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Kreator

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

Latest Kreator News

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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Mexico Metal Festival Postpones Until 2021

Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, Mexico Metal Fest is postponing this November's date until October 30th, 2021. The festival will still take place at the Sultanes Baseball Stadium and tickets that were purchased for this November's festival will be honored for the new date. Festival organizers are in contract talks with all the bands that set to play this year's canceled festival. Check back often for updates as bands re-confirm. More...

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Kreator Recording New Album

German thrash metal legends Kreator has confirmed that they are hard at work on a new album. Posting on Instagram, frontman Mille Petrozza stated:

"In case you have wondered what @kreatorofficial was up to in the last couple of months. Songwriting for a new album. Vocal recordings today! METAL!"

This will mark the band's first album since 2017's, "Gods Of Violence" and follows the single, "666 - World Divided," which was released this past March.

More details will be revealed as soon as they become available.

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Kreator Posts New Single Online

German thrash metal legends Kreator has uploaded a new song and accompanying music video online entitled, "666 - World Divided." You can check out the video below. It is not yet known whether this is a stand alone single or a taste of a new album to come, which would be their first since the 2017 release, "Gods Of Violence." The band were scheduled to tour Europe with Lamb Of God and Power Trip next month, but like most other tours, the shows have been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More...

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Lamb Of God & Kreator Postpone European Tour

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another tour today, with the announcement that Lamb Of God's European tour with Kreator and Power Trip, dubbed the "State Of Unrest" tour, has been postponed as a result of the virus. A message from Kreator reads as follows:

"Hordes of Europe"

"We're sorry to announce, due to world events and imposed bands on public events across Europe; the "State of Unrest" tour with Lamb Of God and Power Trip is postponed. Our teams are working on getting the tour rescheduled for as soon as possible; please hold on to your tickets, new dates are soon to be announced!

"Stay safe out there - We are one!"

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Kreator Premiere New Live Video “Enemy Of God”

Kreator premiere the below live performance video for their song “Enemy Of God“, which was captured during their July 15th, 2017 show at the ‘Masters Of Rock‘ festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic. The clip comes from the group’s recently released live album, “London Apocalypticon“.

Comments Mille Petrozza of this new video: More...

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Kreator To Headline Mexico Metal Fest V


The final jewel to the trinity of German thrash metal was added to Mexico Metal Fest V, that which is Kreator!

The monstrous line-up now consists of the following bands:

Kreator
Mayhem
Sodom
Entombed A.D.
Immolation
Destruction
Pentagram
Tankard
Batushka
Cenotaph
Total Death
Cemican
Dark Matter
Intoxxxicated
Anima Tempo
Oversteel
Ancestry
Fightback

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Innards Premiere New Song

Innards premiere a new song called "Night Of The Anthropophagous", taken from their upcoming new EP "Back From the Grave, Straight in Your Face", which will be out in stores later this year via Transcending Obscurity Records. The outing features also guest spots from guitarist Frank Blackfire (Kreator/Sodom) and Kam Lee (Massacre, Mantas).

Check out now "Night Of The Anthropophagous" below.

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Kreator Reveals New Live CD/DVD Details

Sunday, December 16, 2018: The cold fingers of winter have already reached out for the British capital but there is one place in London that is set on fire as Kreator thrill their fans with an extensive live show and take their breath-taking performance once again to another level.

Today, the band announces the release of the proof of this memorable night: The live album London Apocalyption - Live At The Roundhouse will be released on February 14 via Nuclear Blast.

Singer Mille Petrozza states about the live album: "Hordes! Welcome to London Apocalypticon! This is the culmination of a long and epic touring cycle in support of Gods Of Violence - over 150 shows, 5 continents and many amazing memories made! We’re very proud to share this amazing piece of Kreator history with you; 3 professionally shot shows, plus professionally mixed and mastered audio; all of which has been meticulously laboured over to produce the best ever Kreator live release! But if this is still not enough for you…you can witness the real thing this spring when we embark on the State Of Unrest tour with the mighty Lamb Of God and Power Trip! Respect!"

