The excruciatingly taxing touring commitments that followed took the band as far as South America, but understandably left them physically and creatively exhausted, prompting Petrozza to announce a protracted break to recover. Incredibly, Kreator's silence was only broken three years later with the release of 's somewhat back to basics Cause for Conflict -- their first effort for new label GUN Records.
Hardly a successful comeback, the album found Kreator confused and uninspired -- hopelessly out of touch with the day's reigning extreme metal trends, and surely traumatized by the recent departure of both Fioretti and Ventor they were replaced by bassist Christian Giesler and former Whiplash drummer Joe Cangelosi.
Adding insult to injury, Noise Records chose exactly this difficult moment to release the Scenarios of Violence set -- a collection of live recordings and remixed old hits that seemed to declare Kreator's future prospects null and void.
Looking to remedy the band's tenuous situation, Petrozza called upon former Coroner guitar wizard Tommy Vetterli to help him guide Kreator into realms unknown, getting even further away from their roots on their next two albums, the highly experimental Outcast and Endorama Both of these veered into ever-slower pacing, added gothic and ambient elements, incorporated samples and loops, and even found Petrozza trying a few different singing styles on for size.
But even though they met with certain critical acclaim and signaled Ventor's welcome return to Kreator's ranks, neither of these albums managed to re-ignite the band's career. Yet again, timely retrospective releases like 's Voices of Transgression shedding light on the band's hit-and-miss second decade and 's Past Life Trauma a near-flawless wrap-up of their first decade provided some consolation for disgruntled old fans who had long abandoned Kreator's floundering ship, but, unexpectedly, they also cleared the way for a rebirth of sorts.
This renaissance began to take shape following Vetterli's departure and the signing of a new record deal with Germany's SPV label. Simply put, Petrozza recommitted himself to thrash, and, after hiring Finnish-born second guitarist Sami Yli-Sirnio, proceeded to write Kreator's strongest album in years, with 's positively stunning Violent Revolution. In keeping with Kreator tradition, the consequent world tour became their most comprehensive and extensive ever.
The band returned in with the similarly themed Enemy of God, followed by At the Pulse of Kapitulation: Live in East Berlin, in and the reliably thrash-heavy Hordes of Chaos in In the band signed to leading German metal stable Nuclear Blast before embarking on a 25th anniversary tour of North America, which was followed in short order by the European Thrashfest tour with contemporaries such as Death Angel and Exodus.
Their first album for their new label was 's Phantom Antichrist, which saw them in fine form and was hailed as one of their best in years; it was also a major commercial success in Germany, rising to number five on the album charts, the group's strongest showing to date in their homeland.
The road-hungry band promoted the album with yet another tour, culminating in an explosive, sold-out show in their hometown of Oberhausen in front of a packed audience of die-hard fans, which was recorded and filmed for the live album and DVD Dying Alive. Like Phantom Antichrist, Dying Alive proved there was still a ready audience for Kreator, with the album hitting number nine on the German charts.
Despite this it would be a long five years before fans were treated to new material. It was finally announced in that their 14th studio album, Gods of Violence, would be released in , which would mark the end of the longest recording gap in the band's history. Retrieved 17 November Archived from the original on 1 December Retrieved 30 November Retrieved 26 November Retrieved 23 July Retrieved 5 December Retrieved 27 August Retrieved 14 October Retrieved 28 October Retrieved 18 November Retrieved 3 February Retrieved 8 December Retrieved 20 April Retrieved 1 September Retrieved 31 October Retrieved 17 April Retrieved 1 October Retrieved 14 May Retrieved 1 August Retrieved 16 January Retrieved 29 November Retrieved 7 June Retrieved 16 September Retrieved 10 April Retrieved 20 July Retrieved 31 July Flag of Hate Out of the Dark Namespaces Article Talk.
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