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Formed: 1980
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Latest Destiny News

Below is our complete Destiny news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Destiny Issues "Sabotage" Music Video

Swedish metal act Destiny - now featuring Dragonland frontman Jonas Heidgert - released a single and music video for the track "Sabotage." The song is a re-recorded version of the track from the band's 2004 "Future of the Past" release. It also appears on the upcoming new album "Climate Change," which is set to drop on October 12th. Pre-order your copy at this location.

"Climate Change" is Destiny's first release in 11 years. The track list is:

1. Duke of Darkness
2. Living Dead (see music video here)
3. Medieval Rendezvous
4. Lead to Gold
5. Nothing Left to Fear
6. Sabotage
7. Sheer Death
8. Money Preacher
9. No Reservation
10. The Devil in the Dark
11. The Evil Trinity
12. Dream Reaper
13. Beyond All Sense
14. Ruins and Destruction (Climate Change)

Check out "Sabotage" here: More...

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Destiny Releases "Förväntan Stiger" Music Video

Swedish metal act Destiny - now featuring Dragonland frontman Jonas Heidgert - released a music video for the track "Förväntan Stiger," a track written for an album for football (soccer) team IFK Gothenburg.

Bassist Stefan Björnshög explains: "It was a quick process. Between last Christmas and New Year's Eve I began to write the music. I wanted it to be a song that would work well for the Destiny fans even if they were completely uninterested in football, but also easy enough to sing along with this the first time you hear it as supporter of the team. That is why Destiny for the first time released a song with Swedish lyrics.

"When the music felt ready the whole band met in the studio and within hours we both learned and recorded the song. Next Jonas Heidgert and our sound engineer and producer Henrik Pettersson wrote the lyrics and recorded the vocals. Some additional vocals and guitars were recorded the following day, but basically everything was completed in one day. We have never worked this fast before. I am very satisfied and think we have succeeded with both goals.

"The video that was filmed on top of Ramberget with Gothenburg as background is the icing on the cake, and provides the perfect setting for the song, "Förväntan Stiger (Anticipation Rises)."

Check out the clip here: More...

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Destiny Announces New Guitarist, New Album Artwork

Swedish metal act Destiny announced the addition of German born guitarist, and former Dawn of Destiny member, Veith Offenbächer into the band.

In 2006, Offenbächer joined Dawn of Destiny, with whom he released five albums and guested on the sixth. Earlier this year, after a final tour, Veith left Dawn of Destiny and moved to Sweden with his family.

Veith was a longtime fan of Destiny (since the early '90's). He met Destiny bassist Stefan Björnshög, which in turn led to a guest appearance on the upcoming new release ”Climate Change." It was only natural, that after his relocation he would eventually end up in Destiny, who already had plans to add an second guitarist to compliment Michael Åberg. Veith will make his live debut with Destiny in the first half of 2016. ? More...

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Destiny Posts Anniversary Album Trailer

Destiny's 33rd anniversary album was originally going to be called "The Incompatibility Of Philosophical Terminology," but for several reasons that title was scrapped in favor of "Climate Change." The front cover was created by Mattias Norén.

"Climate Change" will be released in 2015 and will contain five newly recorded songs from the eighties that have never before been released, as well as nine re-recorded album tracks.

The album will also feature special guest Adde Larsson on the drums on 13 of the 14 tracks, as well as guest performances from former Destiny members. Destiny is:

Jonas Heidgert - vocals
Stefan Björnshög - bass
Michael Åberg - gitarist
Kane Svantesson - drums More...

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Destiny Posts "Living Dead" Video

Gothenburg's Destiny just released a music video for the "Living Dead" single, which is the band's first new release in 10 years.

"Living Dead" will appear on an upcoming 33rd anniversary album due out later this year. The lineup for the track consists of:

Jonas Heidgert - vocals
Michael Åberg - guitar
Stefan Björnshög - bass
Kane Svantesson - drums (video)
Roger Christiansson - drums (audio)

"Living Dead" was produced by Destiny and Henrik Pettersson and recorded and mixed at Destiny Recording Studio. The video was produced by René U Valdes / Greenworks Television and can be seen below. More...

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Destiny Announces New Single, Music Video

Swedish metal act Destiny announced the split with keyboardist Carl Dahlberg, who was unable to commit the time the band required. No replacement has been announced as the band mulls over whether to continue as a four piece.

The announcement reads: "After two years in the band keyboardist Carl Dahlberg leaves the Destiny. Carl was unable to commit the necessary time Destiny needed, so he and the band decided to part amicably. Destiny would like to take this opportunity to thank Carl for his input and help during his time in the band as well as wishing him all the best with his future musical projects.

