Power went out for 30 minutes during KREATOR‘s headlining performance this past Sunday night (November 11) at Salamandra in Barcelona, Spain as part of the band’s European tour with MORBID ANGEL, NILE and FUELED BY FIRE. After power was restored and the musicians returned to the stage, a visibly angry KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza addressed the crowd, saying, “Fuck the promoter. Fuck those people. Those people rip you off and they rip us off. We don’t wanna play this place ever again. I hope you destroy this fucker.” The band then launched into the appropriately titled “Extreme Aggression”.
Fan-filmed video footage of the power outage as well as Petrozza‘s subsequent comments can be seen below.
KREATOR is touring in support of its latest album, “Phantom Antichrist”, which sold 3,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
Released on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records, “Phantom Antichrist” was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH).