Origin: Germany
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Kreator  


Once known as Tormentor, and before that as Tyrant, Kreator rose to prominence in the mid-eighties, joining Sodom and Destruction as the top-ranked German thrash bands of the decade. But the second half of Kreator's career has not been so successful. Founder Mille Petrozza's attempts to broaden the band's sound (most notably on albums such as the industrial-tinged Renewal) have met with some critical acclaim but not commercial success, as hardened fans seem to have become disillusioned with straying from the raw, frenetic thrash that made winners of albums such as Pleasure To Kill. The addition of guitarist Tommy Vetterli, late of Coroner, in 1998 sparked renewed interest in the band, but the resulting album, Endorama, was even more perplexing, further distancing itself from its predecessors, and arguably underutiliziing the talents of Vetterli.

2001 was the comeback year for the band, with Mille and company (including new guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö, replacing Vetterli) returning to the sound of old. The album of that year, Violent Revolution, retains the maturity of the recent output but the aggression of the early work -- easily one of the band's best albums in some time. Most recently is the band's followup, Enemy Of God.

Current Members

Mille Petrozza

vocals/guitars (Voodoocult)

Sami Yli-Sirniö

guitars (Barren Earth, Waltari)

Christian Geisler

bass

Jürgen "Ventor" Reil

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jorg Tritze

guitars

Frank Gosdzik

guitars (Sodom)

Tommy Vetterli

guitars (Coroner)

Rob Fioretti

bass

Joe Cangelosi

drums (Whiplash)


Discography



Endless Pain 
1985 Noise
  1. Endless Pain
  2. Total Death
  3. Storm of the Beast
  4. Tormentor
  5. Son of Evil
  6. Flag of Hate
  7. Cry War
  8. Bonebreaker
  9. Living in Fear
  10. Dying Victims
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Rob Fioretti
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Pleasure To Kill 
1986 Noise
  1. Intro (Choir Of The Damned)
  2. Rippin' Corpse
  3. Death Is Your Saviour
  4. Pleasure To Kill
  5. Riot Of Violence
  6. The Pestilence
  7. Carrion
  8. Command Of The Blade
  9. Under The Guillotine
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Rob Fioretti
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil
1986 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Flag Of Hate 
1986 Noise
  1. Flag Of The Hate
  2. Take Their Lives
  3. Awakening Of The Gods

  • Mille Petrozza
  • Rob Fioretti
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil




Terrible Certainty 
1987 Noise
  1. Blind Faith
  2. Storming With Menace
  3. Terrible Certainty
  4. As The World Burns
  5. Toxic Trace
  6. No Escape
  7. One Of Us
  8. Behind The Mirror

  • Mille Petrozza
  • Jorg Tritze
  • Rob Fioretti
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Out Of The Dark ... Into The Light 
1988 Noise
  1. Impossible To Cure
  2. Lambs To The Slaughter
  3. Terrible Certainty (Live)
  4. Riot Of Violence (Live)
  5. Awakening Of The Gods (Live)

  • Mille Petrozza
  • Jorg Tritze
  • Rob Fioretti
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil




Extreme Aggression 
1989 Noise
  1. Extreme Aggression
  2. No Reason To Exist
  3. Love Us Or Hate Us
  4. Stream of Consciousness
  5. Some Pain Will Last
  6. Betrayer
  7. Don't Trust
  8. Bringer Of Torture
  9. Fatal Energy

  • Mille Petrozza
  • Jorg Tritze
  • Rob Fioretti
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Coma Of Souls 
1990 Noise
  1. When the sun burns red
  2. Coma of souls
  3. People of the lie
  4. World beyond
  5. Terror zone
  6. Agents of brutality
  7. Material world paranoia
  8. Twisted urges
  9. Hidden dictator
  10. Mental slavery
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Frank Gosdzik
  • Rob Fioretti
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Renewal 
1992 Noise
  1. Winter Martyrium
  2. Renewal
  3. Reflection
  4. Brainseed
  5. Karmic Wheel
  6. Realitatskontrolle (Instrumental)
  7. Zero To None
  8. Europe After The Rain
  9. Depression Unrest

  • Mille Petrozza
  • Frank Gosdzik
  • Rob Fioretti
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Cause For Conflict 
1995 GUN
  1. Prevail
  2. Catholic Despot
  3. Progressive Proletarians
  4. Crisis Of Disorder
  5. Hate Inside Your Head
  6. Bomb Threat
  7. Men Without God
  8. Lost
  9. Dogmatic ?
  10. Sculpture Of Regret
  11. Celestial Deliverance
  12. Isolation

