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Kreator

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

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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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Kreator Posts Video Teaser Online

German thrash legends Kreator has posted a video teaser online for their forthcoming album. You can check it out below. The rumoured title for the album will be "Hordes Of Chaos" and is set to be released in January via SPV Records. More...

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Contraband Candy Posts Tuska Special Feature, Pt 1

Contraband Candy has released part 1 of their Tuska Festival program. Here's what they say about it: "We show you Finland’s Tuska Festival in its true beer-and-Jäger-drenched glory, the way a proper Metal festival was meant to be enjoyed. With Korpiklaani’s fantastic song ‘Beer Beer’ as the theme tune, you can just imagine the sort of daft bollocks we got up to this time around!"

In this feature, Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth speaks about their new album, computer games and Viking paraphernalia. René has one too many Jägermeisters before the Primordial interview. Mille of Kreator talks about the pros and cons of Pro-Tools, their up and coming European and US tour in 2009 and their next album. Finally, they sign off this episode by interviewing Lord Of The Rings obsessives, Battlelore.

You can watch Part 1 of Contraband Candy's Tuska special feature on their site or below.

Coming shortly in Part 2: interviews with Entombed, Nile, Horna and Korpiklaani. More...

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Destruction, Kreator And Sodom To Tour The U.S.?

Destruction/Headhunter mainman Schmier was recently interviewed by Metal Asylum, during which he had the following to say regarding the new album "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." and touring in support of the record:

Metal Asylum: How far along is the new Destruction album?
Schmier: "The album comes out here (Germany) in August and September in the States and we are gonna try and hook up a tour with our mates Kreator and Sodom for the States. That would be fucking great. We are trying to do this for the beginning of next year."

Metal Asylum: Are you trying anything different with the music for the new Destruction?
Schmier: "I think its maybe a little more technical than the last couple albums (Inventor of Evil and Metal Discharge), maybe a little more harmonies. It has some more lead work."

Read the full article at MetalAsylum.

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Kreator Frontman Gives Album Update

Kreator leader Mille Petrozza has posted the following message regarding pre-production of the bands new album:

"The pre-production in our rehearsal studios went really smooth. Moses' way of working with bands takes place more on an emotional then on a technical level, which means the album will sound very raw and direct. We´re trying to capture Kreator's live energy and will be using nice vintage analog equipment for the recordings this time. Expect a massacre!"

Unfortunately for Kreator fans, the album isn't due until January 2009.

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"Get Thrashed" DVD Release Date Announced

"Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal" will be released on DVD in August. The DVD features footage and interviews with thrash legends ranging from Metallica to Kreator to Hirax. You can read an interview with director Rick Ernst at this location.

The complete list of bands interviewed is as follows:

Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Godsmack, Hatebreed, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill, Death Angel, Shadows Fall, Meshuggah, In Flames, Strapping Young Lad, Stone Sour, Superjoint Ritual, Lamb of God, Vio-lence, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction , Nuclear Assault, Voivod, Chimaira, Biohazard, Fozzy/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, Sepultura, Kittie, The Haunted, DRI, Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, Heathen, Hirax More...

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Kreator Clear Up Tour Confusion

The following message has been posted by Kreator's official Myspace:

"For some reason, we are still getting a LOT of emails, comments, messages, etc. about Kreator and the canceled King Diamond tour.

"King Diamond had to cancel the whole tour because of health issues. Regardless of what any club website may say, Kreator are NOT doing ANY SHOWS in the USA as of right now! No off-dates, no one-off shows, no tours.... nothing.

"Instead, they are concentrating on writing the NEW ALBUM and will only be making a few festival appearances in Europe at the moment. Once they are done with the new album, THEN they will make their way back to the USA.

"Until that time, all of us here in the USA will just have to be patient.

=)

"I hope this makes everything absolutely, positively clear because I would hate for a fan (or more) to show up at a club expecting Kreator to play and then get really disappointed."

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Kreator Complete Seven Songs For New Album

Guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza of the long-running German thrashers KREATOR has issued the following update:

"A high-quality updated version of our VHS classics 'Live In East Berlin' and 'Hallucinative Comas' will be released on DVD for the first time ever! We're really excited to hear your reactions on this! We've put a lot of hard work, sweat and energy into this monster!"

"Other than that, we're spending most of our time in the rehearsal room these days to prepare the new album! We have a five-track demo and two more songs written. The writing [is going] really smooth, the new songs are made for a live situation and they all kill! No compromise but sheer thrash metal brutality! So be prepared — January 2009 will see the release of the next album, followed by an extensive world tour!"

