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

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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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Tristania Headed To Mexico For Festival

Tristania bass player Ole Vistnes has checked in with the following announcement about the band playing the "Heaven and Hell" fest in Mexico:

"Tristania join forces with Megadeth to make November's 'Hell and Heaven Fest' in Guadalajara, Mexico a festival to remember.

"Mexico has an important place in all the Tristania members hearts. We're always made feel very welcome in Mexico, and although we played there only a few months ago, we're absolutely delighted to being able to return for the Hell and Heaven Fest.

"And of course it's an honour to share the stage with Megadeth. Tristania will play at the 'Hell and Heaven Fest' on November 19th. Confirmed bands until now are Megadeth, Tristania, Overkill, Kataklysm and Destruction."

Further details on the festival are available at this location. In other Tristania news, the band was also confirmed for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. More information can be found here.

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Mortal Sin Added To Thrashfest Classics Tour

Australian thrashers Mortal Sin announced that they will will be joining the Thrashfest Classics Tour with Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction, and Heathen. The band's announcement reads:

"We’re thrilled to announce Mortal Sin will be joining the 'Thrashfest Classics' tour through Europe in Nov/Dec 2011, thanks to Rock The Nation. The tour will also coincide with the European release of our new album “Psychology of Death” on 18th November 2011 through NoiseArt Records.

"As a new chapter in the life of Mortal Sin brings us back to our roots we will be proud to stand along side thrash legends Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction & Heathen performing for
generations of loyal followers on the Thrashfest Classics Tour. Thrashfest is proof that the unity among metal heads has stood the test of time and we are truly honoured to be a part of it."

Thrashfest Classics begins on November 25th, 2011 in Munich, Germany. Metalunderground.com posted the complete tour dates at this location.

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Thrashfest Classic Tour Trailer Posted

Rock the Nation announced the Thrashfest Classic Tour featuring headliner Sepultura (performing "Beneath the Remains", "Arise" and "Chaos A.D."), co-headliner Exodus (performing "Bonded By Blood", "Pleasure Of The Flesh" and "Fabolous Disaster"), Destruction (performing "Sentence Of Death" and "Infernal Overkill") and Heathen ("Breaking The Silence" and "Victims Of Deception"). Another opening act will be announced soon.

The announcement reads:

"Back to the 80ties, back to the roots! Tour-promoter Rock The Nation turns back the time for you headbangers, catapulting you back into the glorious 80ties -- the unforgettable days of prime for thrash metal - with a phenomenal package of top-acts. Hardly another period of time carries so much metal-history with it than this one. Rough, rapid and impulsive sounds dominated the whole music-industry at that time. Breath-taking masterpieces of metallic art, which still enjoy authority and significance these days, emerged out of the creative urge of charismatic musicians and bands. Now the time is right to let the flair, the feeling and the sounds rise again! Thrashfest Classics is a pure celebration for the high-culture of thrash metal. Some of the most influential combos will perform their cult-albums in full length."

Thrashfest Classic Dates:

25.11.11 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
26.11.11 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Schaaf
27.11.11 - Paris, France - Bataclan
28.11.11 - Braunschweig, Germany - Meier Music Hall
29.11.11 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
30.11.11 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
01.12.11 - Prague, Czech Republic - Kd Vltavska
02.12.11 - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
03.12.11 - Giessen, Germany - Hessenhallen
04.12.11 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix
05.12.11 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
06.12.11 - Göteburg, Sweden - Trädgarn
07.12.11 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
08.12.11 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
09.12.11 - Katowice, Poland - Mega Club
10.12.11 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
11.12.11 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic
12.12.11 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
13.12.11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska
14.12.11 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
15.12.11 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z-7
16.12.11 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
17.12.11 - Stuttgart, Germany -LKA
18.12.11 - Wien, Austria - Arena

The trailer for the tour can be viewed here:

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Destruction Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online featuring bassist/vocalist Marcel Schirmer of German thrash metal act Destruction. You can view the video interview, courtesy of Metal Assault, in the player below.

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Destruction Decimates San Antonio Crowd

One of Germany’s Big Three thrash bands, Destruction, once again brought its unique brand of thrash/speed metal back to San Antonio, Texas. With nearly 30 years under their bulleted belts, the Teutonic veterans hoped their longevity and legendary cult status would result in a massive gathering of denim-n-leather-gauntlet-fisted bangers.

This would not be the case, though. Even an impressive array of suitable acts that included the return of second-wave Cali Bay thrashers Heathen, the Texas thrash collective Warbeast, German black thrashers Nocturnal and more thrash in Witchhaven failed to bring in the masses on this Tuesday night. However, the dismal turn out did not stop the small-but-loyal crowd from acting like complete maniacs.

