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Betrayer
[M: Petrozza/Reil/Fioretti/Trzebiatowski ú L: Petrozza ú cMaldoror]
[The video shoot in Greece for this song was pretty adventurous. We had planned
to film in front of the Akropolis but could not get an official permission, so w
e did it without. Especially our Greek fans liked this song very much and the au
dience's reaction each time we played Athens was mindblowing.]
This is a song which I use to describe what I feel
About people like you
No sense for humanity, no idea about life
The premise has been proved
You used my trust to satisfy your brainless lust
Your word isn't worth more than pulse in the dust
Betrayer
Betrayer
Misleader, you twisted things to satisfy
Deceiver, this greedy lust you can't deny
How could I be so naive to believe all the lies
You so easily told
I think I've learned my lesson too late
The story took time to unfold
Now I see your true face
Behind your mask, a cheat, a fake
Your word isn't worth more
than a puke in the dust
Betrayer
Betrayer
Ignorant twisted mind, maybe it would help
To think before you speak from time to time
Pretend to be a friend of mine
But you would sell your mother if you could
For less than a dime
Intelligence lost, brain deceased
So you will lose, fall to your knees
Guys like you I cannot stand
Maybe I must speak another language
Before you understand
Betrayer
Betrayer
[Taken from the album "Extreme Aggression" ú 1989]

2. Pleasure To Kill
[M+L: Petrozza ú c Maldoror]
[What can be said about this one? It's still one of our and our fans' favourites
and I think it will always be a part of the Kreator set.. The lyrics are still
touching my soul each time we perform the song live. Brutality in perfection.]
Day turns to night as I rise from my grave
Black was the hole were I laid
Stalking the city to seek out your blood
I love when it showers from my blade
Your body is so pretty but how will it look
When my perverted lust is stilled
No one to save you no parents or friends
Because they've already got killed
My only aim is to take many lives
The more the better I feel
My only pleasure is to hear many cries
from those tortured by my steel
The colour of your blood from your open body
Is all I wanted to see
Tasting the blood from your lips as you die
means satisfaction to me
Pleasure to kill
Hear my heartbeat as you see me upon you
Tears in your eyes I do not care
Listen now to the motor of my chainsaw
Open your eyes don't be scared
Look into my eyes do you see any love?
The only thing is agony
Now I can't wait to give you the good pain
Die now and be free
Now that my mission is done
Your body forgotten has been killed
I return to the cemetery
And my bloodlust is stilled
My coffin is open for me
I lay down and rest
Nothing will set me free
And so I kill until excess
[Taken from the album "Pleasure To Kill" ú 1986]

3. When The Sun Burns Red


[M: Petrozza/Reil/Fioretti/Gosdzik ú L: Petrozza ú cEdition Drakkar]
[Frank came up with the acoustic intro which I think is one of the best pieces o
f music he has ever written. I like the way the song is structured since it cont
ains everything Kreator stands for - speed, melody, aggression and attitude.]
Savage heat is searing
Global warning has begun
Mother earth is reeling
No protection from the sun
Forest fires are raging
While the rivers turn to ice
Foolish man creating
Mother Nature's cruel demise
Hailstorms, tornados
Cold spells, untimely frosts
Heat waves and blizzards
Global death's the cost
Faces the end of time
As we plunge headlong towards the day
Can't deny the signs
When the sun burns red
The earth will turn
From blue to grey
Winter turns to summer
Then the seasons disappear
No one needs a prophet
To explain what's all too clear
Oceans overflowing
Islands drowning everywhere
Leaders wouldn't admit it
Now they're crying in despair
Hailstorms...
Face the end of time...
Now rain shall wash away sad remains of man
Cities once so proud will crumble into sand
Buildings all collapse when all is done and said
The guilty ones will die with the innocent...
When the sun burns red
[Taken from the album "Coma Of Souls" ú 1990]

4. Endless Pain
[M: Petrozza/Fioretti/Reil ú L: Petrozza ú c Maldoror]
[The opener to our first record ever. Great vocals and lyrics by Ventor.]
You cry out the aggression that is in you everyday
You want to kill the enemies if they cross your way
In your heart is hate, terror is freezing your bones
The night is dark and you're all alone
The voices of hell sound so nice
Final death is the price
Can't wait much longer give them what they need
Burst down their heads spread hellish heat
Feel the endless pain
Locked in metal chains
Green and red monsters torment your mind
The power of death will destroy mankind
You die fast you won't feel much pain
But why you'll never know
It's a hellish game
[Taken from the album "Endless Pain" ú 1985]

5. Winter Martyrium
[M: Petrozza/Gosdzik/Fioretti/Reil ú L: Petrozza ú c Dark Wings]
[We thought we could use this live recording from Lichtenfels, Germany '92, to g
ive you an impression of the energy exchange between us and our fans. that can o
nly be created in a club or concert hall. No matter in which part of the world w
e play, it's always the universal language of metal music that connects us with
people from all kinds of different cultural backgrounds. It might sound like a c
lich©, but to me it's one of the most precious gifts in life!!!]
Hypnotized by the masses
And a future torn apart
Angony, the final conflict
Hatred yet ignored
Love is colder than death
And in coldness we'll remain
Everlasting lies in chains
Destroying dreams against all norms
They spread it all across the earth
Dominion without a form
Winter martyrium
Dead civilization on a mission
Lead by gods
Etiquette creates a cause
To turn your back from life
Secrets never told before
Construct culture absurd
Hit you like a shellshock
As integrity has died
Destroying dreams...
Wide awake to the end
Wide awake to the end
Crisis and perpetual incest
Performance of a nameless act
Sadness takes your concentration
Individual cages that we face
Destroying dreams against all norms
They spread it all across the earth
Dominion without a form
Winter martyrium for masses
And a future torn apart
Agony, the final conflict
Hatred yet ignored
[Performed live in Lichtenfels]

6. Flag Of Hate
[M: Petrozza/Fioretti/Reil ú L: Petrozza ú c Maldoror]
[Something like the band's battle hymn. It's one of the most requested ones, and
even after 15 years it has not lost a bit of its intensity.]
Dark shadows lie over the city
Tonight someone will die
You can hear painful screams
The air is full of flies
Mayhemic legions are ready
To steal the human souls
Come into my vault and do like you get told
I'll eat your intestines
No matter if you pray or please
I'll bring you down to your knees
Tonight you're gonna meet your fate
You try to run but it's too late
I am here to liquidate
Time to raise the flag of hate
Destroy the earth is our only aim
To strike all down is the only way
To give 'em death and let them pay
The galleys of the underground sail
On the sea of blood
All that we want crucify your god
The posers on this earth have no right to live
We're gonna split their brains
Torture is what we give
[Taken from the album "Endless Pain" ú 1985]

7. Extreme Aggressions
[M: Fioretti/Trzebiatowski/Petrozza/Reil ú L: Petrozza ú cMaldoror]
[When I wrote the lyrics to this one, I've tried to put myself into a murderer's
mind. To see what he sees, to feel how he feels. It's still even thinking about
this............]
Extreme aggressions
From an extremely insane mind
Resting unconscious
Pushed up by white lines
Inhuman violence
I never thought it would come from this far
Sadistic intensions
My greed for blood is growing more and more
Extreme aggressions
Seeing you suffer brings pleasure to me
Extreme aggressions
My aggressions became too extreme
To be kept under control
Hallucinations
From the darkest part of my brain
I still can't believe it
Am I really insane
I heard your pleading
But no one hears the screams of this soul of mine
Extreme aggressions
Seeing you suffer brings pleasure to me
Extreme aggressions
My aggressions became too extreme
To be kept under control
Society, what have you done to me
Society, bring you to your knees
Once before I die
Now that I have lost the will to live
Once before I die
I'll take revenge on those who've led me to
Extreme aggressions
My emotions, twisted by your lies
Extreme aggressions
Condemned my soul to hell for all time
[Taken from the album "Extreme Aggression" ú 1989]

