words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble
Snake of Voivod!
As Kreator took the stage to "Choir of the Dammed," you could feel the excitement and adrenaline building in the venue. The band played with dead on accuracy, flawlessly mixing favorites from all eras to celebrate their 25th year in existence. There was extensive headbanging and a barrage of devil horns being thrown by the masses all night long. During the night, Mille informed us that after this leg of the tour, Kreator are heading back to Europe to do some summer festivals and then Kreator will get working on a new album.A veritable thrash-topia converged at Nokia Theater on 3/6 when legends Kreator shared the stage with Voivod, Evile, Lazarus AD, and the not-thrash-but-still-great Nachtmystium. The show was part of an ongoing tour for the thrash legends, which will terminate soon and culminate in Voivod taking on Austin during SxSW. The band is scheduled to play the official Relapse showcase on 3/17 at Red 7 but will also play the BrooklynVegan/M for Montreal party at Galaxy Room on 3/20 (at the same time as our Red 7 party... decisions).
Kreator played roughly an hour and twenty minutes and as the night came to a close, Mille had every voice in the venue bellowing "HATE" to introduce 'Flag of Hate" because when in New York at a Kreator concert on a Saturday night, how else do you show appreciation for the German Thrash veterans? - [MetalMachine.net]
More pics and some video from the NYC show (including shots of Kreator and Voivod's setlists), flyers and dates below...
Evile - "Enter The Grave" LIVE at Nokia Theater
Evile - "Bathe In Blood" LIVE at Nokia Theater
Nachtmystium - "Assassins" LIVE at Nokia Theater
Nachtmystium - "Life Of Fire" + "Hellish Overdose" LIVE at Nokia Theater
Kreator - "Endless Pain" + "Pleasure To Kill" LIVE at Nokia Theater
Kreator - "Terrible Certainty" + "Extreme Aggression" LIVE at Nokia Theater
Kreator - "Enemy Of God" LIVE at Nokia Theater
KREATOR - 2010 TOUR DATES
3/09/2010 Opera House - Toronto, ONT*
3/10/2010 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH*
3/11/2010 Blondie's - Detroit, MI*
3/12/2010 The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL*
3/13/2010 Rave - Milwaukee, WI**
3/14/2010 Block Station 4 - St. Paul, MN***
3/16/2010 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO^
3/18/2010 Corazon - Seattle, WA^^
3/19 /2010 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC^^
3/20/2010 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR^^
3/21/2010 Slim's - San Francisco, CA^^
3/23/2010 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA^^
3/24/2010 House of Blues - San Diego, CA^^
3/25/2010 The Rock - Tucson, AZ^^
3/27/2010 Emo's Alternative Lounging - Austin, TX^^
3/28/2010 Meridian - Houston, TX^^
3/30/2010 The Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL^^
3/31/2010 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA^^
* w/KREATOR, Voivod, Nachtmystium, Evile, Lazarus A.D.
** w/KREATOR, Nachtmystium, Evile, Lazarus A.D.
*** w/KREATOR, Voivod, Nachtmystium, Evile, Lazarus A.D.
^ w/KREATOR, Evile, Lightning Swords Of Death, Lazarus A.D.
^^ w/KREATOR, Kataklysm, Evile, Lightning Swords Of Death, Lazarus A.D.