Band Photo: Destruction (?)
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.
Destruction have announced the worldwide release dates for their upcoming album, "Inventor of Evil":
Europe - 22nd August via AFM Records
Japan - 24th August via King Records
South America - 30th September via Laser
North America - 25th October via Candlelight Records
German thrashers DESTRUCTION have released the tracklisting to their forthcoming album, "Inventor of Evil", due out through Nuclear Blast Records. Tracklisting is as follows:
1. Soul Collector
2. The Defiance will remain
3. The Alliance of helloundz
4. No mans land
5. The calm before the storm
6. The chosen ones
7. Dealer of Hostility
8. Under surveillance
9. Seeds of hate
10 Twist of fate
11. Killing Machine
12. Memories if Nothingness
Bonus Tracks Digipack:
We are the Road Crew (MOTORHEAD Cover)
The Alliance of Hellhoundz (Schmier vocals only)
Japan version bonus:
Eternal Ban (re-recording)
The Alliance of Hellhoundz (Karaoke Version)
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has added more international and Finnish acts to the 2005 roster. The line-up is almost complete with only 1 more artist to be added for Saturday afternoon as well as the winner from the band contest at Rotonde-Festival, France, which is to be held later this spring. This year's Tuska-Festival is more international than ever, with nearly half of the artists coming from abroad. The evening clubs will most likely see some international action as well.
New additions in Finnish professionalism will be represented by Apocalyptica, whose cello metal is witnessed way too rarely on their native soil. Apocalytica just recently supported Rammstein on their European tour and appeared stateside on a few selected dates.
German precision and universal greatness is brought to you by the mighty Gamma Ray. The band last appeared on the bill at Tuska 2000 and have since built their fanbase by selling out club shows on a regular basis.
Other additions include up-and-coming death metallers Amoral, Finnish-singing Stam1na and Viikate, as well as Callisto who are about to embark on a European tour in a few weeks.
The search continues for one more, either domestic or foreign artist.
Ticket sales for Tuska 2005 start on Friday April 1st. Three-day ticketcosts 67 euro, one-day ticket 32 euro. Go to www.lippupalvelu.fi to purchase tickets.
Current Tuska 2005 line-up reads as follows: More...
From a posting on the official Destruction website:
At the moment 'Our boys' are recording the new album "Inventor of evil" together with Peter Tätgtren, V.O. Pulver and their Live engineer Franky Winkelmann.
Three different Studio's in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden will be involved in the production-process!
The mix will be done by Mr. Tätgtren at the Abyss Studio´s in Sweden.
Release date for europe will be august 15th on the new label AFM records. In the rest of the world the new masterpiece will be released a little later this summer.
It looks like some surprise guest will be featured on the new album (like ex-guitarwizz Harry).
Nevertheless there will also be a new tune featuring many 'well-known' Metalsingers from all exiting styles, for a song that is dealing with more unity and tolerance in the 'szene'!
Rumours say that the famous 'butcher' will have an impressive return on the frontcover!
Please stay tuned for more news soon....
Dimmu Borgir, Monster Magnet, Sentenced, Destruction, Primal Fear, Bal-Sagoth, Lake of Tears and Wintersun are the latest bands confirmed for the eighth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, set to be held July 15-17 at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland. The 2005 festival will once again present more than 30 bands from different styles of metal, several of which will be announced at a later date.
Saturday, July 16 will be headlined by the infamous Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir. Their Tuska performance will be one of few selected festival shows the band will do next summer. Dimmu Borgirwere originally scheduled to play at Tuska 2004 but after being offered one of the headlining slots at Ozzfest, they obviously had to cancel their appearance.
In addition to the already confirmed acts, more Finnish and international artists will be added to the roster.
Tickets for Tuska 2005 will go on sale April 1 through Lippupalvelu. The three-day ticket costs 67 euros and one-day tickets cost 32 euros.
Tuska 2005 confirmed bands so far: More...
Tris of aces from USA for Cultural Association Orpheus: Anvil, Exciter and Vicious Rumors confirmed their shows at Tradate Iron Fest 2005! Finally 3 so much appreciated bands are back in Italy for really awsome gigs!
Other bands confirmed:
Pink Cream 69
Veteran Swiss hard rockers Gotthard have been confirmed for the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. Gotthard will play on June 3rd.
