German metal legends Kreator have surprised fans by unveiling a brand new track and accompanying music video. The video for ‘666 – World Divided’ was created under the direction of Jörn Heitmann, who was responsible for the videos for ‘Radio’ and ‘Ausländer’ by Rammstein. Watch here: youtu.be/DZpt8YXFwso
‘666 – World Divided’ is now available on all digital platforms and will be released physically on April 10th, 2020 as strictly limited Split-7” vinyl together with Lamb Of God – their side features the already released song ‘Checkmate’ from the upcoming Lamb Of God studio album. Vinyl will be available via the Kreator online shop and Nuclear Blast mailorder.
The State Of Unrest Tour featuring both bands has recently been postponed to the autumn.
‘666 – World Divided’ is by no means a leftover demo. This song marks the first new piece of music by mighty Kreator since the release of their last studio album Gods Of Violence back in January 2017 as well as the first joint recording with their new bass player Frédéric Leclercq. Co-produced by Andy Sneap and Markus Ganter and recorded in the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, ‘666 – World Divided’ combines all trademarks that gave this band from the German Ruhr area a worldwide reputation. Thrash metal in a complex and extremely melodic way that will last for generations.
“Hordes! After 3 long years, we’re excited to announce our brand-new, standalone single ‘666 – World Divided'”, said bandleader, singer, songwriter and guitarist Mille Petrozza. “Now more than ever has the message of this song been so true – we must remain united, in this world divided! Stay safe out there and most importantly, stay metal! We’ll make it through, we are ONE!”
Kreator are one of the most influential and successful heavy metal bands in Germany. Already in the early 1980s, Mille Petrozza and his band established and shaped the heavy metal subgenre Thrash Metal alongside Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth. Since then Kreator have been a significant influence on numerous heavy metal bands that follow them worldwide. With their 14th studio album Gods Of Violence, the band from Essen, Germany made it to number 1 on the German album charts for the first time in 2017.