KREATOR REISSUE FOUR CLASSIC 90’s ERA ALBUMS TO BE RELEASED ON DELUXE CD, COLORED VINYL & DIGITAL/STREAMING

The U.S release dates for Coma Of Souls and Renewal will be Friday, March 2nd, 2018 and Cause For Conflict and Outcast will be released on Friday, March 9th, 2018.

North American tour dates confirmed for mid February to mid March 2018.

Formed in Essen, Germany in 1984, Kreator are arguably the most influential and successful European thrash metal band ever, like many of their European speed metal brethren, Kreator fused Metallica’s thrash innovations with Venom’s proto-black metal imagery. 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. The band’s style has changed several times over the years, from a Venom-inspired speed metal sound, later moving in to thrash metal, and including a period of transitioning from thrash to industrial metal and gothic metal throughout the 1990s. In the early 2000s, Kreator returned to their classic thrash sound, which has continued to the present. Their last album ‘Gods Of Violence’ charted top twenty in ten countries, including a number one slot in their home country of Germany.

All titles available for pre order here: smarturl.it/KreatorLPCD

COMA OF SOULS – 2CD Mediabook & Triple Gatefold 3LP (Transparent Red Vinyl)

Kreator’s fifth album, Coma Of Souls came towards the end of the thrash metal explosion of the 1980’s and retained their classic thrash sound whilst combining more melodic elements of classic metal bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Critically acclaimed by both fans and press, Coma of Souls was a strong, firm step forward for the band, it proved they weren’t content to sit and wallow in the thrash back waters but were determined to move into a new decade with a bold, thrusting sound.

Tracklist:
•When The Sun Burns Red
•Coma Of Souls
•People Of The Lie
•World Beyond
•Terror Zone
•Agents Of Brutality
•Material World Paranoia
•Twisted Urges
•Hidden Dictator
•Mental Slavery

Bonus Tracks (Live In Fürth, Germany – 06/12/1990)
•When The Sun Burns Red
•Betrayer
•Terrible Certainty
•Extreme Aggression
•Coma Of Souls
•People Of The Lie
•Choir Of The Damned
•The Pestilence
•Toxic Trace
•Drum Solo
•Terror Zone
•Pleasure To Kill
•Flag Of Hate
•Agents Of Brutality
•Riot of Violence
•Tormentor

RENEWAL – 1CD Mediabook & Gatefold 2LP (Transparent Green Vinyl)

Kreator’s sixth album, Renewal was originally released in October 1992, and took Kreator fans a little by surprise. While the band had established a reputation as a formidable thrash metal act, one of the best in Europe, this time they had really pushed away from their comfort zone. Bringing in both industrial and hardcore injections helped to make this one of the most fascinating and intriguing extreme albums of the era. At a time when the entire cutting edge scene was shifting, thanks to the emergence of grunge, Kreator proved they were still ahead of most of their peers.

Tracklist:
•Winter Martyrium
•Renewal
•Reflection
•Brainseed
•Karmic Wheel
•Realitäskontrolle
•Zero To None
•Europe After The Rain
•Depression Unrest

Bonus Tracks
•Winter Martyrium (Rare Version)
•Trauma
•Europe After The Rain (Remix)

CAUSE FOR CONFLICT – 1CD Mediabook & Gatefold 2LP (Blue vinyl)

Kreator’s seventh album, Cause For Conflict was originally released in July 1995, musically the band took a different path to the one that hard marked out its predecessor ‘Renewal’. While certainly not abandoning the experimental nuances which had been so crucial to the previous album. However, there was something of a return to familiar territory this time around. Both the songs ‘Lost’ and ‘Isolation’ came out as singles and the passage of time has given Cause for Conflict a sense of belonging, because there’s little doubt it remains one of the bands most undervalued records.

Tracklist:
•Prevail
•Catholic Despot
•Progressive Proletarians
•Crisis Of Disorder
•Hate Inside Your Head
•Bomb Threat
•Men Without God
•Lost
•Dogmatic
•Sculpture Of Regret
•Celestial Deliverance
•Isolation

Bonus Tracks
•Suicide In Swamps
•Limits Of Liberty
•State Oppression

OUTCAST – 2CD Mediabook & Gatefold 2LP (Transparent Orange Vinyl)

With hindsight, and a sense of history, Outcast is certainly one of Kreator’s most inventive and important albums. The German gargantuan-watt gladiators’ eighth studio release was different to anything they’d done in the past during a time when metal was in turmoil due to the grunge and Nu Metal explosions. The title Outcast was appropriate for how the band felt in the late 1990’s and when Outcast was released in July 1997 it wasn’t a huge selling album, nonetheless it proved they were still an exciting, individual and focused band.

Tracklist:
•Leave This World Behind
•Phobia
•Forever
•Black Sunrise
•Nonconformist
•Enemy Unseen
•Outast
•Stronger Than Before
•Ruin Of Life
•Whatever It May Take
•Alive Again
•Against The Rest
•A Better Tomorrow

Bonus Tracks (Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998)
•Intro : Dr. Wagner, Part 3
•Terror Zone
•Lost
•Leave This World Behind
•Phobia
•Black Sunrise
•Choir Of The Damned
•Pleasure To Kill
•Whatever If May Take
•Extreme Aggression
•Renewal

Confirmed North American tour dates:

February 8th 2018
The Van Buren Phoenix, United States

February 9th 2018
The Wiltern Los Angeles, United States

February 10th 2018
The UC Theater San Francisco, United States

February 12th 2018
Wonder Ballroom Portland, United States

February 13th 2018
Showbox Seattle, United States

February 14th 2018
The Vogue Theater Vancouver, Canada

February 16th 2018
Union Hall Edmonton, Canada

February 17th 2018
The Palace Calgary, Canada

February 19th 2018
Revolution Garden City, United States

February 21st 2018
The Gothic Theater Englewood, United States

February 22nd 2018
The Truman Kansas City, United States

February 23rd 2018
Music Hall Minneapolis
Minneapolis, United States

February 24th 2018
Orpheum Madison, United States

February 26th 2018
20 Monroe Grand Rapids, United States

February 27th 2018
House of Blues Chicago, United States

February 28th 2018
House of Blues Cleveland, United States

March 1st 2018
The Phoenix Toronto, Canada

March 2nd 2018
Metropolis Montréal, Canada

March 3rd 2018
House of Blues Boston, United States

March 4th 2018
The Paramount Theater
Huntington, United States

March 6th 2018
The FIllmore Philadelphia, United States

March 7th 2018
The Fillmore Silver Spring, United States

March 8th 2018
The Ritz Raleigh, United States

March 9th 2018
1904 Jacksonville, United States

March 10th 2018
Jannus Landing Tampa, United States

March 11th 2018
Buckhead Theater Atlanta, United States

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