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On September 11, Andrew Schizodeluxe of The Rock Pit conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza of German thrash metal veterans KREATOR. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

The Rock Pit: Well, let’s talk about the new DVD, “Dying Alive”. How did the idea of this new DVD come about?

Mille: Basically, it was the middle of the tour that we felt it went very well, we had many people at the shows and we knew it was a huge production and we wanted to give fans something back, like the memory. We felt this was the perfect time after 10 years of our last official DVD release, “Live Kreation”. We felt it was about time to come out with a new live DVD/live record package and we talked to the record company about it and they supported us and went along. We got a team of 24 cameras into the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, which is very close to where we live, and we had full control over everything that happened to make sure that the quality was 100% guaranteed.

The Rock Pit: Watching the live show on the DVD, there seems to be so many cameras around, you seemed to have captured every angle possible. Was that the band’s idea or was that someone else’s idea?

Mille: That was our idea — ours and the director. We talked about this for a long time and we definitely wanted to make sure that… I mean, it’s always different to when you are in a room and watch a band, it’s a different feel than being in your living room and watching it from your sofa or whatever, so we wanted to make sure that we got an impression of what it’s like to come to a KREATOR show.

The Rock Pit: I ask this question with a few other thrash bands regarding the recent resurgence of thrash metal in general. Obviously, the genre has never gone away but it seems to have crept back in a big way recently, which we haven’t seen in quite some time. What’s your take on this new interest in the genre?

Mille: For me, it never felt like it went away. It quietened in the ’90s, but that was metal in general, but now it’s stronger than ever because people have grown up. A lot of the bands that have been around back then that are still around are a little more controlled with how they handle things and they are more experienced. It comes down to the music. Now they live by fans that have grown up with this kind of music. Back in the day, neighbors were like strangers to this music and so the whole industry has changed. In my opinion, it has a lot to do with self-confidence nowadays; it’s a whole different deal. Nowadays, we are more confident in what we do and I think I can speak for a lot of the bands, a lot of the old-school thrash bands that nowadays when you get the feedback from the new generation of bands, it gives you a lot of energy.

The Rock Pit: Obviously you did a bit of experimenting in the ’90s and then came back to the thrash sound. Do you think you would ever try a different direction again or do you think you will stay in the thrash genre?

Mille: I think we experiment within our music. In the ’90s, we experimented on a whole album, nowadays we experiment within certain parts of certain songs but people don’t see that experimenting as much as we did in the ’90s. A lot of the elements, like in “Phantom Antichrist”, for example, is something that we took from that era and put it into our new music, so it’s always in motion. Our music always develops and we can look back on many, many hours that we have tried, riffs or melodies that we tried in the ’90s and we still profit a lot from that. It was not for nothing, even though some of the ’90s experimental albums weren’t that well received by the audience, for us, musically, it made us grow.

Read the entire interview from The Rock Pit.

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On September 11, Metal Kaoz conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A couple of excerpts follow.

On the status of his solo band:

“We just finished up mixing the new EP from myself and THE ILLEGALS, and it’s very different — very, very, very different than [Anselmo‘s solo debut] ‘Walk Through Exits Only’. And that EP will be available for the Housecore Horror Film Festival at the end of October in an seven-inch version and then we’ll probably release it digitally shortly thereafter. It’s two songs. I think we’re gonna keep it simple and just call it the ‘Housecore Horror Film Festival’ EP — just keep it very, very simply; straight to the point.”

On whether the new songs from his solo project are more melodic or more extreme than “Walk Through Exits Only”:

“I think a little bit of both. I think there is points in it where there is a different use of vocal, where I guess you could say, yes, it’s more melodic, to a certain degree, in spots. And then, maybe for some people it might be even more extreme musically in spots as well. Either way, it is very extreme, but it does touch on different, I guess, avenues of extremity.”

On DOWN‘s plans for the immediate future:

“As of yesterday, September 10, DOWN wrote the first new song for the next EP. So we’re gonna get back to work on that tomorrow. And we should have another song knocked out by tomorrow. And we’re looking to release that fucker in the first quarter of next year. These are skeletons so far, but they are very, very strong skeletons. I think this first song that we wrote is very, very BLACK SABBATH-infused DOWN and very raw and heavy and I’m very happy with it.”

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Time for your mid-week dose of new metal album reviews.  This week we give our take on 20 new and reissued albums, all collected in one convenient article. Bands covered this week include Altars, Cathexis, Dark Design, Dissension, Ensnared, Gemini Syndrome, Hollow Haze, KingShifter, Lalu, The Mezmerist, Ranger, Saint Vitus, Scalpel, Scythe, Sinner, Siren’s Cry, Transient and Turbocharged.

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Hellbear is a great new project which features Harrison Christy (ex-Psyopus) and Rob Skotis (Iron Reagan). The band are about to release a completely raw and in your face self titled EP on September 11, which will be available on vinyl through Fake Art Fake Music, as well as digitally on their Bandcamp page for …

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SCYTHE, the new band formed out of the ashes of Chicago underground metal band USURPER, will release its sophomore album, “Subterranean Steel”, on September 11 via Primitive Reaction Records.

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On September 11, September 12 and September 14, German hard rock legends SCORPIONS will play three concerts in Athens, Greece under the banner “MTV Unplugged – Scorpions Live In Athens” at the Lycabettus Theatre over the roofs of the ancient city.

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The track appears on the band’s debut album ‘Hunger For Chaos’, self-released on September 11, 2012.

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KORN fan and United States Air Force Shift Supervisor Michael Bowser presented the band’s lead singer, Jonathan Davis, with an American flag flown in combat over Afghanistan onboard a B-1B bomber in support of operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom for KORN on September 11, 2012.

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Ukrainian black metal band Khors is streaming the track “Black Forest’s Flaming Eyes” from the band’s fifth full length studio release entitled “Wisdom of Centuries.” The album was issued on September 11, 2012 through Candlelight Records.

The track list for “Wisdom of Centuries” is as follows:

1. Through the Clouds of the Past
2. Black Forest’s Flaming Eyes
3. The Last Leaves
4. Where the Grandeur of Mountains Embraces the Space
5. Horizons Glassy
6. Wisdom of Centuries
7. Only Time Will Take It Away
8. Twilight

Check out “Black Forest’s Flaming Eyes” here:

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VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen made his first two appearances as part of CREED/ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti’s solo band on Tuesday (September 11) and Wednesday (September 12) as Tremonti kicked off his headlining stint on the annual HardDrive Live tour, presented by HardDrive Radio.

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