8. After The Attack


[M: Petrozza ú L: Reil ú c Maldoror]
[Originally recorded for a promo vinyl single for Sounds magazine, England, feat
uring Motærhead, Kreator and two other bands I forgot about. Ventor wrote the lyri
cs about life after a nuclear holocaust. I guess it reflects some kind of the ge
neral paranoia in the 80s.]
Fire's coming down, hot winds blow the smoke away
Low screams of the survivers the innocent have paid
Nobody knows what happened, light was all they've seen
People walk through the destruction of the enemy
Molten bodies become more and more,
No chance to be saved
Helpless childreen seek for their parents
But they're into the grave
After the attack empty souls tormented brains
After the attack deformed mutants psychical confusion
After the attack nuclear winter in the land
After the attack will this ever end
Everywhere starts the search for water and groceries
Hate rules the land you get nothing if you please
Fear is controlling all actions kill to survive
The scarlet sky is the witness of all as the mutants
arrive
Between ruins rotting corpses lie the smell of burning
bones
All hope is in vain as death is creeping through the
stones
The only way out without pain is quick suicide
All live in hell and fear
It's your fate, it's better to die
[Taken from the "Renewal" demo ú 1992]
9. Trauma
[M: Petrozza/Gosdzik/Fioretti/Reil ú L: Petrozza ú c Dark Wings]
[I gave this song a new title since it is the first version of "Winter Martyium"
, only available on the "Renewal" demo. Listening to the song today I wonder why
it did not make it onto the album. Especially the lyrics are cool since they de
al with the typical autumn/winter depression I have to go through every year of
my life. The drumming is amaz-ing, respect to Ventor at this point.]
Passing of perception unforseen reaction
Staring out the window into the ice cold air
Memories of summer causing my depression
Through concentrated death and rainfall of despair
Visionary eden turns to hell
Winter martyrium
Freezing me from inside
Pastlife delirium
As my tears turn to ice
Snow the white empress, frost the ice cold forest
At mountains of dead bodies I drank the sweetest wine
Spring awaits lust for the autumn dominatress
Life remains a dream within a dream visionary symbols
ancient shine
Summer's gotta come bringing back the sun
Zero to none, winter awaits us all
Mystic awareness
With God conversing wide awake in your sleep
Shining discovery mankind martyrium
Planets of terror, hatred and deceit
To live it means to suffer to die to live forever
I'm left here with the others we could not die together
And as I saw them dying I knew it had begun
Emotional massacre
A visionary kingdom come
[Taken from the single "Behind The Mirror" ú 1987]
10. People Of The Lie
[M: Petrozza/Reil/Fioretti/Gosdzik ú L: Petrozza ú c Dark Wings]
[One of our biggest underground hits. Enough said............]
Don't look at me as if I didn't know
Your vanity is all you ever show
What you believe and advocate
Fanatic dogma recycled from yesterday
Got a master plan
Genocide
'Can't understand
People of the lie
You are to me the waste of flesh and blood
I'd love to see you buried in the mud
And when you die no one will shed a tear
So pass me by don't need your hatred here
Got a masterplan
Genocide
Can't understand
People of the lie
Prejudice, intolerance, eye for an eye
You cannot hide behind those empty claims
Your racist pride is nothing but a game
And you will lose for right is on the side
Of those who choose to fight for humankind
Got a master plan
Genocide
'Can't understand
People of the lie
You can't believe
Don't be deceived
[Taken from the album "Coma" ú 1990]

