In a brand new interview with the “Everblack” podcast, KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza spoke about what it has been like for him and his bandmates to return to the stay stage after being compelled to take a virtually two-year break as a result of pandemic. He stated (as transcribed by Phoosi): “I feel what we skilled now could be one thing that we… for some purpose, we felt very secure in the way in which issues have been going. We thought issues would not change, and unexpectedly the pandemic hit. And we have been all, like, ‘What the fuck?’ Particularly artists that could not exit and play for the followers anymore. And it was sort of like a shock. No one knew how lengthy it might take. And it is nonetheless sort of not gone, however issues are getting higher; the world is opening again up. We performed a few reveals, and it is nice to see folks again collectively celebrating music, as a result of that is additionally a really, crucial factor in our lives. I feel it is positively not wholesome to not go to stay live shows. I simply went to see RAMMSTEIN yesterday, and it offers you a lot — it offers you a lot energy, a lot vitality. And it is a vital a part of life — in my life not less than — and I feel in loads of our followers’ lives, or most of our followers’ lives as nicely. It is nice to see issues are lastly coming again — slowly however certainly.”
KREATOR‘s fifteenth studio album, “Hate Über Alles”, shall be launched on June 10 by way of Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017’s “Gods Of Violence” was recorded at Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, Germany. Helming the classes was Arthur Rizk, who has beforehand labored with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, CODE ORANGE, POWER TRIP and SOULFLY, amongst others.
Relating to the “Hate Über Alles” album title, Petrozza beforehand stated: “‘Hate Über Alles’ displays the time we’re residing in. The whole lot is actually loud and aggressive. The best way we talk has modified, due to social media. It causes loads of imbalance. The world is in a state of disrepair. Life is just not harmonic proper now, it is disharmonic… that is the place I used to be going with the title.”
The “Hate Über Alles” cowl paintings was created by Eliran Kantor, who has beforehand labored with HATEBREED, SOULFLY, TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH and SODOM, amongst others.
Final yr, Petrozza informed the official podcast of Italy’s Metalitalia.com in regards to the musical course of the band’s new LP: “It is positively completely different. It is exhausting for me to explain, however I feel it is positively extra thrash once more. It has loads of melody, and it has loads of conventional elements, and it has loads of components of the final 4 or 5 albums. However it additionally has some very old-school moments. I feel it is positively the subsequent step.”
“Hate Über Alles” marks KREATOR‘s first album with bassist Frédéric Leclercq, who joined the group in 2019.
In September 2020, KREATOR guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö described the classes for the band’s new album to Italy’s Poisoned Rock as “loads of enjoyable,” including that the “temper” within the band “is nice. And the overall vibe and the environment is excellent,” he stated. “[These are] inventive occasions for KREATOR for the time being.”
In March 2020, KREATOR surprise-released a brand new single, “666 – World Divided”. The music was produced by Andy Sneap and Markus Ganter and was recorded at Hansa Tonstudios.
The music video for “666 – World Divided” was created underneath the course of Jörn Heitmann, who was chargeable for the music movies for “Radio” and “Ausländer” by RAMMSTEIN.
KREATOR performed its first present with Leclercq in October 2019 in Santiago, Chile.
Earlier than becoming a member of KREATOR, Leclercq rose to fame with U.Ok.-based excessive energy metallers DRAGONFORCE for whom he dealt with bass duties from 2005 till August 2019.
KREATOR‘s beforehand introduced “State Of Unrest” European tour with LAMB OF GOD has been rescheduled for November/December 2022 within the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
KREATOR launched a brand new stay set, “London Apocalypticon – Dwell At The Roundhouse”, in February 2020 by way of Nuclear Blast. The hassle was professionally filmed and recorded on December 16, 2018 on the Roundhouse in London, England.