"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1988
From: Koblenz, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Desaster News

Below is our complete Desaster 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.

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Eindhoven Reveals Full 2015 Festival Lineup

With the addition of Nuclear Assault, Craft, Gama Bomb, Angelus Apatrida, Aeternus, and Incantation, the lineup for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2015 is now complete.

The seventh edition of the annual metal meeting is set to take place December 11th & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In total 36 bands will make their appearance at the festival. The lineup will be as follows: More...

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Eindhoven Adds More Bands To Lineup

Marduk, Vektor, Purgatory, Desaster, Necros Christos, Todestriebe and the Dutch metal battle winner Rise a Thousand are the latest acts that have been confirmed for the seventh edition of the independent Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival.

This year's edition is set to take place December 11 & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In total 32 bands will make their appearance at the festival. More bands will be announced soon, and for now the current lineup is as follows: More...

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Artillery Replacing Desaster At Black 'N Thrash

The organizers of the Black 'N Thrash Inferno Germany (set to take place March 27th and 28th) have issued the following announcement about Desaster dropping off the bil:

"We received the sad news that Desaster has to cancel their appearance due to health issues. On this point we wish all the best and a good recovery.

"For us it was unexpected as well to find a decent replacement that short time before the festival. But we proudly are able to present the new headliner for Friday.

"Nobody else than the thrash legends Artillery from Denmark will show you in a 90 minute set what thrash means. For more than 30 years those Danish guys hit the worlds stages without getting tired. We are very happy to welcome them on our festival!" More...

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Crystal Viper Announces Guest Musician

Crystal Viper will be releasing new album "Possession" later this year via AFM Records. The band has now issued the following brief announcement about a guest musician appearing on the release:

"We are honored to introduce one more special guest on the new Crystal Viper album. Ladies and gentleman, from the very depths of hell... Sataniac of Desaster!"

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Desaster Announces 25th Anniversary Show

To celebrate 25 years of total Desaster, the German thrashers have announced an anniversary show in Bamberg, Germany this coming November. The entire show will be filmed for a DVD release in 2014. Catch Desaster live:

23/11/13 DE – Bamberg – Live Club w/Pentacle and Delirius Tremens

Desaster will perform an exclusive history set featuring live appearances of former band members. Special merchandise will be available and an afters how party will be held. Tickets are 18 Euro and limited to 400 people. You can also catch the band on additional live dates:

17-19/05/13 DE – Gelsenkirchen – Rock Hard Open Air
30/05-01/06/13 RS – Beograd – Darkness Rising Festval
20/07/13 CZ – Nyrsko – Eternal Hate Festival
08/08-10/08/13 – DE – Schlotheim – Party.San Open Air More...

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Band Lineup Announced For Darkness Rising Fest

This year's edition of the Serbian "Darkness Rising" festival will take place in Belgrade from May 30th - June 1st, 2013. The festival features 27 black metal bands from a variety of countries, with full details available at the festival's website here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Desaster (Germany)
Horna (Finland)
Enthroned (Belgium)
Behexen (Finland)
Infernal War (Poland)
Urfaust (Netherlands)
Sargeist (Finland)
Fides Inversa (Italy)
Inferno (Czech)
Frostmoon Eclipse (Italy)
Silva Nigra (Czech)
Arkona (Poland)
Sekhmet (Czech)
Somrak (Slovenia)
Handful Of Hate (Italy)
The One (Greece)
The True Endless (Italy)
Emptiness (Belgium)
Simargal (Serbia)
Ater Era (Slovenia)
Svartgren (Serbia)
Triumfall (Serbia)
Samrt (Serbia)
Terrörhammer (Serbia)
Prognan (Croatia)
Zloslut (Serbia) More...

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Desaster Releases New Music Video

German blackened thrash act Desaster, in collaboration with Rock Hard magazine Germany, has launched a new music video. Head over to rockhard.de to check out "Phantom Funeral," taken off the band's latest album "The Arts Of Destruction." The clip can also be viewed below.

