Kreator's Petroza Says New Album Is More Brutal Than 'Violent Revolution'
KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza recently spoke to the Antenna webzine about the group's new abum, "Enemy of God", and their upcoming tour. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:
Antenna: You have experimented quite a bit in the later years. Do you feel you have found the right formula by now?
Mille Petrozza: "I think as a band you should never say you have found any formula. I mean it's always about writing stuff and going to your limit as a band. As soon as you think you have arrived anywhere you should stop [laughs]. So I think the formula we have now is rather a way of expressing ourselves where we can be creative and experiment within the universe of the band."
Antenna: Your music sounds far more melodic today as opposite to what it did earlier on.
Mille Petrozza: "Yeah, I mean it should be. To me extreme music doesn't necessary have to be unmelodic so we are exploring the possibilities of creating music that is just as melodic as it is aggressive."
Antenna: It sounds like you may be a little inspired by a band like, for instance, IRON MAIDEN!
Mille Petrozza: "Yeah definitely. I mean they were one of the first bands that we got into. I mean any metal band was an inspiration really and also our old stuff. This is like the 11th record that we have released and of course some of the stuff you'll hear on the record is inspired by something we already have played in the past and of course also old metal and new metal bands. So basically everything."
Antenna: If you should put "Enemy of God" up against "Violent Revolution" what would you then say are the biggest difference between the two?
Mille Petrozza: "I think that this is something that people should figure out for themselves. I think 'Enemy of God' is a little more direct, a little more brutal and 'Violent Revolution' is a bit more focused but I couldn't really analyze it right now. I think the production is different. We have only used two guitars instead of four for the sound. We were very prepared and we had a long tour to back us up so the band is tighter nowadays and I think that's the difference. It's of course also a different album, different songs [laughs]."
Antenna: How come it has taken so long to record the follow-up to "Violent Revolution"?
Mille Petrozza: "We have toured a lot and we didn't want to jump out of the tourbus and into the studio. We needed some time to get inspired again so we took some time off to do normal things. Stuff that hasn't anything to do with music and then we went back into rehearsal again. I mean you can't be inspired by being on a tour bus all day; it's not the real world. Going out into the real world gives your inspiration everything else is just fake."
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