Lords of Metal
Arrow Lords of Metal

KREATOR's MILLE PETROZZA: “thrash metal is in a very healthy state”


In a newly uploaded interview with AndrewHaug.com, recorded this past June, KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza was asked if he still listens to new albums from other classic thrash metal bands, such as TESTAMENT. He responded: “Absolutely. I think the last TESTAMENT album was really cool; I really liked it. And I think thrash metal is in a very healthy state in general. The classic bands are releasing amazing albums still — EXODUSTESTAMENT, you name ’em. DEATH ANGEL… All these bands are still putting out crushing records. Even the new DESTRUCTION is really, really good. I think a lot of the bands have their shit together, it seems, and they come up with cool stuff still to this day.”

Mille previously discussed his appreciation for other thrash acts in a 2017 interview with Metal As Fuck. He stated at the time: “There is a lot of new bands now. Some great new bands and some of the older bands are coming out with great new material also. I think it is a vital and healthy scene still and the energy is still there. It is also still a very youthful style of music even though some of the bands are not as young. We’re all still young at heart. That is how I would describe thrash metal today.”

KREATOR‘s fifteenth studio album, “Hate Über Alles”, was released in June. To landmark its release, KREATOR present “Become Immortal“. A lyrical and visual look back through the ages of their legendary career, whilst passing the torch to young German thrashers DESTROY THEM from Mille’s hometown, Essen, who feature as the Kreator performing in the video.
Watch “Become Immortal” below. 
Also watch the previously released “Midnight Sun” below. 
Also watch the previously released “Strongest Of The Strong” and “Hate Über Alles” below. 

“Hate Über Alles”, the follow-up to 2017’s “Gods Of Violence” was recorded at Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, Germany. Helming the sessions was Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACYCODE ORANGEPOWER TRIP and SOULFLY, among others.

Regarding the “Hate Über Alles” album title, Petrozza previously said: “‘Hate Über Alles’ reflects the time we’re living in. Everything is really loud and aggressive. The way we communicate has changed, thanks to social media. It causes a lot of imbalance. The world is in a state of disrepair. Life is not harmonic right now, it’s disharmonic… that’s where I was going with the title.”

The “Hate Über Alles” cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with HATEBREEDSOULFLYTESTAMENTICED EARTH and SODOM, among others.

Hate Über Alles” can be ordered in various formats, including a noble 2LP+CD Box Set (scroll down for more details).

KREATOR – Hate Über Alles 

Release Date: June 03, 2022

01.    Sergio Corbucci Is Dead
02.    Hate Über Alles
03.    Killer Of Jesus
04.    Crush The Tyrants
05.    Strongest Of The Strong
06.    Become Immortal
07.    Conquer And Destroy
08.    Midnight Sun
09.    Demonic Future
10.    Pride Comes Before The Fall
11.    Dying Planet


LTD. EDITION 2LP + 2CD BOX SET feat. the album on 2LP & CD Digipak, Bonus CD “Live at Bloodstock 2021”, a making-of book, a noble art print and a metallic band logo pin.
Variant #1 (NB Mailorder Excl.):
– 1LP Clear w/ Red/Black Ink Spot + 1LP Color tbc
Variant #2:
– Red w/ Black Splatter Vinyl
(scroll down for a product image)

TRIFOLD 2LP with an etching on the D-side
– Black Vinyl
– Crystal Clear Vinyl
– Black w/ Red Ink Spot Vinyl (NB Mailorder Excl.)
– Clear w/ Red Marbled Vinyl (NB Mailorder Excl.)
– Clear w/ Red & Black Splatter Vinyl (NB Mailorder Excl.)
– Clear w/ Red Ink Spot Vinyl (NB USA Mailorder Excl.)
– Transparent Red Vinyl (NB USA Mailorder Excl.)
– Clear w/ Red Splatter Vinyl
– White w/ Black Splatter Vinyl
– Red w/ Black Marbled Vinyl
– White w/ Black Marbled Vinyl
– Yellow w/ Red Marbled Vinyl
– Red & White Split Vinyl
– Solid Red Vinyl 
– Solid White Vinyl
– Picture Vinyl (no etching on D-side)

Social media