Kreator announces new bass player Frédéric Leclercq

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German thrash metal giants Kreator are excited to welcome Frédéric Leclercq as their new bass player.

Before joining Kreator, Leclercq rose to fame with UK based extreme power metallers Dragonforce, for whom he handled bass duties from 2005 until recently.

Commented Leclercq: “Joining Kreator is an honour as well as a huge step up in my musical journey. I’ve been friends with Mille for over 15 years and a lifelong Kreator fan; I have to pinch myself every day to believe that I’m now a part of one of the best and most influential bands in the genre. I look forward to the many adventures ahead and getting well acquainted with the legendary Kreator Hordes”!

Added Mille Petrozza,Kreator’s singer and guitarist: “Firstly, we would like to say thank you to Speesy for his time in Kreator over the last 25 years – we have accomplished so much, and I sincerely wish him the best in his future! A new chapter for Kreator beckons; Bienvenue Frederic Leclercq! Fred represents a new focus and hunger within Kreator and we’re extremely excited to have him a part of the Kreator family – not only is he an exceptional musician but a great human being which made the decision to have him join the band very easy! We begin in Chile and continue on to some explosive years ahead!”... 

The band recently announced the “State Of Unrest” European co-headlining tour with label mates Lamb Of God, which will mark Leclercq’s first tour as the band’s new bass player. See tour dates below.

European & UK Tour Dates 2020:
27.03.2020  SE – Stockholm, Fryshuset Arenan
28.03.2020  DK – Copenhagen, Forum Black Box
30.03.2020  FI – Oulu, Teatria
31.03.2020  FI – Helsinki, Ice Hall Black Box
02.04.2020  PL – Kraków, Tauron Arena
03.04.2020  DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
04.04.2020  DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
05.05.2020  DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.04.2020  CH – Zurich, Samsung Hall
08.04.2020  DE – Munich, Zenith
09.04.2020  DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena        
11.04.2020  DE – Hamburg, Sporthalle
14.04.2020  ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
15.04.2020  ES – Madrid, La Riviera
17.04.2020  FR – Paris, L’Olympia
18.04.2020  DE – Saarbrücken, Saarlandhalle
19.04.2020  BE – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
21.04.2020  UK – Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol
22.04.2020  UK – Manchester, Manchester Academy
23.04.2020  UK – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
24.04.2020  UK – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham
25.04.2020  UK – London, O2 Academy Brixton