11. Renewal
[M: Petrozza/Gosdzik/Fioretti/Reil ú L: Petrozza ú c Dark Wings]
[There is something about the vibe of this one that always gives me the chills e
verytime I listen to it. I love the slow heavy riffs and the gloomy atmosphere.
One of my personal faves.]
Imperfection, new temptation
Innocence will breed new life
Disillusion, desparation
Free my mind and let it rise
Mass enslavement, brutal torment
Tomorrow will they see it clear
Resurrection, disconnection
Substance that can make us fly without fear
Without fear
Never to be seen again
Ever to release the pain
Renewal of your mind
Female's poison, male aggression
Distance to reality
Foreign places, fallen kingdoms
Always keep secrets from me
Subliminal, disciplinal
the art of lying lives on and on
As we struggle, as we suffer
Inferior to life, renewal has begun
Never to be seen again
Ever to release the pain
Renewal of our minds
Renewal of my mind
Isolation, illumination
Modern men embrace the light
War believers, peace deceivers
Remaining in eternal night
Politicians, fake musicians
Create no relationships
Hate frustrations, penetrations
Resistance from a path that should not exist
[Taken from the album "Renewal" ú 1992]

12. Terrible Certainty


[M: Reil/Petrozza/Fioretti/Trzebiatowski ú L: Petrozza ú cMaldoror]
[A perfect song for a live situation since it always gets the pit going. I guess
we should put it in the set again on the next tour.........]
Die slowly, you're dying
From this contageous disease
Once you're infected there's no hope of a cure
Your passing is a sure thing
Your thoughts are empty and hopeless
Nothing is left for your now
Having to live with this terrible certainty
Praying is all you can do
It's vicious and crippling and slowly your life will end
But how long will it take to save us from the plague
With fatal convulsions the plague is reaching for us
God knows! What will it take to save us from the plague
Contracted by blood
The virus can be in us all
You're one of its victims, but then thousands more
And they won't be the last
So many civilisations before
The mighty, the proud and the brave
The poor, the rich - indiscriminate
soon they'll all end in the grave
[Taken from the album "Terrible Certainty" ú 1987]

13. Love Us Or Hate Us


[M: Petrozza/Reil/Fioretti/Trzebiatowski ú L: Petrozza ú cMaldoror]
[People told me that the thing they like most about this song are the lyrics. A
statement against the music industry and for musical integrity. A little tricky
to perform live though..........]
Don't try to tell us what is right for us
We don't give a fuck anyway
Don't try to steal imagination from us
Things we believe we will never betray
Those who have the power to
Suck us dry - throw us away
Those who never could create
Destroy the music of today
Those devoid of any feeling
Those who make the compromise
Betray themselves to make a deal
Sell their soul at any price
Sounds without feeling, energy or aggression
From money hungry brains and not from the heart
Fortune, fame and glory are their obsessions
Salesmen, deaf of music, blind to art
No honesty, just sterility
A cautious sound they make without creativity
It's still the same as another age
When they took the words of truth and put them to a flame
No more
Love us or hate us
No more
Love us or hate us
Some have eyes and still can't see
Their plastic noise is anything but music to me
mechanized and computerized
Switch off your brain and make sounds that
dehumanize
No more
Love us or hate us
No more
Love us or hate us
Don't try to take our dreams away from us
We will never be like you
Love us or hate us, it doesn't matter to me
We don't want to be a part of this sick society
[Taken from the album "Extreme Aggression" ú 1989]

