German thrash legends KREATOR will embark on a North American headlining tour in April/May in 2009. The band's mainman Mille Petrozza stated: "The new album is recorded and mixed and I'm really looking forward to getting some feedback from our worldwide legion of supporters and friends. I promise that you will not be disappointed! 'Hordes Of Chaos' is our most intense album so far! Collin Richardson did an amazing job mixing this monster."

He added: "KREATOR is very excited to come to the USA and Canada again to play for all our fans overseas! This will be a killer tour and we're expecting total chaos at the shows. We're honored to have such a great bands as EXODUS on the bill, they have been — and still are — a huge inspiration for us. It'll also be cool to see BELPHEGOR and WARBRINGER every night.

"It's been way too long since we've been among the North American metal hordes!"


Apr. 07 - Sonar - Baltimore MD
Apr. 08 - Nokia Theatre – New York NY
Apr. 09 - Trocadero - Philadelphia PA
Apr. 10 - Palladium - Worcester MA
Apr. 11 - Medley - Montreal QUE
Apr. 13 - Imperial - Quebec QUE
Apr. 14 - Opera House - Toronto ONT
Apr. 15 - Peabody's - Cleveland OH
Apr. 16 - Rave - Millwaukee WI
Apr. 17 - House Of Blues - Chicago IL
Apr. 18 - The Rock - Maplewood MN
Apr. 19 - Garrick Centre - Winnipeg MB
Apr. 20 - The Distrikt - Regina SK
Apr. 21 - Warehouse - Calgary AL
Apr. 22 - Starlite Room - Edmonton AL
Apr. 24 - Plaza Club - Vancouver BC
Apr. 25 - Sugar - Victoria BC
Apr. 26 - El Corazon - Seattle WA
Apr. 27 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland OR
Apr. 28 - Slims - San Francisco CA
Apr. 30 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas NV
May 01 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
May 02 - House Of Blues - West Hollywood CA
May 04 - Gator's - Farmington, NM
May 05 - Bluebird Theater - Denver CO
May 06 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City OK
May 07 - Ridglea Theater - Ft Worth TX
May 08 - Scout Bar - San Antonio TX
May 09 - Scout Bar - Houston TX
May 11 - The Garage - St. Petersburg FL
May 12 - Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL
May 13 - Masquerade - Atlanta GA
May 14 - Headliner - Louisville KY
May 15 - Orange Peel - Ashville NC
May 16 - Volume 11 - Raleigh NC
May 17 - Jaxx - West Springfield VA

Tickets are on sale exclusively through from October 4 until October 31 at which point the tour goes on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.

KREATOR will release "Hordes Of Chaos" in Europe on January 19, 2009 via SPV Records (except in Germany, where it will be issued on January 16). The CD will arrive in the U.S. on January 13.

The new album will be available in three different versions. The jewel case edition includes the ten regular album songs, and the deluxe version features an additional bonus DVD with an atmospheric making-of in super-8 quality courtesy of a Berlin filmmaker. As a third option, the ultra-deluxe version comes with a t-shirt, a worthwhile photo book and an extended version of the bonus DVD, as well as the CD.

"Hordes Of Chaos" track listing:

01. Hordes Of Chaos (A Necrologue For The Elite)
02. Warcurse
03. Escalation
04. Amok Run
05. Destroy What Destroys You
06. Radical Resistance
07. Absolute Misanthropy
08. To The Afterborn
09. Corpses Of Liberty
10. Demon Prince

A teaser for the CD can be viewed below.

According to a press release, "Hordes Of Chaos" is "a powerhouse featuring rigorous thrash attacks and KREATOR's familiarly intelligent lyrics about self-determination and the dangers of contemporary war propaganda."

"Hordes Of Chaos" was recorded at Berlin's Tritonus studios under the direction of producer Moses Schneider. Schneider is renowned for his fresh and exceptionally dynamic working methods with bands and artists such as BEATSTEAKS and TOCOTRONIC.

"We consciously decided on Moses as our producer for the live recording of the basic tracks at the studio," band mastermind Mille Petrozza explains. "This was the first time since 'Pleasure To Kill' that we worked in this way. The new album is a 100% realistic reflection of KREATOR's live qualities. Instead of exploring every little detail to sterile perfection with the help of computer technology, this time around we wanted to deliver as dynamic a production as possible. There can be no doubt that we've achieved our target in 'Hordes Of Chaos'." The album was mixed in London by Colin Richardson (SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CRADLE OF FILTH).


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