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  KREATOR TO RE-RELEASE THEIR FIRST FOUR ALBUMS
Jools Green
22nd May 2017



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German thrash legends Kreator are set to re-issue their first four albums, 'Endless Pain', 'Pleasure To Kill', 'Terrible Certainty' and 'Extreme Aggression' on 9th June via BMG. All four releases have been re-mastered with plenty of bonus material, retouched artwork and liner notes from Mille. The albums will be available on 180 gram vinyl with gatefold, CD and digital.

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, they fused Metallica's thrash innovations with Venom's proto-Black Metal imagery.

'Endless Pain' was released in October 1985 by Noise Records. It was a savage debut; its crude thrashing quickly had the underground Metal world abuzz with excitement. The re-issue contains the band's original demos when they were still known as Tormentor, one fittingly named 'Blitzkrieg' (1983), and the other 'End Of The World' (1984).

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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.




Unleashed in 1986 and still considered the band's first 'classic' album, 'Pleasure To Kill' raised the bar with more diversity of tempos and greater attention to technical execution, while losing nothing in terms of ferocity or speed. The band closed out the year with the 'Flag Of Hate' EP (named after a re-recorded version of their earliest hit), which is included on this re-issue.

Originally released in 1987, 'Terrible Certainty' did nothing to dent the perception that Kreator were one of the genre's best bands, and for once, Petrozza had a little time to work out the songs beforehand. The re-issue version contains the 'Out Of The Dark... Into The Light' EP, which was released in 1988. The live tracks were recorded at Dynamo Club, Eindhoven, Netherlands, in 1988.

'Extreme Aggression' was released in 1989. This album introduced many American fans to Kreator, primarily through heavy rotation of the 'Betrayer' music video on MTV's Headbangers Ball. 'Extreme Aggression' quickly became their biggest seller yet, and the subsequent North American tour with Suicidal Tendencies introduced the band to many new friends. This re-issue contains a show recorded in Berlin in 1990 that showcases the band in full flight.

Kreator play Hellfest in Clisson, France on 17th June, Wacken on 3rd August and Bloodstock on Saturday 12th August. Bloodstock tickets are available righth here.

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judas priest



MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


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