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KreatorOn Thursday, August 29th, German thrash metal overlords  held a highly successful theatrical premiere of their Dying Alive DVD at the renowned Lichtburg Theatre in the band’s hometown of Essen, Germany.  The entire band attended the event and took part in a Q&A session after the screening followed by an autograph signing.

frontman Mille Petrozza reflects on the memorable evening:

“We had a killer night yesterday. Thanks to all the fans, friends, buddies, and relatives for showing up. When I was just a kid watching Conan The Barbarian two days in a row [at the Lichtburg], I would have never dreamt of watching a concert movie of my own band on this big screen. Lichtburg is and will ever be the best theatre. Not only in Germany, but worldwide. I also want to thank the organizers at the Lichtburg for their awesome support of Essen’s metal scene!“

View photos of the event covered by the German press here.

’s Dying Alive DVD/2-CD is due out in the U.S. & Canada on September 3rd and can be pre-ordered from the Dying Alive Landing Page:

The DVD features the full frontal assault of total thrash mayhem at KREATOR’s sold-out, hometown performance in Oberhausen, Germany shot by 24 cameras plus guitar POV cams and three “inside the chaos” mosh-pit cams.

View the live video clip of “Death To The World” on YouTube:

Stream the live version of “United In Hate” (in slideshow format) on YouTube:

Dying Alive trailers:

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This fall, KREATOR return to North America to co-headline the “Legends Of Thrash” tour with New York thrashers Overkill.  Opening each night will be California’s Warbringer. The first of 24 shows takes place on October 30th at the Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland with KREATOR headlining; Overkill will end the tour with a headlining set at New York City’s Stage 48 on November 24th.

“Legends Of Thrash” tour dates & scheduled headliners are:

10/30/13  Soundstage – Baltimore, MD  *KREATOR headlines*
10/31/13  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA  *Overkill headlines*
11/01/13  The Palladium – Worcester, MA  *Overkill headlines*
11/02/13  Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA  *KREATOR headlines*
11/03/13  Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA *KREATOR headlines*
11/04/13  Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA  *KREATOR headlines*
11/05/13  Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH  *Overkill headlines*
11/06/13  Mojoes – Joliet, IL  *Overkill headlines*
11/07/13  Granada – Lawrence, KS *KREATOR headlines*
11/08/13  Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO  *KREATOR headlined*
11/09/13  In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT  *Overkill headlines*
11/11/13  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA  *KREATOR headlines*
11/12/13  El Corazón – Seattle, WA  *Overkill headlines*
11/13/13  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR  *KREATOR headlines*
11/14/13  Fillmore – San Francisco, CA  *KREATOR headlines*
11/15/13  The Grove – Anaheim, CA  *KREATOR headlines*
11/16/13  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ  *KREATOR headlines*
11/17/13  Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM  *Overkill headlines*
11/18/13  Trees – Dallas, TX  *Overkill headlines*
11/19/13  Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX  *KREATOR headlines*
11/21/13  Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY  *KREATOR headlines*
11/22/13  Empire – W. Springfield, VA  *Overkill headlines*
11/23/13  Stage 48 – New York City, NY  *Overkill headlines*
11/24/13  Stage 48 – New York City, NY  *Overkill headlines*

VIP tickets include a pre-show Meet & Greet with both KREATOR and Overkill, plus a limited edition poster.  For New York City fans, there will be a special limited number of tickets that will grant admission to both Stage 48 shows.   Pre-order ticket links can be found on the band’s Facebook page.

Phantom Antichrist, KREATOR’s thirteenth studio album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #130 on the Billboard Top 200 in July 2012.

Jewel-case, deluxe digi-pak, and vinyl versions of Phantom Antichrist can be purchased from the Nuclear Blast Webshop.

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