Gods Of Violence will be released on January 27 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Kreator singer/guitarist and main songwriter Mille Petrozza comments: “We have prepared an amazing video trilogy with Grupa13 for our new album. We believe that they are among the most creative artists when it comes to surreal video art. The story line is linked to our album concept and the first clip visualizes the birth of the KREATOR demon.”
Petrozza continues, “Gods Of Violence was the first song I wrote for this album and it stuck to me as the title track. It contains everything Kreator is known for and it will blow your minds. Promise!”
Gods Of Violence was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Katatonia) who also mixed the record at renowned Fascination Street Studios. Mastering was also completed at Fascination Street Studios by Tony Lindgren.
The album contains 11 tracks with a total running time of approx. 52 minutes.
02. “World War Now”
03. “Satan Is Real”
04. “Totalitarian Terror”
05. “Gods Of Violence”
06. “Army Of Storms”
07. “Hail To The Hordes”
08. “Lion With Eagle Wings”
09. “Fallen Brother”
10. “Side By Side”
11. “Death Becomes My Light”
Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen, formed in 1982. Their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction, Sodom, and Tankard. Along with these three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the “Big 4” of Teutonic thrash metal and they are often credited with helping pioneer death metal and black metal by containing several elements of what was to become those genres. The band has achieved worldwide sales of over two million units for combined sales of all their albums, making them one of the best-selling German thrash metal bands of all time.
Miland “Mille” Petrozza – vocals and guitar
Jurgen “Ventor” Reil – drums
Christian “Speesy” Giesler – bass
Sami Yli-Sirnio – guitar