Video Premiere: KREATOR's 'Gods Of Violence'

Video Premiere: KREATOR's 'Gods Of Violence'

"Gods Of Violence", the new video from German thrash titans KREATOR, can be seen below. The clip was filmed with renowned video production company Grupa13, which has previously worked with AMON AMARTH, BEHEMOTH and ELUVEITIE.

"Gods Of Violence" is the title track of KREATOR's 14th album, which will be released on January 27, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Jan Meininghaus, who also made the limited-edition artwork for KREATOR's last album, 2012's "Phantom Antichrist", and has lent his talents to bands like BOLT THROWER, ACCEPT and OVERKILL in the past.

The exclusive North American cover was created by renowned artist Marcelo Vasco, who has previously worked with SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY and HATEBREED.

KREATOR singer/guitarist and main songwriter Mille Petrozza comments: "We have prepared an amazing video trilogy with Grupa13 for our new album. We believe that they are among the most creative artists when it comes to surreal video art. The storyline is linked to our album concept and the first clip visualizes the birth of the KREATOR demon."

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The band also released the lyrics for the song.

"Gods Of Violence" lyrics:

WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL

Rise God of violence in immortal majesty
The forces of seperatists to arms
Malicious titans and the fear their words can breed
The one commandment echoe forth as clouds of drones attack

WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL

Rise of usurpers, indestructible regimes
And in times of war destroyers of hope
Kings of the Earth inject the core of the doctrine
Conflict yield to degradate the strongest minds of all

WE SHALL KILL- All as one
WE SHALL KILL – These battles can be won
WE SHALL KILL - Until we die

As the GODS OF VIOLENCE
GODS OF VIOLENCE
GODS OF VIOLENCE come alive

WE SHALL KILL- All as one
WE SHALL KILL – These battles can be won
WE SHALL KILL - Until we die

As the GODS OF VIOLENCE
GODS OF VIOLENCE
GODS OF VIOLENCE come alive

Dehumanizing killing spree, supported by technology
Women, children everyone will die
Praying there must come a day, the spark of peace enflames again
Heaven through the world into their lives
Protectors of the masterplan, waken darker sides of men
Instigate the war for all to see
Collateral damage in their name posse of luciferian
Commanders of satanic liberty liberty

WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL
WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL WE SHALL KILL
WE SHALL KILL- All as one
WE SHALL KILL – These battles can be won
WE SHALL KILL - Until we die

As the GODS OF VIOLENCE
GODS OF VIOLENCE
GODS OF VIOLENCE come alive [End of lyrics]

Regarding the "Gods Of Violence" title track, Petrozza said: "'Gods Of Violence' was the first song I wrote for this album and it stuck to me as the title track. It contains everything KREATOR is known for and it will blow your minds. Promise!" He added about the album artwork: "The cover of is a perfect reflection of my lyrical vision. I think this is Jan Meininghaus's best work so far."

"Gods Of Violence" will contain 11 tracks with a total running time of approximately 52 minutes.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Apocalypticon
02. World War Now
03. Satan Is Real
04. Totalitarian Terror
05. Gods Of Violence
06. Army Of Storms
07. Hail To The Hordes
08. Lion With Eagle Wings
09. Fallen Brother
10. Side By Side
11. Death Becomes My Light

"Gods Of Violence" was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA) who also mixed the record at renowned Fascination Street Studios. Mastering was done by Tony Lindgren, also at Fascination Street Studios.

KREATOR will tour Europe in support of the new CD beginning in early February. Petrozza and his crew will be accompanied by a varied as well as iconic billing. Brazilian-American extreme metal pioneers SEPULTURA are announced to be direct support to the headliners, followed by visionary Swedish melodic death metallers SOILWORK and Belgium's finest death/grind outfit ABORTED.

"Phantom Antichrist" 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.

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North American cover (by Marcelo Vasco):

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International cover (by Jan Meininghaus):

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