"We have not yet decided if we will go on as a four piece or if we should look for a new keyboard player or guitarist. The ideal would probably be to find someone that can handle both keyboards and guitar, says the bands founder and bassist Stefan Björnshög.

"Anyone interested in the position can contact the band through the official Destiny Homepage at this location."

In addition, the band announced the impending release of the first studio material in nine years - beginning with the first single "Living Dead." A music video was just filmed by Greenworks Television for the track, which is expected by the end of the year. The single will mark the debut of vocalist Jonas Heidgert (DragonLand) and former Nostradameus guitarist Michael Åberg.

"Living Dead" will appear on the long awaited return album "The Incompatibility of Philosophical Terminology," which was originally planned for the 30th anniversary in 2012. The album is now set for release in 2015 as a "33rd anniversary" release and will be given a new title with new cover artwork. The original cover -created by Mats Gustafson - will be used for the digital single of "Living Dead."

More information on the single, video and new album are expected soon. The latest lineup of Destiny is:

Jonas Heidgert – vocals
Stefan Björnshög – bass
Michael Åberg – guitar
Kane Svantesson - drums More...

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Destiny Announces Return Of Drummer Kane

Swedish metal act Destiny announced that drummer Håkan Svantesson a/k/a Kane has rejoined the band after eighteen years, to replace Roger Christiansson, who suddenly and unexpectedly left the band. Kane played with Destiny from 1994-1995, having recorded drums for the album "The Undiscovered County," which was released in 1998.

Destiny is currently recording the band's 30th Anniversary album "The Incompatibility of Philosophical Terminology," as well as "Global Warming."

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Destiny Announces New Lineup

Swedish metal stalwarts Destiny will soon release the albums, the band's 30th Anniversary album "The Incompatibility of Philosophical Terminology" and "Global Warming." Today, they have announced their new complete lineup as follows:

"In the beginning of 2013 the final piece of the puzzle for the new line up was added when keyboardist Carl Dahlberg joined DESTINY. This is the first time that DESTINY has a permanent keyboard player in the band, even though there have been keyboards on a few songs on all of the albums, except 'The Undiscovered Country', before. With Carl in the band there will be a new exiting dimension added to the music of DESTINY. Carl will be featured on both the anniversary album 'The Incompatibility of Philosophical Terminology' and 'Global Warming'.

"Drummer Roger Christiansson, a long time friend of Stefan for the last 25 years, even though they had never played together before, joined the band in December 2012. Roger is perfect for DESTINY on every level and already on the first rehearsal, it’s clear that Roger and Stefan will be a dynamic and heavy new rhythm section. It’s now decided that Roger will rerecord the drums for two of tracks of the anniversary album 'The Incompatibility of Philosophical Terminology.'

"Vocalist Jonas Heidgert (Dragonland) joined DESTINY in November 2012. He immediately started to record vocals for a planned digital single. Everyone that heard the result so far has been overwhelmed and there is no doubt that Jonas’s vocals and stage presence, as well as his personality will fit DESTINY perfectly both in the studio and on stage.

"Guitarist Michael Åberg has been a member of DESTINY since 2005. After all these years and numerous gigs with the band it’s time for Michael to debut on not just one, but two DESTINY albums, 'The Incompatibility of Philosophical Terminology' and 'Global Warming'.

"Finally, there is the driving force of the ever present bassist and main composer, Stefan Björnshög, whose visions and music has molded DESTINY since he founded the band way back in 1982." More...

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Deicide Announces European Tour Dates

American death metal veterans Deicide has announced a string of headlining shows across Europe, which will take place this March. The tour has been dubbed the "End Of The World" tour and will also feature appearances from Destiny, Karnak, Sweetest Devilry and (for the dates of 1st - 10th,) Arvas.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 1 - Wroclaw, Poland - Madness
March 2 - Bielsko-Bia?a, Poland - Rudeboy
March 3 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
March 4 - Lviv, Ukraine - Millennium
March 5 - Nitra, Slovakia - Nova Pekaren
March 6 - Praha, Czech Republic - Nova Chmelnice
March 7 - Budapest, Hungary - Blue Hell
March 8 - Bucarest, Romania - Fabrica
March 9 - Sofia, Bulgaria - RBF Club
March 10 - Thessaloniki, Greece - 8ball
March 13 - Lyss, Switzerland - Kulturfabrik
March 14 - Zurich, Switzerland - Alte Kaserne
March 15 - Wels, Austria - Alter Schlachthof
March 16 - Piacenza, Italy - Fillmore
March 17 - Paris, France - Divan du Monde
March 18 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
March 19 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
March 20 - London, UK - Underworld
March 21 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
March 22 - Nijmegen, Holland - Doornroosje
March 23 - Essen, Germany - Turock
March 24 - Steenwijk, Holland - Buze
March 25 - Rotterdam, Holland - Baroeg

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Destiny Recruits New Drummer

Destiny, whose former vocalist Therese Hanserot passed away early this year, is currently celebrating the band's 30th anniversary by working on a new album titled "The Incompatibility of Philosophical Terminology."

