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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:

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.

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.

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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