Originally billed in ’82 under the name Tyrant … then Tormentor, this group of German thrash pioneers finally settled on the name Kreator and signed to Noise Records (which was also a home to Celtic Frost and Voivod). Their second LP Pleasure to Kill is arguably one of the heaviest and fastest records to come outta the genre. The popularity from this album lead ‘em to a deal with the major Epic Records and they eventually had enough backing to tour in the States by the late ’80s. Check the footy from that era.
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