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Formed: 1982
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Latest Kreator News

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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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Kreator Posts New Music Video Online

German thrash metal veterans Kreator has posted their new music video online for the song, "Destroy What Destroys You." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's latest studio album, "Hordes Of Chaos," which will soon be re-released as a special box set on July 13th in North America and July 12th in Europe. The box will feature the "Hordes Of Chaos" album, as well as a bonus CD that contains demos and covers of the bands Slime and Bad Religion, a high quality 12 page photobook, a voucher for the Kreator web store, a poster, a sticker and a photocard. More...

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Suicidal Angels Comments On Trashfest Tour

Kreator, Exodus, and Death Angel will be touring Europe in November and December with support from Greek act Suicidal Angels. The band has now issued the following statement about being included on the Thrashfest tour:

"We are proud to announce that this winter, we will be part of the Thrashfest 2010 Tour, supporting none others, but the living legends of thrash metal, Kreator, Exodus and Death Angel! Starting November 26th, we'll be thrashing all around Europe along with these monsters of metal! We've made a lot of new friends since the beginning of the year, and we saw a lot of old friends as well, but we know that every-fucking-one of you will be present in those gigs and every venue we're gonna play in will be closed for renovation after the night's through... See you all soon."

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Kreator And Exodus To Tour Europe

Three of the biggest names in thrash metal will be joining forces for a tour of Europe this November, as German thrash veterans Kreator headline a package that also includes American thrash legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as young Greek outfit, Suicidal Angels.

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More Bands Pay Tribute To Peter Steele

Earlier today it was confirmed that Peter Steele, the frontman of the bands Type O Negative and Carnivore, had passed away at the age of 48 from a heart failure. Many fans of the band have been paying their respects today, among them include many of Steele's peers. You can read what some of them have to say about the man below.

"Peter Steele was one of my all-time favourite musicians ever! I've only met him once briefly and he was just the nicest guy! Carnivore's 'Retalliation' and all Type O Negative albums have been a huge influence on my creativity. This is a black day for music! Rest in peace, Peter." - Mille Petrozza, Kreator More...

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Kreator with Voivod at The Bottom Lounge

Thrash is back. After dying off in the 1990s and returning in the mid-2000s it's finally returned, with four of five bands playing coming from metal's most headbangable genre. And it was a very special night given that two of the bands touring were originally local bands, one based in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the other from Wheaton, Illinois which proves that the Chicago metal scene has finally come into its own rather than simply live in the shadow of Ministry and Disturbed. More...

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Kreator and Evile Pack Nokia Theater in New York

On March 6, 2010 I went to see Kreator perform at the Nokia Theater in New York City. I was very eager to see Evile, Voivod, and Kreator. I have been a fan of Kreator for some time now, but have only heard one album, “Extreme Aggression.” Evile is a band I was interested in seeing because I have their demo, but have yet to explore much outside of what is on their MySpace page. Voivod has been recommended to me by friends, but I’ve never taken the time to properly explore them. When I arrived at the venue, Lazarus A.D. started playing. More...

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Kreator Comments on North American Tour Dates

Mille Petrozza, front man & guitarist for German thrash stalwarts KREATOR, shares an update on the band’s upcoming North American tour. The 23-date trek coincides with KREATOR’s 25th anniversary and launched yesterday March 3rd at Jaxx in West Springfield, Virginia:

“Right now we are rehearsing our new 2010 anniversary set list. There’s a lot of new stuff that we had to re-learn, some songs we haven't played in a while, plus different stuff from the last album we didn't play at shows in 2009. Thanks for the thousands of votes in our forum regarding the anniversary set list! Of course we can’t play all the requested songs in a ninety minute set, but there will definitely be some tracks that may surprise a couple of you, so be prepared!

"Looking forward to playing with our long-time friends in Voïvod again on our upcoming tour. It will take us all across North America and Canada once again. Can’t wait to see Evile, Kataklysm, Nachtmystium, Lightning Swords of Death and Lazarus A.D., as well. This will be a night of total violence, so be there!!!"

