German Thrash Metal giants Kreator have just announced a huge EU tour, including a lengthy visit to the UK this December.
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'.
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Check out some of the insane footage from 'Dying Alive' here:
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!!"
Arch Enemy's founder, guitarist/chief-songwriter Michael Amott comments: "Yes, what a great tour! We've wanted to tour with Kreator for the last ten years and now it's finally happening! Kreator was one of the bands that inspired me to play faster and harder when I grew up and I'm happy to call Mille Petrozza a friend for quite a few years now.
"This tour is a real Metal onslaught, the kind of show you don't want to miss. We're excited as hell to be a part of it and looking forward to showing the fans the damage that the re-energized Arch Enemy is capable of in 2014!"
Kreator Tour 2014
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