LAMB OF GOD and KREATOR team up this Spring to launch for a tour across Europe that also features Dallas thrashers POWER TRIP. In celebration of the tour, the bands will be releasing a series of trailers featuring BBC Radio 1 Rock Show host Daniel P Carter chatting to Mark Morton and Mille Petrozza about their careers, the Metal scene, touring and much more. In the first instalment, released today, the guys talk about how the bands on the bill are unified through thrash. Watch here:
The ‘State Of Unrest’ tour is set to kick off on March 27th in Stockholm, Sweden at the Fryshuset Arenan and will run until April 25th where it will wrap up in London at the O2 Academy Brixton.
LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe had this to say, “It’s always a blast when you tour with someone for the first time, so we’re looking forward to hitting the road with KREATOR, as well as getting some more hang time with our maniac pals in POWER TRIP. See ya in March and April!”
KREATOR’s Mille Petrozza added, “Hordes of Europe! It is my pleasure to introduce the State Of Unrest tour; for too long European and American metal has been divided and now it is time for unity! We are excited to be playing our only European shows of 2020 with the mighty LAMB OF GOD and support from one of my favorite new thrash bands, POWER TRIP. It’s going to be a wild night of metal celebration – DO NOT MISS OUT!”
»State Of Unrest Tour« – Europe 2020
w/ LAMB OF GOD, POWER TRIP
27.03. S Stockholm – Fryshuset Arenan
28.03. DK Copenhagen – Forum Black Box
30.03. FIN Oulu – Club Teatria
31.03. FIN Helsinki – Black Box Jäähalli
02.04. PL Kraków – Tauron Arena
03.04. D Berlin – Columbiahalle
04.04. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
05.04. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
07.04. CH Zurich – Samsung Hall
08.04. D Munich – Zenith
09.04. D Ludwigsburg – MHPArena
11.04. D Hamburg – Sporthalle
12.04. N Oslo – Inferno Metal Festival*
14.04. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz
15.04. E Madrid – La Riviera
17.04. F Paris – L’Olympia
18.04. D Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
19.04. B Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
21.04. UK Bristol – O2 Academy *SOLD OUT*
22.04. UK Manchester – Academy
23.04. UK Glasgow – O2 Academy
24.04. UK Birmingham – O2 Academy
25.04. UK London – O2 Academy Brixton
Buy tickets for the tour, here: stateofunresttour.com
Kreator’s London Apocalypticon – Live At The Roundhouse is available to order here: nblast.de/Kreator-Apocalypticon
Lamb of God’s self-titled album will be in stores on May 8th. Pre-order your copy here: nblast.de/LOG-LambOfGod
Sunday, 16th December 2018: The cold fingers of winter have already reached out for the British capital but there is one place in London that is set on fire as KREATOR thrill their fans with an extensive live show and take their breathtaking performance once again to another level. The band’s new live album “London Apocalypticon – Live At The Roundhouse” will be released on February 14th 2020 via Nuclear Blast. In a trailer released today, Mille Petrozza discusses why the band decided it was the right time for them to record a live release. Find out more here:
“London Apocalypticon – Live At The Roundhouse” will be available as: Blu-ray + CD-Digibook in slipcase, CD (London show only), Vinyl in Gatefold (different colours), Earbook incl. BluRay, 3CD, poster, patch (NB Mailorder exclusive), 180g 6LP+Blu-ray BOX (2LP gatefold per show, pop-up in London 2LP gatefold – NB Mailorder exclusive)
Depending on the format, it is not only the spectacular live show at the legendary Roundhouse that was documented for this release. Included on all formats except the Digibook will be another breathtaking concert from Chile 2018, as well as the band’s headline show from Masters Of Rock 2017 in the Czech Republic.
KREATOR gave a first sneak peek of the album last year with the single and video for ‘Satan Is Real’ recorded at the London Roundhouse. Check Out the video here: https://youtu.be/CWmn4yYhNN0
Also watch the video for ‘Violent Revolution – Live from Chile’ here: https://youtu.be/CTOg9JXz9Go
Pre-order “London Apocalypticon – Live At The Roundhouse” here: https://nblast.de/Kreator-Apocalypticon
Jimmy Kay From Canada’s The Metal Voice caught up with Mille Petrozza vocalist guitarist of KREATOR in Montreal Quebec Canada on April 12 2017. Mille Spoke about his influences, how his music is a reflection of the world war events,responds to fan questions and Teutonic German 4 in Canada.
