Talk about planning ahead, Overkill and Kreator have locked in dates for a North American tour this fall. (more…)
The official video for "HORDES OF CHAOS"
Exclusive world premiere of the new KREATOR video for Destroy What Destroys You
The official video clip for the title track of KREATORs upcoming album "Phantom Antichrist". Produced by Grupa13. Buy this track at iTunes [link]
KREATOR's brand new music video, "Civilization Collapse", taken from the full-length album, "Phantom Antichrist".
Veganism is metal. While, personally, I cannot bare to give up meat, I find it incredibly commendable when people decide to make that choice. Recently, Voices of The Darkside interviewed five prominent veggie lovers including Barney Greenway of Napalm Death, Angela Glassow of Arch Enemy and Tom C. Warrior of Triptykon about their veganism. It's an interesting read, focusing on why they chose this dietary route, as well as their feelings on others. (Spoiler alert: they are not preachy about it). Here is an excerpt: (more…)
I was a bit overwhelmed by the staggering amount of big releases out this week; but it's true, the metal gods are just, and where there was a void of empty space last week there must now be a huge slab of metallic mayhem. I've pushed my review quota up from five to nine in hopes of covering them all, but I've still barely scratched the surface. Spanning all genres and more than a few countries; from both legendary vets and up and coming hopefuls, this week we'll take a look at solid releases from Be'lakor, Candlemass, Kreator, Marduk, Ulver, Fear Factory, and more. Here are the new releases for 6/5: (more…)
Two German heavy metal heavyweights are teaming up for a massive North American tour. Kreator and Accept will co-headline what they are calling the "Teutonic Terror Attack" tour. Swallow The Sun are confirmed to open the entire tour. MetalSucks reports local advertising showing that Ringworm is opening the tour, but there is no official confirmation of this on the other bands' sites. Either way, here is the tour routing: (more…)
A/V Roundup: TENACIOUS D Skit, New Music from KREATOR, SHADOWS FALL, HAVOK; Album Stream from 7 HORNS 7 EYES, REFUSED Secret Show Video
Holy shit, it's Thursday already? Fuck yes! The weekend is just around the corner. Let's get this party started with some new tunes:
First up, check out this pretty funny promo clip for Tenacious D's upcoming comeback album, Rize of the Fenix. It's an educational tale of the woes of tinnitus and how the band's new album can help people overcome it. The clip has cameos from Rudy Sarzo (former bassist for Ozzy, Quiet Riot and others) and Bob Odenkirk. The D's album comes out May 15th. (more…)
We just posted a ton of sexy new stills in our Photo Gallery. Featured in this update are new photos of:
What the fuck is a free country if a person can't fornicate with an inanimate object in peace?! Doesn't Michigan realize that he could have done something way worse, like get laid off and then get laid and slayed by some idiot who just gave Cannibal Corpse fans a bad name. But hey, life in the States could be worse. At least you won't find any of these in America. And, your day will get even better if you spend the rest of it reading all these links and avoid Thirsty Thursday.
Mikael Akerfeldt "NEEDS" an album called Menu. Help him out, fuckers.
Deathcore dudes can't wait to tour with Aborted.
Kreator wants to thank everyone who saw them on their European tour for celebrating violence with them
I couldn't believe it. But, its totally true. maudlin of the Well (and Kayo Dot too) returns thanks to their fans
America's biggest freak is bringing a circus to London
Check out Daath in front of a green screen
Is this tour title a joke?
Even if you live in the middle of nowhere, you still might be able to see God Forbid
Some tool will be on tour again soon.
Seventeen people were arrested at a metal show in PA. That's it?!
A metal dude reviews a moshcore show for what it really is
Samael are craving to play their new songs
If you life in Seattle and <3 grind, go see Pig Destroyer
Propaghandi added more tour dates
A "Dramatic Roar" captivates on VH1
Once again metal's tolerable creep teaches an interesting lesson on something, well, metal
Next Rotten Sound album will focus on the meaning of stupidity
Another magazine bit the dust
The thrash masters in KREATOR have been working on their new album for many months, and today they have posted the first music to be leaked from the release. The song is "Warcurse", a massive beast of hate-fueled thrash that has the band sounding more pissed off and defiant than ever! By January 13th, U.S. headbangers should have their hands on a full album of deadly new German thrash when Hordes of Chaos hits shelves and download sites everywhere. KREATOR will be on the road for a gigantic 4 month live stint (with other greats such as EXODUS, BELPHEGOR, WARBRINGER, CALIBAN, ELUVEITIE, EPICUREAN, and EMERGENCY GATE) soon, and so far it looks like the new album will definitely add to the insanity in the pits this time around. Click below to check out "Warcurse" and keep reading to see all the dates for KREATOR's spring tour.
German thrash legends KREATOR will embark on a North American headlining tour in April/May in 2009 with fellow old-schoolers EXODUS, Austrian black/death metal horde BELPHEGOR, and promising young thrashers WARBRINGER and EPICUREAN. Kreator have finished recording their new album, Hordes of Chaos, which is being mixed by Collin Richardson.
According to the band's mainman Mille Petrozza, "KREATOR is very excited to come to the USA and Canada again to play for all our fans overseas! This will be a killer tour and we're expecting total chaos at the shows. We're honored to have such a great bands as EXODUS on the bill, they have been — and still are — a huge inspiration for us. It'll also be cool to see BELPHEGOR and WARBRINGER every night. It's been way too long since we've been among the North American metal hordes!"
Tour dates below:
Apr.07 – Sonar – Baltimore MD
Apr.08 – Nokia Theatre – New York NY
Apr.09 – Trocadero – Philadelphia PA
Apr.10 – Palladium – Worcester MA
Apr.11 – Medley – Montreal QUE
Apr.13 – Imperial – Quebec QUE
Apr.14 – Opera House – Toronto ONT
Apr. 15 – Peabody's – Cleveland OH
Apr.16 – Rave – Millwaukee WI
Apr.17 – House Of Blues – Chicago IL
Apr.18 – The Rock – Maplewood MN
Apr.19 – Garrick Centre – Winnipeg MB
Apr.20 – The Distrikt – Regina SK
Apr.21 – Warehouse – Calgary AL
Apr.22 – Starlite Room – Edmonton AL
Apr.24 – Plaza Club – Vancouver BC
Apr.25 – Sugar – Victoria BC
Apr.26 – El Corazon – Seattle WA
Apr.27 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland OR
Apr.28 – Slims – San Francisco CA
Apr.30 – House Of Blues – Las Vegas NV
May 01 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
May 02 – House Of Blues – West Hollywood CA
May 04 – Gator's – Farmington, NM
May 05 – Bluebird Theater – Denver CO
May 06 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City OK
May 07 – Ridglea Theater – Ft Worth TX
May 08 – Scout Bar – San Antonio TX
May 09 – Scout Bar – Houston TX
May 11 – The Garage – St.Petersburg FL
May 12 – Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
May 13 – Masquerade – Atlanta GA
May 14 – Headliner – Louisville KY
May 15 – Orange Peel – Ashville NC
May 16 – Volume 11 – Raleigh NC
May 17 – Jaxx – West Springfield VA
Seeing as though WARBRINGER vocalist John Kevill pretty much shits obscure thrash bands, we thought it would be beneficial to our loyal junkies if he were to school them in the fine art of obscure thrash. So, every once in a while, John will write up a piece about a band you absolutely need to check the fuck out in a little piece we call ThrashBringer. We start things off slow with the not so obscure KREATOR:
Probably the first thrash band that really made me click with the genre was Kreator. At the point that I first heard Pleasure to Kill and Coma of Souls, which I got at the same time, my exposure to thrash had been pretty limited; I was mostly into the more traditional metal stuff. I hadn't really gone far past Priest and Maiden. I was into some speed/power metal too, like Blind Guardian and early Helloween, but this was a different and more vicious beast altogether. The first couple times I heard Pleasure to Kill I thought it was a total mess, it was rawer, sloppier, and all around nastier than anything I'd heard up to that point. But then it clicked. THIS ALBUM IS HERE TO BRING YOU ZE DEATH! The songwriting is there too, and the thickly German accented vox (for both Mille and Ventor) is evil as evil gets (AWAIT! ZE AXE IN YOUR BACK!) .
I consider the first 5 Kreator albums to be total classics, each one notable in its own way, getting more progressive and technical on each release but never losing the intensity and heaviness. Extreme Agression and Coma of Souls both have a tech-thrash edge to them, but they still rip your face off. I'd put the classic Kreator output over the classic period of any of the big 4, or possibly anyone else in thrash. Still one of my all time favorite bands, and a huge influence on our music. We are gonna be touring with them in the states, It'll be amazing for me as a fan to be opening up for one of my favorite bands every night.
WARBRINGER is on tour now with FINTROLL. Click here for details. Stay tuned for more ThrashBringer in the coming weeks.