Mille Petrozza

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Mille Petrozza
Kreator by Christian Misje 02.jpg
Live at Hole In The Sky, Bergen Metal Fest 2007
Background information
Birth name Miland Petrozza
Born (1967-12-18) December 18, 1967 (age 48)
Origin Essen, 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
Notable instruments
Jackson Randy Rhoads
Jackson King V Jackson Mille Phobia X Series

Miland "Mille" Petrozza (born December 18, 1967) is a German (of Italian- from Calabria descent) guitarist and singer. He is best known for being the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Kreator[1] (which he started playing in as Tormentor in 1984). He also had a school-band named Tyrant.

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.[2]

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,[3] 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.[4]


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 for exclusively for the European Market. He uses ENGL amps. As of 2016, Petrozza began using ESP guitars.




  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Kreator". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Review: Nail Within". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Credits: Undying Darkness". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Schön, Axel (2012). "Das Orkus-Album des Monats" [The Orkus Album of the Month]. Orkus (in German) (10): 64. 

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