Thrash legends Kreator announce the reissue of four of their classic ‘90’s albums.
Formed in Essen, Germany in 1984, Kreator are arguably the most influential and successful European thrash metal band ever, racking up multi-million album sales over the years.
Fusing Metallica’s thrash innovations with Venom’s proto-black metal imagery Kreator are often credited with helping to pioneer the death metal and black metal. Over their storied career, the band’s style has varied from a Venom-inspired speed metal sound, to thrash metal, and a period of transitioning from thrash to industrial metal and gothic metal throughout the 1990s, from which these reissues are drawn.
In the early 2000s, Kreator returned to their more straight up thrash sound, which has continued to their most recent album, 2017’s ‘Gods Of Violence’, which charted top twenty in ten countries including a #1 slot in Germany.
The four albums being reissued are ‘Coma Of Souls’ (originally released in 1990), ‘Renewal’ (1992), ‘Cause For Conflict (1995), and ‘Outcast (1997). Having been remastered by Andy Pearce (Black Sabbath, Voivod, Motorhead, Anthrax) they are now available in multiple formats including coloured vinyl.
Make sure you catch Kreator’s Sunday performance on the Zippo Encore stage this year at Download.