To mark the occasion, Kreator have previewed the new release with the first single, "Satan Is Real", capturing the mood and spirit of the concert's stunning visuals. Check out the video below.

The pre-order for "London Apocalyption - Live At The Roundhouse" starts on December 13. Stay tuned for more information. More...

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Kreator Heralds The European Apocalypse

I've mentioned before that 2018 had some of the most exciting tour packages in recent years. It can be argued that the most exciting of these was the Headbanger's Ball tour (see report on the London show here,) but for those who want more variety in a lineup, the European Apocalypse had you covered. What more could a metal fan ask for than to spend the evening with thrash metal gods Kreator, black metal outfit Dimmu Borgir, American hardcore stars Hatebreed and Swedish death metal supergroup Bloodbath? It was one Hell of a way to cap off the year and when the tour rolled into London, I was there to catch it in all of its glory.

Kicking things off in suitably dark fashion was Bloodbath. It was interesting comparing their opening slot inside the Roundhouse to the well received performance on the main stage of Bloodstock Open Air four months earlier. Frontman Nick Holmes proves once again that he's a natural fit for the band, delivering powerful screams interspersed with dry humour throughout and casting a tortured shadow over the stage. Material from their new album, "The Arrow Of Satan" is drawn sounds fantastic live and fits in perfectly with older songs such as "So You Die" and "Outnumbering The Day," before the quintet closed their set with a rendition of "Eaten." Great performance and an adrenaline raising way to get the night going. More...

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Darkness Premiere New Song & Lyric Video

A lyric video for the track "Low Velocity Blood Spatter" from Germany's thrash metal outfit Darkness can be streamed below. The song is taken from the group's new full-length, "First Class Violence", which will be out in stores on October 12 through Massacre Records.

Jürgen "Ventor" Reil (Kreator) and Thomas "Angelripper" Such (Sodom) have contributed guest vocals to a song that's featured on the album.

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Kreator & Dimmu Borgir European/UK Tour Announced

Kreator and Dimmu Borgir will be out on a co-headlining ‘European Apocalypse Tour‘ this fall with Hatebreed and Bloodbath as support acts. See below where the trek will hit:

11/30 Tilburg, NET – O13
12/01 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/02 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/03 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
12/04 Brussels, BEL – AB
12/06 Mailand, ITA – Alcatraz
12/07 Munchen, GER – Zenith
12/08 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
12/09 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
12/11 Wien, AUT – Gasometer
12/12 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
12/13 Warsaw, POL – Hala Kolo
12/14 Leipzig, GER – Hause Auensee
12/15 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
12/16 London, UK – Roundhouse

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Watch New Sodom Lineup Perform "Outbreak of Evil"

The new lineup of German thrash metal outfit SODOM made its live debut on May 18 at the "Rock Hard Festival" in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Pro-shot footage of the band playing "Outbreak of Evil" can be streamed below.

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Day Four

All good things must come to an end, as they say. After three fantastic days at sea with sixty one metal bands, it almost time to head up. Fret ye not however, as there was still one more day filled with metal for those on board to enjoy.

Up first (at least for me,) was sunshine, fresh air and German thrash metal, as Destruction took to the stage for their second set of the cruise. The setlist wasn't changed enormously from their first, though this time "Nailed To The Cross" went down particularly well as there were two men dressed as Jesus in the mosh pit. Sacrilicious. Fortunately, the teutonic trio faced no visible technical problems this time around and put on a hell of a show, despite playing in the earliest slot of their career. It shouldn't be necessary to say this, but Destruction are one of the top thrash bands in history, still to this day, thanks not only to their superb catalogue, but to their towering stage presence and scorching live performances.

