Interview by Coco Le Sex Bomb
Kreator are one of the few bands on the planet who genuinely play by their own rules.
They are a musical enigma and force unto themselves, but, despite the fact they have carved their own deserved slice of metal history, continue to produce quality albums rather than live on their laurels.
Theirs is a thrash metal name whispered in the same halls as Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth despite not quite achieving the international success and notoriety as the heavyweight trio.
Last month’s new album Hate Uber Alles affirmed Krator’s supremacy, justifying their intent to make music for themselves first and foremost, content in the knowledge their best is good enough for their fans and confident enough to back their own judgement.
Guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza had a great chat with HEAVY’s latest mouthpiece Coco Le Sex Bomb about the album and surviving the metal world, Kreator style.
“It’s nice to finally get some feedback since the album has been done since last October,” he smiled. “I was dying to hear the reactions of the fans because I really think this is one of our most powerful albums, and it’s great to see that a lot of people out there feel the same.”
Listen in to the rest of the informative chat, with Mille talking more about Hate Uber Alles, the translated meaning behind the title, dealing with an interrupted campaign, how they got the best out of production, his personal favourite tracks, the pressures of expectation, new bassist Frédéric Leclercq’s input in the studio and around the band, touring plans and more.