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Kreator Announce New Festival Dates

As previously reported, Kreator will be playing a few select festival dates. Here are new dates:

APRIL 26 - KARMOYGEDDON METAL FESTIVAL - HAUGESUND, NORWAY
MAY 3 - HARDSTYLE EVOLUTION FESTIVAL - "TRANSILVANIA", ERSTFELD, SWITZERLAND
JUNE 27-29 - TUSKA FESTIVAL - HELSINKI, FINLAND
JULY 31-AUGUST 2 - WACKEN OPEN AIR - WACKEN, GERMANY
AUGUST 22 - LEYENDAS DEL ROCK FESTIVAL - PUERTO DE MAZARRO, SPAIN

The German thrashers will commence a new album this year, the follow up to 2005s highly acclaimed "Enemy Of God"

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Kreator Post New DVD Trailer Online

Head to this location to check out a trailer for the new KREATOR DVD+CD At The
Pulse Of Kapitulation - Live In East Berlin 1990.

The DVD+CD will be released on Steamhammer/SPV on the following dates: Germany: March 28th, Europe: March 31st, USA/Canada: April 8th.

The final content of the package will be:

DVD - Live In East Berlin 199" - Re-Edit Version, 5.1 Mix by Andy Sneap: 'Some Pain Will Last', 'Extreme Aggression', 'Under The Guillotine', 'Toxic Trace', 'Bringer Of Torture', 'Pleasure To Kill', 'Flag Of Hate', Drum Solo, 'Terrible Certainty', 'Riot Of Violence', 'Love Us Or Hate Us', 'Behind The Mirror', 'Betrayer', 'Awakening Of The Gods', 'Tormentor'.

Plus documentary The Past And Now from Niels Folta, Kreator Horror Movie Hallucinative Comas – Director’s Cut - re-edit from original director Andreas Marshall featuring At The Pulse Of Kapitulation (new intro piece by Tim Schuldt and Mille Petrozza), People Of The Lie, Dr. Wagner Part 1, Twisted Urges, Dr. Wagner Part II, Coma Of Souls, Dr. Wagner Part III, Terror Zone; plus deleted scenes and bonus material.

Audio CD : 'Some Pain Will Last', 'Extreme Aggression', 'Under The Guillotine', 'Toxic Trace', 'Bringer Of Torture', 'Pleasure To Kill', 'Flag Of Hate', 'Terrible Certainty', 'Riot Of Violence', 'Love Us Or Hate Us', 'Behind the Mirror', 'Betrayer', 'Awakening Of The Gods', 'Tormentor'.

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Before The Dawn Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Finland's BEFORE THE DAWN is the latest act confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.

The Wacken Open Air Festival will be headlined by IRON MAIDEN (on July 31st). The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, BEFORE THE DAWN, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CORVUS CORAX, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, ENEMY OF THE SUN, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, EVOCATION, GIRUGÄMESH, GOREROTTED, GORGOROTH, HATEBREED, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, LORDI, NIFELHEIM, NIGHTWISH, OBITUARY, AXEL RUDI PELL, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES, WARBRINGER.

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Kreator Post Update

The following message has been posted via Kreator's official Myspace:

"Following their truly global Enemy of God World Tour, thrash gods Kreator will be parking the steamrollers for a while and taking a creative break in 2008 to concentrate on writing new material and recording their next album. Live activity for the band in 2008 will only be sporadic, consisting primarily of selected festival appearances. Kreator’s next album is currently scheduled for release in January of 2009, to be followed by an extensive world tour later
in the year.

To make the long wait a little less painful for Kreator fans, March of 2008 sees the re-release on DVD of “Live in East Berlin” and “Hallucinative Comas”, both re-edited and previously only available on VHS video cassette. The DVD release goes out under the title “At the pilse of Kapitulation – Live in east Berlin 1990”.

Here are a few of Mille’s own comments:

Tour:
As another year winds down, I think back on all the wild, ultra-aggressive Kreator concerts we played in 2007. We ran into lots of our old friends again and made many new ones as well. I’d like to say ‘Thanks!’ at this point to all the promoters and fans who made it possible! The legion of Kreator supporters is growing all the time, and you made 2007 a very exciting year for us in the band.

Album:
Right now, it’s time for us to recharge our batteries and write some new songs. A little like the creature in ‘Alien’, several ideas for the next album have been brooding inside me for a while and now they’re ready to burst out of my chest and take the Kreator story to the next level. Musically, the whole concept will be very brutal and melodic! I’ve been working for over a year now between gigs with Tim Schuldt at 4 CN Studio in Wuppertal, Germany on the demos, and at the
moment there are 10 basic ideas and fragments for new songs. Starting in January of 2008, the band will get together in Essen to start working out arrangements for the new stuff.

