Frédéric Leclercq Joins Kreator

Frédéric Leclercq

A month after he announced his departure from DragonForce, Frédéric Leclercq has a new gig. He’s joined the German thrash metal outfit Kreator.

“Joining KREATOR is an honor 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,” Leclercq states. “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!”

Leclercq will take the bass spot from Christian Giesler, who left the band after 24 years in its service. Kreator creator Mille Petrozza weighed in to say, “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; Bienvenu 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!”

Leclercq will be joining the band starting on their upcoming “State of Unrest” European tour that they will co-headline with Lamb of God.

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