To me, German Thrash is so distinctive. I don't know what it is about European Metal as a whole, but there's more of a classical influence than the Thrash that I love so much delivered by their American contemporaries (not that there aren't plenty of classically influenced bands here in this country). And not to mention, those bands are true as a motherf**ker and deliver on a consistent basis.

Kreator are at the forefront of German Thrash Metal and fans can expect nothing less than an aural ass-whoopin' when their new album Phantom Antichrist hits the shelves and the interwebs June 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. Here's a little something to gear you up for the new one...dig it.