DVD:
Over the years, I’ve met lots of people in and around Berlin who’s first metal experience ever was the concert we did there in the early 90’s at the ‘Werner Seelenbinder Halle’. The new DVD features some of these people in recent interviews, and there are also some original quotes from back then. Words don’t do justice to the energy that was in the air that day in East Berlin, and the whole event can only be described as utterly unique and historic.

Up until now this legendary concert was only available as a VHS video with less-than-ideal sound quality. But Niels Folta and I have carefully digitalized all the material and upgraded it to today’s
standards, re-edited everything and called in Andy Sneap to mix it all in 5.1 sound format. The result is a tremendous upgrade in the quality of the whole thing without destroying the early 90s charm of the original.

Plus, the DVD also contains the Hallucinative Coma video from 1991. This was our mini horror movie for the "Coma of Souls" album at the time. For the DVD, original director Andreas Marshall has personally re-edited his own ‘Director’s Cut’, featuring never-seen-before scenes that the censors just couldn’t stomach back in the day. All in all, this new DVD is a great metal package featuring the best of the original and plenty of extra features to get your head around!


Stay tuned for more details………"

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Nightwish Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2008

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
AUTUMN
AVANTASIA
AXXIS
CARCASS
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CREMATORY
DESTRUCTOR
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
GOREROTTED
GORGOROTH
HATEBREED
IRON MAIDEN
KAMELOT
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
KREATOR
KRYPTERIA
LORD BELIAL
NIGHTWISH
OBITUARY
POWERWOLF
PRIMORDIAL
SABATON
SALTATIO MORTIS
SONATA ARCTICA
THE BONES

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Kreator To Release New Live DVD In March

The following press release has been announced by Kreator:

Following their truly global Enemy of God World Tour, German thrash gods KREATOR will be parking the steamrollers for a while and taking a creative break in 2008 to concentrate on writing new material and recording their next album. Live activity for the band in 2008 will only be sporadic, consisting primarily of selected festival appearances. Kreator’s next album is currently scheduled for release in January of 2009, to be followed by an extensive world tour later in the year.

To make the long wait a little less painful for Kreator fans, March of 2008 sees the re-release on DVD of Live In East Berlin and Hallucinative Comas, both re-edited and previously only available on VHS video cassette. The DVD release goes out under the title At The Pulse Of Kapitulation - Live In East Berlin 1990.

Release dates:
Europe: March 31st, 2008
Germany: March 28th, 2008
North America: March 25th, 2008

Guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza comments:

Tour: "As another year winds down, I think back on all the wild, ultra-aggressive Kreator concerts we played in 2007. We ran into lots of our old friends again and made many new ones as well. I’d like to say ‘Thanks!’ at this point to all the promoters and fans who made it possible! The legion of Kreator supporters is growing all the time, and you made 2007 a very exciting year for us in the band."

Album: "Right now, it’s time for us to recharge our batteries and write some new songs. A little like the creature in ‘Alien’, several ideas for the next album have been brooding inside me for a while and now they’re ready to burst out of my chest and take the Kreator story to the next level. Musically, the whole concept will be very brutal and melodic! I’ve been working for over a year now between gigs with Tim Schuldt at 4 CN Studio in Wuppertal, Germany on the demos, and at the moment there are 10 basic ideas and fragments for new songs. Starting in January of 2008, the band will get together in Essen to start working out arrangements for the new stuff."

DVD: "Over the years, I’ve met lots of people in and around Berlin who’s first metal experience ever was the concert we did there in the early 90’s at the ‘Werner Seelenbinder Halle’. The new DVD features some of these people in recent interviews, and there are also some original quotes from back then. Words don’t do justice to the energy that was in the air that day in East Berlin, and the whole event can only be described as utterly unique and historic.

Up until now this legendary concert was only available as a VHS video with less-than-ideal sound quality. But Niels Folta and I have carefully digitalized all the material and upgraded it to today’s standards, re-edited everything and called in Andy Sneap to mix it all in 5.1 sound format. The result is a tremendous upgrade in the quality of the whole thing without destroying the early 90s charm of the original.

Plus, the DVD also contains the Hallucinative Coma video from 1991. This was our mini horror movie for the Coma Of Souls album at the time. For the DVD, original director Andreas Marshall has personally re-edited his own ‘Director’s Cut’, featuring never-seen-before scenes that the censors just couldn’t stomach back in the day. All in all, this new DVD is a great metal package featuring the best of the original and plenty of extra features to get your head around!"

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Gorgoroth Confirmed For Wacken 2008

The Gaahl-fronted version of the Norwegian black metal band GORGOROTH has been been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The group will be one of the headliners on the event's "Black Stage." The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
AUTUMN
AVANTASIA
AXXIS
CARCASS
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CREMATORY
DESTRUCTOR
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
GOREROTTED
GORGOROTH
HATEBREED
IRON MAIDEN
KAMELOT
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
KREATOR
KRYPTERIA
LORD BELIAL
OBITUARY
POWERWOLF
PRIMORDIAL
SABATON
SALTATIO MORTIS
SONATA ARCTICA
THE BONES

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Leaves' Eyes Frontman Talks King Diamond Tour

As previously reported, the North American Tour together with KING DIAMOND, KREATOR, LEAVES’ EYES and CELLADOR in spring 2008 has been cancelled due to serious health problems concerning King Diamond.