14. Total Death


[M: Petrozza/Fioretti/Reil ú L: Petrozza ú c Maldoror]
[The title of this song means a lot to me. Total death - death in its perfect fo
rm, when even the soul has died.]
Time has come the peace can't stand
Masters of the switch now rule the land
Push the switch and send out death
Politicians warpigs shit in head
Try to run or hide
From your death
You will burn and bleed
From your head
Total death
No one escapes the burning flames
Flesh and skin decays from your face
Five megatons lie on every soul
Destroy the human race is their goal
[Taken from the album "Endless Pain" ú 1985]
15. Europe After The Rain
[M: Petrozza/Gosdzik/Fioretti/Reil ú L: Petrozza ú c Dark Wings]
[The announcement to "Europe....." on this live recording is an anti-racist, ant
i-Nazi statement that I thought should appear on this compilation even though -
or maybe because - it's in German.]
Indecisive government
Regardless of brutal punishment
Indestructable regiment
Twice as many lives
Perversion never too bizarre
Can't remember who we are
Influenced us to get this far
Emotions paralyzed
Monotony provokes the escalation
Terrifying industry protect departed nations
Can't get back together again
Leaving Europe after the rain
Acceptance of neo-fascist
Persecuting anarchists
Put the wrong ones on the list
Let the new age begin
Monotony provokes the escalation
Terrifying industry protect departed nations
Can't get back they're going insane
Leaving Europe after the rain
Can't look at the world the way I did before,
Can't ignore they've all mutated into materialistic
parasites
Can't forget the pictures I saw on television
Can't close my eyes on this abstract spectrum
Tomorrow I'll be gone
Forcing them to support without asking
Imprisoned in factories for a lifetime
Reasons are becoming meaningless
Optimism leaves the bitter taste of hopelessness
Tomorrow I'll be gone
Monotony provokes the escalation
terrifying industry protect departed nations
Can't get back they're going insane
Leaving Europe after the rain
A complex keeps the industries
In motion, for some new disease
Bound to those who still resist
Yet harder to find
Monotony provokes the escalation
terrifying industry protect departed nations
Can't get back they're going insane
Leaving Europe after the rain
[Taken from the album "Renewal" ú 1992]

16. Under The Guillotine


[M+L: Petrozza ú c Maldoror]
[Pure hardcore! It shows the punkrock influence of our early days when we were l
istening to Raw Power, Slime, GBH and The Exploited.]
Night is over
Now it's dawn
Your final day
Has begun
Hear the steps
On the floor
Hear the sounds
Of the opened door
Too proud to scream
Too proud to beg for mercy
You will die by the executioner's hand
Under the guillotine
Tears are running
Down your cheeks
As you see
The axe of death
You were a prisoner
Didn't care about rules
Now it's time
To pay for the fools
[Taken from the album "Pleasure To Kill" ú 1986]

17. Terror Zone


[M: Petrozza/Gosdzik/Fioretti/Reil ú L: Petrozza ú c Dark Wings]
[In my opinion one of our best compositions so far. It has often be the opener o
f a Kreator concert.]
My inner eyes sees many spheres
A cruel dimension where time and space
Distort beyond control
A ride to another center of the universe
My thoughts come undone make me see
The dark stains on my soul
A darkness as cold as ice surrounds me in this place
I probe a veiled phobia , all my own
Creatures crawl out from my weirdest, wildest dreams,
They are flesh, not fantasy, they drag me inside the...
TERROR ZONE
Demons, ghouls, and fiends that once I could ignore
Shred the skin and flesh from my bones
Planets form and die, the cosmos torments me
Unnatural, humongous, neverending...
TERROR ZONE
Now I know what dwells within me
Blood - a river of sweat and tears
Flesh - a land God left behind
Soul - a sky of cloudy fears
Deception and disguise dissolve
Before my inner eyes
My heart turns to stone
God, I'm all alone
Oh, no
All alone
TERROR ZONE
[Taken from the album "Coma Of Souls" ú 1990]

18. Tormentor
[M: Petrozza/Fioretti/Reil ú L: Petrozza ú c Maldoror]
[Traditionally the last song of our set and also one of the most covered ones by
other great bands.]
Riding in darkness through the hell of the night
Give all your torment to the heaven's might
In the name of satan spread all your fear
You feel his anger you know he's near
Casting a spell
Lord of all hells
Ripping the angels
God has fell
Tormentor
Baphomet's calling death is now real
Helldogs and demons waiting to kill
Pentagrams shining Luzifer smiles
Fucking the virgin rip out her eyes
Drinking the blood
Fear no god
Now you are dead
Your flesh is dot rot
Tormentor
[Taken from the album "Endless Pain" ú 1985]