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

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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 Returns To Sodom Show

German thrash metal legends Destruction will once again be taking part in the tribute show honouring the late Sodom drummer Chris "Witchhunter" Dudek. The show will be headlined by Sodom and include performances from Destruction, Tankard, Assassin, Darkness, Holy Moses, Paradox, The Protectors, Blackfire and Wortmord. A message from Destruction mainman Schmier reads as follows:

"If this phone call would have happened earlier, all this painful confusion would have never taken place. Sodom and Destruction have both been on tour lately, I guess that did lead to a couple of misunderstandings that are all solved now.

"There was never any intention to argue about this event in any case! Tom and myself have a friendship since 25 years. The lack of communication via third parties did lead to some turbulent misinterpreting.

"I would like to point out, that we have moved our North American anniversary tour to play at this event. It was always very important to us. We have confirmed our participation already in late 2008. As some may remember, Chris toured with us before on the Eternal Devastation tour in 1986 when our drummer Tommy left the band. Since that day we were real mates! More...

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Destruction Denies Sodom Tribute Show Accusations

German thrash metal legends Destruction have issued a statement regarding the accusation that they pulled out of a tribute show for original Sodom drummer Chris Witchhunter.

The statement reads as follows: "To cut down rumours about the cancellation of the Chris Witchhunter Tribute Show, we need to speak out the truth about the non-professional behaviour of the so-called "promoter."

"Destruction agreed to play for free, without any of the normal demands on this charity event, the only demand was a professional poster. After that the wanna-be-promoter took the band off the bill. No communication with the band or the agency, nothing!

"This decision was beyond the band's control and will only hurt the fans and Chris' relatives.

"As a matter of respect for our dead friend, we will not fight this senseless decision in public. The event is a good thing for Chris and his family. Chris would turn over in his own grave, after such a stupid act. Destruction apologizes for this brainless decision of this wanna-be-promoter. Support Chris and his relatives!"

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Destruction Leaves Sodom Drummer Tribute Show

German thrash metal legends Destruction has pulled out of a tribute show for the late Sodom drummer, Chris Witchhunter, due to a dispute over the concert flyer. A posting from Sodom reads as follows:

"Now that we invited lots of Chris Witchhunter's and Sodom's friends to this event, we're sorry to inform you that Destruction won't take part. Destruction - respectively Schmier - weren't satisfied with the flyer and poster design. Regrettably this discontent had also been discussed on the Destruction message board and thereby word spread to other forums too. Via e-mail Schmier let us know that he doesn't want to be "a support act" with Destruction and that we "are supposed to look for someone else!" instead. We regret their decision. There will be a replacement for Destruction, which we're going to introduce next Monday, January 19th, 2009!

"As this festival's initiator, Sodom furthermore want to point out the basic idea behind this event again: We'd like to arrange a worthy farewell for Chris Witchhunter and still we also want to raise money for his mother. The event shall be a peaceful and untroubled party for every thrash metal fan. There's another topic that has been discussed on various forums too: 'Why don't Kreator take place, do they think they are too good for this?' If you have a look at Kreator's tour schedule you'll see that the band is on tour at this time. This is the reason why they can't take place! Well, this is a pity, but their tour had been planned a long time before the Chris Witchhunter Tribute Show."

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Vicious Circle To Open for Destruction in New York

NJ death thrashers, Vicious Circle, have announced two new shows including an opening spot for Destruction. The shows are as follows:

03/07/ - Cherrywood Rock Club - 1460 Blackwood Clementon Road - Clementon, New Jersey -
$5 w/ FAITH OR FEAR, ANVIL BITCH & (1) TBA!!

04/07/2009 - B.B.Kings – NY, NY – opening for Destruction

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Destruction Announces North American Dates

German thrash metal legends Destruction will be heading to North America in March for a tour. Joining them will be Krisiun and Mantic Ritual.

