Ex-DragonForce Bassist Frédéric Leclercq Joins Kreator

Kreator have recruited Frédéric Leclercq (ex-DragonForce) as their new bassist. He will be replacing Christian “Speesy” Giesler in the group.

Leclercq commented:

“Joining Kreator is an honour as well as a huge step up in my musical journey. I’ve been friends with Mille for over 15 years and a lifelong Kreator fan; I have to pinch myself every day to believe that I’m now a part of one of the best and most influential bands in the genre. I look forward to the many adventures ahead and getting well acquainted with the legendary Kreator Hordes!”

Mille Petrozza added:

“Firstly, we would like to say thank you to Speesy for his time in Kreator over the last 25 years – we have accomplished so much, and I sincerely wish him the best in his future! A new chapter for Kreator beckons; Bienvenue Frederic Leclercq! Fred represents a new focus and hunger within Kreator and we’re extremely excited to have him a part of the Kreator family – not only is he an exceptional musician but a great human being which made the decision to have him join the band very easy! We begin in Chile and continue on to some explosive years ahead!”

Lamb Of God, Kreator, & Power Trip Announce European/UK Tour

Lamb Of God, Kreator, and Power Trip will be hitting the road on a European/UK tour together. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/27 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
03/28 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum Black Box
03/30 Oulu, FIN – Teatria
03/31 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall Black Box
04/02 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
04/03 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
04/04 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
04/05 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/07 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
04/08 Munich, GER – Zenith
04/09 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
04/11 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
04/14 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
04/15 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
04/17 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
04/18 Saarbrucken, GER – Saarlandhalle
04/19 Brussels, BEL – AB
04/21 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
04/22 Manchester, UK – Academy
04/23 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
04/24 Birmginham, UK – O2 Academy
04/25 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton

Kreator To Replace Megadeth At Santiago Gets Louder Festival

Kreator have been added to the 2019 Santiago Gets Louder festival in Santiago, Chile. The event will take place at the Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida on October 6 and it will also feature Slayer (final show in Chile), Anthrax, and Chilean extreme metal act Pentagram. Megadeth were previously scheduled to perform, but they dropped off the festival due to Dave Mustaine’s throat cancer diagnosis.

Kreator To Film London, England Show

Kreator have announced that they will be filming their December 16 set at The Roundhouse in London, England for what is assumed to be a live release. That show will be the final date on the band’s current tour with Dimmu Borgir, Hatebreed, and Bloodbath.

Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Hatebreed, & Bloodbath Announce European/UK Tour

Kreator and Dimmu Borgir have announced a European/UK co-headlining tour. Hatebreed and Bloodbath will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/30 Tilburg, NET – O13
12/01 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/02 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/03 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
12/04 Brussels, BEL – AB
12/06 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
12/07 Munich, GER – Zenith
12/08 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
12/09 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
12/10 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
12/12 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
12/13 Warsaw, POL – Hala Kolo
12/14 Leipzig, GER – Hause Auensee
12/15 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
12/16 London, UK – Roundhouse

Kreator Reveal North American Release Dates For Deluxe Remastered Reissues Of “Coma Of Souls,“ “Renewal,” “Cause For Conflict,” & “Outcast”

As previously announced, Kreator will be releasing remastered versions of “Coma Of Souls,“ “Renewal,” “Cause For Conflict,” and “Outcast” on deluxe CD, colored vinyl and digital formats. Now it has been confirmed that the these re-releases will be available in North America next month. “Coma Of Souls” and “Renewal” are set to arrive on March 2, while “Cause For Conflict” and “Outcast” are set to arrive on March 9.

“Coma Of Souls“ will include Live In Fürth, Germany – 06/12/1990:

11. “When The Sun Burns Red”
12. “Betrayer”
13. “Terrible Certainty”
14. “Extreme Aggression”
15. “Coma Of Souls”
16. “People Of The Lie”
17. “Choir Of The Damned”
18. “The Pestilence”
19. “Toxic Trace”
20. “Drum Solo”
21. “Terror Zone”
22. “Pleasure To Kill”
23. “Flag Of Hate”
24. “Agents Of Brutality”
25. “Riot Of Violence”
26. “Tormentor”

“Renewal” will include these bonus tracks:

10. “Winter Martyrium” (Rare Version)
11. “Trauma”
12. “Europe After The Rain” (Remix)

“Cause For Conflict” will include these bonus tracks:

13. “Suicide In Swamps”
14. “Limits Of Liberty”
15. “State Oppression”

“Outcast” will include Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998:

14. “Intro : Dr. Wagner, Part 3”
15. “Terror Zone”
16. “Lost”
17. “Leave This World Behind”
18. “Phobia”
19. “Black Sunrise”
20. “Choir Of The Damned”
21. “Pleasure To Kill”
22. “Whatever If May Take”
23. “Extreme Aggression”
24. “Renewal”

Kreator To Release Deluxe Remastered Versions Of Four ’90s Albums

Kreator will be releasing remastered versions of “Coma Of Souls,“ “Renewal,” “Cause For Conflict,” and “Outcast” on deluxe CD, colored vinyl and digital formats. They will be available on February 23, and will also include expaded liner notes and bonus tracks.

“Coma Of Souls“ will include Live In Fürth, Germany – 06/12/1990:

11. “When The Sun Burns Red”
12. “Betrayer”
13. “Terrible Certainty”
14. “Extreme Aggression”
15. “Coma Of Souls”
16. “People Of The Lie”
17. “Choir Of The Damned”
18. “The Pestilence”
19. “Toxic Trace”
20. “Drum Solo”
21. “Terror Zone”
22. “Pleasure To Kill”
23. “Flag Of Hate”
24. “Agents Of Brutality”
25. “Riot Of Violence”
26. “Tormentor”

“Renewal” will include these bonus tracks:

10. “Winter Martyrium” (Rare Version)
11. “Trauma”
12. “Europe After The Rain” (Remix)

“Cause For Conflict” will include these bonus tracks:

13. “Suicide In Swamps”
14. “Limits Of Liberty”
15. “State Oppression”

“Outcast” will include Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998:

14. “Intro : Dr. Wagner, Part 3”
15. “Terror Zone”
16. “Lost”
17. “Leave This World Behind”
18. “Phobia”
19. “Black Sunrise”
20. “Choir Of The Damned”
21. “Pleasure To Kill”
22. “Whatever If May Take”
23. “Extreme Aggression”
24. “Renewal”