Kreator, along with thrash metal counterparts Arch Enemy, Marty Friedman, and Shining, rocked the foundations of the O2 Academy Newcastle.
Opening the triple bill of hard hitters was the Norwegian five piece ‘Blackjazz’ outfit, Shining.Â The band brought on special guest, and former Megadeth axe man, Marty Friedman for a few numbers much to the crowd’s delight. Friedman seemed to be genuinely enjoying himself with the band.
Swedish rockers, Arch Enemy featuring Jeff Loomis from Nevermore, and fronted by Alissa White-Gluz. Gluz lead the band through a set comprising of tracks like, “You Will Know My Name,” and “As The Pages Burn,” from the band’s latest album War Eternal, along with old favorites like the riff-heavy “My Apocalypse,” and “Nemesis.” The crowd was loving every moment, with their fistsÂ pumping into the air in unison as theyÂ hung on every word of, “One For All.”
The German legends Kreator now in their twenty second year, madeÂ their much anticipatedÂ return to NewcastleÂ for the last date of their world tour. Fans young and old wereÂ in attendance to see the band. Front man Miland “Mille” Petrozza, commanded the fans to form circle pits, to which they obliged. The band rocked their way through a career spanning set thatÂ included fan favorites, “Extreme Agression,” “Phobia,” and “Voices Of The Dead.” The band even managed to slip in an amazing cover of Iron Maiden’s, “Number of the Beast,” before rocking their way through “Flag of Hate,” during which Petrozza waved the Kreator flag aloft. Kreator finished their set with the classic “Tormentor” from their 1985 album Endless Pain, leaving the crowd wanting more.