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ARCH ENEMY – Announces North American Headlining Tour With KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL As Support!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Arch Enemy - Kreator - war eternal - American tour - promo flyer - 2014

Earlier this week, Metal icons ARCH ENEMY unleashed their new album, War Eternal, across the world, with critics hailing it as their “strongest album in years” (Decibel Magazine). To kick-off the War Eternal campaign, the band launched an extensive European tour, which is currently underway through the rest of the year. In addition to these dates, ARCH ENEMY will also make their much-anticipated return to North American soil this October/November! Featuring KREATOR, HUNTRESS, and STARKILL as support, this headlining trek will be the band’s first tour in the States since 2011—and the first US tour to feature new members Alissa White-Gluz (vocals) and Nick Cordle (guitar)!

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ARCH ENEMY’s Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “It’s been three long years since ARCH ENEMY last played North America, but now the wait is over! We’re riding a veritable metal tsunami in Europe with our new album ‘War Eternal’ and look forward to spreading the chaos on this N.A. run! ARCH ENEMY is very proud and excited to be teaming up with Teutonic thrash titans KREATOR as well as HUNTRESS and STARKILL! Miss this show at your own peril!”

KREATOR’s Mille Petrozza (vocals, guitar) adds: “Both bands have been talking about touring together for many years, now it becomes reality: KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY on one bill in the USA and Canada! We are looking forward to another killer run in support of our album ‘Phantom Antichrist’ before we will start writing new stuff in 2015! With ARCH ENEMY’s new album ‘War Eternal’ being a monster, this will be THE metal tour of the fall. Don’t miss it!”

Arch Enemy - War Eternal - promo cover pic - 2014

To purchase War Eternal, head over to iTunes: (http://smarturl.it/wareternalITUNES)

See below for all upcoming dates. VIP tickets for the North American tour are now available here: http://archenemy.soundrink.com/

ARCH ENEMY – Live In North America With KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL

23.10.2104 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

24.10.2104 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY *

25.10.2104 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

26.10.2104 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

27.10.2104 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC

28.10.2104 – Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC

29.10.2014 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON

01.11.2014 – The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB *

02.11.2014 – Riddell Centre – Regina, SK *

03.11.2014 – Macewan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB *

04.11.2014 – Union Hall – Edmonton, AB *

06.11.2014 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC *

07.11.2014 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA *

08.11.2014 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *

10.11.2014 – Regency Center – San Francisco, CA

11.11.2014 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

12.11.2014 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

14.11.2014 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

15.11.2014 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM *

16.11.2014 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

18.11.2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN *

19.11.2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL

20.11.2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

21.11.2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI

22.11.2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH

23.11.2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH

*=without STARKILL

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Facebooks of the bands: Arch Enemy, Kreator Official, Huntress, Starkill

VIP tickets for the North American tour are now available here: http://archenemy.soundrink.com/

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(Source: Arch Enemy Facebook)

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LONG LIVE ARCH ENEMY.

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE HUNTRESS.

LONG LIVE STARKILL.

Stone.

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KREATOR – EUROPEAN TOUR 2014 Announced! Arch Enemy, Sodom And Vader To Support!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kreator - European Tour 2014 - promo flyer

Following the release of last year’s highly acclaimed and critically hailed live DVD/Blu-ray Dying Alive, German Thrash Metal giants KREATOR now announce a tour for November/December 2014, leading the true “Hordes Of Chaos” throughout Europe as headliners and with them a real high-class selection of bands.

Joining KREATOR for the upcoming live shenanigans are Polish label mates VADER, Swedish death metal masters ARCH ENEMY and German Thrash veterans SODOM.

Frontman 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 Antichris 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 - Band Classic Logo - Red & Black

Check Out This Killer Package At The Following Dates:

26.11.2014 FR – Lyon, Le Transbordeur

27.11.2014 FR – Istres, L´Usine

01.12.2014 FR – Toulouse, Le Bikini

02.12.2014 FR – Paris, Le Bataclan

04.12.2014 NL – Tilburg, 013

05.12.2014 DE – Ludwigsburg

06.12.2014 DE – Oberhausen

07.12.2014 DE – Saarbrücken

08.12.2014 DE – Hamburg

09.12.2014 DE – Berlin

11.12.2014 DE – Wiesbaden

12.12.2014 DE – Geiselwind

13.12.2014 DE – München

14.12.2014 CH – Pratteln

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

* Without SODOM and VADER

**16.12.2014 – Birmingham changed! **

Kreator - Dying Alive - promo cover pic - #66 - 2013

KREATOR:

Miland “Mille” Petrozza – Vocals / Guitrar

Sami Yli-Sirniö – Guitar

Christian “Speesy” Giesler – Bass

Jürgen “Ventor” Reil – Drums

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(Source: KREATOR Facebook)

* For more info on KREATOR:

Facebook: Kreator Official

Website: http://www.kreator-terrorzone.de

Merch: http://www.kreator-terrorshop.com

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LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE SODOM.

