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Kreator are a German thrash metal band from Essen, originally started off under as Metal Militia, then as Tyrant and later as Tormentor before permanently deciding for Kreator in 1982. Initially playing a thrash metal with Venom influences, their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction and Sodom, which are considered the other two big teutonic thrash metal bands from Germany. All three of these bands are often credited with helping create the death metal subgenre. Read more on Last.fm

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Live: Arch Enemy + Kreator @ London Kentish Town Forum – 18 December 2014

December 23rd, 2014

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Look, we know it’s nearly Christmas, but that doesn’t mean that the relentless touring machine at the heart of heavy metal has stopped yet. Kreator and Arch Enemy have only just finished a punishing double-headliner tour. We sent Pete Long along to headbang himself senseless at the London leg of the tour.

6 things we learnt while watching Arch Enemy and Kreator in London:

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Hammerfest 2014: Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

March 16th, 2014

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It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Hammerfest 2014. All of our coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. Yep. That means individual band coverage (photos, setlists and so on), all the dodgy rumours and awful gossip our team overhears, and every single photo of Wales-based debauchery that Gary Wolstenholme and Jenn McCambridge snap will be here.

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Hammerfest confirms Kreator and Overkill as 2014 headliners

June 5th, 2013

Kreator at Manchester Ritz 27 April 2013 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

It’s a thrashy double-header for next year’s Hammerfest – today the festival confirmed that its 2014 headliners will be German thrash metal titans, Kreator, and veteran US thrashers Overkill

Also joining the bill for next year’s festival are Soilwork, Grand Magus, Unleashed, Earthtone9, Breed 77, Enthroned, Paragon, Annihilated, and Gravil. Tickets are on sale now from the official Hammerfest website, with the price varying on how many people you want in your room. Get on it now, as with an opening line-up announcement like that, next year’s event is already looking pretty damn tasty.

Photos: Kreator + Evile @ Manchester Ritz – 27 April 2013

May 28th, 2013

Kreator at Manchester Ritz 27 April 2013 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

Y’know how people are always failing to get the pun in the name ‘Thrash Hits’? It happens all the time. You’d think after five long years of doing this, people would’ve caught on to the fact that it’s a play on words on Smash Hits, and a recognition that we (in part) try to channel their simultaneous irreverence and love for their subject matter, albeit from a metal perspective. And that we’re not exclusively a website about thrash metal.

Sometimes though, you have to give the idiots what they want, which is why we’re publishing theses photos by ace snapper Gary Wolstenholme of Kreator’s recent UK tour. Sure, we’re a month late. They fell down the back of the digital sofa, what with our relaunch and all. Anyway, hush your bellyaching and go look at his shots of Kreator, Evile and Xentrix playing live in Manchester.

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Album: Kreator – Phantom Antichrist

May 31st, 2012

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Phantom Antichrist
Nuclear Blast
01 June 2012

by Tom Dare

There’s a general principal with the great thrash bands: their stuff from the ’80s is absolutely essential, their stuff in the ’90s divisive, and their stuff from the ’00s is really  for existing fans only. Except every now and again, one of those bands that took metal to new extremes and influenced practically every non-doom band since releases an album that demands even those of just moderate passing interest to pay attention. Testament did it with The Formation Of Damnation, Megadeth did it with Endgame, and now Kreator have done it with Phantom Antichrist.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2011: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

August 27th, 2011

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Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here. All our work from Bloodstock Open 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, rumours, and who knows? – maybe even some tiny reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]

Kreator join Bloodstock Open Air Line-Up

March 10th, 2009

Teutonic thrash legends, Kreator, have been announced as the latest addition to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2009. The band, who’ve experienced something of a post-millennial renaissance following a disasterous spell (i.e, the 1990s) where everything they released was a joke, have been talking up their forthcoming appearance at the Derbyshire metal-fest.

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Album: Kreator – Hordes Of Chaos

January 25th, 2009

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Hordes Of Chaos
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13 January 2009

by Ryan Williams

The so-called thrash revival may have seen Metallica bringing metal back to the masses with stadium-filling ease last year but they’re not the only one doing it. German stalwarts Kreator may not be headlining arenas anywhere but Hordes Of Chaos delivers a more classic and raw-sounding package.

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