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Formed: 1983
From: Weil am Rhein, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Destruction News

Below is our complete Destruction 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.

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Destruction Comments On Chart Position

Nuclear Blast Records is proud to announce that the new "Under Attack" album from thrash metal band Destruction entered the official German charts at #68.

Band mastermind Schmier states: "This is surreal and amazing at the same time cause German billboards are very conservative! Our last chart entry was in 2010, so it feels as special as the first time! Cheers to all supporters for kicking the ass of the mainstream!"

The album dropped via Nuclear Blast On May 13th, 2016 and a music video for the title track is available below. More...

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Destruction Unleashes "Under Attack" Video Clip

German thrash legends Destruction released a music video for the new track "Under Attack." The song is the title track to the new album, which drops on May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Under Attack
2. Generation Nevermore
3. Dethroned
4. Getting Used To The Evil
5. Pathogenic
6. Elegant Pigs
7. Second To None (see lyric video here)
8. Stand Up For What You Deliver
9. Conductor Of The Void
10. Stigmatized
11. Black Metal (feat. Alex of Krisiun) (Bonus Track)
12. Thrash Attack (Bonus Track)

Check out "Under Attack" here: More...

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Destruction Announces Tour With Flotsam & Jetsam

Iconic band Destruction is set to release new thrash metal hammer "Under Attack" on May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band announced plans to hitt the road for a full European headlining tour this fall.

Destruction will join forces with U.S. thrash metal monsters Flotsam & Jetsam, the Swedish metal maniacs from Enforcer, and Brazil's Nervosa. Destruction mastermind Schmier states:

"I'm totally thrilled that we got this amazing package together, when you go on tour you wanna give the fans the best they deserve: Nervosa - for me the best extreme female metal band by far, Enforcer are my fave metal - outfit with this pure 80s touch and are back stronger than ever, we are old mates, finally we will tour together again! I can`t wait to see thrashers and metal heads united this autumn, to party, mosh & bang with us - oh yes, sometimes it`s really great to be a metal fan and play in a band - FUCK YEAH! See you ALL soon at the best party around!"

Flotsam & Jetsam comments: “This tour is going to be an absolute thrash fest! is honored to support the legendary Destruction, one of the strongest thrash bands to ever come out of Europe. We can’t think of anything better for this fall than getting back to our friends and fans in Europe for a month, hitting the stage and the streets with Schmier, Mike and Vaaver, the Enforcer crew, and Fernanda and the women of Nervosa, night after night. If that doesn’t sound like trouble, we don’t know what does!”

Enforcer adds: "Extremely excited to take a break in our new album process to go out on another European tour with our childhood heroes in Destruction and Flotsam & Jetsam. 100% total metal madness guaranteed! Don't miss out on the heaviest tour of the year." More...

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Destruction Posts "Under Attack" Teaser

Iconic thrash metal band Destruction is set to release new album "Under Attack" on May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band has uploaded a teaser whetting our appetites for a forthcoming official video shot for the album's title track. Check it out below. The full video will be released next week - stay tuned!

Destruction kicked off recording sessions for the new album after the summer festivals last year and recorded segments in various studios between September 2015 and January 2016. The cover was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary. More...

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Destruction Unleashes "Second To None" Lyric Video

German thrash legends Destruction released a lyric video for the new track "Second to None." The song is the first full track taste from the upcoming new album "Under Attack," which is set to drop May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.

On the album, frontman/bassist Schmier commented: "Many say our music direction can not evolve, I can see very different."

The track list for the album is:

1. Under Attack
2. Generation Nevermore
3. Dethroned
4. Getting Used To The Evil
5. Pathogenic
6. Elegant Pigs
7. Second To None
8. Stand Up For What You Deliver
9. Conductor Of The Void
10. Stigmatized
11. Black Metal (feat. Alex of Krisiun) (Bonus Track)
12. Thrash Attack (Bonus Track)

"Second to None" and the accompanying lyric video tackles the topic of bullying and its effects. Check out the clip here: More...

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1985-1995: The Golden Age of Death Metal

Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.

Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...

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Destruction Releases "Under Attack" Preview

German thrash legends Destruction released a preview clip for the new album "Under Attack." The album is set to drop May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Bassist/frontman Schmier commented: "Our planet was never so under pressure. It cracks everywhere and the respect for our home and the people seem completely lost. So the dismal prognosis of crime bosses."