Leaves’ Eyes mainman Alex Krull (ATROCITY) comments: "Hello everybody, we unfortunately have to say that the North American Tour from Leaves’ Eyes together with King Diamond, Kreator and Cellador had to be cancelled as many of you already know. King Diamond has got a serious problem with his back which makes it impossible for him to go on tour in the next time. We got this news with a heavy heart, all our best wishes for a fast recovery for the King!! Healthiness goes first and we can understand his decision 100%. Of course we would have loved to present a great show for our fans in the USA and Canada. We even wanted to surprise you with new material from the next Leaves’ Eyes album! We hope however seeing all of you very soon.

Leaves’ Eyes are currently working at their next album and the finishing of the first Leaves’ Eyes DVD. Furthermore, new musicians are being sought for the position of drummer and bass player for Leaves’ Eyes and Atrocity.

Says Alex Krull: "We were very pleased with the reactions so far. Many interesting musicians of all different genres and places have applied so far. A big thank you to all of you who already wrote to us. We are checking all applications and we are still looking for more potential candidates. We would like to have people around us that are somehow down-to-earth and reliable but very much committed to music. This is for sure very important for us because of the two different directions of both bands. On the one hand we need people that are able to play all the crazy stuff in Atrocity such as extreme (double-bass) drumming and bass patterns beyond 225 bpm. On the other hand we need people who can play the groovy and filigree mid-tempo-beats for Leaves’ Eyes. Not an easy job and a real challenge for every musician. People who want to apply for the job, contact us at info@mastersoundentertainment.de."

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Four More Bands Confirmed For Wacken 2008

PRIMORDIAL, GOREROTTED, POWERWOLF and AUTUMN are the latest bands confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.

The festival will be headlined next year by IRON MAIDEN. The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, GOREROTTED, HATEBREED, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, OBITUARY, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES.

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Cellador Comment On King Diamond Tour

Guitarist Bill Hudson of the Nebraska-based power metallers CELLADOR has issued the following update:

Alright, we've been getting tons of e-mails asking us whether the tour with KING DIAMOND, KREATOR and LEAVES' EYES is entirely cancelled or only the King is out of it.

"My honest answer as of right now is: I DON'T KNOW.

"I talked to our booking agent (John Finberg at First Row Talent, the guy who put the tour together) yesterday and he told me he's been working on a 'plan B' for three days and nobody more than him wanted this tour to happen. I can tell he's really bummed about it.

"It's almost funny, but ever since that happened, it seems like some of the bands are having problems. LEAVES' EYES has just parted ways with two members and we're having some problems I'd rather not talk about just yet. But what I CAN say is that we were supposed to be at the studio right now and the recordings were postponed.

"Now, another question we've been getting is: 'Is the January/February tour cancelled?' I do have an answer for that: NO, IT'S NOT.

"We will not cancel any shows on that tour. It starts on January 15th in Charlotte, NC and ends on February 10th in Houston, TX. About March 22nd - May 7th, please just sit tight. We'll announce something real soon. I really don't know what, but there will be something!" More...

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Kreator Frontman Speaks On King Diamond Tour

Guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza of the German thrashers KREATOR has issued the following statement:

"First of all, We are very disapointed that our tour [with KING DIAMOND] in March/April is not going to happen! We were really looking forward to see all our North American fans again and were preparing a killer show for you! But I must also say that right now the most important thing is King Diamond's health. I want to see the King playing shows and producing albums for many years to come in good shape and so all I can say in the name of the whole band at this point is: Get well soon, King, and all the strength and best wishes from Germany! All hail to the King!"

More information about KREATOR's future plans will become available in the next few days.

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As I Lay Dying Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2008

San Diego's AS I LAY DYING has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
AVANTASIA
AXXIS
CARCASS
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CREMATORY
DESTRUCTOR
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
HATEBREED
IRON MAIDEN
KAMELOT
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
KREATOR
KRYPTERIA
LORD BELIAL
OBITUARY
SABATON
SALTATIO MORTIS
SONATA ARCTICA
THE BONES

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Kreator Announce Headlining Virginia Show

German thrash legends KREATOR have lined up a headlining show on March 31st at Jaxx in Springfield, VA. Also performing will be LEAVES’ EYES and CELLADOR. The band’s March 29th show at Jaxx with KING DIAMOND has sold out.

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