LONG LIVE VADER.

LONG LIVE ARCH ENEMY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KREATOR – HUGE, SIGNED “DYING ALIVE” PRINTS TO BE AUCTIONED OFF FOR CHARITY!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kreator - promo band banner - 2013 - #444

German Thrash titans KREATOR, Nuclear Blast, Janmedia and animal rights organization PETA Germany have teamed up for charity. Together three huge prints of parts of the stunning artwork (by renowned artis Jan Meininghaus) of the band’s most recent DVD/Blu Ray Dying Alive are being auctioned off via eBay.

All three prints are signed by all band members – all proceeds will go directly in favor of PETA Germany.

Check out and spread all three auctions here: http://ebay.eu/164ns2G

Kreator - Charity Prints - PETA - 2013

KREATOR – Charity Prints

Commented KREATOR mainman and active vegan Mille Petrozza: “Our favorite artist Jan Meininghaus did an amazing job creating the cover art for Dying Alive and the prints look just awesome. We are happy to support PETA and all the hard-working people who help to make this world a better place – not only for humans, cats, dogs and other pets, but for ALL our animal friends on this planet.”

Added PETA Germany representative Jobst Eggert: Animals need our voice as they can´t speak for themselves. We are happy that the animals have such a strong and charismatic voice like Mille’s who stands up for their rights. Making people aware of wrongs in this world is something KREATOR and PETA have in common and we are extremely grateful that the proceeds from these auctions will help us keeping up our work and make this world a better place for animals.“

PETA Deutschland e.V. is a an affiliate of PETA USA who is the biggest animal rights organization (more than 3 million supporters) worldwide whose main goal is to raise awareness by revealing animal cruelty, wise up the general public and change ways of life to help every animal living a better life.

Kreator - Dying Alive - promo cover pic - #66 - 2013

Dying Alive features the band’s sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22, 2012 after an extensive 45 day European tour in support of their highly successful album Phantom Antichrist. The packed and sweat driven show was filmed by 24 cameras as well as guitar and even mosh pit cams.

The DVD/Blu Ray contains the show, a behind the scenes documentary as well as video clips. Approximate total running time: 115 minutes.

Dying Alive is available in various formats:

DVD/2CD
Blu Ray/2CD
Earbook (DVD/Blu Ray/2CD + Bonus CD feat. Phantom Antichrist demo songs)
Earbook + 7“ (DVD/Blu Ray/2CD + Bonus CD feat. Phantom Antichrist demo songs) – Nuclear Blast Mailorder ONLY

Audio-Format:

Limited 2CD incl. live bonus tracks
2LP (black, 180g, gatefold + poster)
2LP (red, 180g, gatefold + poster) – Nuclear Blast Mailorder ONLY
2LP (orange, 180g, gatefold + poster) – Nuclear Blast Mailorder ONLY

Order Dying Alive via: http://smarturl.it/KreatorDyingAlive

KREATOR – LIVE:

13.09. D Berlin – Kulturbrauerei, Kesselhaus, Metal Hammer Awards
21.09. F Mennecy – Mennecy Metal Part Festival

Kreator - Band Classic Logo - Red & Black

(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For More Info On KREATOR:

Facebook: Kreator Official

http://www.kreator-terrorzone.de

http://www.kreator-terrorshop.com

Nuclear Blast USA - large logo!!

NUCLEAR BLAST:

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE PETA.

Stone.

KREATOR + OVERKILL = LEGENDS OF THRASH TOUR 2013

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kreator - Overkill - Legends Of Thrash Tour 2013 - promo flyer

Thrash Metal icons KREATOR and OVERKILL will be touring North America together, beginning October 30th in Baltimore Maryland! This “Legends Of Thrash Tour 2013″ will no doubt be raising the fiery depths of hell, for our Metal masses to revel in! Thrash Metal warriors WARBRINGER will be lending their lethal support as well! Metal be thy name!

Check out the tour dates and venues below! The “Legends Of Thrash Tour 2013″ will be raging right through November! Whoa!

