 (note new time for this week only) and will be hosted by Queensryche. Here's the lineup:

MASTODON - DIVINATIONS
HATEBREED - TO THE THRESHOLD
LAMB OF GOD - SET TO FAIL
WAR OF AGES - ALL CONSUMING FIRE/HBB PREMIERE
(HED)P.E. - RENEGADE
MEGADETH - NEVER WALK ALONE…A CALL TO ARMS
LACUNA COIL - OUR TRUTH
LIZZY BORDEN - UNDER YOUR SKIN/HBB PREMIERE
STATIC-X - STINGWRAY
SLIPKNOT - DEAD MEMORIES
DOPE - 6-6 SICK
CANNIBAL CORPSE - EVISCERATION PLAGUE
EXODUS - RIOT ACT
CATTLE DECAPITATION - REGRET & THE GRAVE
DIMMU BORGIR - THE SERPENTINE OFFERING
HEAVEN AND HELL - SHADOW OF THE WIND
KREATOR - HORDES OF CHAOS
QUEENSRYCHE - IF I WERE KING/HBB PREMIERE

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Kreator Issues European Tour Recap

Kreator has issued the following recap of their recent European tour:

"Hi Freaks,

"The european part of the Hordes of Chaos tour is now history. It was really cool to see some of our longtime friends along the way, plus the response at the shows was amazing! Thanks again for coming out and celebrating violence with Kreator. Also, the vibe between the bands on this run couldn't have been any better. Hail to Emergency Gate, Eluveitie and Caliban - all amazing bands with cool members!

"Right now we're preparing our US tour with Warbringer, Belphegor, Epicurean and the mighty Exodus! We can't wait to see all our american friends again - it has been a long time since the last tour!

"Other than that ,we're working on the launch of the "Inner Circle", the first official Kreator Fan Club ever!

"We have a special surprise for all our German supporters! On June 1st, we will be playing our first hometown show in eight years at the Werden Open Air in Essen - and it's a free festival!!! Since this is not a real metal event, we hope to see a lot of the fans there to turn Essen Werden into the terrorzone!!!! More...

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Kreator Added To Bloodstock Open Air 2009

The 2009 Bloodstock Open Air Festival will take place from August 14th - 16th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The Bloodstock Open Air website has been updated to state that thrash act Kreator will be added to the bill. The currently confirmed line-up is as follows: More...

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