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Sabaton & Kreator Announce 2018 North American Co-Headlining Tour!

Halloween is just around the corner but that doesn’t mean a couple of the treats can’t come earlier and this one is not going to satisfy your sweet tooth but will assist in the quelling of your ravenous desire for Heavy Metal. Yes, a new tour is heading our way and it’s a co-headlining run with Sabaton and Kreator. Read on down below and know that I will come back to close it all up.

The Press Release:
Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are uniting with German thrash titans and label mates KREATOR for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek. The 24-date tour kicks off on Thursday, February 8. 2018 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on March 10th.

SABATON’s Par Sundström comments, “We are excited to return to American grounds after the last successful tour. Teaming up with our friends in KREATOR, we are able to play larger venues which allows us to bring a bigger production than we ever brought into America.”

KREATOR’s Mille Petrozza states, “Hordes! We return back to North America alongside the mighty SABATON! It’s a true European invasion and we can’t wait to be back! We’re looking forward to sharing this bill with Sabaton and playing our full headline set for KREATOR fans old and new”.

Nuclear Blast’s Symphonic and Thrash metal artists collide for an unforgettable experience filled with high energy and extradorniary musicianship.
SABATON will be touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth album, The Last Stand. Check out the the lyric video for “Sparta” which chronicles the story of the most iconic last stands battle of Thermopylae. Listen to it here: https://youtu.be/p1SlBlB5pzU
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BMG Music To Re-Issue “4” 80’s Era Kreator Classics

A little earlier I discussed a re-issue initiative that was being done for several early Celtic Frost albums, and well, now its time to share the news about the works released in the eighties by that seminal German Thrash Metal band Kreator. Read on down below.

The Press Release:
The early discography of one of the all-time great/influential extreme metal bands will be getting an overhaul. On June 9th, the Kreator’s first four classic releases will be reissued via BMG as expanded and remastered editions – 1985’s ‘Endless Pain,’ 1986’s ‘Pleasure to Kill,’ 1987’s ‘Terrible Uncertainty,’ and 1989’s ‘Extreme Aggression’ – available in digital, vinyl, and CD formats.

‘Endless Pain’ was released in October 1985 by Noise Records. It was a savage debut; its crude thrashing quickly had the underground metal world abuzz with excitement. This album has been known to be viewed as a pivotal album to black metal bands that enjoy thrash metal elements, ultimately creating a thrash-influenced black metal sound.

Unleashed in 1986 and still considered the band’s first “classic” album, ‘Pleasure to Kill’ raised the bar with more diversity of tempos and greater attention to technical execution, while losing nothing in terms of ferocity or speed. The band closed out the year with the “Flag of Hate” EP (named after a re-recorded version of their earliest hit), which is included on this version.

Originally released in 1987, ‘Terrible Certainty’ did nothing to dent the perception that Kreator were one of the genre’s best bands, and for once, singer/guitarist Mille Petrozza had a little time to work out the songs beforehand. Kreator beefed up to a quartet once again with the addition of guitarist Jörge Trebziatowski.

The fourth album by Kreator, Extreme Aggression was released in 1989. This album introduced many American fans to Kreator, primarily through heavy rotation of the “Betrayer” music video on MTV’s Headbangers Ball, which was partly shot at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
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Watch It! KREATOR – Exclusive Live Performance With Papa Emeritus III And Max Gruber

Hey readers, so this is less of a “music video review” as opposed to a sharing of something pretty damned awesome. Check out the press about it and the full clip. I’ll come back with a notion or two at the close.

The Press Release:
On Tuesday, German thrash titans KREATOR delivered an exclusive live performance on the German late-night show “Circus HalliGalli” together with two very special singers on stage: For the song “Satan Is Real”, Papa Emeritus III of GHOST as well as DRANGSAL front man Max Gruber joined Mille Petrozza and his hellish team and delivered a performance to remember!

“It was an absolute honor and a lot of fun to have such amazing artists as Max Gruber and Papa as guests on ‘Satan is Real’. We will never forget this night of diabolic love!”, states KREATOR mastermind Mille. Watch the video of the broadcast below:

KREATOR’s recent album, Gods Of Violence, smashed charts worldwide after its release on January 27 and entered the German charts on #1. It won three soundchecks (Metal Hammer, Rock Hard and Legacy) and hit a total of 29(!) magazine covers in Europe!

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Simply put I loved this short clip as it really gives a good look at just how intense Kreator is on the live stage. Adding Papa III to the mix made it all the more enjoyable for me but wow could that audience appear any less interested or what? Folks viewing at home should realize that when you are in the studio audience you have to follow whatever rules the show production manager says and he probably said “you people stay put or get thrown out” or something to that effect. There was some pyrotechnics going on as well and they probably don’t want people near that at all. We actually just caught Kreator during the Decibel Music Tour and it was as an as expected throttling event. I felt my bones rattling around inside of me with the razor sharp riffs and thundering drums. I also have a bit of a neck strain from all the headbanging and from trying to keep an eye out for the crowd surfers above me. Good times. If you’ve not yet seen Kreator do their thing in concert you should get to it. The new release is also some molten Metal so plan on adding that to your collection ASAP. Until next we meet. Auf Wiedersein.

Official Websites:
Kreator: http://kreator-terrorzone.de/
Ghost: http://www.ghostofficial.com
Drangsal: https://soundcloud.com/diedrangsal

Kreator @ Irving Plaza

Kreator will headline this years “Decibel Magazine Tour” with support from Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous.

PiercingMetal’s “Best Of” 2012: The Concerts

Looking back on 2012 as a concert going year I had to say that there were a lot of cool highlights for me. Sure I was compiling my “Year End Best Of” to cover all the different things that I’ve examined over the year but with the blog growing faster and faster and more contests happening on it for the crushing shows that hit our town, I decided to keep showcasing a number of the concerts that I saw during the course of the year. Bear in mind that these are my very favorite ones out of the whole bunch. I really had a great time seeing a number of shows but these stood out. Here we go.

1. KISS @ Live On Letterman: I don’t think that I need to go into how cool it is to see a band like KISS in the Ed Sullivan Theatre. The place holds 500 or so people and KISS sells out places that hold thousands more. See why I felt this was special. So yeah.

2. Nightwish and Kamelot @ Beacon Theatre: Nightwish and Kamelot both hold very special places to me as a music scribe and having them paired up for a tour was extraordinary.

3. Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Prudential Center: This show was the debut of the new “Lost Christmas Eve” themed tour.

4. Roger Waters @ Yankee Stadium: My second time at Yankee Stadium for a massive concert and with Roger playing “The Wall” from front to back I stood awestruck.

5. KISS & Motley Crue @ PNC Bank Arts Center: This was a kickass pairing and the guys in The Treatment were pretty damned good as well.

6. Lamb Of God @ Roseland Ballroom: Metal laid waste to NYC this night.

7. Paganfest @ Gramercy Theatre: Turisas headlined this one and brought along Alestorm, Arkona and Huntress.

8. Sabaton @ Gramercy Theatre: This band is climbing the pole of popularity. Local support

9. Rhapsody Of Fire @ Gramercy Theatre: There was so much drama with the RoF division leading up to this show but you would never notice with the levels of kick ass Power Metal that was happening on the stage.

10. Marillion @ Irving Plaza: Leaders of the Neo-Progressive Rock movement. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them and they even did “Kayleigh”.
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