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KREATOR – OVERKILL – WARBRINGER – 2013 North American Tour Dates:

10/30 – Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage

10/31 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Trocadero

11/01 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium

11/02 – Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda

11/03 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House

11/04 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Altar Bar

11/05 – Columbus, Ohio @ Al Rosa Villa

11/06 – Joliet, Ill. @ Mojoes

11/07 – Lawrence, Kansas @ Granada

11/08 – Englewood, Colo. @ Gothic Theater

11/09 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In the Venue

11/11 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw Theater

11/12 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon

11/13 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre

11/14 – San Fran, Calif. @ Filmore

11/15 – Anaheim, Calif. @ The Grove

11/16 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre

11/17 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater

11/18 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees

11/19 – San Antonio, Texas @ Backstage Live

11/21 – Louisville, Ky. @ Diamond Pub & Billiards

11/22 – W. Springfield, Va. Empire

11/23 – New York, N.Y. @ Stage 48

11/24 – New York, N.Y. @ Stage 48

Kreator - Band Classic Logo - Red & Black

http://www.kreator-terrorzone.de

Overkill - classic logo - green & black!

http://www.wreckingcrew.com

Warbringer - band logo - red-white-black - 2013

http://www.warbringermusic.com

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(Source: http://www.wreckingcrew.com)

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LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE WARBRINGER.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

KREATOR “DYING ALIVE” – Is Out Today, Via Nuclear Blast, In North America! Whoa!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on September 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kreator - Dying Alive - Best Buy - promo flyer - 2013

As reported on the Facebook page of KREATOR:

Hey North Americans, find DYING ALIVE at Best Buy! Order it online at http://bit.ly/dyalibb or find your nearest store at http://bit.ly/bbstores!

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Stone Says: I bought mine today! Hell yes, I did! The 2/CD version of DYING ALIVE! I am quite psyched-out by it all, to say the least! Hail KREATOR! German Thrash Metal Legends! Metal be thy name! Whoa!

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* For More Info On DYING ALIVE:

KREATOR “DYING ALIVE” – DVD/Blu-ray And 2CD Releasing September 3rd In USA

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on July 2, 2013.

Kreator - Dying Alive - promo cover pic - #66 - 2013

Kreator - Band Classic Logo - Red & Black

Miland “Mille” Petrozza – vocals & guitar

Sami Yli-Sirniö – guitar

Christian “Speesy” Giesler – bass

Jürgen “Ventor” Reil – drums

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* For More Info On KREATOR:

Facebook: Kreator Official

http://www.kreator-terrorzone.de

http://www.kreator-terrorshop.com

http://www.twitter.com/kreator

http://www.youtube.com/user/kreatorofficial

Nuclear Blast USA - Logo - promo

NUCLEAR BLAST:

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

KREATOR “DYING ALIVE” – DVD/Blu-ray And 2CD Releasing September 3rd In USA

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on July 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kreator - Dying Alive - DVD - promo cover

KREATOR – German thrash kings KREATOR have posted a first trailer for their upcoming live DVD Dying Alive (OUT: August 30, 2013 – Europe / September 2, 2013 – UK / September 3, 2013 – US).

The DVD/Blu Ray features the band’s sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22, 2012 after an extensive 45 day European tour in support of their highly successful album Phantom Antichrist. The packed and sweat driven show was filmed by 24 cameras as well as guitar and even mosh pit cams.

The DVD/Blu Ray contains the show, a behind the scenes documentary as well as video clips. Approximate total running time: 115 minutes.

Dying Alive Will Be Issued In Various Formats:

DVD/2CD

Blu Ray/2CD

Earbook (DVD/Blu Ray/2CD + Bonus CD feat. »Phantom Antichrist« demo songs)

Earbook + 7“ (DVD/Blu Ray/2CD + Bonus CD feat. »Phantom Antichrist« demo songs) – Nuclear Blast Mailorder ONLY

Audio-Only Formats:

Limited 2CD incl. live bonus tracks

2LP (black, 180g, gatefold + poster)

2LP (red, 180g, gatefold + poster) – Nuclear Blast Mailorder ONLY

2LP (orange, 180g, gatefold + poster) – Nuclear Blast Mailorder ONLY

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Pre-order Dying Alive via http://smarturl.it/KreatorDyingAlive

Subscribe to Nuclear Blast YouTube: http://bit.ly/subs-nb-yt

Kreator - Band Classic Logo - Red & Black

Miland “Mille” Petrozza – Vocals & Guitar

Sami Yli-Sirniö – Guitar

Christian “Speesy” Giesler – Bass

Jürgen “Ventor” Reil – Drums

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on KREATOR, click below! Whoa!

www.kreator-terrorzone.de

 www.facebook.com/kreatorofficial

 www.nuclearblast.de/kreator

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LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KREATOR – Historic Chart Entries For “Phantom Antichrist”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on June 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Phantom Antichrist, the brand new album by legendary German Thrash pioneers KREATOR, has landed on various top positions on charts all over the world.

Germany #5 (the band’s highest chart entry ever)

Switzerland #22

Austria #31

Netherlands #87

Spain #89

Belgium #115

USA #130

Canada #118

USA Billboard Heatseekers Chart #1 (label’s highest debut ever on any Billboard)

USA Billboard Tio 200 Chart #130

UK Top 50 Indie Charts #14

UK Top 40 Metal Chart #37

Commented main man, guitarist & singer Mille Petrozza: “Wow! Thanks a million to our fans – this would have never been possible without you! Thank you for believing in us! You are the best! See you on tour!”
 A video featuring snippets of all songs of the album + comments by various heavy metal heavyweights can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/QCFz2vhc3mU

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on KREATOR, click on the links below!

http://www.kreator-terrorzone.de

http://www.kreator-terrorshop.com

http://www.facebook.com/KreatorOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/user/kreatorofficial

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

Congratulations KREATOR, you guys (legends) deserve it.

Stone.

KREATOR – ‘Phantom Antichrist’ Limited Edition Digi-Pak Track Listing Revealed; More Album Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on March 31, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Germany’s KREATOR, one of the world’s most enduring and masterful Thrash Metal bands, has revealed the track listing & bonus DVD content of the limited edition digi-pak version of their thirteenth studio album, Phantom Antichrist. This will be their first album released by Nuclear Blast.

Track listing:

01. Mars Mantra
02. Phantom Antichrist
03. Death To The World
04. From Flood Into Fire
05. Civilization Collapse
06. United In Hate
07. The Few, The Proud, The Broken
08. Your Heaven, My Hell
09. Victory Will Come
10. Until Our Paths Cross Again

BONUS DVD:

- Conquerers of the ice – The making of Phantom Antichrist
Directed by Matthias Kollek

- Harvesting the grapes of Horror
Live at Wacken Open Air in 2011 and 2008.
Mixed by Klaus Scheuermann.
Edited by Marcel Schleif and Stephan Lier

01. Choir Of The Damned (2011)
02. Hordes Of Chaos (2011)
03. War Curse (2011)
04. Coma Of Souls / Endless Pain (2011)
05. Pleasure To Kill (2011)
06. Destroy What Destroys You (2011)
07. The Patriarch (2008)
08. Violent Revolution (2008)
09. People Of The Lie (2008)
10. Europe After The Pain (2008)
11. Phobia (2011)
12. Terrible certainty / Reconquering The Throne (2011)
13. Flag Of Hate / Tormentor (2011)

Phantom Antichrist will be released on June 1st in Europe and on June 5th in North America. The album was recorded in Örebro, Sweden at the famed Fascination Street Studio with renowned producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Soilwork). A vinyl edition will also be available.

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Stone Says: I am counting the minutes for this June 5th North American release date! Whoa and Metal be thy name.

KREATOR =  THRASH METAL LEGENDS.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on KREATOR, click on the links below:

http://www.kreator-terrorzone.de

http://www.kreator-terrorshop.com

http://www.facebook.com/KreatorOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/user/kreatorofficial

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

Stone.

KREATOR – Reveal ‘Phantom Antichrist’ Cover Artwork!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , on February 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

2012-02-10 – German Thrash Metal legends KREATOR just revealed cover art of the bands highly anticipated new album Phantom Antichrist. The piece has been created by iconic artworker Wes Benscoter who has worked for heavyweights such as SLAYER, DIO and BLACK SABBATH before.

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Phantom Antichrist marks the band’s debut for Nuclear Blast and is set to be released June 1, 2012 (Europe), June 5, 2012 (North America)! The album is currently being produced at the famous Fascination Street Studio with renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH) in Örebro, Sweden.

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As announced earlier, KREATOR will also release an exclusive 7“ single of the title song on April 20, 2012. The collector’s item will be available in coloured red vinyl (limited to 250 pieces) as well as in clear vinyl (limited to 250 pieces), exclusively available at the Nuclear Blast Mailorder.

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KREATOR will exclusively perform a new song during their shows at this years METALFEST open air events!
Keep your eyes and ears open – more info coming soon!

