German thrash metal outfit Kreator aren’t going to be recording their follow up to 2022’s Hate Über Alles any time soon, as the band apparently won’t hit the studio until early 2025.
Frontman Mille Petrozza revealed the band’s recording timetable as he took a retrospective look at 2023 in a recent post on his Instagram account. According to the 56-year-old lifer, the past year has been an extremely eventful one for Kreator, but 2024 will be chock full of touring commitments, hence why they won’t be stepping into a studio until next next year.
“I want to take some time to reflect on 2023. It has been an amazing year for Kreator. We’ve played some fantastic shows and were invited to the biggest and best metal festivals on the planet. In a total of 85 concerts, we’ve visited our friends all over the world. I got super sick in Argentina and Costa Rica, but the fans there carried me through the concert with their energy, even though I had the worst flue one can imagine.
“It’s hard to pick a moment from all the magic moments we’ve created together during this run. You, the fans have been fantastic everywhere! It makes me happy and proud to be a part of the metal community.
“But guess what? 2024 will be even better! We are kicking off the year by bringing Klash Of The Titans to Japan, Australia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, China and we’ll visit our fans in Malaysia and Singapore again after many years. We are joined by our friends from @inflames for most of these shows.
“There will be a HUGE announcement for our European Hordes in January. I can’t talk about details yet but let me tell you this much: no thrash metal maniac will be disappointed!
“We are also working on another north American tour, plus we plan to record our next record in the beginning of 2025, as I am working on new Kreator music as we speak!
“There will also be our cinematic documentary coming in 25, created by director Cordula Kablitz Post.
“As this year is coming to an end, I want to thank you for your energy, your support, singing along to our songs at the shows, starting the wildest pits and creating magic wherever we went in 2023.
“The world is in flames, but we are united!
“Peace, Mille Petrozza”
As he claimed in his post, Petrozza said that while the band won’t be recording new music in the studio for a while still, he’s currently working on new material.
So who knows? Maybe there will be some new music debuted during some of their upcoming tour dates. Here’s hoping, anyway.