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Kreator Bio

Band members
Mille Petrozza vocals/guitars
Tommy Vetterli guitars
Speisi bass
Macka drums


Actually, KREATOR's history is generally well known. Everyone, who has followed the metal scene of the last ten years, has come in contact with KREATOR in one way or another. KREATOR was founded in a rehearsal room in Essen/Germany in 1983. Their debut album `Endless Pain' was released in 1985. `Endless Pain' found instant echo within the newly formed boundaries of the growing Trash Metal scene.

The channeled, explosively aggressive energy of the band perfectly matched the life style of it's fans. The years 1987, 1988, and 1989 brought us `Pleasure To Kill', `Terrible Certainty' and `Extreme Aggression'. Three albums which earned KREATOR it's reputation as the most creative European Trash combo and opened the door to KREATOR's next triumph.

KREATOR is one of the few European Metal Bands which can claim world wide success. The band completed an extremely successful tour through Australia, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Moscow and Czechoslovakia. Not to mention five U.S.A. tours. KREATOR, who had now grown to an internationally renown band, released their fourth album `Coma Of Souls' in 1991, `Coma Of Souls' was to become not only a huge success, but rang in the high point of the Trash Metal era.

At the end of October 1992, KREATOR released their fifth album `Renewal'. The line-up, Mille Petrozza (git/voc), Rob Fioretti (bass), Frank Gosdzik (git), and Jurgen `Ventor' Reil (drums) together with Tom Morris (Producer) had retreated to Morrissound Studios in Florida to bring forth an album which proved to be, openly, an experimental adventure in comparison to KREATOR's earlier works.

With `Renewal' KREATOR demonstrated their potential for growth and musical transformation. The release of `Renewal' was followed by a long European Tour. Six albums in just seven years had taken It's toll. The band's creative energies had reached an all time low. It was time for a break. Time to think things over, to work out band internal problems. Time to refuel.

KREATOR began recording their seventh album in March 1995. 'Cause For Conflict' was released at the end of August. The upcoming album 'Scenario Of Violence' is a summary of the German Trash heroes' history. Along with remixes of KREATOR's classics there will be two new songs and previously unreleased live recordings.

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