Mille Petrozza

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Mille Petrozza
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Background information
Birth nameMiland Petrozza
Born (1967-12-18) 18 December 1967 (age 51)
OriginEssen, West Germany
GenresThrash metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, guitarist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1982–present
Associated actsKreator
Nail Within
Heaven Shall Burn

Miland "Mille" Petrozza (born 18 December 1967[1]) is a German (of Italian from Calabria descent) guitarist and singer. He is best known for being the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the band Kreator[2] (which he started playing in as Tyrant in 1982 and renamed into Tormentor in 1984). He is also the principal songwriter of the band.

Petrozza also shared lead vocals in union with Tomas Lindberg for the track "Dirty Coloured Knife" on the self-titled 2002 album from Israeli metal act Nail Within.[3]

In 1994, he played guitar in the metal all-star band Voodoocult, amongst such artists as Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Chuck Schuldiner of Death.

He appeared on Edguy's 2004 album, Hellfire Club, providing lead vocals on an alternate version of the album's opening song, "Mysteria", featured as a bonus track to the album. He also appeared on Caliban's 2006 album, The Undying Darkness,[4] on "Moment of Clarity". Also, he acts as himself in the "IchGott"-videoclip of "Honigdieb".

He also appeared on the 2010 Volbeat album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven on the track titled "7 Shots". Petrozza and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann played for the recording of the 2012 album Revolution by Lacrimosa.[5]

Petrozza is a vegan.[6]


Petrozza has an extensive collection of guitars, but he used Jackson live, mainly the KV2 and the Jackson Randy Rhoads models. In the mid-1980s he used a B.C. Rich Mockingbird, which shared physical similarities to the model Kerry King of Slayer played at the same time. He also had a signature X Series Jackson, the "Mille Phobia" King V, which was a limited edition made exclusively for the European Market. As of 2016, Petrozza began using ESP guitars. He has his own line of signature series LTD called the MK-600. He uses ENGL amps.




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  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Kreator". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  3. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Review: Nail Within". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Credits: Undying Darkness". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  5. ^ Schön, Axel (2012). "Das Orkus-Album des Monats" [The Orkus Album of the Month]. Orkus (in German) (10): 64.
  6. ^ Chillingworth, Alec (26 January 2017). "Kreator's Mille Petrozza Is Still the Angriest Vegan in Metal". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved 29 August 2017.

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