Returning to North America for the second run in support of Phantom Antichrist, German thrash overlord Kreator kicked off its Legends of Thrash tour in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 30th with co-headliner Overkill and Warbringer in tow. The tour will continue throughout most of November, wrapping up with back-to-back New York City shows on November 23rd and 24th. Now that’s something you can give thanks for.
Checking in from the tour, frontman/guitarist Mille Petrozza commented:
This upcoming North American tour will be a total massacre! Who would have thought 20 years ago that it would be possible to see Kreator, Overkill and Warbringer live on stage on the same bill? Growing up with ‘Feel the Fire’ and ‘Taking Over’ up to the newer releases like ‘Iron Bound,’ we feel absolutely privileged and honored to share the stage with the boys from Overkill on this run. This is a dream come true for us and for the fans. See you all at the shows!
Kreator’s Phantom Antichrist debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #130 on the Billboard Top 200 in July 2012.
The band’s new live DVD Dying Alive is also out now via Nuclear Blast, and can also be purchased at Amazon. The DVD features the full frontal assault of total thrash mayhem at Kreator’s sold-out, hometown performance in Oberhausen, Germany, shot by 24 cameras plus guitar POV cams and three “inside the chaos” mosh-pit cams.
Make sure to check out the liveabove of Kreator performing “Death to the World” from Phantom Antichrist. If you skip it, “the whole human race shall die.”
Kreator Legends of Thrash tour-dates:
10/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
11/01 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/02 – Montreal, QC – CANADA @ Club Soda *KREATOR headlines*
11/03 – Toronto, ON – CANADA @ Opera House *KREATOR headlines*
11/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar *KREATOR headlines*
11/05 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
11/06 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/07 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada *KREATOR headlines*
11/08 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theate *KREATOR headlined*
11/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
11/11 – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA @ Rickshaw Theater *KREATOR headlines*
11/12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazón
11/13 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *KREATOR headlines*
11/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore *KREATOR headlines*
11/15 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove *KREATOR headlines*
11/16 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *KREATOR headlines*
11/17 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/18 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/19 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live *KREATOR headlines*
11/21 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards *KREATOR headlines*
11/22 – W. Springfield, VA @ Empire
11/23 – New York, NY @ Stage 48
11/24 – New York, NY @ Stage 48