Kreator Unleash New Album, Announce North American Tour

posted December 8, 2008

Kreator Unleash New Album, Announce North American Tour

SPV is proud to bring you their first release of 2009 - Hordes Of Chaos from German metal legends Kreator! As one of the architects of the original thrash metal evolution, Kreator roared out of Essen, Germany and onto a urgeoning thrash scene in the mid-80s, delivering a string of all-time metal classics (Pleasure To Kill, Extreme Aggression, etc.) in their wake. Quickly developing a uniquely ferocious, off-the-rails style, the band became a huge source of inspiration for countless soon-to-be metal musicians around the planet and have remained one of the cornerstones of the genre along with one of its most dedicated practitioners for over twenty years.

With Hordes Of Chaos (the follow-up to 2003's ultra-successful Enemy Of God), Kreator delivers ten tracks of pure unadulterated thrash metal like only the true masters can. Long known for often incorporating lyrics that confront political hypocrisy and inhumanity, our current world climate provides a natural well of inspiration for guitarist, vocalist and bandleader Mille Petrozza.

"The global political situation has come apart at the seams. The Eastern and Western Blocs no longer exists, today it's a case of dog eat dog," says Petrozza.

Petrozza considers the album's furious finale (featuring the songs "To The Afterborn," "Corpses Of Liberty," and "Demon Prince") "a warning to the coming generation. Everybody has to go their own path in life and should try not to buy into the propaganda lies that governments feed us."

Hordes Of Chaos was recorded at Berlin's Tritonus studios under the direction of producer Moses Schneider. Schneider is renowned for his fresh and exceptionally dynamic working methods with a variety of cutting-edge, successful artists across Europe.

"We consciously decided on Moses as our producer for the live recording of the basic tracks at the studio," Petrozza explains. "This was the first time since Pleasure To Kill that we worked in this way. The new album is a 100% realistic reflection of Kreator's live qualities. Instead of exploring every little detail to sterile perfection with the help of computer technology, this time around we wanted to deliver as dynamic a production as possible. There can be no doubt that we've achieved our target in Hordes Of Chaos. The album was mixed in London by Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, Cradle Of Filth, etc.).

The Hordes Of Chaos world tour kicks off in early 2009, with a six-week trek across North America in place for April. Kreator will be joined by fellow thrash metal pioneers Exodus in what will undoubtedly be one of the premiere metal events of 2009!

KREATOR Hordes Of Chaos"North American Tour 2009 with Exodus, Belphegor, Warbringer and Epicurean

  • 4/07/2009 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
  • 4/08/2009 Nokia Theatre - New York, NY
  • 4/09/2009 Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
  • 4/10/2009 Palladium - Worcester MA
  • 4/11/2009 Medley - Montreal, QC
  • 4/13/2009 Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City, QC
  • 4/14/2009 Opera House - Toronto, ON
  • 4/15/2009 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
  • 4/16/2009 Rave - Milwaukee, WI
  • 4/17/2009 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
  • 4/18/2009 The Rock - Maplewood, MN
  • 4/19/2009 Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
  • 4/20/2009 The Distrikt - Regina, SK
  • 4/21/2009 Warehouse - Calgary, AB
  • 4/22/2009 Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
  • 4/24/2009 Plaza Club - Vancouver, BC
  • 4/25/2009 Sugar - Victoria, BC
  • 4/26/2009 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
  • 4/27/2009 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
  • 4/28/2009 Slims - San Francisco, CA
  • 4/30/2009 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
  • 5/01/2009 House of Blues - San Diego, CA
  • 5/02/2009 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
  • 5/04/2009 Gator's, Farmington - NM
  • 5/05/2009 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
  • 5/06/2009 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
  • 5/07/2009 Ridglea Theate - Ft Worth, TX
  • 5/08/2009 Scout Bar - San Antonio, TX
  • 5/09/2009 Scout Bar - Houston, TX
  • 5/11/2009 The Garage - St. Petersburg, FL
  • 5/12/2009 Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 5/13/2009 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
  • 5/14/2009 Headliner - Louisville, KY
  • 5/15/2009 Orange Peel - Ashville, NC
  • 5/16/2009 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
  • 5/17/2009 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA