In an era dominated by reunions and reissues, anniversaries and anthologies, you won’t find KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza getting tripped up while looking backwards.
“This is the most important moment in your life,” Petrozza adamantly told Guitar World’s Josh Hart. “It’s not about what you’ve achieved in the past, it’s what you are doing now.”
When asked about the meaning of the phrase ‘phantom antichrist,’ Mille’s response was:
“The title came from a radio program I was listening to in Germany where they were talking about how Osama Bin Laden got killed and then thrown into the ocean — for religious religions. And there is no such thing as a sea burial in the Muslim religion, as far as I know. And that’s where I got the inspiration for the title from.
“But the song itself isn’t really a political thing. It’s more about a force that comes to earth, destroys all life and a new beginning starts with a new consciousness. The thing could be really anything. It’s a metaphor for a very, very brutal force that could be destructive but creative too. Basically, what it’s about — and what this album is about — is mass media manipulation. There’s a lot of lyrical variety on the album.
“You, of course, get the KREATOR treatment where I talk about politics — sometimes — but not in the sense of preaching politics, because I’m not a fan of that. I write songs that are more inspired by political issues rather than talking about my opinion, because politics are boring in my opinion. But there’s a lot of injustice and a lot of oppression, which is being supported by certain politicians and governments. That’s something KREATOR has been writing about forever and it’s always going to be a part of our lyrical themes. You can find anything from fiction to personal stuff to more social issues … like I said, the full KREATOR treatment.
Read the entire interview here.
KREATOR’s thirteenth studio album, Phantom Antichrist, is due out in North America next week on Tuesday, June 5th. Get a sampling of every new track on YouTube. Yes, you will experience hearing loss.
KREATOR will co-headline a North American tour this fall with fellow countrymen ACCEPT and openers Swallow The Sun.
Dates for the Teutonic Terror Attack 2012 tour are:
09/05/12 Howard Theater – Washington, D.C.
09/06/12 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
09/07/12 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
09/08/12 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
09/10/12 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
09/11/12 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
09/12/12 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
09/14/12 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
09/15/12 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
09/16/12 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
09/18/12 Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
09/19/12 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
09/21/12 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
09/22/12 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
09/23/12 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
09/25/12 The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
09/26/12 The Avalon – Hollywood, CA
09/27/12 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
09/28/12 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
09/30/12 Emo’s East – Austin, TX
10/01/12 Trees – Dallas, TX
10/02/12 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/04/12 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
Exclusive internet pre-sale tickets are available online at EnterTheVault.com through May 26th; afterwards, tickets will be on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.
Pre-order bundles for Phantom Antichrist can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast Webshop and include an exclusive t-shirt. The limited edition digi-pak version includes a bonus DVD; a 2-LP vinyl edition will be available July 3rd.
Read an interview with Mille about how KREATOR’s music got smuggled into East Germany by grandmothers before Reunification on TheGauntlet.com
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