German thrash titans Kreator and Norwegian symphonic black metal giants Dimmu Borgir have teamed up for a big European co-headlining run in winter 2018.
The tour will take place from November 30 – December 16 with support coming from US hardcore institution Hatebreed and death metal supergroup Bloodbath.
Tickets will go on sale June 13.
Commented Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza:
I am more than excited to team up with three of the strongest and most unique bands in todays metal world for this killer package. For this run, we have prepared the biggest production in the history of band to bring the ultimate Kreator-experience to a hall near you. The European Apocalypse will be THE tour of 2018 and I can`t wait to see all of you in December. Hail to the Hordes!
Added Dimmu Borgir guitarist Silenoz:
It feels great to announce that we’re finally touring Europe again! It’s been a while but we can’t wait to share the Eonian energy with our fans – see you all in November and December!
Stated Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta:
We’re honored & excited to share the stage with such influential and important bands. In a world where everyone seems so divided it‘s important for heavy music to unify & inspire. This tour has something for everyone! Death, Black, Thrash and Crossover. Prepare to rage, see you in the pit!
Bloodbath guitarist Anders Nyström comments:
We‘re honoured to be chosen to represent the death metal department in versatile bill of thrash metal, black metal and hardcore!
Essen thrashers Kreator released their 14th full length studio album “Gods Of Violence” in January of last year to an overwhelmingly positive response which saw the band achieve their first ever #1 spot in the German charts.
Last month saw the release of Dimmu Borgir’s first studio album in almost eight years as they unleashed the monolithic “Eonian”, a vicious work of art that aims to distort your perception of space and time into the world.
Connecticut metallic hardcore kings Hatebreed latest album, “The Concrete Confessional” was released two years ago, marking the band’s highest chart entry in Germany (#17).