Mille Petrozza

Miland "Mille" Petrozza (born 18 December 1967[1]) is a German guitarist and singer of Italian descent. He is best known for being the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of thrash metal 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 and the only member to appear on every Kreator album.

Mille Petrozza
Petrozza performing with Kreator in 2018
Petrozza performing with Kreator in 2018
Background information
Birth nameMiland Petrozza
Born (1967-12-18) 18 December 1967 (age 53)
Essen, West Germany
GenresThrash metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1982–present
Associated actsKreator
Nail Within
Heaven Shall Burn

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".

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 vegan. He and his wife regularly contributed to the vegan magazine Kochen ohne Knochen, run by Joachim Hiller.[6] Petrozza has also collaborated with Peta2, but he believes his lifestyle is a personal choice, "I do not want to preach my lifestyle on others".[7]




  1. ^ "Rock Birthdays/Today In Rock History: December". Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  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.
  7. ^ "Welcome To Health". September 2012. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2019.

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