One of the "big four" of Teutonic thrash metal along with Destruction, Sodom and Tankard, Essen's Kreator helped pioneer death metal and black metal as we know it but are best known and beloved for their classic thrash metal style. They were one of the first group's to sign to a major label and have gone on to sell over two million albums to date making them one of the best-selling German thrash metal bands of all time.
Noise Records is pleased to kick off their Kreator reissue campaign with new expanded vinyl pressings of the band's first four studio albums Endless Pain (1985), Pleasure to Kill (1986), Terrible Certainty (1987) and Extreme Aggression (1989). All four titles have been remastered by Andy Pearce and were overseen by Kreator's own Mille Petrozza.
Kreator's highly anticipated third studio effort, 1987's Terrible Certainty, saw the band living up to their reputation as one of the era's finest modern thrash exports with power to spare thanks to the addition of guitarist Jörge Trebziatowski. This double vinyl reissue also contains the Out of the Dark...Into the Light EP which was originally released in 1988 and expanded in 1992. The EP's six live tracks were recorded at Dynamo Club, Eindhoven, Netherlands, in 1988 and at Werner Seelenbinder-Halle in East-Berlin, East-Germany in 1990.