Prepare Yourselves to Raise the Flag of Hate Again!
In early 2017, German thrash giants, Kreator, will tour Europe in support of their upcoming, yet untitled new record. Legendary guitarist/singer Mille Petrozza and his crew will be accompanied by a varied as well as iconic billing. Brazilian-american extreme metal pioneers Sepultura are announced to be direct support to the headliners, followed by visionary swedish melodic death metallers Soilwork and Belgium’s finest death/grind outfit, Aborted.
Commented Mille Petrozza: “Finally we are gonna be back on a headlining tour through europe again. It will be more than two years by then since our last run and we have some amazing ideas for a new stage show, supporting our new album. It will be nothing less than spectacular, I promise! Looking forward to see all of you metal maniacs in 2017. And this will just be the beginning…”
Kreator: Ever since their inception in the early 1980’s, Kreator have pushed boundaries not only in speed/thrash metal in general but also influenced countless bands in other extreme metal genres. With iconic outputs like Endless Pain, Pleasure To Kill and Extreme Aggression under their belt the band is mainly responsible for putting Germany on the map of extreme music. Unlike other acts in the genre, Kreator managed to maintain their status even throughout the difficult 1990’s when grunge dominated the music world. Ever since the early 2000’s Kreator have taken their sound and thrash metal in general to the next level by releasing modern classics like Violent Revolution, Enemy Of God, Hordes Of Chaos and most recently Phantom Antichrist. Fans and critics alike are looking forward to what Kreator will be up to with their next, 14th record.
Sepultura: What is there to say about Sepultura that had not been said already? Guitarist extraordinaire, Andreas Kisser, and his gang of extreme metal lunatics have proven to prevail for over 32 years now. Be it the early iconic releases like Beneath The Remains and Arise, the huge chartbreaking ones like Chaos A.D. and Roots or modern extreme metal milestones like A-lex or The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart, Sepultura have shown how versatile and relevant they’ve aways been and still are today. With a brand new record underway, the band will showcase a new brand of chaos at these upcoming shows.
Soilwork: No other European band has been as influential for modern extreme metal as these Swedes. Soilwork revolutionized melodic death metal the day they started out by adding clean vocals, a forward-thinking mindset, progressive elements and ridiculously great guitarwork. Over the years the band has evolved to something so remarkably unique and set the blueprints for a modern sound other bands gladly took in. With their current masterpiece The Ride Majestic and the upcoming rarities collection Death Resonance, Soilwork are a great addition to this varied tour bill.
02.02.2017 NED – Tilburg, 013
03.02.2017 DEU – Munich, Tonhalle
04.02.2017 DEU – Hamburg, Mehr! Theater
06.02.2017 DAN – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
07.02.2017 NOR – Oslo, Rockefeller
12.02.2017 EES – Tallinn, Rock Cafe
13.02.2017 LIT – Vilnius, Siemens Arena
15.02.2017 POL – Warsaw, Progresja
17.02.2017 DEU – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
18.02.2017 DEU – Berlin, Columbiahalle
19.02.2017 SUI – Pratteln, Z 7
21.02.2017 ITA – Trezzo, Live Club
22.02.2017 FRA – Grenoble, Summum
23.02.2017 ESP – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
24.02.2017 ESP – Madrid, Riviera
25.02.2017 FRA – Toulouse, Bikini
26.02.2017 FRA – Paris, Bataclan
28.02.2017 ENG – Manchester, Academy
01.03.2017 IRE – Dublin, Vicar Street
02.03.2017 ENG – London, O2 Forum
03.03.2017 BEL – Torhout, De Mast
04.03.2017 DEU – Essen, Grugahalle