Kreator: London Apocalypticon: CD

London Apocalypticon: CD

Kreator

  • US $19.99  

  • Release Date 14 February 2020
Product code
NB4810-2
Format
CD Album
Label
Nuclear Blast
"One thing‘s for sure: There aren‘t many bands with a history as long and eventful as Kreator‘s, who fascinatingly succeed in exploring new horizons while challenging and reinventing themselves time and again.That was perfectly illustrated by their latest record ‘Gods Of Violence’ in 2017. With this 14th studio album of their impressive career, the thrashers from Essen, Germany crafted a work of art of utmost vigor, drawing its unfailing power from the pounding heart of one of the greatest, most versatile metal bands of all time.

Mainman Mille Petrozza’s influences range from Hannah Arendt, Pink Floyd and Tocotronic to Slayer, even though he was born and bred in the metal scene. Nevertheless, he is and always has been open to inspiration from various sources, which is why his lyrics are by no means merely based on corny genre templates but offer trenchant observations of our time combined with a witty aside to long-standing cliches: One of the best songs on ‘Gods Of Violence’ is really called ‘Satan Is Real’.

Formed in 1982, Petrozza and ‘Ventor’ – the only two remaining founding members – have come a long way from playing in a small-scale student band. “In my history book, Kreator didn‘t really exist until 1985“, says Petrozza, laughing. “Although we had already started jamming together in `82, we only entered the stage two or three times up until `85. Back then, our set list consisted of five original tracks and five heavy metal cover songs, we went through several line-up changes and didn‘t really find ourselves until ‘Endless Pain’.Over the years, Kreator, the leaders of the German ‘Big Four’ of thrash, have sold more than two million albums worldwide and have played countless shows all around the globe. It is one of these shows that is captured on ‘London Apocalypticon’. Recorded in December 2018 at London’s legendary Roundhouse venue, headlining a bill with US hardcore pacesetters Hatebreed and Norwegian Black Metal legends Dimmu Borgir. Kreator’s explosive set was quite rightly heralded as “a demonstration of consummate musicianship and stagecraft” by Metal Hammer magazine.

Singer Mille Petrozza states about the live album: ""Hordes! Welcome to London Apocalypticon! This is the culmination of a long and epic touring cycle in support of GODS OF VIOLENCE – over 150 shows, 5 continents and many amazing memories made! We’re very proud to share this amazing piece of KREATOR history with you; 3 professionally shot shows, plus professionally mixed and mastered audio; all of which has been meticulously laboured over to produce the best ever KREATOR live release!”

Tracklist
CD Tracklisting
1 Choir Of The Damned  
2 Enemy Of God (live)  
3 Hail To The Hordes (live)  
4 Awakening Of The Gods (live)  
5 People Of The Lie (live)  
6 Gods Of Violence (live)  
7 Satan Is Real (live)  
8 Mars Mantra(live)  
9 Phantom Antichrist (live)  
10 Fallen Brother (live)  
11 Flag Of Hate (live)  
12 Phobia (live)  
13 Hordes Of Chaos (live)  
14 The Patriarch (live)  
15 Violent Revolution (live)  
16 Pleasure To Kill (live)  
17 Apocalypticon (live)  

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