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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Alice In Chains are heading to New Zealand in support of their recently released album Rainer Fog, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.
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George Ezra toured the world nonstop for more than two years following the release of his debut LP Wanted On Voyage, finally making it to Aotearoa for one of the standout sets of this year’s Auckland City Limits.
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Since achieving international recognition from Rollingstone.com and Billboard.com for hit singles Too Strung Up and Stone Cold, and amassing over 3 million Spotify streams for their releases to date, Alae now unveil All Gived Up.
'Call Me', the latest track by Wellington electro-pop singer and producer Josie Moon made last week's New Music Friday playlists from Spotify Australia/NZ and Japan and influential UK blogger Popjustice.
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In a New Zealand first, five of the stars of Twin Peaks, Sheryl Lee, Kimmy Robertson, Michael Horse, Al Strobel, Dana Ashbrook and the Executive Producer of Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, Sabrina S. Sutherland, will visit Auckland and Christchurch for an exclusive and unique CONVERSATION WITH THE STARS evening.
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Featuring Brouhaha: choreographer Malia Johnston, composer Eden Mulholland, AV designer Rowan Pierce; In Transit: choreographer Louise Potiki Bryant, composer/AV designer Paddy Free; The Geography of an Archipelago: choreographer Stephen Shropshire, composer Chris O’Connor.
The last hurrah of the Comedy Fest! The Season Finale! The bit at the end where the awards are decided, everybody relaxes and much fun is had. It’s the titled Last Laughs on Sunday 20 May at SkyCity Theatre.