German thrash metal veterans KREATOR kicked off their North American tour last night (Wednesday, March 3) at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia. The band is celebrating its 25th anniversary by playing a "classic old-school set . . with a couple of songs [they hadn't] performed live in a while."
KREATOR's setlist was as follows:
01. Choir of the Damned (intro)
02. The Pestilence
03. Hordes of Chaos
05. Enemy of God
06. Impossible Brutality
07. Endless Pain
08. Pleasure to Kill
09. Terrible Certainty
10. Extreme Aggressions
11. Coma of Souls
12. Servant in Heaven - King in Hell
13. The Patriarch (intro)
14. Violent Revolution
15. Demon Prince
16. When the Sun Burns Red
17. Flag of Hate / Tormentor
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below (courtesy of "Rape Jesus")
KREATOR recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
The band's latest album, "Hordes Of Chaos", sold around 2,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 165 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at No. 7 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.The "Hordes Of Chaos" artwork was created once again by Joachim Luetke. Luetke designed the artwork for KREATOR's previous album, "Enemy Of God", as well as past releases from bands like DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY and RAGE.
(Thanks: Chris Buresh / Jay Whitaker)