Ubooks has set a December 10 release date for the English edition of Hilmar Bender's book "Violent Evolution: The Story Of Kreator".
Originally published in German in March 2011 through UBooks Verlag, the 221-page book is described as follows: "'Violent Evolution' tells the story of KREATOR — the titans of Teutonic thrash — from the coal-mining town of Essen, Germany. It is the story of a group of bored teenagers who brought the brutality of everyday life into the rehearsal room. They let their hair grow, formed a band and landed a record deal before they had even reached twenty.
"Drawing on exclusive interviews with the band's members (both past and present), family, producers, filmmakers and crew, 'Violent Evolution' explores the band's remarkable rise from formative years to spectacular success, headlining the greatest open-air stages on the planet.
"This is their story, from the start to today; from kindergarten (literally) to rulers of the thrash kingdom. An exciting chronicle of one of the most important thrash metal bands in the world."
KREATOR's new concert DVD/Blu-ray, "Dying Alive", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 9.
"Dying Alive" was released on August 30 via Nuclear Blast. The set features the band's sold-out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22, 2012 after an extensive 45-day European tour in support of KREATOR's "Phantom Antichrist" album. The packed and sweat-driven show was filmed by 24 cameras, as well as guitar and even mosh-pit cams.
The DVD/Blu-ray contains footage of the Oberhausen concert, a behind-the-scenes documentary as well as video clips. Approximate total running time: 115 minutes.
KREATOR is currently touring North America with fellow thrashers OVERKILL.