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KREATOR's MILLE PETROZZA Isn't A Fan Of Bands Making Albums Just To Tour: "It Should Be A Piece Of Art"

He's not getting artsy, he's just being real.


Kreator's Mille Petrozza is not a fan of bands making records simply to justify touring. In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, he talked about the care that goes into Kreator records, the recent of which is Hate Über Alles which was released earlier this month.

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When Petrozza was asked why he thinks why are thrash bands so adept at maintaining a high level of proficiency so deep into their careers, he replied that Kreator "have always tried to justify the fact that we're putting out another album after so many years. We could easily do like a best-of set and we could do like four or five tours without playing the same setlist—we have about 140 songs.

"If you come up with a new record, it should have something unique and fresh. It should be something that you haven't done before and, of course, it should be powerful. You should maintain the energy and it should be meaningful."

Petrozza continued by saying, "I don't like when bands just put out records to go back on tour. I don't want to sound too artsy, but it should be a piece of art — it should be a statement that should be something that reflects your emotion that you have when you wrote the song. I always make sure that the power or arrangements are right in the pocket and it's fun to listen to. The older I get, the more and more I make sure that we come up with quality records."

Hate Über Alles was produced by Arthur Rizk (Power TripCavalera ConspiracyTurnstile), features artwork by the seemingly ever-present Eliran Kantor (Venom PrisonSighThy Art Is Murder, etc.), and is Kreator's first new effort with bassist Frédéric Leclercq (ex-Dragonforce).

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The album is out now and is available here. You can also check out our very positive review of the record here.

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