Desaster guitarist Infernal comments: "After 23 years of total Desaster, finally we have our first official video clip! We wanted something in the vein of some 80s video clip stuff, for example Voivod's 'Ravenous Medicine' and the director fulfilled our wishes! It's not the usual '50 pictures in a second' MTV-style, but pure art of destruction with great atmosphere! Enjoy!"

"They wanted it old school - they GOT it old school!" is what director Oliver "Bomber" Barth of Visions In Fear Productions comments. More...

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The Foreshadowing Added To Summer Breeze Lineup

The organizers of the upcoming Summer Breeze 2012 festival have issued the following update about confirming new acts:

"Italy is not exactly a hotbed for dark doom metal. Fortunately enough, there are always exceptions to confirm the rule. With the three albums they have released so far, The Foreshadowing have provided a master class in gloom and doom. Hailing from Rome, the band prove that it is indeed possible to write great atmospheric songs without falling into excessive pathos and kitsch. Especially singer Marco Benevento's clear, ear-piercing vocals take the group's material to a level which is only populated by bands such as Katatonia, My Dying Bride, early Anathema and even Opeth. Don't miss this black pearl of darkness! You will hardly experience anything bigger, darker and more epic at Summer Breeze 2012!

"Breakdowns aren't exactly the most innovative element in metal nowadays... However, if you use them with such conviction and vehemence as Bleed From Within, even the most athletically challenged of metalheads should soon mutate into pit fighter number one. The UK band have two albums out which should appeal to fans of As I Lay Dying, Bring Me The Horizon and Parkway Drive, while at times Bleed From Within are even more melodic than the aforementioned bands, only to dive into a brutal breakdown the very next second. All fans of metalcore and deathcore should highlight this band in their personal running order, as this is the perfect stuff for all of them!"

The festival is set to take place from August 16th - 18th, will full details available at this location. The currently announced bill is as follows: More...

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Extremefest 2012 Confirmed For July

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.

5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
All Shall Perish
Suicidal Angels
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Deströyer 666
Cephalic Carnage
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Nexus Inferis
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Severe Torture
Hellish Crossfire
Gama Bomb
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Rectal Smegma
Dawn of Disease
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

The 2012 edition of the Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available here. The organizers of the festival have now announced the following bands being added to the bill:

Within Temptation
Paradise Lost
Iced Earth
Lacuna Coil
Norma jean
Born from pain
Night in gales
While she sleeps

The festival's lineup is now as follows: More...

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Desaster Streaming New Single

German black/thrash commando Desaster will release the new album "The Arts Of Destruction" on February 28th in North America.

In collaboration with Rock Hard magazine, Germany, the second single "Troops Of Heathens – Graves Of Saints: just went online. Surf over here to check it out!

Comments the band: "'The Arts Of Destruction' … 100% Desaster 100% Metal 100% Hell 100% Non-commercial! We still spit on trends, hail the cult of Metal and send a big FUCK YOU to all who don't believe In Metal music! We don't want to say so much about the album… only… pure Metal, full of Darkness and Blasphemy, no compromise, no innovation… In our eyes our best sounding and most brutal album so far! Check it out and create your own view. Bang or be banged!

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Arts Of Destruction
3. Lacerate With Hands Of Doom
4. Splendour Of The Idols
5. Phantom Funeral
6. Queens Of Sodomy
7. At Hell's Horizon
8. Troops Of Heathens – Graves Of Saints
8. Possessed And Defiled
9. Beyond Your Grace
10. Outro More...

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Desaster To Play Summer Breeze

The upcoming 2012 edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival will be taking place this coming August 16th - 18th. The festival organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming Desaster for the lineup:

"Unbelievable it's already been nine years since the last time DESASTER played SUMMER BREEZE. Well, it looks like there is some catching up to do in Dinkelsbühl in terms of blackened thrash metal, or thrashing black metal, whatever you want to call it.

"Tormentor and company are bringing along their new album 'The Arts Of Destruction', which proves, uncompromisingly as usual, that even after 24 years of existance no fashion or trend has been able to corrupt the ethics of this Koblenz underground institution.