"You can hear the typical style out immediately, but we have added some new nuances," confirmed Schmier. "Many say our music direction can not evolve, I can see very different."

The track list for the album is:

1. Under Attack
2. Generation Nevermore
3. Dethroned
4. Getting Used To The Evil
5. Pathogenic
6. Elegant Pigs
7. Second To None
8. Stand Up For What You Deliver
9. Conductor Of The Void
10. Stigmatized
11. Black Metal (feat. Alex of Krisiun) (Bonus Track)
12. Thrash Attack (Bonus Track)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Destruction Announces New Album "Under Attack"

German thrash legends Destruction have announced that the band's new release will be entitled "Under Attack." The album is set to drop May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Bassist/frontman Schmier commented: "Our planet was never so under pressure. It cracks everywhere and the respect for our home and the people seem completely lost. So the dismal prognosis of crime bosses."

"You can hear the typical style out immediately, but we have added some new nuances," confirmed Schmier. "Many say our music direction can not evolve, I can see very different."

More information on the album is expected soon. A teaser clip can be heard after the album's artwork depicted below: More...

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Destruction Recording New Album

Iconic thrash metal band Destruction is currently working on a new album entitled “Under Attack.” The band started the recording sessions after the summer festivals last year and has been recording segments in various studios between September 2015 and January 2016.

So far Destruction has 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 Greek Studios in Switzerland. “Under Attack” will be released on May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Metal Musicians React to Lemmy’s Death

While we’re all still reeling from the news of Lemmy's death, the metal world is paying tribute to the legendary Motörhead bassist/singer.

Dozens of metal celebrities have been posting a few words and personal memories in his honor.

A few highlights from the flood of posts can be found below:



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Sepultura Plays 30-Year Anniversary Show in Austin

Just a few weeks ago I watched Cavalera Conspiracy perform Sepultura songs at the Texas Independence Festival on the very same stage at Empire Control Room & Garage. At that show I heard the former voice (Max) and beat maker (Igor) of Sepultura. With the band bearing the namesake Sepultura, I witnessed original bassist Paulo Jr. and longtime guitarist Andreas Kisser. Most of all I would be comparing vocalists. I saw Max Cavalera front the band during their vaunted “Chaos A.D.” album twenty-one years ago, so I was curious to hear Derrick Green’s fill in this position. More...

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Destruction Drummer To Miss Upcoming Tour Dates

Destruction drummer Vaaver will not be able to complete the band's upcoming North American tour with Sepultura and Arsis due to the birth of his second child.

Standing in for Vaaver will be longtime Primal Fear / Annihilator drummer (and current DuskMachine member), Randy Black. Destruction front man, Schmier, states:

“I've known Randy for many years. He’s a down to earth guy and a killer drummer! So when we thought about who could replace Vaaver on this North American tour, only a few drummers came to my mind and Randy was our first choice. Who else could do a stand-in job like this with a great attitude and amazing skills! It will be a great experience for us to play with such a powerhouse drummer and I’m sure Destruction fans will appreciate his performance as well!" More...

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Sepultura Announces North American Tour

Do legacies ever fade? Not when Brazilian blood is involved.

Celebrating its 30th year of existence, Brazil’s Sepultura (which was just looked at for Thrashback Thursday last week) will be headlining a tour that includes German thrashers Destruction as direct support and American melodic tech-deathsters Arsis as openers.

“It’s going to be an amazing experience to celebrate a 30-year career with the strongest album we’ve ever made in our history,” states Sepultura guitarist & songwriter Andreas Kisser about the upcoming 33-show trek and latest album, "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart."

He goes on to say, “We are coming back to America and Canada with full force and with a hunger to destroy everything! Can't wait to perform the songs from the new album on stage! See you all on the road!”

The mayhem begins in Phoenix, Arizona on May 10th and ends on June 14th in Grand Junction, Colorado. Sepultura will be performing one solo show on May 9th. Dates are as follows: More...

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The 70,000 Ton Hangover

Can 21st-century metalheads ever be truly happy if they’re not bitching about something on the web?

The pointless arguments over bands’ music, which mostly boil down to matters of taste, are exhausting enough. And there’s a simple solution to dissatisfaction with a particular tour package: stay home and masturbate.

But complaining about festival lineups? Really?

I have some news for you, sport: the only Perfect Metal Festival Lineup, which exists only in an individual’s imagination, attracts an audience of one. Your Perfect Lineup is different from mine.

There needs to be a common denominator, a compromise. I don’t know about you, but when I’m not basking in my serene, elite metal knowledge via trve and righteous, smarmy and self-congratulatory screeds on Facebook, I actually enjoy watching a live show in the company of others. And in reaching the compromise to make that social event possible, everyone’s Perfect Lineup inevitably becomes less than perfect. Such is the transition from fantasy to reality.

In the process, like small children finally realizing that vegetables aren’t going to kill them, we learn that the reality is almost always better than the fantasy (discounting the fact that the latter doesn’t exist). MTV’s Butt-Head once mused on this very issue: “If nothing sucked, and everything was, like, cool all the time… how would you KNOW it was cool?”

At a several-day festival with dozens of bands on multiple stages, we NEED at least a handful of acts we know we can ignore. Otherwise, think of the immense pressure to be constantly on our feet, rushing back and forth, watching every equally important band with rapt attention. Even if possible, it would be simply overwhelming. We’d pass out from exhaustion and forget to enjoy ourselves. Plus, the truly special acts wouldn’t seem as special.

Last summer at Tuska Open Air in Helsinki, rather than bitch about the injustice of Bring Me The Horizon directly preceding Anthrax, I was grateful for the chance to relax and have a beer before catching a show by one of the Big Four. More...

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Big Teutonic 4 Releasing Covers Vinyl

German thrash titans Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard - collectively known as The Big Teutonic 4 - have announced the release of yet another prestigious 10" vinyl record.

After the huge success of the first release in early 2013, the second output will contain rare cover versions of iconic NWOBHM classics.

The 10" vinyl will be available in various colors (black, clear, red, yellow) and is exclusively available from the Nuclear Blast mail order. The CD version will only be available in issue #334 of German Rock Hard Magazine (out February 25).

Side A:
KREATOR - Lambs To The Slaughter (RAVEN cover)
SODOM - Don't Walk Away (TANK cover)

Side B:
DESTRUCTION - Princess Of The Night (SAXON cover)
TANKARD - Iron Maiden (IRON MAIDEN cover) More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Adds To 2015 Lineup

Four more bands were announced today for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal. On board at the last minute: Florida hardcore act Adaliah, Florida deathcore act Dark Sermon and Swiss groove act GurD and German thrashers Exumer.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off tomorrow January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and returns on Monday, January 26, 2015. The festival boards a new vessel, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival can be found at 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com has its team on the scene and will report on all the events in the coming days. Stay tuned.

The roster lineup is as follows, with only 2 more left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Adaliah
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Dark Sermon
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Exumer
Gama Bomb More...

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Three More Bands Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Three more bands were announced for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal: U.S. thrashers Whiplash, Brazilian groove masters Soulfly and U.S. legendary traditional metal act Riot, now known as Riot V.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Whiplash, Soulfly and Riot V join the previously announced bands below, with 6 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Gama Bomb More...

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Six More Bands Confirmed For 70,000 Tons

A six pack of announcements were handed down by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal: Canadian metal legends Anvil, Norway's The Hate Colony, Irish thrashers Gama Bomb, Swiss thrashers Suborned, Australia's Claim The Throne and Florida death metal act Monstrosity.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Anvil, The Hate Colony, Gama Bomb, Suborned, Claim the Throne and Monstrosity join the previously announced bands below, with 9 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium More...

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Three More Acts Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced another three acts for the 2015 Roster: Colombian black metal act Thy Antichrist, Belgian black metal act Enthroned and legendary Chicago doom act Trouble.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Thy Antichrist, Enthroned and Trouble join the previously announced bands below, with 15 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Four Pack Of Bands Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced four "newer or lesser known acts" (which over the years has heralded the fan created "Cripper Award" for best new band discovery): Jungle Rot from Wisconsin, Abandon Hope from Germany, Divided Multitude from Norway and, as a special treat, one of the most legendary South American Death Metal Bands - Masacre from Colombia.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Jungle Rot, Abandon Hope, Divided Multitude and Masacre join the previously announced bands below, with 18 bands still to be announced:

1349
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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