Three years after they successfully pulverized the nation, Kreator are back to thrash and grind Australian audiences into sheer bloodlusting ecstasy. Since the 1980’s Kreator have been unleashing powerful slabs of Teutonic thrash-metal upon euphoric fans, and 2017 sees no letup in the onslaught, with the band’s latest opus “Gods Of Violence” receiving some of the most superlative reviews in the band’s career.
But it’s on stage that Kreator’s dominance is on full display. Theirs is a fierce showcase of metal magnificence with roots as an originator of thrash but with a contemporary focus– and this from a band that has been unleashing its intense artistic vision for over thirty years. Kreator’s frontman Mille Petrozza was born and bred in the metal scene and has always been open to inspiration from various sources, with the state of the world today inspiring trenchant observations of our time laced with an inventive wit the envy of his peers. Double bass-drum destroying Jürgen "Ventor" Reil has been sinking rapid-fire blows deep into the gut since 1982, and Speesy Giesler’s bass is guaranteed to tear you apart. 2nd guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö is a musical genius who fills the stage and auditorium with his spine-crunching guitarwork.
Kreator’s loyalty to their fans is legendary, and the fans reciprocate with fist-pumping sweat-drenched passion. A night of roof-raising chants and pummeling riffs awaits those that thirst after a metal gig of maximum energy. Kreator have stood the test of time and launch forward into the night with all the might of a titanic metal machine churning at its peak.
Joining Kreator on this crushing double bill is one of the Pioneers of the Death/Thrash scene, Vader, who return to Australia from Poland after 7 long years! Vader's brand of brutal savagery has stood the test of time, unleashing over three decades of unrelenting riffs and delightfully hellish ferocity. Having toured with the likes of Testament, their aggressive and devastatingly powerful live show is unmatched! Previously signed to Earache and Metal Blade and now with 11 albums under their belt, Vader released their latest album The Empire on Nuclear Blast late last year. New songs as well as favourites including Dark Age, Vicious Circle, Angels of Steel, Wings and Triumph of Death are sure to create one tornado of a raging circle pit so be ready for a hell of a great time!
Kreatorwith special guests Vader
Saturday 2nd September - Auckland, The Studio
Tuesday 5th September - Perth, Capitol
Thursday 7th September - Adelaide, The Gov
Friday 8th September - Melbourne, 170 Russell
Saturday 9th September - Sydney, Manning Bar
Sunday 10th September - Brisbane, The Zoo
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Rosetta finally tells New Zealand their story. Formed in Philadelphia in 2003 as a four-piece, Rosetta's first two albums—2005's The Galilean Satellites and 2007's Wake/Lift—pulled together elements from 90s hardcore, drone, doom, and atmospheric sludge metal.
The I Love The 90s Tour returns to Auckland next year March 23rd at Auckland’s Spark Arena, with a completely off the chain lineup featuring classic Hip Hop crew Naughty by Nature. Vin Rock from the Grammy Award winning rap group speaks fondly of this country and love of our people.
The Soundsplash Festival is returning to Raglan in January 2018. Local reggae favourites Katchafire are returning to feature on the bill. We sent a few questions over to lead vocalist Logan Bell ahead of the festival.
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Returning to New Zealand for the first time in three years, Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake are on their way to our shores next month for a quick run of shows supporting their label cohorts Northlane.
Courtney Marie Andrews has landed in New Zealand, and set to play two concerts this week with Joe Pug - tonight at San Fran in Wellington (Wed July 19) and tomorrow night at The Tuning Fork in Auckland (Thu July 20).
Auckland two-piece Skinny Hobos, Alex Elvis and Texas Holdom, are heading on a 5 date New Zealand tour with headliners Decades, Bakers Eddy and Dead Favours. Kicking off tonight in Hamilton (July 14), the tour will also take them to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and finishes up in Dunedin.
Have you ever considered sharing your most personal experiences with the entire world? Well come this Friday 14th July, that’s what Emma Cameron, the rocking front-woman of kiwi band Decades is about to do, when they release their long-awaited full length debut album, The Truth And Other People, so we sat down with the cheerful front woman to discover just what truth this album reveals..
Whilst Sonny Landreth is a well known slide-guitar master, zydeco enthusiast and phenomenal blues legend, what you may not know about him, is that he is one of the nicest gentlemen in the entire universe.
He was always the boy next door type energy, that type of person you just always wanted to be around. From day one, Shay Taylor has always been one to break the mold and live life in such a vibrant and contagious manner, that no matter who he spoke to, they walked away feeling great!
After crisscrossing the Northern Hemisphere for over a year in support of their brilliant seventh studio album Ellipsis, Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro announce their return to New Zealand for one all-ages show at Spark Arena on April 24.