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Formed: 1986
From: New York, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest M.O.D. News

Below is our complete M.O.D. 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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74 More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2020

The organisers of Belgium's premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting have confirmed a further 74 bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed bands joining previously announced headliners Judas Priest and Iron Maiden will be hard rock pioneers Deep Purple, nu metal favourites Korn, Chicago stars Disturbed, the recently reunited Mercyful Fate, California's own, Deftones and pop punk stars The Offspring. The festival will take place across four days from 18th-21st of June.

The lineup (in alphabetical order) is now as follows: More...

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M.O.D. Debuts New Song "You’re A Fucking Dick"

Crossover thrash/punk veterans M.O.D. debut a new song entitled "You’re A Fucking Dick", taken from the upcoming new album "Busted, Broke & American", which will be out in stores in early July via Megaforce Records.

Check out now "You’re A Fucking Dick" below.

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M.O.D. Streaming New Album's Title Track

With song titles like "You're a Fucking Dick," "Busted, Broke & American," and "All Out of Bubblegum," you would think that M.O.D. clearly isn't masking any intentions on the band's upcoming new album.

"Busted, Broke, and American" will be released July 7th via Megaforce Records and today the title track comes online - check it out below.

As to be expected, "Busted, Broke & American" is fast, it's furious, and it makes no apologies. It also mixes hardcore, punk rock, and thrash and the end result is a thoroughly combustible collection of songs. The words "I'm sorry" are not a part of the album's vocabulary. At the center of the sonic storm remains Billy Milano, who has never been known to shy away from speaking his mind. More...

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M.O.D. Announces New Album

With song titles like "You're a Fucking Dick" and "All Out of Bubblegum," you would think that M.O.D. - shorthand for Method of Destruction - isn't masking any intentions on this upcoming new album.

In fact, it would be a logical assumption that Billy Milano and co. are putting their unabashed and unedited thoughts and feelings out there for all to see and hear with "Busted, Broke, and American." The album will be released July 7th via Megaforce Records.

"I had taken off time with M.O.D. in 2009," Milano recalls. "We had done 100 shows for 2007's 'Red, White & Screwed.' I needed a break. My dog Buster, an American bulldog, got sick with cancer and I started to play guitar again while staying home with him. I started jamming again, anticipating something quick, but it wasn't."

"I just started playing guitar, while sitting there, looking at him, giving him medicine," he says. "I wanted to run and play with my dog, and I couldn't. The only way to be with him was to sit there and play guitar. I had no goal to do a record. I just wrote all the material." More...

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M.O.D. Drops Off Extreme Obscene, Cancels Album

Invading the Montreal, QC metal scene from August 20th - 23rd, Obscene Extreme America announces more bands to this year's lineup along with some unfortunate news that M.O.D. has cancelled its appearance due the band ending its journey as stated by front man Billy Milano:

“After a long hard ride of 30 years, I have decided to not release the new M.O.D. record. To not continue on a live tour schedule of any type and spend my time on the things in life that matter. Family and love.

"I want to thank all the M.O.D. fans around the world who supported the band and vision of music for the fans by a fan of music. I thank you greatly with all my heart, but I just don’t want to do it any longer. I just wanted to have some fun one more time and I did. Twice.

"It’s time to say farewell. Peace, happiness and love to all. Respectfully, the artist formally known as Billy Milano.”

However several new bands have been confirmed this week, including Dysentery, System Shit, and Tentacles. The current lineup looks like: More...

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M.O.D. Playing Obscene Extreme

Obscene Extreme America is proud to announce NYC thrashers M.O.D. aka Method Of Destruction (fronted by Stormtroopers of Death vocalist Billy Milano) are confirmed to perform at this year's festival taking place in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd.

Providence, RI's hardcore moshers Dropdead and French grindcore band Inhumate have also been added to the line up with more to be announced in the coming weeks. For more info on Obscene Extreme, head over to this location.

M.O.D. is currently working on a new album, with further details forthcoming, and the band was also previously covered in our Sunday Old School column here.

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Sunday Old School: M.O.D.

Heavy metal contains some worldwide rock stars, from Ozzy Osbourne to Metallica. But in addition to the famous names, metal also has a large number of underground icons and cult favourites. One of these beloved people in this category is a man named Billy Milano, who’s known for his large presence and sometimes hilarious lyrics, two things he brought with him when he formed Method Of Destruction in 1986. Method Of Destruction, (or M.O.D. as they are often referred to,) was started by Milano after Stormtroopers Of Death (S.O.D.,) a thrash metal supergroup for which he was the vocalist, placed themselves on hiatus.

In 1987, the band recorded and released their debut album, "U.S.A. For M.O.D.," the title of which was a play on the planned Stormtroopers of Death album, "U.S.A. For S.O.D." It was co-produced by Anthrax guitarist (and Milano's S.O.D. bandmate,) Scott Ian and continued on from where the previous group left off, spouting tongue in cheek diatribes mostly written from the point of view of their mascot, Corporal Punishment. More...

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Hellfest Live Stream Available This Weekend

Hellfest Open Air takes places this weekend in Clisson, France and many great acts are set to appear. If you are unable to make the festival, then you can enjoy some of the bands via a live stream at this location. Click on the link and scroll to the bottom.

Among the acts set to be streamed (check out the link for the official "countdown" clock for each act):

June 20th:

Death Angel

June 21st:

We Came As Romans

June 22nd:

Angra More...

