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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
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...
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."
Mille Petrozza, the lead singer and guitarist of German thrash metal legends Kreator has checked in from South America with an update on how the bands world tour is going so far. The message reads as follows:
"We're right in the middle of our world tour as I'm writing this from a hotel room in San Salvador. This tour has led us through Russia, China, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Guatemala and now El Salvador. It proves ones again that metal has become a worldwide phenomena!
"No matter what cultural or religious background, there is always a huge audience on this tour! I'm overwhelmed by the reaction of the crowd every night and even though we have a tough schedule and we all have been jetlagged a lot, this is one of the most fun tours I've ever been on!
"We've met up with EXODUS, who are with us on this South/ Central American part of the tour and it's great to see them kill at every single show. This package is brutal, the fans are getting the full treatment - with Exodus and Kreator on one bill, this is a true night of violence! More...
The new Barren Earth minisite is now online, including band and release information and audio samples from their debut EP, "Our Twilight," which is due out November 9th (11th Finland, 17th US).
With former members of Amorphis, plus current members of Swallow the Sun, Moonsorrow, and Kreator, Finland’s Barren Earth presents this 4-track EP of progressive and folk textured death metal.
The CD is now available to pre-order here.
It can also be announced that the band will play their very first gig, in support of the release, at Dantes Highlight in Helsinki on Thursday 19th November 2009.
Look out for the full-length debut album, coming early 2010, containing the extended version of "Our Twilight."
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:
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD
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...
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."
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
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
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...
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
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:
SOUL SACRIFICE (Turkey)
ONE BULLET LEFT (Germany)
SAINTS 'N' SINNERS (Turkey)
UCK GRIND (Turkey)
EPISODE 13 (Turkey)
VE DAHA FAZLASI (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.
Kreator has issued the following announcement about upcoming Russian tour dates:
"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."
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:
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
KEEP OF KALESSIN
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.
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...
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!
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
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
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
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!