The rest of the billing looks like this:
Eurosmith (Aerosmith tribute)
Pink Sream 69
Fenriz presents the Best of Old School Black Metal... is the first in a series of compilation albums from the mighty FENRIZ of DARKTHRONE. Featuring 16 classic tracks from the likes of VENOM, BATHORY, CELTIC FROST, HELLHAMMER, MAYHEM, BURZUM, DESTRUCTION, AURA NOIR and much more. Running at over 70 minutes this album is a must for any metal fan!
Here's the cd's tracklisting: More...
JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK, the German thrash band featuring drummer Sven Vormann (ex-DESTRUCTION), vocalist Thomas Rosenmerkel (EPHEMERA'S PARTY, ex-DESTRUCTION), guitarist Michael Gerstlauer (DRYROT, ex-HATE SQUAD), guitarist Andreas "Lützel" Lützelschwab (ROCKWELL) and bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt (NECRONOMICON, EPHEMERA'S PARTY), have completed work on their debut album, "... The Loudest No!" The group are still searching for a competent business partner to distribute the record.
Armageddon Music have announced a March 21 release date for the "Armageddon Over Wacken Live 2004" 3-CD set. The package will feature more than 220 minutes and 38 bands, along with liner notes, photos and information about the annual German metal festival. Here is the complete track listing:
01. ANTHRAX - "Indians"
02. ANTHRAX - "Only"
03. DESTRUCTION - "Nailed To The Cross"
04. CHILDREN OF BODOM - "Sixpounder"
05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - "Dormant Bodies Bursting"
06. MAYHEM - "Pargans Fears"
07. DEATH ANGEL - "Thicker Than Blood"
08. UNLEASHED - "To Asgaard We Fly"
09. ORPHANAGE - "Five Crystals"
10. EKTOMORF - "I Know Them"
11. EKTOMORF - "Destroy"
12. BAL-SAGOTH - "The Emperial Lexicon"
13. MNEMIC - "Ghost"
14. CATHEDRAL - "Stained Glass Horizon"
15. NEVERMORE - "Enemies Of Reality"
Disc 2: More...
German thrashers DESTRUCTION's previously announced appearance at the Metal Forever Festival "is on hold because one of the band members got seriously injured!" No further details are currently available.
The Metal Forever Festival is scheduled to take place on February 19 at the Sporthalle in Böblingen, Germany. Among the scheduled performers at the tsunami relief benefit concert are SAXON, PRIMAL FEAR, HOLY MOSES, DOMAIN, CHINCHILLA and REBELLION.
U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, announced yesterday that they cancelled their participation in the Metal Forever Festival due to the recent passing of their record label founder, AFM Records head honcho Andreas "Henner" Allendörfer.
Destruction frontman "Schmier" gave us the following statement:
We would like to bring the speculations and rumours about a label chance of Destruction to an end!
After four terrific and successful years with Nuclear Blast, the decision to work with a new label wasn´t easy at all
We would like to thank Markus Staiger and his Team for the great friendship and the fantastic work! They had a big participation of the positive progress of our reunion!
AFM Records is the new partner of our trust! The contracts will get signed within the next days! The new album will be released via AFM/ Soulfood here in Centre Europe and thru other distribution partners of the label worldwide, a little later this summer!
The pre-production is running at full blast. Because of the intense worldwide touring, it feels that the band never sounded tighter and more motivated than at this present moment!
Swedish metallers MORGANA LEFAY are the latest addition to the 2005 edition of the Bang Your Head festival (the 10th Anniversary edition) which is set to take place on June 24th and 25th in Balingen, Germany. Tickets are available at the ticket-hotline (+49-74 57-9 13 93) and via the homepage. Pre-sale cost of the tickets is 59 Euros (plus shipping). Organizers have "limited" tickets to 20, 000, to keep the one-stage event relaxed and somewhat intimate. More information can be found at Bang-Your-Head.de.
Acts currently confirmed for the festival now include:
A Greek concert promoter has hit back at German thrashers Destruction over their claim that the group's previously announced shows in Greece were cancelled due to a "lack of communication between promoter and agency."
A statement issued by Destruction's booking agency, A.S.S./ Dragon Productions, had blamed the cancellation of the concerts — which were scheduled to take place January 8-9, 2005 — on a "lack of communication between promoter and agency. . . The promoter wanted to cancel [projected openers] Evergrey without giving a reason, he didn't come back to us on urgent details like flights for example. This and more forces us to lay down this sad decision. Both bands will come back to Greece at a later point in time. The bands apologize for this uncomfortable situation and will surley return to Greece next year!"
