Jürgen Reil

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Jürgen "Ventor" Reil
Kreator Bloodstock.jpg
Mille Petrozza(left) and Jürgen Reil(right)
Background information
Born (1966-06-29) 29 June 1966 (age 48)
Genres Thrash metal
Instruments Drums, vocals
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Kreator

Jürgen "Ventor" Reil (born 29 June 1966) is the long-time drummer for German thrash metal band Kreator.[1] He is one of the only two original members left in the band, although he has left it "at least twice" due to personal differences, but has come back.

Reil plays the double bass drum style prevalent in thrash and death metal. He also sang lead vocals on a few songs on the band's earlier albums, and still does live (notably "Riot of Violence").

Also, he is a big fan of Tattoo Art as he owns his own tattoo studio in Essen Karnap, (Kreativ-Tattoo) [1]) in which he actively work as a tattooer.


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Kreator". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 March 2010.