"Also, a big THANK YOU to our German fans for making Hordes Of Chaos 2009's ‘Record of the Year’ in Germany’s most important magazine - Rock Hard! Ihr seid die besten!” More...

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Voivod Announces North American Tour

Canadian metallers Voivod will hit the road for two-weeks worth of tour dates in support of their latest release "Infini." This tour will kick-off March 3rd and will include guests Kreator, Nachtmystium, Evile, and Lazarus A.D. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.

3/3 2010 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
3/4 2010 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
3/5 2010 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
3/6 2010 Nokia Theater – New York, NY
3/7 2010 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
3/8 2010 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
3/9 2010 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
3/10 2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
3/11 2010 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
3/12 2010 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/13 2010 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
3/14 2010 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
3/16 2010 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

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Kreator Signs To Nuclear Blast Records

German thrash metal legends Kreator has announced that they have signed a new record deal with German based label, Nuclear Blast Records. A message from frontman Mille Petrozza reads as follows:

"We're happy to anounce that Kreator has just signed a new long- dated deal with Nuclear Blast! Based on a friendship with Andy Siry (head of A&R of Nuclear Blast) that lasted for decades we will now finally join forces on a professional level!

"Becoming a part of the NB-family means a lot to us and together with the world's biggest metal label we will conquer the future!"

Andy Siry (head of A&R of Nuclear Blast) stated: "For me another 'thrash dream' has come true with the signing of Germany’s finest and Europe’s leading thrash legends Kreator!!! I still remember the day when I heard Endless Pain for the first time, I became a huge fan of the band. I have been following Kreator through their career and I built up a very good friendship with Mille. The last years I have been working very hard to make it possible that Kreator would join the Nuclear Family. Together we are looking into a very bright future in which we will be leading Kreator onwards to world domination!"

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Lazarus A.D. Posts Making-Of Videos Online

This winter, Lazarus A.D. once again teamed up with Vision 4 Films to shoot their next video. "Absolute Power" will premiere sometime before their upcoming tour with Kreator, Voivod, Nachtmystium and Evile. The video is a bit different than their last two in that it has a bit of a story line.

Guitarist Dan Gapen comments: “We just shot the new video for our next single 'Absolute Power.' I would say it was fun but to be honest it was cold, windy and rainy the day of the shoot and I froze my ass off. All I have to say is this fucking video better come out sweet or I’m kicking the directors ass…haha! I think when it’s done, everyone will like how it turned out. Jason & Emmitt from Vision4Films are pros at what they do, we can’t say thank you enough. We look forward to seeing everyone on the upcoming Spring tour w/ Kreator and Voivod!”

The first of two making-of clips is live now at www.youtube.com/lazarusadband. The guys will be hitting the road this Spring with metal legends Kreator and Voivod along with newcomers Nachtmystium and Evile. Here are the tour dates: More...

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Evile Announces New North American Tour Dates

British thrashers, EVILE have recently announced that they will be embarking on their first major North American tours with such legendary acts as KREATOR and OVERKILL. EVILE frontman/guitarist, Matt Drake recently took some time to proclaim his (and the band's) excitement to hit the road across the pond in March through early-May:

"Well it's about time it happened, we can finally say that we are coming to the USA!! It's been a long time coming because we've tried before, we've had a few plans made in the past to get to the states but they always fell through but it's finally confirmed and happening. We couldn't be happier that we get to lay waste to peoples senses on a nightly basis with such legendary bands that we have nothing but respect for, we're looking forward to meeting people who have listened to our cd's but never had the chance to see us live and we're also looking forward to introducing ourselves to a lot of new people and instead of easing ourselves into it by doing a week or so we're going for a full on two month straight tour with only a few days off, the way it should be!! I'm personally looking forward to being able to visit such iconic places as New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco as these are the kind of places i never thought i would be lucky enough to see. Ladies and gentlemen the British are coming!!!!" More...

