Kreator have recruited Frédéric Leclercq (ex-Dragonforce) as their new bass player. Earlier last month, Dragonforce announced parting ways with Leclercq in order for him to “pursue other projects.” And now, Leclercq has joined these German thrash legends full time as he has replaced longtime bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler.
The group issued the following statement:
“HORDES! Please raise your horns in honour of our new bass player, Frédéric Leclercq – of legendary descent from power metallers Dragonforce.
Firstly, we would like to say thank you to Speesy for his time in Kreator over the last 25 years – we have accomplished so much, and I sincerely wish him the best in his future! A new chapter for KREATOR beckons; Bienvenue Frederic Leclercq! Fred represents a new focus and hunger within Kreator and we’re extremely excited to have him a part of the KREATOR family – not only is he an exceptional musician but a great human being which made the decision to have him join the band very easy! We begin in Chile and continue on to some explosive years ahead!”
“It is an honour as well as a huge step up in my musical journey. I’ve been friends with Mille Petrozza for over 15 years and a lifelong Kreator fan; I have to pinch myself every day to believe that I’m now a part of one of the best and most influential bands in the genre. I look forward to the many adventures ahead and getting well acquainted with the legendary KREATOR Hordes!”