BLOODSTOCK is working to bring you the very best metal party possible this August, but due to the ongoing issues and restrictions surrounding Covid-19, a number of overseas bands are no longer able to be at Catton Park with us this Summer. 🔥 Pioneers of heavy Kreator will replace MERCYFUL FATE as Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage headliner, in a UK festival exclusive!
Halloween is just around the corner but that doesn’t mean a couple of the treats can’t come earlier and this one is not going to satisfy your sweet tooth but will assist in the quelling of your ravenous desire for Heavy Metal. Yes, a new tour is heading our way and it’s a co-headlining run with Sabaton and Kreator. Read on down below and know that I will come back to close it all up.
The Press Release:
Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are uniting with German thrash titans and label mates KREATOR for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek. The 24-date tour kicks off on Thursday, February 8. 2018 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on March 10th.
SABATON’s Par Sundström comments, “We are excited to return to American grounds after the last successful tour. Teaming up with our friends in KREATOR, we are able to play larger venues which allows us to bring a bigger production than we ever brought into America.”
KREATOR’s Mille Petrozza states, “Hordes! We return back to North America alongside the mighty SABATON! It’s a true European invasion and we can’t wait to be back! We’re looking forward to sharing this bill with Sabaton and playing our full headline set for KREATOR fans old and new”.
Nuclear Blast’s Symphonic and Thrash metal artists collide for an unforgettable experience filled with high energy and extradorniary musicianship.
SABATON will be touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth album, The Last Stand. Check out the the lyric video for “Sparta” which chronicles the story of the most iconic last stands battle of Thermopylae. Listen to it here: https://youtu.be/p1SlBlB5pzU Continue reading Sabaton & Kreator Announce 2018 North American Co-Headlining Tour!→
A little earlier I discussed a re-issue initiative that was being done for several early Celtic Frost albums, and well, now its time to share the news about the works released in the eighties by that seminal German Thrash Metal band Kreator. Read on down below.
The Press Release:
The early discography of one of the all-time great/influential extreme metal bands will be getting an overhaul. On June 9th, the Kreator’s first four classic releases will be reissued via BMG as expanded and remastered editions – 1985’s ‘Endless Pain,’ 1986’s ‘Pleasure to Kill,’ 1987’s ‘Terrible Uncertainty,’ and 1989’s ‘Extreme Aggression’ – available in digital, vinyl, and CD formats.
‘Endless Pain’ was released in October 1985 by Noise Records. It was a savage debut; its crude thrashing quickly had the underground metal world abuzz with excitement. This album has been known to be viewed as a pivotal album to black metal bands that enjoy thrash metal elements, ultimately creating a thrash-influenced black metal sound.
Unleashed in 1986 and still considered the band’s first “classic” album, ‘Pleasure to Kill’ raised the bar with more diversity of tempos and greater attention to technical execution, while losing nothing in terms of ferocity or speed. The band closed out the year with the “Flag of Hate” EP (named after a re-recorded version of their earliest hit), which is included on this version.
Originally released in 1987, ‘Terrible Certainty’ did nothing to dent the perception that Kreator were one of the genre’s best bands, and for once, singer/guitarist Mille Petrozza had a little time to work out the songs beforehand. Kreator beefed up to a quartet once again with the addition of guitarist Jörge Trebziatowski.
Hey readers, so this is less of a “music video review” as opposed to a sharing of something pretty damned awesome. Check out the press about it and the full clip. I’ll come back with a notion or two at the close.
The Press Release:
On Tuesday, German thrash titans KREATOR delivered an exclusive live performance on the German late-night show “Circus HalliGalli” together with two very special singers on stage: For the song “Satan Is Real”, Papa Emeritus III of GHOST as well as DRANGSAL front man Max Gruber joined Mille Petrozza and his hellish team and delivered a performance to remember!
“It was an absolute honor and a lot of fun to have such amazing artists as Max Gruber and Papa as guests on ‘Satan is Real’. We will never forget this night of diabolic love!”, states KREATOR mastermind Mille. Watch the video of the broadcast below:
KREATOR’s recent album, Gods Of Violence, smashed charts worldwide after its release on January 27 and entered the German charts on #1. It won three soundchecks (Metal Hammer, Rock Hard and Legacy) and hit a total of 29(!) magazine covers in Europe!
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Simply put I loved this short clip as it really gives a good look at just how intense Kreator is on the live stage. Adding Papa III to the mix made it all the more enjoyable for me but wow could that audience appear any less interested or what? Folks viewing at home should realize that when you are in the studio audience you have to follow whatever rules the show production manager says and he probably said “you people stay put or get thrown out” or something to that effect. There was some pyrotechnics going on as well and they probably don’t want people near that at all. We actually just caught Kreator during the Decibel Music Tour and it was as an as expected throttling event. I felt my bones rattling around inside of me with the razor sharp riffs and thundering drums. I also have a bit of a neck strain from all the headbanging and from trying to keep an eye out for the crowd surfers above me. Good times. If you’ve not yet seen Kreator do their thing in concert you should get to it. The new release is also some molten Metal so plan on adding that to your collection ASAP. Until next we meet. Auf Wiedersein.