The Tom Schlagkamp-directed effort takes inspirational cues from the horror film, Midsommar.
Moving like a locomotive towards the June 10th arrival of their fifteenth full length offensive, extreme metal pillars Kreator have shared a third preview of the album with the release of “Midnight Sun”.
Following the reveal of the album’s title track as well as the second cut “Strongest of The Strong”, Kreator continues their assertion of metallic mastery with an epic entry that underscores the band’s continued excellence nearly four decades in.
The band’s Mille Petrozza explains that despite Kreator’s long-standing tenure, the third single off of Hate Uber Alles presented a first for the band. “Midnight Sun is something a little new for us, our first time collaborating with a female artist. When I was writing the song, I could hear this Oracle type voice over the pre-chorus and chorus and I immediately reached out to my talented friend, Sofia Portanet who is an emerging artist, here in Germany. Sofia added exactly what I was looking for and gives the song a really dark, ethereal vibe.“
Coupled with the single, Kreator has unveiled a cinematic visual that compliments the track’s towering delivery. Petrozza explained how the project and the personnel all came together. “The video is the second production we shot with Tom Schlagkamp and his team. The concept was drawn up from the song’s lyrics which I envisaged to take place during a ritual sacrifice. Director, Tom came back with an idea loosely based on Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ which has powerful visuals, perfect for a killer metal music video!”
Hate Über Alles marks Kreator’s first showing of new material in five years. The band’s 2017 effort Gods Of Violence garnered both commercial and critical success, reaching #1 in the German album charts. Striving to capture that same lighting in a bottle, Petrozza has enlisted Frédéric Leclercq (ex-Dragonforce, Sinsaenum) in his first recorded effort on bass for Kreator, along with guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö and drummer Jürgen ‘Ventor’ Reil.
Paired with production prowess of Arthur Rizk, Kreator’s fifteenth full length promises to be one of the most punishing, powerful albums of the year.
Hate Über Alles arrives June 10th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-order the album – HERE