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KREATOR'S PHANTOM ANTICHRIST DEBUTS ON TWO BILLBOARD CHARTS; MAKES LABEL HISTORY

KREATOR – NEW ALBUM MAKES LABEL HISTORY - 2012-06-14 02:00

2012-06-14 02:00 - Attaining the highest first week sales of their North American career with 3,924 copies sold of their thirteenth studio album Phantom Antichrist, German thrash overlords KREATOR have debuted at#130 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Even more notable is having secured a place in Nuclear Blast history with their debut on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #1 – the label’s HIGHEST-EVER debut on any Billboard chart.

Phantom Antichrist, the brand new album by legendary German Thrash pioneers KREATOR, has landed on various top positions on charts all over the world.

Germany #5 (the band's highest chart entry ever)
Switzerland #22
Austria #31
Netherlands #87
Spain #89
Belgium #115
USA #130
Canada #118
USA Billboard Heatseekers Chart #1 (label's highest debut ever on any Billboard)
USA Billboard Tio 200 Chart #130
UK Top 50 Indie Charts #14
UK Top 40 Metal Chart #37

Commented mainman, guitarrist & singer Mille Petrozza: "Wow! Thanks a million to our fans – this would have never been possible without you! Thank you for believing in us! You are the best! See you on tour!“
A video featuring snippets of all songs of the album + comments by various heavy metal heavyweights can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/QCFz2vhc3mU

KREATOR are currently touring the festival circuit in Europe and will be performing at the Bangalore Metal Open Air in India this Saturday. The band’s upcoming co-headlining “Teutonic Terror Attack 2012” tour through North America with fellow countrymen ACCEPT and openers Swallow The Sun will include five off-dates. Clear your calendar and get ready to make your in-person blood offering to one of the Three Kings of Teutonic Thrash in the nearest mosh pit near you!

09/05/12 Howard Theater – Washington, D.C.
09/06/12 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
09/07/12 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
09/08/12 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
09/09/12 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON – CANADA ***KREATOR + STS ONLY**
09/10/12 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
09/11/12 Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City, QC - CANADA
09/12/12 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
09/13/12 Station 58 – Syracuse, NY ***KREATOR + STS ONLY**
09/14/12 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
09/15/12 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
09/16/12 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
09/18/12 Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
09/19/12 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
09/21/12 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
09/22/12 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
09/23/12 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
09/24/12 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA ***KREATOR + STS ONLY**
09/25/12 The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
09/26/12 The Avalon – Hollywood, CA
09/27/12 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
09/28/12 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
09/29/12 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX ***KREATOR + STS ONLY**
09/30/12 Emo’s East – Austin, TX
10/01/12 Trees – Dallas, TX
10/02/12 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/03/12 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA ***KREATOR + STS ONLY**
10/04/12 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC



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