  • Mille Petrozza
  • Frank Gosdzik
  • Christian Geisler
  • Joe Cangelosi

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Scenarios Of Violence 
1996 Noise
  1. Suicide in Swamps
  2. Renewal
  3. Extreme Aggressions
  4. Brainseed
  5. Lost
  6. Ripping Corpse (Live)
  7. Tormentor (Live)
  8. Some Pain Will Last
  9. Toxic Trace
  10. Isolation
  11. Depressive Unrest
  12. Agents of Brutality
  13. Europe After the Rain
  14. Limits of Liberty
  15. Terrible Certainty
  16. Karmic Wheel
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Christian Geisler
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil




Outcast 
1997 GUN
  1. Leave This World Behind
  2. Phobia
  3. Forever
  4. Black Sunrse
  5. Nonconformist
  6. Enemy Unseen
  7. Outcast
  8. Stronger Than Before
  9. Ruin Of Life
  10. Whatever It May Take
  11. Alive Again
  12. Against The Rest
  13. A Better Tomorrow

  • Mille Petrozza
  • Tommy Vetterli
  • Christian Geisler
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Endorama 
1999 Drakkar
  1. Golden Age
  2. Endorama
  3. Shadowland
  4. Chosen Few
  5. Everlasting Flame
  6. Passage To Babylon
  7. Future King
  8. Entry
  9. Soul Eraser
  10. Willing Spirit
  11. Pandemonium
  12. Tyranny

  • Mille Petrozza
  • Tommy Vetterli
  • Christian Geisler
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Voices Of Transgression  COMPILATION
1999 GUN
  1. Lucretia (My Reflection)
  2. The Chosen Few
  3. Isolation
  4. Leave This World Behind
  5. Golden Age
  6. Bomb Threat
  7. Phobia
  8. Whatever It May Take
  9. Renewal
  10. Lost
  11. Hate Inside Your Head
  12. Inferno
  13. Outcast
  14. State Oppression {unavailable}
  15. Endorama
  16. Black Sunrise
  17. As We Watch The West





Violent Revolution 
2001 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Reconquering The Throne
  2. The Patriarch ?
  3. Violent Revolution
  4. All Of The Same Blood (Unity)
  5. Servant In Heaven/King In Hell
  6. Second Awakening
  7. Ghetto War
  8. Replicas Of Life
  9. Slave Machinery
  10. Bitter Sweet Revenge
  11. Mind On Fire
  12. System Decay
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Sami Yli-Sirniö
  • Christian Geisler
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil
2001 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Live Kreation  LIVE
2003 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. The Patriarch
  2. Violent Revolution
  3. Reconquering The Throne
  4. Extreme Aggression
  5. People Of The Lie
  6. All Of The Same Blood
  7. Phobia
  8. Pleasure To Kill
  9. Renewal
  10. Servant In Heaven, King In Hell
  11. Black Sunrise
  12. Terrible Certainty
  13. Rite Of Violence
  14. Lost
  15. Coma Of Souls
  16. Second Awakening
  17. Terrorzone
  18. Betrayer
  19. Leave This World Behind
  20. Awakening The Gods
  21. Golden Age
  22. Flag Of Hate
  23. Tormentor
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Sami Yli-Sirniö
  • Christian Geisler
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Enemy Of God 
2005 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Enemy Of God
  2. Impossible Brutality
  3. Sucide Terrorist
  4. World Anarchy
  5. Dystopia
  6. Voices Of The Dead
  7. Murder Fantasies
  8. When Death Takes It's Dominion
  9. One Evil Comes - A Million Follow
  10. Dying Race Apocalypse
  11. Under A Total Blackened Sky
  12. The Ancient Plague
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Sami Yli-Sirniö
  • Christian Geisler
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil
2005 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



At The Pulse Of Kapitulation 
2008 Steamhammer/SPV

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Hordes Of Chaos 
2009 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Hordes of Chaos (A Necrologue for the Elite)
  2. Warcurse
  3. Escalation
  4. Amok Run
  5. Destroy What Destroys You
  6. Radical Resistance
  7. Absolute Misanthropy
  8. To the Afterborn
  9. Corpses of Liberty
  10. Demon Prince
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Sami Yli-Sirniö
  • Christian Geisler
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil
2009 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Terror Prevails - Live At Rock Hard Festival  LIVE
2010 Nuclear Blast
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Sami Yli-Sirniö
  • Christian Geisler
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil




Phantom Antichrist 
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. Mars Mantra
  2. Phantom Antichrist
  3. Death To The World
  4. From Flood Into Fire
  5. Civilisation Collapse
  6. United In Hate
  7. The Few, The Proud, The Broken
  8. Your Heaven In My Hell
  9. Victory Will Come
  10. Until Our Paths Cross Again
  11. Iron Destiny (Japan exclusive)
  • Mille Petrozza
  • Sami Yli-Sirniö
  • Christian Geisler
  • Jürgen "Ventor" Reil
2012 Internet Top Ten album




Dying Alive 
2013 Nuclear Blast


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