"As always, the four witchmasters are synonimous with metal true and pure. A feast for all denim cutoff and studded leather fetishists! Nice to see that, among all the plastic imitations of our time, there are still a few originals left."

For more details on the Summer Breeze 2012 lineup, head over to this location.

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Desaster Streaming New Track

German black/thrash band Desaster is streaming the new track "Queens of Sodomy" from the forthcoming LP "The Arts Of Destruction." The band's seventh album is set for release on February 24, 2012 (G/A/S), February 27, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America) through Metal Blade Records.

The track listing for "The Arts Of Destruction" is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Arts of Destruction
3. Lacerate with Hands of Doom
4. Splendour of the Idols
5. Phantom Funeral
6. Queens of Sodomy
7. At Hell's Horizon
8. Troops of Heathens – Graves of Saint
9. Possessed and Defiled
10. Beyond Your Grace
11. Outro More...

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Desaster To Enter Studio In October, Album In 2012

German thrashers Desaster announced that they will be enter Toxomusic studios in Germany with producer Wally Walldorf to record the band's seventh studio release "The Arts of Destruction." The album will be released in early 2012. The album will consist of nine tracks.

The band commented on the upcoming album:

“The album will be full of Metal to bang your head to, to raise your fist at and to worship Heavy Metal music in general! Fuck off trends, hail the cult of Heavy Metal!”

Upcoming tour dates for Desaster are as follows:

November 5, 2011 - Wermelskirchen, Germany – AJZ Bahndamm
November 26, 2011 – Lörrach, Germany – Metalforces Festival
December 16, 2011 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Metal Meeting

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Balfor Confirmed For Eindhoven Metal Meeting

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:

Morbid Angel
Heaven Shall Burn
God Dethroned
The Rotted
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Dawn Of Disease

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

ARCHGOAT (Finland)
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Stormwarrior Confirmed For Bang Your Head Fest

Stormwarrior and Legion of the Damned have been confirmed for Germany's Bang Your Head festival. The upcoming festival will take place on July 15th and July 16th at the Messegelände in Balingen.

For further information on the festival, visit this location.

Other confirmed bands include: Desaster, Crystal Viper, Accept, Helloween, Immortal, Lordi, Amorphis, Death Angel, Asphyx, and more.

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Desaster Cancels Mexican Show

Germany's Desaster has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming Mexican show due to drummer Stefan "Tormentor" Hüskens being hospitalized:

"Sisters and brothers, unfortunately Desaster have to cancel their appearance at Chas Metal fest in Mexico, 5th February. Tormentor needs to go to hospital. More news soon... it's a private matter, so please be patient.

"The whole band feels sorry for disappointing the Mexican head bangers and we hope to get a 2nd chance later this year or in 2012! Thanks a lot."

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Desaster Writing New Songs

Koblenz, Germany based metal act Desaster has checked in with the following brief announcement about writing new material for an upcoming release: "Desaster ?are writing new songs for the upcoming album! Watch out and expect a fistful of METAL!" Additional details on the new album's title, track listing, and release date will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out Desaster's music through the band's MySpace page.

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Desaster Celebrates 20th Anniversary w/ Show

German black thrash metal band DESASTER will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2009. To make this an event not to be forgotten, the band hired the infamous MS Rheingold - the same boat where the Metal Cruise takes place - to host the show. Support comes from Martin Missy and the Protectors and Witchburner.

The event takes place the 26th of September, 2009 and the boat departs from the Rheinpromenade in Koblenz, Germany.

The lineup is as follows:

DESASTER (2 decades of pure blasphemy!)
Martin Missy and the PROTECTORs [SWE] (Protector cover band with Martin Missy)
WITCHBURNER (Fuldarian Thrash Metal Artillery)

Price: 23 Euro plus postage. Tickets are limited to 450 people.
Order + info (hotels, party etc.): ticketorder@total-desaster.de

On that evening, a "20 years of DESASTER" box set will be on sale for the first time. Released by Iron Pegasus Records the box includes 4 Picture LPs (including 4 new songs) and some other special surprises. There will be special event shirts available as well.

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