Kreator Announce New Coffee Blend “Black Sunrise”

Kreator have joined forces with The Barn to create their own coffee blend called “Black Sunrise.” The beverage, which can be purchased HERE, sources beans from Brazil and it features a “smooth and chocolatey” taste. The band said the following:

“We’re excited to announce our collaboration with the finest coffee roasters in Germany, The Barn. If you’ve visited one of their spots in Berlin, you will understand why we chose them to represent Kreator — high quality and big flavors. Brazil is one of our favorite places in the world and we wanted to pay tribute to that with this deliciously smooth and chocolatey offering. Awaken to ‘Black Sunrise’!”

Kreator To Release “Terror Prevails – Live at Rock Hard Festival 2010” On Cassette For First Time

Kreator will be reissuing their live album “Terror Prevails – Live at Rock Hard Festival 2010” on limited edition cassette. The effort will be available as a 2xMC tape box on December 20 and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

Behemoth, Sepultura, Cradle Of Filth, Etc. Members Featured In New Animated Mini-Series

Behemoth‘s Nergal, Cradle Of Filth‘s Dani Filth, Sepultura‘s Derrick Green, Kreator‘s Mille Petrozza, and Misfits’ Doyle are featured in a new animated mini-series created by Roxxy Roxx. There are five episodes in the series and they can be seen in the below Instagram posts:

Interview: Ex-Kreator Bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler Talks New Project Fore

I was recently given the opportunity to interview former Kreator bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler about his new project Fore and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. You can read that chat below.

METAL ANARCHY: First of all, what led to your departure from Kreator?

GIESLER: I didn’t leave Kreator!

METAL ANARCHY: You have since joined the punk band Fore alongside Jeramie Kling (Venom Inc., The Absence), Taylor Nordberg (The Absence), and Brian Stephenson (Old James, Skull Fist). How did you get involved in that project?

GIESLER: That was pretty easy. Taylor and Jeramie had their one day one song thing! Taylor asked me if I would like to join them in a punk band the rest is history.

METAL ANARCHY: Fore’s new album “Hombres” was released last month. How would you describe it for those that haven’t heard it yet?

GIESLER: I would say 90s old school punk with our own style.

METAL ANARCHY: What was the recording process like?

GIESLER: Everyone worked for himself at home. We then each sent the traces and Taylor and Jeramie mixed it up until we said it had to sound like that.

METAL ANARCHY: What are some of your favorite tracks from the record?

GIESLER: Oh there I have none because the songs are all new if I said now that one song is better than the other we would have done wrong.

METAL ANARCHY: Fore also recently released a cover of Pennywise’s “Open Door” that was tracked during the “Hombres” sessions. Did you record any other covers that may surface at some point?

GIESLER: Yes, we recorded another cover song maybe we will release it too.

METAL ANARCHY: On another note, how have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?

GIESLER: For us, it wasn’t really a total lockdown. We can still shop normally otherwise listen to a lot of music, etc.

METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to tour in support of “Hombres” when its safe to do so?

GIESLER: If someone books us for shows and you can play live again, definitely.

METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live music industry will ever recover from the current crisis?

GIESLER: Yes, everything will be recovered because the fans are not out of the world.

METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, what can fans do to support your band and others that may be struggling during the pandemic?

GIESLER: We already get a lot of support from fans who buy our CD. At the moment we don’t have more than just the CD. In December there will be an LP.

Kreator Working On New Album

Mille Petrozza has confirmed that Kreator have been working on new material for their next album. He said the following:

“In case you have wondered what @kreatorofficial was up to in the last couple of months. Songwriting for a new album. Vocal recordings today! METAL! #kreator #thrash #zfe #altenessen #metal #vocals #vegan #satan #thiswillkillcovid19”

Rescheduled Dates Announced For Lamb Of God, Kreator, & Power Trip’s European/UK Tour

Lamb Of God, Kreator, and Power Trip have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour. The trek is now set to take place in late 2021.

Tour Dates:

11/19 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum Black Box
11/20 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
11/22 Oulu, FIN – Teatria
11/23 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall Black Box
11/25 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
11/26 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
11/27 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
11/28 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/30 Zurich, SWI – Samsun Hall
12/01 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
12/03 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
12/04 Hamburg, GER – Edel – Optics.dc Arena
12/05 Saarbrucken, GER – Saarlandhalle
12/07 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
12/08 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
12/10 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/11 Essen, GER – Grugahalle
12/12 Tilburg, NET – 013
12/14 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy Bristol
12/15 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
12/16 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
12/17 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham
12/19 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
12/20 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia

Kreator Are In The Studio

It looks like Kreator are back in the studio working on new music. Mille Petrozza shared the below photo on Instagram:

Wacken Open Air Organizers Announce 2020 Virtual Event

As previously reported, this year’s Wacken Open Air festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, organizers will still be hosting a virtual event on July 29 – August 1.

The following statement was posted on wacken.com:

“Completely detached from the actual W:O:A, together with Magenta Musik 360 we present you a unique event that you can experience live on wacken-world-wide.com, as well as on the website and app of MagentaMusik 360 and MagentaTV. And since we don’t want to exclude anybody from what is probably gonna be the coolest Metal Party of the year, the whole event is free of charge! For real.

These fine artists (among others) will be joining us live:

Blind Guardian

Heaven Shall Burn

In Extremo

Kreator

Beyond The Black

We’re also trying to bring you something unique, because technically we’re trying to set new standards. We do nothing less than the biggest mixed reality show of all times. That means: Full-fledged live performances and no boring living room concerts in an unprecedented form for the full dose of metal at your home, in the garden, at the lake – Rain or Shine or Online!

Our digital streaming festival brings you not only these unique concerts of classic W:O:A crowd favourites but also newcomers, exclusive interviews and conversations, insights behind the scenes and much more. For that Wacken feeling the Wacken Foundation, the Metal Battle and other well-known and beloved faces will of course be joining us as well.

To make your festival feeling complete we offer souvenir tickets and festival ribbons for a small price, which you can find under this link. With the purchase you support us and the artists involved in a unique project that the metal world has never seen before.

And if you want to celebrate your very own Wacken and demonstrate your solidarity with other metalheads around the globe, you can find more articles like t-shirts in the new World Wide Wacken design under this link.

See you from 29 July to 1 August!

Rain or Shine Or Online

www.wacken-world-wide.com

www.instagram.com/wackenworldwide

www.facebook.com/wackenworldwide

www.twitter.com/WackenWorldWide

Lamb Of God, Kreator, & Power Trip Offer Update On Postponed European/UK Tour

Lamb Of God, Kreator, and Power Trip have offered an update on their postponed European/UK tour. The bands said the trek will be rescheduled in 2021.

The following statement was issued:

“Lamb of God, Kreator and Power Trip have been working with agents and promoters to reschedule the State of Unrest Tour, previously scheduled for March/April 2020 in Europe and the UK. In the face of an uncertain immediate future, the most realistic option for rescheduling the tour will be in 2021.

Our plan is to share an updated routing for the tour as soon as possible. Please hold on to your tickets for previous dates as they will be valid for the rescheduled shows in 2021. You can also contact your point of purchase for more info on rescheduled dates or refunds.

We wish everyone health, safety and happiness and we very much look forward to returning to the stage in Europe next year.

Thank you,
Lamb of God, Kreator & Power Trip“