DESTRUCTION Introduces New Lineup In ‘Born To Perish’ Album Trailer

German thrash titans DESTRUCTION are set to unleash their 17th studio album, Born to Perishon August 9th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band present the first album trailer, in which Schmier, Mike, Randy and Damir discuss the band’s new line-up.  Check it out below. Continue reading “DESTRUCTION Introduces New Lineup In ‘Born To Perish’ Album Trailer”

Destruction To Release Born To Perish On August 9th

Legendary German thrashers, DESTRUCTION, have revealed the cover artwork to their upcoming 17th studio albumBorn To Perish. This stunning visualization was created by acclaimed artist Gyula fromHungary, who has also created artwork for ANNIHLATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more.
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DESTRUCTION: ‘Thrash Anthems II’ Medley Released

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release their new “best-of-old-school” album, “Thrash Anthems II”, on November 10 via Nuclear Blast. An official medley of songs that will appear on the disc can be streamed below.

In 2007, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and re-imagining history could be. Tracks like “Frontbeast”, which was only ever released on a demo back in 1983, have been included on the forthcoming release. Fans will also be pleased to hear that Schmier has lent his vocals to the track “Rippin You Off Blind”. The original song features on the CRACKED BRAIN album.

The follow-up to 2007’s Thrash Anthems is ready to rock the metal world and shows how fans can be part of both a band’s history and future. For Thrash Anthems II, DESTRUCTION called upon on their loyal fans through PledgeMusic to help them create the record and contribute to the band’s epic history

Mastermind Schmier states:
“As it is a part of our past to relaunch classic songs from our history with a fresh face and we had many demands on a »Thrash Anthems« continuation, we decided to do a second part of this re-animation of classic 80s DESTRUCTION material. For us it was important to chose the tracks with the fans and first when NB did not wanna do the album we decided to do a pledge campaign to raise the fonds for the production together with the die-hards.

Thrash Anthems II – Track Listing:

01. Confused Mind
02. Black Mass
03. Frontbeast
04. Dissatisfied Existence
05. United By Hatred
06. The Ritual
07. Black Death
08. The Antichrist
09. Confound Games
10. Rippin’ You Off Blind
11. Satan’s Vengeance
Bonus Track:
12. Holiday in Cambodia (DEAD KENNEDYS Cover)

This stunning artwork was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for ANNIHILATORGRAVE DIGGERSTRATOVARIUSTANKARD and many more.

Destruction To Release Thrash Anthems II On November 10th!

German thrash legends DESTRUCTION will release their new “Best of Old School” album 
Thrash Anthems II on November 10th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-order Thrash Anthems II here

In 2007, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and re-imagining history could be. The follow-up to 2007’s »Thrash Anthems« is ready to rock the metal world and shows how fans can be part of both a band’s history and future. For Thrash Anthems IIDESTRUCTION called upon on their loyal fans through PledgeMusic to help them create the record and contribute to the band’s epic history.

Mastermind Schmier states:
“As it is a part of our past to relaunch classic songs from our history with a fresh face and we had many demands on a »Thrash Anthems« continuation, we decided to do a second part of this re-animation of classic 80s DESTRUCTION material. For us it was important to chose the tracks with the fans and first when NB did not wanna do the album we decided to do a pledge campaign to raise the funds for the production together with the diehards.

To make a long story short, we know not everybody will like these new versions of those thrash evergreens (just listen to the originals then) but it was an important task for us to keep them alive for a whole new generation of metalheads that love those fresh and brutal new recordings. We are very happy now, that our label is finally releasing this collection of thrash classics. The vibe on this record is so vicious, noncommercial and has this 80s feeling with a even more aggressive edge and THAT is was made our THRASH so special, in the good old days and now!”