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Voivod Announces North American Tour

Canadian metallers Voivod have announced two-weeks worth of tour dates in support of their latest release "Infini." This tour will kick-off in early March and include guests Kreator, Nachtmystium, Evile, and Lazarus A.D. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more details to be announced soon.

3/3 Springfield, VA Jaxx
3/4 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
3/5 Worcester, MA Palladium
3/6 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
3/7 Montreal, QC Club Soda
3/8 Quebec City, QC L’Imperial
3/9 Toronto, ON Opera House
3/10 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
3/11 Detroit, MI Blondies
3/12 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
3/14 St. Paul, MN Station 4

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Kreator To Perform "Old School" Tour

In a recent message posted online, Kreator frontman Mille Pettrozza announced that the band will be performing a special "old school" setlist on forthcoming tour dates. The message reads today:

"Happy new year to all the freaks, fans, friends and supporters! It`s time for a general update so you all know what we`re up to.

"First off: thanks to all of you for making 2009 one of the wildest and most successful years for Kreator! The "Hordes of Chaos" tour has taken us to many places we have never played at before and we were always surprised by the great response in Cities like Beijing, Krasnodar, San Salvador or Guatemala City. Metal rules the planet EVERYWHERE!

"What`s next for us? We`re really looking forward to returning to North America in March and yes, even though I am the kind of guy that doesn`t even celebrate his own birthday, Kreator turns 25 in 2010! We want to make this year a little special by playing a classic old-school set in 2010 with a couple of songs we haven`t performed live in a while. For this we need your help! Check the forum for the vote of which songs we should put into the setlist. The ones that you pick will make it into the setlist. The vote only lasts to February 1st! So be quick! More...

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Kataklysm Announces 2010 Headlining Tour Dates

Extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have added the following headlining dates to their schedule during the KREATOR North American tour:

03/13/10 Club Soda – Montreal, QC - CANADA - Kataklysm Headlining
03/18/10 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
03/19/10 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC – CANADA
03/20/10 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
03/21/10 Slim’s - San Francisco, CA
03/22/10 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV - Kataklysm Headlining
03/23/10 House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
03/24/10 House of Blues - San Diego, CA
03/25/10 The Rock - - Tucson, AZ
03/27/10 Emo's - Austin, TX
03/28/10 Meridian - Houston, TX
03/30/10 The Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL
03/31/10 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
04/01/10 Gil’s Bar & Grill – Virginia Beach, VA - Kataklysm Headlining
04/02/10 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY - Kataklysm Headlining

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Lightning Swords Of Death To Tour With Behemoth

Los Angeles based black metal contingent, Lightning Swords Of Death, will be joining up with Polish legends, and now label mates, Behemoth for three west coast shows during the Evangelia Amerika tour in 2010. Lightning Swords Of Death vocalist, Autarch, comments on the Behemoth dates, "Regarding our dates with Behemoth, attendees can expect to find themselves victim to the horror of true and agonizing ritual abuse."

01/15 Tuscon, AZ The Rock
01/16 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
01/17 San Francisco, CA Slim's More...

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Lazarus A.D. To Support Kreator On Tour

Lazarus A.D. have announced they will be supporting Kreator on their upcoming North American tour in March. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/03 2010 Jaxx, West Springfield VA
3/04 2010 The Trocadero, Philadelphia PA
3/05 2010 The Palladium, Worcester MA
3/06 2010 Nokia Theater, New York, NY
3/07 2010 Club Soda, Montreal,Quebec
3/08 2010 Imperial de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec
3/09 2010 Opera House, Toronto, Ontario
3/10 2010 Peabody's, Cleveland, OH
3/11 2010 Blondie's, Detroit, MI
3/12 2010 The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
3/13 2010 Rave, Milwaukee, WI
3/14 2010 Block Station 4, St Paul, MN
3/16 2010 Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
3/18 2010 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
3/19 2010 Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver, British Columbia
3/20 2010 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
3/21 2010 Slim's, San Francisco, CA
3/23 2010 House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA
3/24 2010 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
3/25 2010 The Rock, Tucson, AZ
3/27 2010 Emo's Alternative Lounging, Austin, TX
3/28 2010 Meridian, Houston, TX
3/30 2010 The Club at Firestone, Orlando, FL
3/31 2010 The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