The band has also now checked in with the following brief announcement about recruiting a new drummer: "Presenting the new drummer in Destiny, Roger Christiansson! Roger and Stefan have been friends for more than 25 years but this is actually the first time that they will play together."

A new digital single is expected out by the end of the month, and further details on the album will be announced as they are made available. More...

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Former Destiny Vocalist Passes Away

Stefan Björnshög of Swedish act Destiny has issued the following announcement about former vocalist Therese Hanserot passing away:

"Therese Hanserot 1964-01-16 2012-01-17

"Yesterday Therese Hanserot, the original lead singer in Destiny, passed away only 48 years old. Therese joined Destiny in the fall of 1982, just 18 years old, and she left the band in the summer of 1983. During this time she recorded six songs for the first ever Destiny demo as well as performing with the band on their first ever gig (at the rock club RPM). After leaving Destiny she sang in a couple of cover bands before quitting singing for good.

"At my 30th birthday party in 1990 we reconnected again, this time as friends. We realised that we had so much in common that never came to the surface in the band. For about two years we hanged out together before life once again took us in different paths.

"Last year, 18 years later, in August, we reconnected through Facebook. And it didn't take long before we where engaged and in a wonderful loving relationship. Therese planned to start playing keyboards again and even agreed to sing a small part on one of the songs for the 30th anniversary album. Now that will not happen and I will forever carry the memory of Therese in my heart.

"My sorrow is endless and the hurt is unbearable. I love you Therese!"

For more on Destiny and to leave a message for Stefan, head over to the band's Facebook profile. More...

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Destiny Posts 30th Anniversary Promo

Sweden's Destiny has posted a 30th anniversary promo clip online, which can be found below. The band also commented:

"In the fall of 1982 the band Hexagon changed their name to Destiny. In 2012 Destiny is still going strong despite several line up changes in the bands 30 year old history. To celebrate the anniversary Destiny will release a special anniversary album as well as a big anniversary show in the fall of 2012. But that's not all..."

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Destiny To Enter Studio This Weekend

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY have issued the following update:

"On March 8th, DESTINY enters the studio to record the band's seventh album."

"After endless delays it's finally time for the Gothenburg-based band, who also celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, to finally record its new album. The production was planed to be handled by Ken Olsson, who also was involved with the band's debut, 'Beyond All Sense' (1985), and 'Nothing Left To Fear' (1991). However, he will not be involved with the initial recordings as he is not available at the moment. At this time it's unclear if he will be involved later on during the final recording and mixing of the album."

"The album will feature a total of nine brand new songs who probably more than ever before captures the band's self-named style of Mörkrock (dark rock)." More...

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Destiny Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY have issued the following update:

"Kristoffer joined DESTINY in 2001 and has recorded two albums ('Future Of The Past' and 'Beyond All Sense 2005') with the band. For some time it has been clear that Kristoffer wanted to leave the band. The last gig he played with DESTINY was at the Gothenburg Metal Festival last spring. The split is amicable and DESTINY wishes Kristoffer good luck with his future projects.

"This will, of course, delay the completion of the new DESTINY album 'Cold Fire', but hopefully not for long. Any one that is interested in the position as lead singer for DESTINY should contact the band via info[at]destinymetal.com

"2007 will be the 25th anniversary for DESTINY and apart from the release of the new album, 'Cold Fire', there will be re mastered and re recorded double album releases of 'Nothing Left To Fear' and 'Atomic Winter'. Both double albums will feature never-before-released bonus tracks."

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Sick Of It All Announce Support for Euro Tour

Sick Of It All have announced the full supporting line-up for their upcoming European tour. Joining the band will be Madball, Terror, Walls of Jericho, Comeback Kid, Destiny and the Distance. Sick Of It All is currently touring in support of Death To Tyrants.

