Jürgen Reil

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Jürgen "Ventor" Reil
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Ventor performing live with Kreator in 2018.
Background information
Born (1966-06-26) 26 June 1966 (age 52)
GenresThrash metal
InstrumentsDrums, vocals
Years active1982–present
Associated actsKreator

Jürgen "Ventor" Reil (born 26 June 1966[1]) is the long-time drummer for German thrash metal band Kreator.[2] He is one of the only two original members left in the band, although he has left "at least twice" due to personal differences.

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").

He is a big fan of tattoo art and he owns his own tattoo studio in Essen Karnap, (Kreativ-Tattoo) [3]) in which he actively works as a tattooer.

Reil endoreses Tama drums and Meinl cymbals.

Drums: Tama:

  • Tama Starclassic Maple series in transparent black finish

Cymbals: Meinl:

  • Byzance Brilliant china 18"
  • Soundcaster Custom medium hi-hats 14"
  • Soundcaster Fusion trash crash 18"
  • Mb20 rock splash 10"
  • Byzance Brilliant medium crash 16"
  • Byzance Brilliant medium crash 18"
  • Byzance Brilliant medium crash 20"
  • Byzance Brilliant heavy hi-hats 14"
  • Soundcaster Fusion trash crash 16"
  • Mb20 heavy bell ride 20"
  • Mb20 rock china 20"


  1. ^ "Rock B-Days/Today In Rock: June « Rock B-Days/today In Rock « Marshall Of Rock". Marshallofrock.com. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Kreator". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Kreativ-Tattoo by Ventor - Home". Kreativ-tattoo.de.tl. Retrieved 2018-09-24.