Watch the interview here:
In regards to his influences, in Brutal, Melody and Thrash
Anything from the Beatles to Kate Bush, I listen to everything all kinds of music. I don’t really think about it, when i write an album it’s very spontaneous. I absorb a lot of music, I try not to sound like anyone else.
On how his music is a reflection of the world war events
I write about stuff that moves me on the inside , once my lyrics are done i can see it mirroring reality. A lot of artist write about personnel stuff, i do write personnel stuff but its very hidden. I avoid current events to pop up in my lyrics saying names or mentioning places or attacking certain people, I try to keep it more general and maybe that’s why we could take Gods of violence as the soundtrack to the Syrian war, whereas as you could have taken Phantom Antichrist as the soundtrack of whatever was going on then. All my lyrics are reflective of stuff that is actually happening
When asked what one album he would take on a desert Island, if he could only pick just one
Iron Maiden, Killers
When asked if the 4 German Teutonic bands will ever come to Canada on tour
Its not up to me, that would be great wouldn’t it, I would be into it
German thrash titans KREATOR announced that Mille Petrozza will be available for an exclusive Facebook live Q&A this Friday, January 6th at 11 AM PST/ 2 PM EST/ 8 PM CET. Makes sure to tune in here: http://www.Facebook.com/KREATORofficial
KREATOR also released the third video trailer for their upcoming album, “Gods Of Violence”. Watch KREATOR mainman Mille Petrozza talk about inspiration and his favorite tracks on the new album:
The band recently announced an exclusive release show on January 26 at Musik & Frieden in Berlin, Germany. Tickets for the show can’t be purchased but won. All you have to do is mail to email@example.com and send us a pic or video of you and your ticket for one of the shows of the Gods of Violence Tour, hitting Europe from Feb 2nd till Mar 7th! The coolest contributions will be rewarded with an exclusive invitation!
Deadline is January 10th, 2017.
Purchase the first two singles, ‘Gods Of Violence’ and ‘Satan Is Real’ here: http://nblast.de/KreatorDownloads
»Gods Of Violence« will be released on January 27 via Nuclear Blast Records and will be available in various lavish formats. The album is now available for pre-order. Surf to http://nblast.de/KreatorGodsViolenceNB
KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza is featured in a new interview for Groovey.TV, conducted on November 8th in Englewood, CO at the Gothic Theatre:
On December 10th, Ubooks/U-Line is releasing the English edition of Hilmar Bender’s 2011 book, Violent Evolution: The Story Of Kreator (Violent Evolution: Die Geschichte Von Kreator).
The 221-page book is described as follows:
Violent Evolution tells the story of Kreator – the titans of teutonic thrash – from the coal-mining town of Essen, Germany. It is the story of a group of bored teenagers who brought the brutality of everyday life into the rehearsal room. They let their hair grow, formed a band and landed a record deal before they had even reached twenty.
Drawing on exclusive interviews with the band’s members (both past and present), family, producers, filmmakers and crew, Violent Evolution explores the band’s remarkable rise from formative years to spectacular success, headlining the greatest open-air stages on the planet.
This is their story, from the start to today; from kindergarten (literally) to rulers of the thrash kingdom. An exciting chronicle of one of the most important thrash metal bands in the world.
Check out a book trailer below:
German thrashers KREATOR are currently in the midst of a North American Tour with OVERKILL and WARBRINGER. Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza was interviewed by 7th graders Olivia and Connie from Kids Interview Bands at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio on November 5th.
Remaining shows are as follows:
8 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
9 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
11 – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA – Rickshaw Theater
12 – Seattle, WA – El Corazón
13 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
14 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
15 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
16 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
17 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
18 – Dallas, TX – Trees
19 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
21 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub & Billiards
22 – W. Springfield, VA – Empire
23 – New York, NY – Stage 48
24 – New York, NY – Stage 48