30 Years Ago: KREATOR release Coma of Souls

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30 Years Ago: KREATOR release Coma of Souls

Everytime we write an album we don't go like, let's make it more mainstream or whatever, just to go into the studio and make something. We don't think like that. YOU know we play the music for ourselves and we want to have fun with the stuff we are doing, and if people are gonna like it, it's cool! I mean we always play like thrash but we don't want to be labeled only as a Thrash Metal band. We want to cover differnt stuff as well, like on this new album we're not only playing straight speed all the time. We want heaviness to it and atmosphere. That's like the most important thing to us right now is creating an atmosphere with the lyrics and the music.

Mille Petrozza / Kreator interview, The Roc #6, 1991

KREATOR released their fifth album, Coma of Souls, on this day in 1990.

That's how songs like TERROR ZONE came about. You know like your creating something like a heavy Gothic atmosphere like really weird! And that's what we wanna do on the next LP. We want to work on that and make it more doomier, but we want to do it different than TROUBLE or say, CANDLEMASS. It should be our style still, but different. We always try to come up with something original but different. Doomie always reminds people of bands like TROUBLE or old SABBATH. We want to be doomie in our way.

Mille Petrozza / Kreator interview, The Roc #6, 1991

...right now we are not sure what's gonna happen with the new video (PEOPLE OF THE LIE) because it could cause some trouble. We like it because we're really into horror movies, right. This video shows you this demon, the whole story about the demon on the album cover. So its got some stuff that some people might not like. So we hope they don't fuck it up with editing or anything. So we have to wait and see what happens.

It's going to be presented to MTV by our record company today. (3/25/91) So we'll see what happens. We brought it to Montreal for Music Plus, the MTV of Canada and they played it right away, they liked it. It's really different. It doesn't look like a heavy metal video at all. You can hardly see the band. It looks more like a kinda Gothic wave thing. It's like real weird. It's got all these weird colors, it's not really colorful its more like brown, you know kinda like an old horror movie kind of stuff. We tried to make the atmosphere really underground and dark. It's different from all the other videos that are on MTV. Everybody I've shown it to has liked it. But that's maybe the thing that this fucking censorship will go after and give us some shit. We definitely plan to release this as a home video. The video we are gonna show on MTV is only a R-rated version of what we put on the home video. We did it because we are really into horror movies.

Mille Petrozza / Kreator interview, The Roc #6, 1991