Thrash Anthems II – Track Listing:
01. Confused Mind
02. Black Mass
03. Frontbeast
04. Dissatisfied Existence
05. United By Hatred
06. The Ritual
07. Black Death
08. The Antichrist
09. Confound Games
10. Ripping You Off Blind
11. Satan’s Vengeance
Bonus Track:
12. Holiday in Cambodia (DEAD KENNEDYS Cover)

Warbringer Announce North American Tour With Destruction and Jungle Rot

The highly anticipated WARBRINGER album, Woe to the Vanquished, will be released on March 31st 2017 via Napalm Records.  Currently on tour in N. America co-headlining with Havok, and next across Europe in April,WARBRINGER are pleased to announce their next batch of US and Canadian shows as direct support to Destruction with Jungle Rot.  Hellbender and Demons Within will appear on select dates.  The tour kicks off May 22ndin Oakland, CA and runs through June 11th in Los Angeles, CA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
Frontman John Kevil on the upcoming tour:
“We are pleased to announce our second USA tour to date with the thrash-knights of the Teutonic Order, Destruction! Also slaughtering the weak on this extremely heavy tour will be the barbaric death metal of Jungle Rot and of course WARBRINGER is bringing a new, upgraded arsenal of our own, made ever more lethal with the release of our new album, Woe to the Vanquished.
It’s been a long time and we’ve taken many wounds on the way, but the war machine is still rolling, and still destroying all in its path. See you out on the road and prepare for a broken neck.
Vae Victis!”
WARBRINGER On Tour Now!
3/15: Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
3/16: San Francisco, CA @ Dna Lounge
3/17: Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial
3/19: West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky
3/26: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (headlining with Witchaven, Cultural Warfare)
3/28: Glendale, CA @ The Complex (listening party)

WARBRINGER w/ Destruction, Jungle Rot, Hellbender and Demons Within:
5/22: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
5/23: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/24: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/26: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
5/28: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
5/29: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
5/30: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
5/31: Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
6/1: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
6/2: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
6/3: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
6/4: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/5: Orlando, FL @ Haven Lounge
6/7: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
6/8: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
6/9: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
6/10: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
6/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater

*Hellbender on 5/22 – 5/26 and 6/7 – 6/11
#Demons Within on 5/27 – 6/5

Destruction Reveal Cover Artwork For “Under Attack”

“I had the vision of the exploding earth with the DESTRUCTION skull as continents before we even had the title,” commented the band.

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  1. Iconic thrash metal band DESTRUCTION have revealed the cover artwork to their upcoming album Under Attack. This stunning visualization was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for ANNIHLATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more.
  2. “I had the vision of the exploding earth with the DESTRUCTION  skull as continents before we even had the title,” commented the band. “Never has the earth and every individual been so Under Attack: whether it’s environmental issues, wars or politics and media madness, we just destroy everything that we love! The cover brings together the classical concepts of the band’s history and fits in well with the discography…but unfortunately it also represents the current state of the world today!”
  3. The band started the recording sessions for Under Attack after the summer festivals last year and have been recording segments in various studios between September 2015 and January 2016. So far, they have completed the drum recordings with Martin Buchwalter at Gernhart Studios in Germany, as well as completing some basic recordings, mixing and mastering with VO Pulver at Little Creek Studios in Switzerland.

    Under Attack is tentatively scheduled for May 13 via Nuclear Blast Records.

New videos of Destruction & interview live in San Francisco

 

Destruction interview with Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer 04/01/14 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California also on the bill were Krisiun, Hemotoxin & Exmortu

Destruction perform “Bestial Invasion” 04/01/14 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California also on the bill were Exmortus, Krisiun & Hemotoxin.
Destruction are a German thrash metal band. They are considered one of the “three kings” of the Teutonic thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator and Sodom. All three of these bands are often credited with helping pioneer black metal by containing several elements of what was to become the genre. Destruction were originally named Knight of Demon, but changed their name in 1984. For most of the 1990s, Destruction were not signed to a major record label and were forced to self-produce their albums until they signed a contract with Nuclear Blast in the 2000s.
A European tour with Overkill was scheduled for March 2011. Headlining dates in South America and North America were being planned for April and May.

The band’s latest album, Spiritual Genocide, was released in November 23, 2012