Today the sun is warming as never before and this requires of course a refreshing drink and a little departing from all the music reporting that we have been through, oh yes, I have some gems up in my sleeve, but will return to it later.
There are some updates on WeRock that you can read, I have put my teeth into Danko Jones documentary "Bring on the Mountain" on DVD, while Robert Gustavsson checks Tony Iommis biography "Iron Man - My Journey through Heaven and Hell by Black Sabbath." In addition, you can read BiblioteKarins report from the Metaltowns two hardrocking days.
Music for a sunny day like this, Thrash Metal, perhaps?
Kreator is a thrash metal band from Essen, Germany, formed in 1978, but formalized in 1982 under the name Tormentor. They originally performed a speed metal style with Venom influences. Their style of music is similar to their compatriots Destruction and Sodom, the other two big German thrash metal bands. All three of these bands are often credited with helping pioneer death metal, by containing several elements of what was to become the genre. Kreator's work began in the vein of pure thrash metal but ventured into industrial and gothic from 1992 to 1999, before eventually returning to their classic thrash sound to date.
To date, Kreator has released thirteen studio albums, two EPs, one live album and three compilation albums. The band released its debut album Endless Pain in 1985. Although many of their previous albums, including Pleasure to Kill (1986), were quite popular in the United States, Kreator did not experience major American commercial success until the 2009 release of their twelfth studio album, Hordes of Chaos, which peaked at number 165 on the Billboard 200 and debuted at #16 on the Media Control Charts, the band's highest ever chart position in Germany.
Todays tune is the title track from the 13th studio album "Phantom Antichrist". The album was released through Nuclear Blast in June 2012. The digipak edition includes a bonus DVD containing documentary about the making of the album and a live set compiled from Kreator's performances at the Wacken Open Air festivals in 2008 and 2011.
A very limited edition version of the album is available through the Nuclear Blast online store, which comes in a metal box containing the CD+DVD version of the album, an exclusive live album called Harvesting The Grapes of Horror which contains the audio from the live portion of the DVD, a red t-shirt bearing the band's logo and the album title, a photocard signed by Mille Petrozza, an A1 poster of the album artwork, and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
More info @
Official Kreator Web
Listen to ”Kreator - Phantom Antichrist" on Spotify here!