What might turn out to be the best thrash tour of the year encountered problems at its Central Texas stop a couple weeks before the event. Originally slated to appear at the Dirty Dog in Austin, the show moved to Backstage Live in San Antonio. Austinites complained about the drive, the lack of quality beer and parking fees. Many from the area with plans of attending the Austin show didn’t make the trek to SA. Those close to the promoter, Motorbreath Entertainment, stated that Austin would have resulted in an even poorer turnout. San Antonio is a bigger city and supposedly, the metal capital of the world, but it didn’t live up to its name on this night. More...

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Destruction Live Footage Posted Online

Live bootleg peformance footage of Destruction's March 10, 2011 performance in Worgl, Austria has been posted online. You can view the clip in the player below.

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Nuclear Blast Offering Free Sampler Album

Nuclear Blast Records is currently offering a sampler album as a free digital download through Amazon.com. You can download all fifteen tracks from the sampler at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Bleed Meshuggah
2. Gateways (Edit) Dimmu Borgir
3. Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us (without intro) Hell
4. Deathstar Before the Dawn
5. Empyreal Sylosis
6. A Mi Manera Agnostic Front
7. Hisingen Blues Graveyard
8. The Price Destruction
9. Big Time Game Hunting Condemned?
10. Ukon Wacka (featuring Tuomari Nurmio) Korpiklaani
11. The End Of It All (edit) Sirenia
12. Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Sathan Belphegor
13. Sea Of Fate Rhapsody Of Fire
14. Dying For An Angel Avantasia
15. Forsaken At The Gates Forbidden

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Legion Of The Damned To Play At Elsrock Fest

LEGION OF THE DAMNED has been confirmed to play at Elsrock Festival on August 27, 2011 at the Sportaccomodatie R.K.S.V. in Rijssen, Netherlands.

Other bands confirmed so far are:

Destruction
Asphyx
Symphorce
The Kandidate
Skaldgrim

Tickets are available at www.elsrock.nl for 30€.

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Destruction Posts New Music Video Online

German thrash metal legends Destruction have posted their new music video online for the song, "Hate Is My Fuel." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's forthcoming new studio album, "Day Of Reckoning," which was released in Europe today through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Heathen Added To Destruction Tour

German thrash metal veterans Destruction have announced that Destroyer 666 will be unable to participate in the band's scheduled tour of North America this April, because guitarist and vocalist K.K. Warslut will be undergoing surgery on a torn ACL. Replacing them on the bill will be fellow thrash legends Heathen, who released their first new album in nineteen years, "Evolution Through Chaos" last year.

Speaking on the tour's lineup, Destruction front man Schmier stated:

"Destruction wishes Keith a safe and quick recovery! In the meantime, we are really happy to announce their old friends Heathen as a replacement for Deströyer 666! These Bay Area thrashers are one of my favorite thrash bands of all time and we will be sharing the European stages with them in some weeks on the Killfest tour. It's fantastic to have an opportunity to tour with old friends on both sides of the globe! German and Bay Area thrash together on tour - how much more kick-ass can it get?! I can't wait to hit the road again now, hope to see you all out there!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Destruction Posts New Album Online For Streaming

German thrash metal legends Destruction has posted their new album, "Day Of Reckoning" online to be streamed in full. You can listen to the record by heading to the group's official Facebook page.

The new album "Day of Reckoning" is scheduled to be released on February 18th in Europe and March 8th in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Price
2. Hate Is My Fuel
3. Armageddonizer
4. Devil’s Advocate
5. Day Of Reckoning
6. Sorcerer Of Black Magic
7. Misfit
8. The Demon Is God
9. Church Of Disgust
10. Destroyer Or Creator
11. Sheep Of The Regime

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Destruction Posts New Album Trailer Online

German thrash metal act Destruction has posted the fifth trailer for its upcoming album "Day Of Reckoning," which can be viewed below. “Day Of Reckoning” is set to be unleashed on February 18, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Destruction Uploads New Album Trailer

German thrashers Destruction have just posted the fourth trailer for their upcoming album "Day Of Reckoning," which can be viewed below. “Day Of Reckoning” is set to be unleashed on February 18, 2011 via Nuclear Blast.

You can also check out the previously uploaded third trailer for the album at this location.

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Destruction Posts New Song "Hate Is My Fuel"

Destruction is set to release the new album "Day Of Reckoning" on March 8th, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records in North America. The band is now streaming a new song online from the album titled "Hate is my Fuel," which can be heard via the band's MySpace page. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Price
2. Hate Is My Fuel
3. Armageddonizer
4. Devil’s Advocate
5. Day Of Reckoning
6. Sorcerer Of Black Magic
7. Misfit
8. The Demon Is God
9. Church Of Disgust
10. Destroyer Or Creator
11. Sheep Of The Regime

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Destruction Adds New Tour Dates

Germany’s Destruction has announced ten additional shows on the band's upcoming “North American Reckoning 2011” tour, which is set to launch at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theater on April 26th.

The south German trio will be returning to North America in support of the new studio album, "Day Of Reckoning," due out in the U.S. and Canada on March 8th, 2011 and on February 18th in Europe. Special guests on the tour are Australia’s Destroyer 666 and now opening will be Texas thrashers Warbeast, who are signed to Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records label.

The confirmed dates are as follows:

04/26/11 RICKSHAW THEATRE – VANCOUVER, B.C. – CANADA
04/27/11 STUDIO SEVEN - SEATTLE, WA
04/29/11 OAKLAND METRO OPERAHOUSE – OAKLAND, CA
04/30/11 THE BOARDWALK - ORANGEVALE, CA
05/01/11 BRICK BY BRICK - SAN DIEGO, CA
05/03/11 ORIENTAL THEATER - DENVER, CO
05/05/11 REGGIE'S ROCK CLUB - CHICAGO, IL
05/06/11 PEABODY'S - CLEVELAND, OH
05/07/11 HARPO'S - DETROIT, MI
05/08/11 MAVERICK'S BAR - OTTAWA, ON - CANADA
05/09/11 FOUFOUNES ELECTRIQUES - MONTREAL, ON - CANADA
05/10/11 BOURBON ST. BALLROOM - BALTIMORE, MD (No Destroyer 666)
05/11/11 B.B. KINGS - NEW YORK, NY
05/13/11 JAXX - SPRINGFIELD, VA
05/14/11 RESPUESTA – SANTURCE, PUERTO RICO - DESTRUCTION ONLY
05/16/11 THE RAIL - FORT WORTH, TX
05/17/11 MUG SHOTS - AUSTIN, TX
05/18/11 NUMBERS - HOUSTON, TX
05/20/11 GALAXY THEATRE - SANTA ANA, CA
05/21/11 ANGEL’S – YUCAIPA, CA
05/22/11 KEY CLUB - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

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Destruction Posts Third Album Trailer

German thrash metal act Destruction has posted the third trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Day Of Reckoning." You can check out the video clip below. “Day Of Reckoning” is set to be unleashed on February 18, 2011 via Nuclear Blast.

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Elsrock Festival Lineup Announced

Denmark's The Kandidate has issued the following brief update about appearing at this year's edition of the Elsrock Festival: "We have been confirmed for Elsrock Festival in Holland, August 27th 2011. Good times!" You can find more information on the festival at this location.

The currently confirmed bands are as follows:

Destruction
Asphyx
Legion of the Damned
Symphorce
Skaldgrim
The Kandidate

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Destruction Posts Second Teaser Trailer

Destruction has posted a second teaser trailer online for the upcoming album "Day Of Reckoning," which can be viewed below. The new album is set to be released on February 18th, 2011 on Nuclear Blast.

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Destruction Announces North American Tour

German thrash metal legends Destruction has announced that they will be heading to North America in April for a headlining tour in support of their forthcoming new studio album, "Day Of Reckoning." Supporting them on the trek will be Destroyer 666. Speaking on the tour, Destruction frontman Schmier stated:

"It feels fantastic to return to North American shores for the first time after our return to Nuclear Blast with a new album as brutal as Day Of Reckoning on our backs. This is the strongest material we have written since [2001’s] The Antichrist and we are burning to present these shredding songs and introduce our new 6.6 foot tall drum animal VAAVER live! Of course, all the Destruction classics will be there; we know what our faithful fans want and we will serve them well! You will feel the force of the strongest line-up we have ever had. Experience the true power and the rigorous precision of German thrash metal live this spring! Can't fuckin' wait!"

The initial tour dates are as follows: More...

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Demonical To Play Summer Breeze

Bassist Martin Schulman of Swedish death metal band Demonical has issued the following update about the band appearing at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival:

"We can hereby unleash the first battle for 2011, this being the Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, August 18 - 20. Other bands and allies taking part in the massacre includes Interment, Bolt Thrower, Destruction, Marduk, Vomitory etc. More dates tba soon."

Additional details on the 2011 Summer Breeze festival can be found at this location.

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