Following some lunch and finally being able to get into the merch room, it was a trip to the Alhambra Theater for something very special; The All Star Jam, hosted by Annihilator founder Jeff Waters. Members from many bands on board joined together to perform metal classics and favourites. Naturally, some groupings and songs went down better than others, with highlights including Riot's, "Swords and Tequila" performed by Snake from Voivod, Mike Silfringer of Destruction, Metal Church drummer Stet Howland, Korpiklaani bassist Jesper Anastasiadis and Primal Fear guitarist Tom Naumann, as well as the AC/DC classic, "Hells Bells," sung by Battle Beast's, Noora Louhimo, with Elias Viljanen if Sonata Arctica and Jeff Waters on guitar duties, Primal Fear's Mat Sinner on bass and Enslaved drummer Cato Bekkevold, all before the final number, which saw the dreams of thrash metal fans come true as Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza joined Destruction's Schmier and Vavver on stage to perform Metallica's, "Whiplash," in a lineup that was rounded up by Andreas Kisser of Sepultura and Matt Harvey of Exhumed performing guitars. A one of a kind experience which is a real treat for metal fans. More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Day One

Back when the first 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise set sail in 2011, metal fans around the globe looked on with enormous envy at the lucky few who were able to board the ship and witness a festival unlike any other. Seven years later, my own wish was granted as I arrived in Florida, ready to take to the seas with 61 bands, 3000 other metalheads (including Metal Underground founder, Deathbringer) and the crew on this magnificent vessel. This is the story of Metal Underground at 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018.

Boarding the ship was a relatively simple affair, impressive considering the magnitude of the journey, where travellers queued up to have their bags scanned, passports checked and sort out their currency for the trip, which is done on a special card. After this, punters are invited to have their photo taken in front of the 70000 Tons Of Metal backdrop, then take a seat and wait for their area to be called. As soon as one walks on to the ship, they're greeted enthusiastically by the pool girls, who welcome them with a copy of the official programme, which must be said, is wonderfully put together with information about everything from the bands to the ship's captain.

Making our way to our cabins, it immediately resonates what an inclusive trip this will be, as fans and band members walk together to their rooms, wherein I was able to speak briefly with Derrick Green, frontman of one of my all time favourite bands, Sepultura. After settling in, it's over to the decks for safety drills, which are conducted in English and German and where more metal royalty can be spotted (Corpsegrinder of Cannibal Corpse was in the line next to mine, laughing, joking and taking pictures with fans.) Finally, at 17:15, the first bands take to the stage and metal fans begin the holiday of a lifetime. More...

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Kreator Album Reissues' Release Dates Revealed

U.S. release dates have been revealed for Kreator‘s upcoming deluxe reissues. The re-releases of “Coma Of Souls” and “Renewal” will arrive in North American stores on March 02nd, 2018. Deluxe editions of “Cause For Conflict” and “Outcast” will arrive in stores a week later on March 09th. Details for each set can be found below: More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal Lineup Completed

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced the last four bands to perform at this year's event. Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm will be performing, in addition to American power metal outfit Seven Kingdoms has been confirmed for the journey, as well as Belgian groove metal band Diablo BLVD and Colombian speed metal group Revenge. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

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Two More Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Comedy metal act Psychostick and Mexican doom metal band Majestic Downfall are the latest groups announced to play this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which sets sail in only six days. This brings the total number of confirmed bands up to fifty six, with only four more to be confirmed. The organisers have said that the next three bands to be confirmed will all hail from different continents. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Belphegor
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Destruction
Enslaved
Evergrey
Evertale
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
In Mourning
Insomnium
Internal Bleeding
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Leaves' Eyes
Majestic Downfall
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Metsatöll
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Psychostick
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Seven Spires
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Triosphere
Voivod
Witchery
Witherfall
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Belphegor Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced that Austrian blackened death metal veterans Belphegor will be performing at this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This brings the total of confirmed bands to fifty four, with only six more to be revealed. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

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Evertale Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

German power metal band Evertale has been announced to perform at this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This brings the total of confirmed bands to fifty three, with only seven more to be revealed. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Destruction
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Evertale
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
In Mourning
Insomnium
Internal Bleeding
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Leaves' Eyes
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Metsatöll
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Seven Spires
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Triosphere
Voivod
Witchery
Witherfall
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Leaves Eyes Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

German symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes are the latest group to be confirmed for this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This brings the total of confirmed bands to 52 with only eight more still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

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