Responding to the above statement, Greece's premier concert promotion agency Astra Productions have issued the following press release:
"Astra, the promoter of the cancelled show of Destruction, which had been scheduled to take place at Gagarin Live Music Space, in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, 9th of January, 2005, would like to inform the public, as well as all parties involved, that the show has been cancelled due to sudden, excessive demands made by the group, which weren't included in the initial agreement. Therefore, the promoter had no other choice but to cancel the show".
Due to the fact that their current record label negotiations have taken longer than expected, German thrashers DESTRUCTION have postponed the projected release date of their new album to late summer 2005. "But the new label will be announced in the next weeks, latest at beginning of the next year," the group's bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer said in a posting on the band's web site.
DESTRUCTION have finished writing two-thirds of the material for the upcoming CD and are planning on entering the studio in January/February 2005. No further details about the upcoming recording sessions have been made available.
DESTRUCTION's most recent album, "Metal Discharge", was released in September 2003 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Antichrist" was the first DESTRUCTION album to feature drummer Marc Reign, who replaced Sven Vormann in 2001.
Destruction have issued the following message through their official website (www.destruction.de):
“We are pleased to announce that Destruction will work with the Bottom Row Management, (www.bottomrow.de) a.o.Helloween, in the future.
In North America Artists Worldwide (www.artists-woldwide.com) will take care about the booking for the USA and Canada.
Dragon Productions (www.dragon-productions.com) will still look after the band all over the world and Tumba Productions (tumbaprod.@uol.com.br) books the band in South America!
With those new partners Destruction will be able to move on with the worldwide touring and provide a strong new album in 2005!
A new label deal is not signed yet. We are on the way to negotiation, of course we´ll will keep you informed.
To all the Swizz Destruction fans, here are the confirmed dates:
Sept. 10 CH - Zürich @ Dynamo
Oct. 15 CH - Fribourg, Venue: Fri-son (www.fri-son.ch)
Schmier's stage jacket was stolen after the concert at the Metal Camp in Slovenia. This jacket is very valuable to Schmier and is a real personal loss to him. If you can help returning the jacket please contact the band for a reward.
Arch Enemy singer Angel Gossow has issued the following message to the fans at this year’s Wacken Open Air on the band’s official website http://www.archenemy.net:
Just wanna drop a few words about Wacken, cuz it was absolutely fantastic for us! A big HELLO and THANK YOU goes out to all the people who have been waiting patiently for us to perform there: We finally made it to this crazy festival! And yes, it was worth the long van-ride down from Sweden! We not only had a fantastic, wild crowd when we played, we were also amazed and shocked by the amount of fans hanging out at the signing tent! Sorry to all those who couldn’t get their stuff signed, but we only had 45 minutes and had to leave on time – the next band was already there waiting for their turn..
We had a packed promo schedule that day, meeting and greeting a hell lot of cool people! I did a metal quiz with the great lady of rock, Mrs. Doro Pesch, met the guys from Hobbs Angel Of Death (cult!), chatted and laughed with Sabina Classen and talked to various members of Destruction, Marduk, Warlock, Hypocrisy, etc.. It takes me about one week to handle all the impressions I got during this lovely sunny Friday at Wacken!
Live pictures of Arch Enemy’s performance, and those of other bands at the festival, can be found at this location.
The Swedish company Festivalbussen.com will arrange busses to the Metalcamp festival in Slovenia. Some Swedish metal bands will be playing at the festival: Hypocrisy, Dark Funeral, Katatonia and Vintersorg. There will also be other bands like Danzig, Apocalyptica, Sentenced, Primal Fear, Destruction, Dew Scented, Fleshcrawl, Finntroll and more.
The location is situated in the Julijske Alp National park, in the city Tolmin, close to the beautiful surroundings of the Soèa river. The possibility to chill out on a sand beach or to swim in one of the purest rivers in Europe is unique in the European Festival history.
There will be 2 outdoor stages, camping ground inside the festival area, low-priced beer (1,5€), cheap food (hamburger about 2€), and of course some of the best metal bands on earth! So just everything what a Metalhead needs for the party of the year!
The festival take place August 20-21 and Festivalbussen.com will probably arrange buses if there is enough folks interested in this journey. Visit www.festivalbussen.com and www.metalcamp.com for more info!
The price will probably be 1495 SEK exkl entrance ticket (€49)