The European tour dates are as follows:

Nov 30 2006 Schlachtof Wisbaden
Dec 1 2006 Forum London
Dec 2 2006 Fun Box Amalie Halle Essen
Dec 3 2006 Ab Brussels
Dec 4 2006 Grobe Freiheit Hamburg
Dec 5 2006 Lowensaal Nurnberg
Dec 6 2006 Gasometer Wien
Dec 7 2006 Kofmehl Solothurn
Dec 8 2006 13. Jan Tilburg
Dec 9 2006 Alter Schlachtof Dresden
Dec 10 2006 De Mast Torhout

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All That Remains To Lead Persistance Tour

The line-up for this years edition of the annual "Persistence Tour" has been revealed and will see All That Remains headline with Sick Of It All, Madball, Walls Of Jericho, Comeback Kid,and Destiny. Dates for the European/UK-only trek are as follows:

November 30th Wiesbaden, GER - Schlachthof
December 01st London, UK - Forum
December 02nd Essen, GER - Fun Box Amelie
December 03rd Tilburg, NET - 013
December 04th Solothurn, SWI - Kofmehl
December 05th Wien, AUT - Arena
December 06th Munchen, GER - Werk
December 07th Berlin, GER - Huxleys
December 09th Dresden, GER - Alter Schlachthof
December 10th Torhout, BEL - De Mast

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Destiny Announce New Guitarist

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY have found a replacement for the departed Janne Ekberg in former member Floyd Constantin, who played on the band's second album, "Atomic Winter", and was a member of DESTINY between 1986 and 1988. Before joining DESTINY the first time, Floyd was an original KING DIAMOND member but was replaced by Andy La Rocque before the first KING DIAMOND album was completed.

Commented the band in a statement: "Since leaving DESTINY he and the band lost contact until we (Floyd Constantin and Stefan Bjornshog) bumped into each other a couple of years ago in Jonkoping, Sweden. The next time we talked was last year when I called Floyd to ask his permission to add one of his unreleased DESTINY songs as a bonus track for the re-recording of 'Atomic Winter'. Floyd agreed and was invited to take part in the whole re-recording project that will take place later this year. After this we kept in contact and when Janne left the band both Floyd and I was interested in getting together again to see if the old magic still was there. When the Tony Martin gigs was offered we decided that this was the right time to stop talking and start playing and here we are."

DESTINY plan to record and release their new album, "Cold Fire", later this year. "Atomic Winter" (1988) will be released as a double CD with a re-mastered version of the original album as well as the re-recorded version in 2007 when the band celebrate their 25th anniversary. "Nothing Left To Fear" (1991), the band's third album, will also be part of the anniversary and will get the same treatment as "Atomic Winter", including not one but four newly recorded unreleased bonus tracks.

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Destiny Completes "Beyond All Sense 2005"

Sweden's Destiny have posted this message on their official website:

It took a long time but "Beyond All Sense 2005" is finally completed.

This is not the new Destiny album or even the follow up to "Future Of The Past" released in 2004. This is a re-recorded version of Destiny's very first album "Beyond All Sense," released twenty years ago in March 1985. The original album was just released in Sweden in limited number of 2000 copies and only on vinyl.

The oldest piece of music, "Ode To You", is from 1983. However the lyrics for the same song are brand new, written by Kristoffer in December 2004 as a tribute to the late Dimebage Darrel. This song was never released on any album and is the first bonus track on this album. The Second bonus track, "No Way Out", is a song originally intended to be included on the debut album but was left out because of the time limit on vinyls. Once again Kristoffer wrote brand new lyrics for an older piece of music. This time it's about Ozzy Osbourne and his reality show.

This is the members of "Destiny 2004" interoperation of more than twenty year old songs by the members of "Destiny 1984". Hopefully you will enjoy the album for what it is even though the style of the album is quite different from the music that Destiny represents in 2005.

The final track listing of the album is as follows: More...

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Destiny Tour Tour With Most Precious Blood

Destiny will tour the whole month of September with Trustkill's Most Precious Blood all over Europe. Those dates to be announced soon. For now, here are the currently planned Destiny tour dates:

07/24 BE - Goodlife Festival
07/25 CZ - Plzen @ Fluff Fest w/ Heaven Shall Burn, Endstand, Face The Fact, Purification and many more
08/06 - 08/07 DE - Leisnig, SucksNSummer Festival w/ Caliban, Sunrise, Cataract, Freya, Backfire, Born From Pain, Maroon, Congress, BAAL and many more!
10/02 DE - Berlin @ SO 36, Popkomm Hellfire Fest w/ Heaven Shall Burn, Deadsoil, Most Precious Blood and more
10/16 DE - Trier @ Exhaus
10/23 DE - Bielefeld @ Falkendom
12/23 DE - Nabburg @ tba

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Deadsoil Finishes'The Venom Divine'

Deadsoil recently finished work on their Lifeforce Records debut, entitled "The Venom Divine." The album was recorded at Sweden's Berno Studios (Amon Amarth) and is tentatively slated for an August 24th release. In related news, the "Raid Over Europe" tour, set to feature Deadsoil, Destiny, and Caliban has been postponed to an undetermined date.

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