Veteran thrash metal band Kreator has unveiled “Strongest of the Strong,” the second single from its forthcoming 15th studio album, “Hate Über Alles,” which will be released on June 10th, 2022, via Nuclear Blast Records.
“Strongest of the Strong” features renowned strongman and vegan advocate Patrik Baboumian, who adds thundering backing vocals to the song’s chorus.
Baboumian also appears in the music video for the song as the comic book character Earthraiser, who’s fighting for animals and nature. The video was directed by Tom Schlagkamp and shot in South Africa. Check it out below.
Kreatror’s Mille Petrozza said: “‘Strongest of the Strong’ represents every person on this planet who is striving to become a force of good in a world filled with a lot of bad. It’s a straightforward banger with a message that only one man could carry; his name is Patrik ‘Earthraiser’ Baboumian! Great working with him in the studio and on the music video, a man with a lot of shared values with my own. We hope you enjoy!
“Hate Über Alles” track listing:
01. Sergio Corbucci Is Dead
02. Hate Über Alles
03. Killer of Jesus
04. Crush the Tyrants
05. Strongest of the Strong
06. Become Immortal
07. Conquer And Destroy
08. Midnight Sun
09. Demonic Future
10. Pride Comes Before the Fall
11. Dying Planet
For 37 years, Kreator has spear-headed a thrash metal crusade, inspiring generations of metalheads and musicians alike. The collision of traditional and contemporary values is a sentiment Petrozza has breathed in to the soul of this new album, recruiting visionary producer Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy, Ghostmane, Turnstile) from Philadelphia to work with the band at the legendary Hansa Studio in Berlin. “Hate Über Alles” features cover artwork by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Thy Art Is Murder, Helloween).
“Hate Über Alles”is available for pre-order in various formats here.