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on KREATOR, click on the link below:

Kreator – terrorzone – Official Kreator Website

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

Stone.

KREATOR – Reveal New Album Title, Release Date and Announce Exclusive 7″ Single!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

PHANTOM ANTICHRIST – 7″ cover

German Thrash titans KREATOR just revealed the title of the bands upcoming album: Phantom Antichrist. The album is currently being produced at the famous Fascination Street Studio with renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH) in Örebro, Sweden.

Phantom Antichrist marks the bands debut for Nuclear Blast and is set to be released June 1, 2012 (Europe), June 5, 2012 (North America)!

Furthermore, KREATOR will also release an exclusive 7“ single of the title song on April 20, 2012. The collector’s item will be available in coloured red vinyl (limited to 250 pieces) as well as in clear vinyl (limited to 250 pieces, exclusively available at the Nuclear Blast Mailorder: http://www.nuclearblast.de/suche/kreator%20phantom%20antichrist ).

KREATOR will exclusively perform a new song during their shows at this years METALFEST open air events! Keep your eyes and ears open – more info coming soon!

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on KREATOR, click on the links below:

http://www.facebook.com/KreatorOfficial

http://www.kreator-terrorzone.de

http://www.youtube.com/user/kreatorofficial

LONG LIVE KREATOR.

Stone.

KREATOR has created incredible Thrash Metal!

Posted in Album Review, Death Metal, Drums, Edguy, GammaRay, Guitar, Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal Reviews, Kreator, Metal, Metal Reviews, Metallica, Music, Over Kill, Power Metal, Scorpions, Thrash Metal, Vocals with tags , , , , , , , on March 22, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

91556921Hey, I hold one heck of a strong allegiance to Thrash Metal. Veteran Thrash originators like Slayer, Metallica, Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth, Destruction, Over Kill, Testament and even young newcomers like Black Tide and Warbringer set me straight on the road to Thrash Metal glee. My main point of this article is to shout out loudly and proudly to the entire world that – Kreator is one unbelievable Thrash Metal band, wow. What has me so impressed by Kreator, is that they have released 2 amazing Thrash albums in a row! Starting with “Enemy of God”, (released in January of 2005), then this January of 2009 brought us the incredible “Hordes of Chaos”. I am not, in any way, taking away the Thrash Metal greatness of their achievements from the 1980′s and 1990′s. Kreator has, experimented musically in the past, yet this has never been an abomination to me by any means. 

If you are a fan of Heavy Metal, Metal or  Thrash Metal, you simply have to give Kreator a listen if you have not already. There are mainstream “music critics” out there who do not have a clue, they do not even know that Kreator is generating throngs of fans worldwide with their tours and quality albums. Furthermore, these so called professional “music critics” are always the first to cry out that melody and Thrash/Death Metal do not exist together. Well, Kreator pretty much adds melody to their Thrash, you are not getting just a flurry of riffs and chords that go nowhere with pummeling blast beats. 

The essential and basic ingredients to achieving top tier Thrash Metal is accomplished here with Kreator. On “Enemy of God” and “Hordes of Chaos”, you will hear lyrics on violence, anarchy and just about every dark image you can imagine. The guitar riffs, leads and solos are second to none in the genre. The lead vocals are powerful, distinct and never take center stage over the music itself. The rhythm section is a lesson in Thrash Metal 101, beating you down into a Thrash submission that elevates you at the same time. Kreator hails from the fine country of Germany. Over the last couple of decades or more, Germany has been infamous for the Power Metal greatness that it exports, (Scorpions, AcceptEdguy, GammaRay, etc). Well, Germany has in my opinion, delivered to the Metal world, what I regard as one of the greatest and most underrated Thrash Metal bands that has ever existed – Kreator.

Kreator initially bestowed their greatness to the Thrash Metal genre in 1986, with “Flag of Hate”. Obviously, Kreator is a veteran Thrash Metal band, they have sustained and persevered like so many others in Metal. Since then, there have been lineup changes with the band, which to me, is a natural occurrence within any Rock music genre. The current Kreator lineup is as follows: Miland ‘Mille’ Petrozza on vocals and guitar, Jurgen ‘Ventor’ Reil on drums, Christian ‘Speesy’ Giesler on bass and Sami Yli-Sirnio on guitar. I highly, without hesitation, recommend the entire Kreator catalog of music to savvy Thrash Metal fans worldwide – especially “Enemy of God” and “Hordes of Chaos”, these two albums alone are Thrash Metal gold for me.

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