The tour manager of German/Finnish thrash metal veterans KREATOR has released the following statement:"Unfortunately, due to Greek customs officers, we were not able to leave Greece on time to make it to Istanbul. We would like to mention that the promoters, Mood Productions, did everything to help save the show. Please check their website (Mood-Pro.com) to see information on ticket refunds. Announcement will be made soon." Added KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza: "We tried all efforts to make it happen. However, in the end this was not possible. We are working to reschedule a date for the summertime. Thanks for your support." KREATOR has unveiled a "huge 3D show" during its current European headlining tour with MORBID ANGEL, NILE and FUELED BY FIRE, which kicked off on November 1 in Antwerp, Belgium. KREATOR's new album, "Phantom Antichrist", which sold 3,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
Released on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records, "Phantom Antichrist" was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH). KREATOR recently completed the "North American Teutonic Terror Attack" tour with ACCEPT.