The tour dates are as follows:

March
5 -Farmingdale,NY - Crazy Donkey
6 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
7 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Chance Theater
8 - Montreal, QC - Fou Founes Electriques
9 - Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial
10 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
11 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
12 - Mokena, IL - Pearl Room
13 - St Paul, MN - Station 4
14 - Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms
15 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
16 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
17 - Calgary, AB - Warehouse
19 - Vancouver, BC - Plaza Club
20 - Victoria, BC - Sugar
21 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
22 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
23 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
24 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
25 - San Marcos, CA - Jumping Turtle
26 - Anahiem, CA - Chain Reaction
28 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
30 - Ft Worth, TX - Lola’s
31 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar

April
2 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
3 - St Pete, FL - The Garage
4 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
5 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
6 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
7 - New York, NY - BB Kings

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Destruction Announces World Tour

German thrash legends Destruction has announced that they will be touring North America beginning March 6th until April 7th. No dates have been confirmed yet. Likewise, the band will be heading to Australia and New Zealand in April but no dates have been confirmed yet. They have also updated their European tour schedule which is now as follows:

November
26 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Substage (NEW DATE)
27 - Plzen, Czech Republic - KD Šerikovka
28 - Glauchau, Germany - Alte Spinnerei
29 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Winter Masters of Rock
30 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja

December
1 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
2 - Rostock, Germany - Mau
4 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
5 - Tampere, Finland - Tulliklubbi
7 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Musikens Hus
8 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
9 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
10 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
11 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
12 - Leeds, England - Rio's
13 - Dublin, Ireland - The Village
14 - Dudley, UK - JB's
16 - London, England - Underworld
17 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Roxy (tbc) (NEW DATE)
18 - Essen, Germany - Turock (NEW DATE)
19 - Weert, Netherlands - De Bosuil
20 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
21 - Milan, Italy - Rolling Stone
22 - Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch

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Destruction Posts New Album Title Track Online

German thrash legends Destruction has posted the title track from their new album, "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." online. You can check it out at this location. The album has just been released and contains the following tracklisting:

"Dvolution"
"Eevator To Hell"
"Vcious Circle - The 7 Seven Deadly Sins"
"Ofenders Of The Throne"
"Last Desperate Scream"
"Urge (The Greed Of Gain)"
"The Violation Of Morality"
"Inner Indulgence"
"Odyssey Of Frustration"
"No One Shall Survive"

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Destruction Announces European Tour Dates

Teutonic thrash gods Destruction have announced the tour schedule for their European trek this autumn. The band are preparing to release their brand new album, "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." on August 22nd.

The tour dates are as follows:

November
27 - Plzen, Czech Republic - KD Šerikovka
28 - Glauchau, Germany - Alte Spinnerei
29 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Winter Masters of Rock
30 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja

December
1 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
2 - Rostock, Germany - Mau (tbc)
4 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
5 - Tampere, Finland - Tulliklubbi
7 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Venue TBA
8 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
9 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
10 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
11 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
12 - Leeds, England - Rio's
13 - Dublin, Ireland - The Village
14 - Dudley, UK - JB's
16 - London, England - Underworld
17 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Roxy (tbc)
18 - Essen, Germany - Turock
19 - Weert, Netherlands - De Bosuil
20 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
21 - Milan, Italy - Rolling Stone
22 - Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch

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Destruction Announces World Tour

German thrash legends Destruction have announced the first string of dates on their world tour in support of the bands forthcoming new album, "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." which is scheduled to be released on August 22nd.

The tour dates are as follows:

15.08.2008 - UK - Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Hall, Derby
16.08.2008 - Ger - Summer Breeze Open Air, Dinkelsbühl
20.09.2008 - Ger - Hellflame Festival, Osnabrück
29.09. 2008 Mexico City/Mexico
01.10. 2008 Monterrey/Mexico
02.10. 2008 Chiapsa/Mexico
04.10. 2008 Bogota/Columbia
06.10. 2008 Santiago/Chile
08.10. 2008 Montevideo/Uruguay
09.10. 2008 Buenos Aires/Argentina
11.10. 2008 Curitiba/Brasil
12.10. 2008 Belo Horizonte/Brasil
14.10. 2008 Fortaleza/Brasil

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Destruction Posts New Song Online

German thrash metal legends have uploaded a brand new song entitled "Vicious Circle - The 7 Seven Deadly Sins" to their official Myspace account. You can listen to it by clicking here.

The tracklisting for Destruction's forthcoming album "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." is as follows:

01. D.evolution
02. E.levator To Hell
03. V.icious Circle - The 7 Seven Deadly Sins
04. O.ffenders Of The Throne
05. L.ast Desperate Scream
06. U.rge (The Greed Of Gain)
07. T.he Violation Of Morality
08. I.nner Indulgence
09. O.dyssey Of Frustration
10. N.o One Shall Survive

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Destruction, Kreator And Sodom To Tour The U.S.?

Destruction/Headhunter mainman Schmier was recently interviewed by Metal Asylum, during which he had the following to say regarding the new album "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." and touring in support of the record:

Metal Asylum: How far along is the new Destruction album?
Schmier: "The album comes out here (Germany) in August and September in the States and we are gonna try and hook up a tour with our mates Kreator and Sodom for the States. That would be fucking great. We are trying to do this for the beginning of next year."

Metal Asylum: Are you trying anything different with the music for the new Destruction?
Schmier: "I think its maybe a little more technical than the last couple albums (Inventor of Evil and Metal Discharge), maybe a little more harmonies. It has some more lead work."

Read the full article at MetalAsylum.

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"Get Thrashed" DVD Release Date Announced

"Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal" will be released on DVD in August. The DVD features footage and interviews with thrash legends ranging from Metallica to Kreator to Hirax. You can read an interview with director Rick Ernst at this location.

The complete list of bands interviewed is as follows:

Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Godsmack, Hatebreed, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill, Death Angel, Shadows Fall, Meshuggah, In Flames, Strapping Young Lad, Stone Sour, Superjoint Ritual, Lamb of God, Vio-lence, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction , Nuclear Assault, Voivod, Chimaira, Biohazard, Fozzy/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, Sepultura, Kittie, The Haunted, DRI, Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, Heathen, Hirax More...

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Destruction Posts New Album Trailer Online

German thrash legends have posted a trailer for their upcoming album "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." online. You can check it out below.

The album is expected to be released on August 29th in Europe.

"D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." track listing:

01. Devolution
02. Elevator To Hell
03. Vicious Circle - The 7 Seven Deadly Sins
04. Offenders Of The Throne
05. Last Desperate Scream
06. Urge (The Greed Of Gain)
07. The Violation Of Morality
08. Inner Indulgence
09. Odyssey Of Frustration
10. No One Shall Survive More...

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Ex-Destruction Drummer Joins Abandoned

German thrashers ABANDONED have issued the following band news:

"Dear deaf people!

The Abandonettes have some good and bad news to deliver:

First the bad news: Konrad "Konny" Cartini, the original Abando-drummer, will lay down his drumsticks immediately due to sexual differences! Gone are the times of spontaneous stand-up comedy and delicate drumming that enriched each single live gig and our records... The reason for all this: Konny's gonna be a daddy for the second time! Seems like it's time for him to take care of his kids before they end up like him, haha! We'll miss you, brother!

But Abandoned wouldn't be Abandoned if we had no equivalent successor for the no longer vacant position (which indeed is the good news)!

We are proud to announce that Sven Vormann, drummer par excellence who played in DESTRUCTION and JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK in the past, has just joined the Abandoned family!!!

Welcome aboard, brother!

We're looking forward to the first shows introducing the Abandoned Mk.II-Line Up on Headbanger's Open Air and many others to thrash your fuckin' socks off and to record our next album in true Abandoned fashion by the end of the year... yeah!

C ya in the pit!"

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Headhunter Posts Skid Row Cover Online

HEADHUNTER, the band Destruction bassist/vocalist Schmier fronted from 1990 to 1994 after his split with the band, have updated their MySpace page to stream their cover of the SKID ROW classic '18 And Life'. Check it out at here.

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Destruction To Play Mexico And Spain

The following update has been posted by the Destruction team:

Our favourite thrashers took a break from the rehearsals for the 25th anniversary album and are now on the way to Spain and Mexico. See the Infernal German Trio at the following events this weekend:

March
7 - Atarfe Vega Rock Festival (Coliseo Ciudad) - in Atarfe, Granada, Spain
9 - Chas Metal Attack 2 Festival (Circo Volador) - Mexico City, Mexico

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Headhunter Confirm New Album Tracklisting

HEADHUNTER, the side project of DESTRUCTION madman Schmier, drum animal Jörg Michael (STRATOVARIUS) and guitarist Schmuddel (ex-TALON), have confirmed the tracklisting for their forthcoming album, Parasite Of Society, due out via AFM on May 23rd.

Tracklist: '3rd Man Introduction', 'Parasite Of Society', 'Silverskull', 'Remission', 'Doomsday For The Prayer', '18 And Life', 'Read My Lips', 'Backs To The Wall', 'Egomaniac', 'The Calling', 'Payback Time', 'Rapid Fire'.

The new song 'Doomsday For The Prayer' is currently streaming online here.

Headhunter are confirmed for this summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.

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Unleashed, Gorefest & Gorgoroth To Play Inferno

Unleashed, Gorefest and Gorgoroth have been added to the Inferno Metal Festival set to take place in Oslo, Norway on March 19-22.

Gaahl of Gorgoroth will be speaking at the Inferno Music Conference. This is a tandem event with Inferno Festival during the daytime hours.

Other bands confirmed for the festival include Behemoth, Tristania, Cult of Luna, Satyricon, 1349, Overkill and Destruction.

For more information, visit www.infernofestival.net

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Destruction Change Booking Agencies

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have issued the following update:

"Destruction will instantaneously work with Twisted Talent Concerts (www.twisted-talent.com) as their partner in charge of their world wide booking. For all further enquiries/requests please contact jöerg@twisted-talent.com. Of course all already booked shows for 2008 will go ahead.

At the same time the band wants to thank Jörg Düsedau of Dragon Concerts for all the years of great business co-operation.

After the release of the new album in august, Destruction will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a historical world wide headline tour, starting in autumn this year."

As previously reported, HEADHUNTER, the side project of Destruction madman Schmier, drum animal Jörg Michael (STRATOVARIUS) and guitarist Schmuddel (ex-TALON) are currently mixing their comback album, Parasite Of Society with Achim Köhler in Stuttgart, Germany. "This pure metal masterpiece" will be released in April via AFM Records/Candlelight USA/King Records Japan.

Here are the official websites: www.myspace.com/officialheadhunter, www.official-headhunter.com.

Headhunter are confirmed for this summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31st - August 2nd, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.

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Destruction To Play Greek Date In February

Greece's Metalpaths.com are reporting that German thrashers DESTRUCTION will perform in Thessaloniki, Greece on February 10th. Venue details and further information is expected soon.

As previously reported, HEADHUNTER, the side project of Destruction madman Schmier, drum animal Jörg Michael (STRATOVARIUS) and guitarist Schmuddel (ex-TALON) are currently mixing their comback album, Parasite Of Society with Achim Köhler in Stuttgart, Germany. "This pure metal masterpiece" will be released in April via AFM Records/Candlelight USA/King Records Japan.

Here are the official websites: www.myspace.com/officialheadhunter, www.official-headhunter.com.

Headhunter are confirmed for this summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31st - August 2nd, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.

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