Journalistin, Aufnahmeleiterin & Filmemacherin in Japan
Tour shirts of Kreator and In Flames from their "Klash of the Titans" tour in Japan 2024 and my access pass © Sonja Blaschke
Tour-T-Thirts von Kreator und In Flames ihrer Tour „Klash of the Titans“ in Japan 2024 und mein Zugangspass © Sonja Blaschke

On tour with Kreator during the „Klash of the Titans“ in Japan

German Thrash metal pioneers KREATOR went on tour in Japan in late January and early February 2024. As a line producer I was involved in the shooting of a documentary about their career, and their loyal Japanese fans.

KREATOR are celebrating their 40th (!) band anniversary this year. A great occasion to look back at their career and document where they are now, including their recent tour in Japan together with Swedish melodic death metal heroes IN FLAMES. We started in Osaka and then went to Tokyo – three concerts, several daytime activities outside of the venues, and three nights out as well. A dream project as a line producer project for me! I was happy I managed to get the tour shirts in the end, too, as they were sold out really quickly every night, to commemorate this experience. I like how they localized the T-Shirts by including the Japanese flag.

I thoroughly enjoyed the behind-the-scenes insight into touring and especially talking metal and life with the band members and their crew. Not only the shooting, already the location scouting beforehand yielded some remarkable experiences I will never forget, and I was really happy to be given the opportunity to be a part of this long-term documentary project, directed by Cordula Kablitz-Post (avanti media fiction, based in Berlin).

For more photos and videos of the „Klash of the Titans“ of KREATOR and IN FLAMES in Japan, please take a look at my concert diary on Instagram „I Travel For Metal“: