Aftonbladet journalist Mattias Kling conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza of German thrashers KREATOR at this year’s edition of the Getaway Rockfestival, which is being held July 7-9, 2011 in Gävle, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below.
When asked about when fans can expect to hear some new material from KREATOR, Petrozza said, “We will come to [Fascination Street studio in Örebro] Sweden in January to work on a new album with Jens Bogren. Jens Bogren is a producer from here who worked with OPETH and AMON AMARTH, and he’s really good; I like him. I like the sounds that he gets. And I think the combination — Jens Bogren and KREATOR — it will be pretty heavy.”
Regarding how the new material is different from KREATOR‘s previous output, Mille said, “We have five done and two skeleton-type sketches for songs. I don’t know how explain… It’s always a little hard for me to talk about music has been written but is not released yet. It will definitely have all the KREATOR trademarks. The lyrics will talk about nowadays stuff, as usual, so it will be like a photography of the year 2012. Also the lyrics will deal a lot of things that are actually happening at this point in time. It will be like reading a newspaper or something [laughs], with all the stuff happening. And, of course, the music will be typical KREATOR, and we also wanna expand the sound and progress as musicians. I mean, this lineup has been the strongest lineup KREATOR ever had since ten years, and now I think we’re ready to come out with an album that blows everyone away.”
Professionally filmed video footage of KREATOR‘s entire June 18, 2011 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be viewed below (courtesy of Arte [Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne], a Franco-German TV network).
On August 10, 2010, KREATOR re-released its latest studio album, “Hordes Of Chaos”, in North America as a high-quality box set via SPV/Steamhammer. Entitled “Hordes Of Chaos – Ultra Riot”, the box set includes the “Hordes Of Chaos” album as a digipak with a new cover, a new booklet (including new liner notes by Joel McIver) and two enhanced videos. The bonus CD comes in a cardboard sleeve and contains two cover versions (of songs by the German band SLIME and BAD RELIGION) and five previously unreleased demo songs. On top of that, the box set contains a high-quality, 12-page photobook by famous photographer Harald Hoffmann, a full-color poster of the album cover, a full-color photocard, a full-color sticker and a voucher for the KREATOR merchandise shop at www.kreator-terrorzone.de. All this comes for a very reasonable price.
Hellfest performance footage: