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Formed: 1983
From: Weil am Rhein, Germany
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Killing Joke Added To Hammerfest 4

Hammerfest 2013 has just announced that along with St. Vitus, the festival line-up has just added legendary band Killing Joke. Angel Witch and a veritable who's who of metal will also be appearing at the Hammerfest 4 festival, which will take place on March 14th-16th at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. Below is the current full line-up of bands appearing, with more information available over at the Hammerfest 4 website.

Killing Joke
Hatebreed
Saint Vitus
Candlemass
Sodom
Destruction
Enslaved
Napalm Death
Angel Witch
Senser
Iron Saviour
Huntress
Sister Sin
Evil Scarecrow
M-Pire of Evil
Heidevolk
Hark
Viza
Arthemis
Attica Rage
Texas Hippie Coalition
Def Con One
Chimp Spanner
Abadden
4Arm
Winterfylleth
RSJ
Commander In Chief
Empress
Sacred Mother Tongue
Triaxis
Shear
Undersmile
Serpent Venom
Oaf
Jaguar
Vicsous Nature
Last Witness
Iron Knights
Line of Fire
Flayed Disciple
Bloodshot Dawn
Dyscarnate
Monument
Bull Riff Stampede
Making Monsters
Driven
Black Acid Souls
Sansara
Deadman Sugar
Fire in the Empire
Goddamn Electric


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Destruction Posts New Music Video

German thrash legends posted the new music video for the track "Carnivore" exclusively through Metal Hammer's YouTube Channel (shown below). The song appears on the band's new LP "Spiritual Genocide," which is scheduled for release on November 23, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The video was produced at Polish Mania Studio and sees the return of the classic character, "the Mad Butcher." The track listing for "Spritual Genocide" is as follows:

1. Exordium
2. Cyanide (streaming here)
3. Spiritual Genocide
4. Renegades
5. City of Doom
6. Legacy of the Past
7. To Dust You Will Decay
8. Carnivore
9. No Signs of Repentance
10. Riot Squad
11. Under Violent Sledge

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Destruction Posts "Carnivore" Music Video Teaser

German thrash legends are on the brink of releasing the 30th Anniversary Album "Spiritual Genocide" on November 23, 2012 via Nuclear Blast. The album's first music video will be for the track "Carnivore" and will be available exclusively through Metal Hammer on November 12, 2012 at 4:00pm (GMT), 11:00am EST, 8:00am PST. A preview teaser of the clip can be seen below.

The track listing for "Spritual Genocide" is as follows:

1. Exordium
2. Cyanide (see lyric video here)
3. Spiritual Genocide
4. Renegades
5. City of Doom
6. Legacy of the Past
7. To Dust You Will Decay
8. Carnivore
9. No Signs of Repentance
10. Riot Squad
11. Under Violent Sledge

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Destruction Releases Lyric Video

After previously streaming the song online, German legendary thrash metal icons Destruction have just released a lyric video for “Cyanide,” taken from their upcoming "Spiritual Genocide" album. Check out the clip below.

The new album is scheduled for release on November 23rd, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records and the track listing is as follows:

1. Exordium
2. Cyanide
3. Spiritual Genocide
4. Renegades
5. City of Doom
6. Legacy of the Past
7. To Dust You Will Decay
8. Carnivore
9. No Signs of Repentance
10. Riot Squad
11. Under Violent Sledge More...

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Destruction Streaming New Track "Cyanide"

German thrash legends Destruction are streaming the new track "Cyanide." The song will appear on the band's new LP "Spiritual Genocide," which is scheduled for release on November 23, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will mark the band's 30th Anniversary.

The track list for "Spiritual Genocide" is as follows:

1. Exordium
2. Cyanide
3. Spiritual Genocide
4. Renegades
5. City of Doom
6. Legacy of the Past
7. To Dust You Will Decay
8. Carnivore
9. No Signs of Repentance
10. Riot Squad
11. Under Violent Sledge More...

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Destruction Posts Second In Studio Video

Mike, Schmier & Vaaver from German thrash metal legends Destruction are currently in Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with Engineer Martin Buchwalter recording the new 30th Anniversary album entitled "Spiritual Genocide." The second installment in a series of studio videos has been posted and can be viewed below. The reports that has been visits from fellow 30th Anniversary alumni: thrash gods Tom Angelripper (Sodom) and Gerre (Tankard), who will perform on the record.

The first in studio video can be seen at this location as well as another video showcasing the album's artwork over at this location. Check out the second in studio video here: More...

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Destruction Posts "Spiritual Genocide" Art Trailer

German thrash titans Destruction have posted a video trailer for the "Spiritual Genocide" cover artwork. Check out the clip below. "Spiritual Genocide" marks the band's 13th studio album, celebrating 30 years of Destruction, and is set to be unleashed November 23rd, 2012 via Nuclear Blast. An in-studio video from the new album can also be found at this location.

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Destruction Posts First In Studio Video On New LP

German thrash icons Destruction posted the first in a series of in studio videos. The band is currently in Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with engineer Martin Buchwalter recording their new album "Spiritual Genocide." The thirty year anniversary released will be mixed by Andy Classen. In addition, guest appearances from fellow 30th Anniversary German thrash Alumni Tom Angelripper (Sodom) and Gerre (Tankard). "Spritual Genocide" is expected for a November 2012 release through Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out a preview of the new song "Cyanide" along with Wawrzyniec Dramowicz a/k/a "Vaaver" laying down the drum tracks here:

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Destruction Comments On Upcoming Album

Mike, Schmier, and Vaaver from German thrash act Destruction are currently in Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with engineer Martin Buchwalter to record their new thrash hammer. The thirty year anniversary album will be mixed by Andy Classen. In addition, there have been guest visits from Mr. Tom Angelripper and Gerre from Tankard.

Mastermind Schmier commented: "For this anniversary album we did a really great job, our new drummer VAAVER opens up new possibilities of course. On this album there are no limits. So fast, brutal and yet groovy we haven't ever sounded, probably! Also the guest musicians are very special this time: with Gerre (TANKARD) and Tom Angelripper (SODOM) our old friends and companions are with us, the original 'Mad Butcher/Release from Agony' - line up is doing one song and with Ol Drake (EVILE) we got the hottest young thrash guitarist for a few solos on the album!

"Germany's best extreme metal producer Andy Classen will take care for the brutal and raw production! The album will destroy even more than DOR: fast riffs, double bass attacks and brutal groovy songs, I think this time we found the 100% right mix!

"Also the 'Mad Butcher' returns to the cover. Cool artworks are very important for us; for the new thrash thunderstorm our artist Gyula created a real hammer again! The artwork makes clear immediately where to go - FULL FORCE AHEAD - as it has to be."

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Mortal Infinity Playing Castle Invasion Fest

German thrashers Mortal Infinity will perform at this year's Castle Invasion Metal Open Air, which takes place August 17th and 18th at Burg Frauenstein in Altheim, Ausgtria. Mortal Infinity will take the stage Saturday the 18th right after Destruction's set. For more info on Castle Invasion Metal Open Air visit the Facebook event page. Below is the current schedule of bands that will play at the festival.

Friday, August 17th

00:15 - 01:00 Integritlie
23:15 - 00:00 Nightforest
21:00 - 23.00 Haggard
20:00 - 20:45 Stormnatt
19:00 - 19:45 Bifröst
18:00 - 18:45 Distaste
17:00 - 17:45 Krater
16:00 - 16:45 Horns of Hattin
15:15 - 15:45 Zodiac Ass
14:30 - 15:00 Athiria
13:45 - 14:15 Kringa
13:00 - 13:30 Chemical Cancer
12:15 - 12:45 Narsil
11:30 - 12:00 Cemetery Dust
10:45 - 11:15 Collapsed Minds

Saturday, August 18th

00:15 - 01:00 Thorngoth
23:15 - 00:00 Mortal Infinity
21:00 - 23.00 Destruction
20:00 - 20:45 Thornesbreed
19:00 - 19:45 Deathronation
18:00 - 18:45 Sarepta
17:00 - 17:45 Frostland
16:00 - 16:45 Amongst The Deceit
15:15 - 15:45 Tulsadoom
14:30 - 15:00 Flammensturm
13:45 - 14:15 Alastor
13:00 - 13:30 Amystery
12:15 - 12:45 Roadkill 13
11:30 - 12:00 Hellrazors
10:45 - 11:15 Blackwitch
10:00 - 10:30 Sex A La Bamba

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Destruction Issues New Album Update

Germany's Destruction has issued the following announcement about finishing the drum recordings for an upcoming new album:

"The drum recording for the upcoming Destruction album 'Spiritual Genocide' is finished! Vaaver did an amazing job on the fastest Destruction album in history! The release date of this thrashbomb will be around November 2012!"

Further details on the release, which follows the "Day of Reckoning" album, will be announced as they are made available. For more info on Destruction, head over to the band's Facebook profile. More...

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Destruction To Release New LP In November

German thrash pioneers Destruction have just returned to Europe after a successful 30th Anniversary tour in North and Latin America. The band announced a limited festival schedule this summer as they prepare to hit the studio to record a new LP for release this November through Nuclear Blast.

Frontman Schmier had the following comments on the tour: "Thanks once again to all the lunatics for those unbelievable moments, highlights were the Metalfests in Chile & Brazil and the sold out show at the lengendary Whisky a Go Goes in Hollywood! UN-FUCKIN-FORGETABLE!"

The band confirmed appearances at the following festivals:

30.06.2012 - CZECH - BASINFIRE FESTIVAL, Spalene Porici
27.07.2012 - FRANCE - L`ART SCENIQUE, Selestat
18.08.2012 - AUSTRIA - CASTLE INVASION Festival , Fraunstein / Mining
24./25.08.2012 - GER - NOAF - NEUBORN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL, WÖRRSTEDT
09.09.2012 - GER - SUMMERS END FESTIVAL. Andernach, JUZ

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Destruction Adds More 30th Anniversary Shows

Iconic German thrash trio, Destruction, will kick off its North American 30th year anniversary tour this weekend with shared direct support from Vital Remains and Warbringer (who will be alternating each night) plus Pathology. An updated list of all the confirmed shows can be seen below.

Commented Destruction frontman and bassist, Schmier, “A killer package for old-school thrash and death metal freaks! This may be the best set list we’ve ever had – the essence of thrash metal history united with our new anthems. We’ll have more classics than ever in the set, more from the first records for sure.

"Can’t wait to hit the road again!!! Some North American cities have a great audience for this old school sound again, and it wasn’t always like that. The main intention for this second North American tour within a year is that we could not play all markets that we wanted to book last time. Now, we’ll play some new places and return to those cities that gave us a great welcome last year like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Montreal. Warbringer are a perfect match to a Destruction bill. They are one of the best new thrash bands and keep our ‘80s spirit alive. It will be great to have them with us! We’ve played with Vital Remains before; awesome guys and a brutal band. They bring a good variety into the billing. Thrash/death metal is always the best mix, that’s why Pathology complete the show!”

Destruction is touring in support of its 11th studio release, "Day Of Reckoning" (Nuclear Blast) - the first album to feature new drummer, Vaaver (Indukti, ex-Unsun) – which debuted at #54 on the Hard Music Albums chart, #58 on the New Artist/Heatseekers Album chart, and #143 on the Independent Current Albums chart the week following its release in March 2011. The album entered Germany’s Media Control chart at #95. More...

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Warbringer Announces North American Tour

Warbringer has just completed a 7-week North America tour supporting metal titans Iced Earth and Symphony X, but the group is ready to be back on the road again soon. For this next North American tour, the band will join Destruction, Vital Remains, and Pathology from May 8th to June 3rd, and after that, Warbringer will appear at various high-profile Summer festival appearances in Europe. Vocalist John Kevill checked in to comment about these upcoming shows:

"Hey all! Checking in at the end of the ICED EARTH and SYMPHONY X tour. We had a great time with those guys, there was a slew of incredible shows with awesome heavy metal fans in abundance, and a bunch of good times with both of those fine bands! Shame to say goodbye to them, but we're on our way home now to recuperate before beginning out next tour with German thrash metal legends DESTRUCTION, on their 30th anniversary tour! We never rest long, the war rages on! We'll see you guys out on the road again in May, prepare to be annihilated!

"We're also very excited about the way our summer is shaping up. We have about a dozen European festivals confirmed and we look forward to sharing some amazing experiences ravaging the large crowds, big stages and all the fun times to be had with all the other great bands also performing."

The upcoming Warbringer tour dates are as follows: More...

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Pathology Updates Tour Schedule

Earlier this year, San Diego’s brutal death metal/slam outfit Pathology completed a successful 3-week west coast headlining tour that also went down into Mexico for 4 shows.

“Our west coast tour was fun and successful,” states drummer Dave Astor. “We really got to play some smaller markets on the run and I was happy to see some old and new fans come out, especially to some of these more rural areas that we’ve never played. Hopefully we can do this as intensive west coast run once a year.”

Next on the band’s agenda is more touring in support of last fall’s "Awaken to the Suffering" album. Pathology took the initiative of doing headlining shows leading to a request for a slightly different type of tour this April with Rose Funeral and The World We Knew, getting into some alternative venues on the east coast and Midwest.

“I’m excited for this,” continues Dave. “We’ve been proud to tour with some of our influences but we also know our band appeals to a different and younger audience so we’ll be bringing some brutal, slamming death metal to these shows.” More...

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Destruction Announces North American Tour

German thrash icons Destruction announced that it will embark on a North American Tour in celebration of the band's 30th Year Anniversary beginning in May with shared direct support from California thrashers Warbringer and Rhode Island's Vital Remains (who will be alternating each night) plus San Diego death metal band Pathology.

Destruction frontman/bassist Schmier commented on the tour:

A killer package for old-school thrash & death metal freaks! This may be the best set list we’ve ever had – the essence of thrash metal history united with our new anthems. We’ll have more classics than ever in the set, more from the first records for sure. Can’t wait to hit the road again!!! Some North American cities have a great audience for this old school sound again, and it wasn’t always like that. The main intention for this second North American tour within a year is that we could not play all markets that we wanted to book last time. Now, we’ll play some new places and return to those cities that gave us a great welcome last year like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Montreal. Warbringer are a perfect match to a Destruction bill. They are one of the best new thrash bands and keep our ‘80s spirit alive. It will be great to have them with us! We’ve played with Vital Remains before; awesome guys and a brutal band. They bring a good variety into the billing. Thrash/death metal is always the best mix, that’s why Pathology complete the show!

The confirmed dates for Destruction's 30th Year Anniversary Tour are:

05-04-12 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
05-08-12 Casselman’s – Denver, CO
05-10-12 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
05-12-12 Blackened Moon Concert Hall – Lansing, MI
05-16-12 B.B. Kings – New York, NY
05-17-12 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
05-18-12 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON - CANADA
05-19-12 Rockpile – Toronto, ON – CANADA
05-22-12 Kim’s Pixie Inn – Pueblo, CO
05-24-12 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
05-26-12 The Metro – Oakland, CA
05-30-12 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

More dates will be announced soon. More...

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OpEd

Re-recording Metal - For Better or for Worse?

Back in 2005, Dimmu Borgir was a band still basking in the unholy success of its latest outing “Death Cult Armageddon.” And yet instead of launching into a new opus for fans to consume the band members decided on a new approach; they would re-release an early and often praised album (“Stormblåst”) by completely re-recording it, updating the sound with modern production and slap “MMV” on the end. There had of course been prior examples of bands making this choice, but it was perhaps here that best truly crystallized the new era of metal re-recordings. No doubt you have heard of similar re-recordings in the same vein, perhaps most recently Gorgoroth’s “Under the Sign of Hell 2011” or Burzum’s “From the Depths of Darkness”? Perhaps not, but that’s what I aim to uncover for you here. More...

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Nuclear Blast Offering Free Sampler

Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about offering a sampler for free download online:

"Nuclear Blast says thank you, for an awesome year to their fans and friends, by offering a free download compilation, exclusively on our Facebook page. Surf to this location and like the page and get the free sampler! Have a merry and rocking Christmas and an ass-kicking 2012!"

The track listing is as follows:

01. Destruction - The Price
02. Hell - Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
03. Demonaz - All Blackened Sky
04. Scar Symmetry - lluminoid Dream Sequence
05. Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
06. Hammerfall - One More Time
07. Pain - Dirty Woman
08. Rhapsody Of Fire - Aeons Of Raging Darkness (edit)
09. Symphony x - Dehumanized
10. Communic - Destroyer Of Bloodlines
11. Vader - Come And See My Sacrifice
12. Seven - Get It
13. Fleshgod Apocalypse - The Violation (edit)
14. Tasters - Please Destroy This World
15. Cipher sytem - Communicate The Storms
16. Anthrax - Fight'em Till You Can't
17. Biohazard - Vengeance Is Mine
18. Textures - Singularity
19. We Came As Romans - Mis/understanding
20. Threat Signal - Fallen Disciples
21. Texas In July - 1000 Lies
22. Graveworm - See No Future
23. Like Moths To Flames - You Won't Be Missed
24. Gotthard - Remember It's Me
25. Battle Beast - Enter The Metal World

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Way of Darkness VI Festival Underway

The Way of Darkness VI festival is running from October 6th through the 8th at the Stadthalle (city hall building) in Lichtenfels, Germany. The line-up of bands for the three day fest is as follows:


ABSENT/MINDED
ABYSMAL TORM ENT (MT)
ARTILLERY (DK)
AVULSED - 20 Jahre Avulsed (ES)
BENEDICTION (GB)
BENIGHTED (F)
BLEEDING RED
CEPHALIC CARNAGE (USA)
DARKNESS
DESTRUCTION
DISBELIEF
DYING FETUS (USA) - Exclusive European Show 2011
ENTOMBED (SE) - Special Old School Show: Only songs from "Left Hand Path" & "Clandestine"
EXHUMED (USA) FLESHCRAWL - 20 years Fleshcrawl
GRAVE (SE) - Special 20th anniversary show ("Into the Grave")
HAIL OF BULLETS (NL)
HELLISH CROSSFIRE
HOUWITSER (NL)
LEGION OF THE DAMNED (NL)
MALIGNANT TUMOUR (CZ) - 20 years Malignant Tumor
MARTIN MISSY AND THE PROTECTORS
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
MORGOTH - 20 years "Cursed" (Exclusive Southern Germany show)
OBSCURA
SEVERE TORTURE (F)
SODOM
SOUL DEMISE
STERBHAUS (SE)
SYPHOR (IRL)
THANATOS (F) More...

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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
Sepultura
Exodus
Heaven Shall Burn
Kataklysm
Destruction
Triptykon
Asphyx
Marduk
God Dethroned
Tankard
Nifelheim
Heathen
Heidevolk
Desaster
Disabuse
The Rotted
Adept
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Valkyrja
Balfor
Cripper
Semargl
Stormrider
Saturnian
Azarath
Dawn Of Disease

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