German thrash metal vets Kreator are writing new songs right now. Why?

Well, they will enter Fascination Street studio in Örebro, Sweden, in January with producer Jens Bogren (known for his work with Opeth and Amon Amarth) to begin recording their new album for a late spring 2012 release.

“The songs are coming along great and I think it’s OK to say that this will be our most epic album so far,” says Kreator guitarist Miland “Mille” Petrozza.

“There’s some classical, a lot of traditional metal, and, of course, a huge dose of thrash metal influences in the new stuff. Everyone in the band is very excited at this point. The demos sound killer so far. We have about 10 songs we’re working on so far.”

Petrozza says “it’s too early to talk about the lyrics yet; many are written, but they keep changing all the time. Visually, we have tapped Wes Benscoter for the cover art. I can tell you this much: The artwork will be insane!”

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