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Evile Announces U.S. Tour

Evile has issued the following statement about touring the U.S. in March:

"That's right, it's about time it happened, after 2 years of nearly getting it sorted then being let down time and time again we are finally confirmed for a USA tour. We will be supporting the mighty KREATOR on their Hordes of Chaos Part II tour so we get a chance to bring Infected Nations over the seas at last! The support bands change quite a lot so here's all the details, we are on all the dates."

3/03 - Jaxx, West Springfield, VA
3/04 - The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
3/05 - The Palladium (MA), Worcester, MA
3/06 - Nokia Theater, New York, NY
3/07 - Club Soda, Montreal, QUE
3/08 - Imperial de Quebec, Quebec City, QUE
3/09 - Opera House, Toronto, ONT
3/10 - Peabody's Cleveland, OH
3/11 - Blondie's, Detroit, MI
3/12 - The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
3/13 - Rave, Milwaukee, WI
3/14 - Block Station 4, St Paul, MN
3/16 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
3/18 - Corazon, Seattle, WA
3/19 - Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver, BC
3/20 - Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
3/21 - Slim's, San Francisco, CA
3/23 - House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA
3/24 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA
3/25 - The Rock, Tucson, AZ
3/27 - Emo's Alternative Lounging, Austin, TX
3/28 - Meridian, Houston, TX
3/30 - The Club at Firestone, Orlando, FL
3/31 - The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

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Kataklysm To Support Kreator On Tour

Canadian extreme metal outfit Katklysm will be direct support to German thrashers Kreator on their headlining North American tour this upcoming March, dubbed the “Hordes of Chaos Part II” tour.

Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono commented: "Growing up on thrash and speed metal, Kreator was always on the top of my playlist. I would call them the European Slayer! Well all of us in Kataklysm are fans so I can’t express how happy we are to have been offered this tour with this legendary band! It’s safe to say that we will be bringing a strong and heavy hitting set list. Let there be blood!"

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/18 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Ricksaw Theater
3/20 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
3/21 - San Fransisco, CA @ Slim's
3/23 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
3/24 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/25 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
3/27 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
3/28 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
3/30 - Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
3/31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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Exodus Vocalist Posts End Of Tour Report

Rob Dukes, the lead vocalist of Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus, has checked in with an update regarding the band finishing their South American tour with German thrash metal icons Kreator and what Exodus have planned next. The message reads as follows:

"We spent three months with Kreator over the last half year and the last night was an awesome way to end the tour.

"Sao Paulo is amazing, the fans are great, but really, all of South America has been great. Playing to 25,000 in Colombia and being on their national TV broadcast was a nice surprise on this tour.

"We are leaving with a bunch of great memories and a lot of new friends and some of us now-old friends a lot better.

"Kreator are a great band and they are really good people. More...

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Kreator To Shoot New Music Video

German thrash metal legends Kreator will shoot a video clip for "Destroy What Destroys You", a song off their latest release "Hordes Of Chaos," during their show with Exodus at Espacio Broadway in Santiago del Chile, this Saturday, October 17th.

Says frontman Mille Petrozza: "To shoot a video clip in Santiago del Chile is like a dream come true for us! Kreator has had a very special relationship with the Chilean metalheads since day one! We are really looking foreward to capture the magic, that has been present every time we played the city! Vamos people from Chile! Let's show the rest of the world that Santiago is one of the most metal citys on earth!!! We'll see you on Saturday."

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