Kreator, Germany’s sensational thrash metal artists are bringing their electrifying sounds to the Paradise Rock Club!
The band was formed (under the moniker Tyrant) in Essen (North Rhine Westphalia, Germany) in 1982 by vocalist/guitarist Mille Petrozza, drummer Jürgen "Ventor" Reil, and bassist Rob Fioretti. While their musical style can be broadly classified as thrash metal (an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression, frequent use of fast percussive beats and low register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding style lead work, and lyrics often dealing with social issues and reproach for The Establishment), it also includes elements of death metal, and black metal (an extreme subgenre and subculture of heavy metal music, featuring fast tempos, a shrieking vocal style, heavily distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, raw/lo fi recording, and unconventional song structures). They’re often referred to as one of the Big 4 (the others being Tankard, Destruction, and Sodom) of Teutonic Thrash Metal (the regional thrash metal scene that originated during the 1980s in Germany) and are widely regarded as one of the pioneers of death metal and black metal. They’ve had a stellar career with 14 studio albums, 2 live albums, 3 compilation albums, 4 video albums, 23 music videos, 2 extended plays, and 7 singles.
Don’t miss your chance to see one of the first bands, and arguably the most influential, to introduce thrash metal to Europe!