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Kreator

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

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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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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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Eluveitie Posts New Song, "Omnos," Online

Swiss folk metallers, Eluveitie, have posted the first single, "Omnos," off their upcoming folk/acoustic album, "Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion," on their MySpace page. "Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion" is expected to be released on April 10th through Nuclear Blast Records.

Eluveitie is currently on a European tour with Kreator and Caliban. Remaining European tour dates are as follows:

3/10 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
3/11 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
3/12 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
3/13 - Osnabrück, Germany - Halle Gartlage
3/14 – Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle

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GTA4: The Lost and Damned Gets A Metal Station

"The Lost and Damned," the first expansion pack for Rockstar Games' hugely successful video game, Grand Theft Auto IV, is out now on Xbox 360. Aside from the new missions and characters, one of the biggest features of the expansion pack is the addition of all-new radio shows - with one aimed squarely at metalheads.

The game's LCHC (Liberty City Hardcore) radio station now features a new show hosted by MAX CAVALERA of SEPULTURA/SOULFLY fame, which includes a slew of timeless metal favourites such as Earache Records legends AT THE GATES, ENTOMBED and TERRORIZER - providing the perfect soundtrack for hitting the streets of Liberty City.

For more information on "Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned" and to see the full list of new music included in

1. At the Gates - "Slaughter of the Soul"
2. Drive By Audio - "Jailbait"
3. Celtic Frost - "Inner Sanctum"
4. Entombed - "Drowned"
5. Sepultura - "Dead Embryonic Cells"
6. Deicide - "Dead by Dawn"
7. Cannibal Corpse - "I Cum Blood"
8. Bathory - "Call From the Grave"
9. Kreator - "Awakening of the Gods"
10. Terrorizer - "Fear of Napalm"

You can check out the rest of their music selections here. The rock station in particular features some decent metal songs as well. More...

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Kreator Posts "Hordes Of Chaos" Video Online

German thrash metal legends Kreator has posted their new video online for the title track of their latest album, "Hordes Of Chaos." You can check it out below. The video will make its television debut tomorrow on Headbangers Ball between the hours of 2 and 3AM. More...

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Kreator Confirms Bucharest Show To Occur

Kreator has issued the following statement about rumors that their upcoming Bucharest show was canceled:

"Dear Fans!!!

"Obviously, there was a huge misunderstanding concerning the gig in Bucharest, Romania on the 9th of February. Please don't believe all the rumors going on, the gig HAS NOT BEEN CANCELED. We don't know where these news about canceling come from, we just know they're not true.

"We hope nobody has had any trouble due to this circumstance and we are looking forward to see you in Bucharest!!"

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Kreator Enters Billboard Charts

German thrash metal legends Kreator has entered the Billboard Top 200 with their latest album, "Hordes Of Chaos." The album debuted at number 165 after selling around 2,800 copies in its first week.

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Kreator Issues Band Update And Tour Dates

German thrash act Kreator has issued the following statement:

"Dear fans,

We want to wish all of you a happy new year 2009! Last year was already amazing (thanks for that by the way, you have been as well a part of it), let's not make this year stand behind in any way. Come and rock with us on our tour with Caliban, Eluveitie and Emergency Gate at the CHAOS OVER EUROPE TOUR 2009.

Don't miss our upcoming longplayer "HORDES OF CHAOS" coming January 16th!!!"

The band has also confirmed the following tour dates through March: More...

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Kreator Posts New Song, "Warcurse," Online

German thrash metal legends Kreator has uploaded a brand new song online entitled, "Warcurse." The song comes from the bands forthcoming album, "Hordes Of Chaos" which is set to be released in January. You can listen to the song my heading to the bands official Myspace. Kreator will be premiering a video for the title track next week and will be embarking on a headlining North American tour with special guests Exodus next year.

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Kreator To Post New Video Online In Two Weeks

German thrash metal legends Kreator have issued the following update:

"We are proud to announce the relaunch of the Kreator Terrorzone website! Thanks to Marek from Imperial Arts and Boris from Wenn's Brennt, our page has a fresh face and he will also be putting some new paint on our myspace page as well, which will go online by Friday. The website still needs a few finishing touches, but that should be completed by Sunday, so be sure to check both of those out later this week. In other news, the new video for "Hordes Of Chaos", the first single off the album also named Hordes Of Chaos, will be released in about two weeks."

Hordes Of Chaos will be issued on the following release dates via Steamhammer/SPV:

January 13th, 2009 - North America
January 16th, 2009 - Germany
January 19th, 2009 - rest of Europe

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Kreator Shoots Video For "Hordes Of Chaos"

German thrash metal legends Kreator recently shot a music video for the title track of their forthcoming new studio album, "Hordes Of Chaos." The video was directed by Jörn Heitmann who has previously worked with the band on their video for the song "Enemy Of God."

Frontman Mille Petrozza states: "The script for the clip is amazing and 100% metal! There will be two versions of the clip, one screening version and another one, that will hopefully set new standarts in violent video art! Be prepared!"

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Exodus Announces Kreator Tour Off-Dates

Exodus will do a series of headlining shows next year while on tour as the support for German thrash legends Kreator.

The bands tour schedule is as follows:

March
28 - Tonic Lounge - Reno NV (Exodus headlining show)
31 - Riot Room - Kansas City MO (Exodus headlining show)

April
1 - Spicoli's Grill - Waterloo IA (Exodus headlining show)
2 - Pop's - Sauget IL (Exodus headlining show)
4 - Rex Theater - Pittsburg PA (Exodus headlining show)
5 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie NY (Exodus headlining show)
6 - Plan B - Danville VA (Exodus headlining show)
7 - Sonar – Baltimore, MD
8 - Nokia Theater – New York, NY
9 - The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11 - Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12 - Mavericks – Ottawa, ON (Exodus headlining show)
13 - Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
14 - The Opera House – Toronto, ON
15 - Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
16 - The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
18 - The Rock – Maplewood, MN
19 - Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
20 - The Distrikt – Regina, SK
21 - Warehouse – Calgary, AB
22 - Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
23 - Roll-A-Dome – Prince George, BC (Exodus headlining show)
24 - Plaza Club – Vancouver, BC
25 - Sugar – Victoria, BC
26 - El Corazon – Seattle, WA
27 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
28 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
30 - House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

May
1 - House of Blues – San Diego, CA
2 - House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
4 - Gator’s – Farmington, NM
5 - Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
6 - Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
7 - Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
8 - Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
9 - Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11 - The Garage – St. Petersburg, FL
12 - Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
13 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
14 - Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
15 - Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
16 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
17 - Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
18 - Steppin’ Out - Virginia Beach, VA (Exodus headlining show)
19 - Amos Southend - Charlotte, NC (Exodus headlining show)
20 - Music Farm - Charleston, SC (Exodus headlining show)
21 - Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL (Exodus headlining show)*
23 - Scout Bar - Beaumont, TX (Exodus headlining show)
24 - Tequila Jungle - Lubbock, TX (Exodus headlining show)

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