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Kreator announce string of UK dates with Arch Enemy

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 15th April 2014 by Nico Davidson

Teutonic thrash overlords Kreator have announced a string of UK dates in December, as part of their huge European tour, with Swedish melodic death metal unit Arch Enemy.

When Kreator released Endless Pain in 1985, they single-handedly established Germany as a thrash nation and continued to sustain and influence the subgenre via their own Violent Revolution. In 2012, Kreator released their latest studio album – the killer Phantom Antichrist which brought the band superb chart entries and sold-out venues all over the planet. This triumphant march was recently immortalized in the highly acclaimed live DVD/Blu-Ray Dying Alive. Footage from the DVD can be viewed below.

Frontman and icon Mille Petrozza comments:

A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact that the band hardly does European club tours – apart from our festival shows. In 2013 we were mainly busy playing for our fans overseas. We want to change this now. In time for the reissues of Endless Pain, Pleasure To Kill and Extreme Aggression in all kinds of formats – finally on vinyl again too –  we`ll end the Phantom Antichrist tour cycle in Europe with a massive string of shows. This will be your last chance to see Kreator live in clubs for quite a while, because we’ll be busy working on a new album in 2015 and only play carefully selected shows. Right now we`re working on a new multimedia stage show and we’ll also have a bunch of surprises in the setlist.  Our friends of Arch Enemy are part of the trek to present their new album War Eternal, and so will Vader and our old companions Sodom. This tour will be KILLER!!

Kreator’s UK tour dates are as follow:

16.12.2014 UK – Leamington, Assembly Rooms
17.12.2014 UK – Bristol, Academy
18.12.2014 UK – London, The Forum
19.12.2014 UK – Manchester, Academy
20.12.2014 IR – Dublin, Academy
21.12.2014 UK – Glasgow, QMU
22.12.2014 UK – Newcastle, Academy

Kreator online:

http://kreator-terrorzone.de |
http://facebook.com/KreatorOfficial

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New Edguy album almost finished

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 13th January 2014 by Nico Davidson

Edguy sneaked into the studio a while back to record the follow-up album to their chart breaking album Age Of The Joker. Surprisingly, the band have been able to keep it all quiet up to now. The band has issued the following brief statement from the studio:

We have focused on what makes this band unique and recorded what we believe is going to be the strongest & heaviest album this band has ever recorded. We didn’t waste any time with updates or distractions. There is no doubt, that this album is going to be the album we’ll be measured against in the future. And it makes us proud to say that as a band that has been existing for over 22 years now, fully aware that the best is yet to come.

The album is in the mixing process right now and will be out in April. More details will be revealed soon.

Edguy online:

http://edguy.net
http://facebook.com/edguy

 

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Kreator release live track from upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release Dying Alive

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 25th July 2013 by Nico Davidson

Teutonic thrash titans Kreator have recently posted a video track from their upcoming live DVD/Blu-Ray release Dying Alive which is due for release via Nuclear Blast on 2nd September. The track, entitled United In Hate, which featured fan submitted photos, can be viewed below.

The band have also announced an exclusive theatrical premiere for the the DVD at the renowned theater Lichtburg in the band’s hometown Essen, Germany. The premiere will take place on 29th August 2013 starting at 8pm CET. Main man Mille Petrozza will be attending the premiere and will be taking part in a Q&A afterwards. Tickets can be purchased at this location.

The DVD/Blu Ray features the band’s sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on 22nd December 2012 after an extensive 45 days spent touring Europe in support of their latest album Phantom Antichrist. The show was filmed by 24 cameras as well as filming some killer shots from onstage and from in the pit – it’s a release that certainly should not to be missed by both new and old Kreator fans alike.

The DVD and Blu-Ray boast the full show, a behind the scenes documentary as well as exclusive extras – the approximate total running time: 115 minutes.

Kreator online:

http://kreator-terrorzone.de/
http://www.facebook.com/KreatorOfficial

 

Kreator announce UK tour dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 4th January 2013 by Nico Davidson

Kreator2012cAround for almost 30 years now, Germanys biggest thrash metal export, Kreator, have proven to be a persistent, innovative and unstoppable force. And they have stepped it up another level for their return to the UK and Ireland.

Three years have passed since Kreator  headlined in the UK, so we are extremely stoked to announce the thrash-titans return in April 2013, bringing their Phantom Antichrist tour to the UK and Ireland.

Mille Petrozza (Vocalist/Guitarist) comments; “Finally we are coming back to play 3 selected shows for our loyal fans in the UK! We will bring our 3D tour production to give you the full KREATOR treatment. Support acts will be announced in the next few days, so stay tuned. Also, we are looking forward to play for all our Irish fans again, it has been quite a while. Our promise to you is a TOTAL MASSACRE!”

After an extensive European trek in support of their latest, critically-acclaimed, record, ‘Phantom Antichrist’, this awesome 3D stage-show is an experience that UK and Irish fans should be prepared for… this isn’t a normal show, this should come with a warning sticker!

Check out their latest video for ‘Civilisation Collapse’ for a taster:

The band have confirmed shows in London and Manchester, and their first headline show in Ireland since 2002. Dates are as follows:

26/04/13              Dublin, Ireland                  The Academy – www.ticketmaster.ie
27/04/13              Manchester, UK               HMV Ritz – www.ticketmaster.co.uk
28/04/12              London, UK                       HMV Forum – www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Keep your eyes peeled for the support acts which will be announced soon!

 

Kreator – Phantom Antichrist

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , , on 29th July 2012 by Pieni

Kreator
Phantom Antichrist
Released: 1st June 2012
Thrash Metal
Released via Nuclear Blast

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Even though “Mars Mantra” may strike you as a classic heavy metal introductory track, believe me – this album is thrash metal all over.

Not pure thrash metal, as Kreator have realized long ago that a bit of technique and a handful of melody don’t make your sound less aggressive or less powerful. So you find elaborated guitar pieces with the destructive force of thrash but, simultaneously, the pleasant chords of melodic death metal. The band’s been trying this formula for about 4 albums now, but I dare to say this is the best outcome so far.

The title-track and “Death To The World” are the most straight-forward thrash metal tracks, while “United In Hate” follows that path after an acoustic guitar leaves you wondering for about 40 seconds.

“Civilization Collapse” has its massive moments, but the groundwork is clearly drawn from NWOBHM. The same with “From Flood Into Fire”, but the latter in a more melodic way.

Also “Your Heaven, My Hell” starts off slower than usual, Speesy giving an ominous tone with his bass, Mille Petrozza using his clean voice, before the music explodes along with a scream, Kreator-style.

And “The Few, The Proud, The Broken” has some… “different” tempo variations, as the ones we can find in those experimental bands, so popular nowadays.

So Kreator are trying to keep up with times. And if that didn’t work out very well for them in the nineties, I think now they’re making it. “Phantom Antichrist” is their 13th studio album – indeed a lucky number.

4.5/5

Renata “Pieni” Lino