Mille Petrozza

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Mille Petrozza
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Petrozza live at Tuska Open Air 2013
Background information
Birth name Miland Petrozza
Born (1967-12-18) 18 December 1967 (age 50)
Origin Essen, West Germany
Genres Thrash metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Kreator
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).

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 uses Jackson live, mainly the KV2 and the Jackson Randy Rhoads models. He also has a signature X Series Jackson, the "Mille Phobia" King V, which is a limited edition made exclusively for the European Market. He uses ENGL amps. As of 2016, Petrozza began using ESP guitars. 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.




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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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