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Billy Milano Joins Exhorder on Stage for SOD Song

Metal/hardcore legend Billy Milano joined Exhorder for a performance of the classic S.O.D. song "United Forces" in Austin, Texas on April 16th. "United Forces" appeared on S.O.D.'s 1985 crossover classic "Speak English or Die." Short for Stormtroopers of Death, the now defunct S.O.D. was a a thrash/crossover super group featuring Scott Ian and Charlie Benante of Anthrax, Danny Lilker of Nuclear Assault, and Billy Milano of M.O.D.

The April 16th show was one of three dates scheduled on Exorder's mini-tour. The recently reunited Exhorder played Fort Worth, Texas, at The Rail Club the night before and left Austin for their New Orleans, Louisiana performance at The Hangar scheduled for the following night. Texas thrashers Rigor Mortis joined Exhorder on the two Texas dates.

The Austin show was Jorge Caicedo's second show as bassist for Exhorder. Caicedo filled the vacancy left by recently deceased Frankie Sparcello. Sparcello's cause of death has yet to be determined.

Check back in with Metal Underground for an upcoming show report on Exhorder's Austin performance and interview with Exhorder front man, Kyle Thomas.

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Billy Minano Joins LOG On Stage In Texas

M.O.D./S.O.D/MASTERY. front man Billy Milano recently joined LAMB OF GOD on stage at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, TX. After being introduced by Randy Blythe, the LAMB OF GOD and Billy Milano ripped through the S.O.D. classic “United Forces.” You can view video of the performance below:

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler had the following to say about the blistering performance:

“We were honored to share the stage with a legend. Billy and S.O.D are our roots and I’ll remember this moment forever.”

Billy Milano also commented about the performance with the LAMB OF GOD Guys:

“To share the stage with LAMB OF GOD was fucking amazing. It was a life changing experience. Watching the video on YouTube, I couldn’t believe the size of the stage I was on. I don’t want to say it was the highlight of my career, but it truly was a milestone. Words are escaping me while trying to describe this event, which is strange, since I never shut the fuck up.”

LAMB OF GOD is out on tour this fall with Metallica and headlining off-dates with GWAR and Job For a Cowboy. Here are the latest Lamb of God tour dates: More...

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Generation Kill Announces First Live Show

Generation Kill, the new crossover thrash outfit from Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, has announced that they will perform their first ever show on August 29th at Olives in Nyack, New York. The band are currently working on their debut album which should be released by the end of the year. The group also features Mortician drummer Sam Inzerra and former Pro-Pain and M.O.D. bass player Rob Moschetti.

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Exodus Frontman Launches New Band, Generation Kill

Rob Dukes, the lead vocalist for Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus, has revealed his brand new crossover band, Generation Kill to the world. The band also features former Pro-Pain and M.O.D. bass player Rob Moschetti. They will be recording some more demos in anticipation for a small tour of the East Coast later this year. You can check out a demo of the song, "Hate" by heading to their official Myspace page.

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Bonded By Blood Guitarist Comments On M.O.D. Tour

BONDED BY BLOOD is currently preparing for two big tours coming up soon. The first of which is a U.S. run with the ever-sarcastic M.O.D. Guitarist, Alex Lee, recounts the band's first meeting with M.O.D.
ringleader, Billy Milano at his club in Texas. "Billy's a cool guy and we loved hanging out with him. We all took to giving each other nicknames. I remember him starting to call us 'Bonded By Burritos' at some point. Billy's a man who loves his beaner jokes!"

Not to be outdone, even the bartender at the club got into the action. "The bartender started ripping on Billy after a while," said Alex. "He'd make fun of his thick Bronx accent - even called him a drama queen for some reason."

On the subject of BONDED BY BLOOD's upcoming U.S. trek with M.O.D, Alex says that "We all had a lot of good times before and we're looking forward to hanging out with Billy and his band on the tour. We also can't wait to see all of the familiar faces we saw the last time we passed through on the THRASHING LIKE A MANIAC tour. I hope that those guys told their friends and that we see many more new faces along the way."

Catch BONDED BY BLOOD with M.O.D; thrashers-in-crime FUELED BY FIRE and NIHILIST on the following dates: More...

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Bonded By Blood, M.O.D. Tour Dates

Bonded By Blood, M.O.D., Fueled By Fire, and Nihilist will team up for brief West Coast tour this summer. Here are the latest tour dates:

8/30 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle (Burning Star Festival)
8/31 Fresno, CA @ Audie's Olympic Club
9/1 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
9/2 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
9/3 San Jose, CA @ Voodoo Lounge
9/4 Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Agent Steel
9/5 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets

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Bonded By Blood Announces West Coast Tour

"Thrash never rests" says BONDED BY BLOOD as they have just confirmed a string of late-August/early-September west coast dates with (ex-S.O.D. vocalist) Billy Milano's M.O.D. (Method of Destruction), thrashers-in-crime FUELED BY FIRE and NIHILIST.

The dates are as follows:

8/30 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle - Burning Star Festival
8/31 Fresno, CA @ Audie's Olympic Club
9/1 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
9/2 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
9/3 San Jose, CA @ Voodoo Lounge
9/4 Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Agent Steel
9/5 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets

More date to be released soon.

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Madball, Shai Hulud & M.O.D. Tour Dates Released

MADBALL, M.O.D., and SHAI HULUD will team up for the following tour dates next month:

May 7 - Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
May 8 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 9 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
May 10 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Miss Q’s
May 11 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Live
May 12 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
May 14 - Joplin, MO @ The Foundry Music Theatre
May 15 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

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M.O.D. Signs with Index Entertainment

Legendary crossover act M.O.D. (Method Of Destruction) has officially signed with Index Entertainment.

Fronted by the charismatic and outspoken Billy Milano, M.O.D.'s new album "Red White & Screwed" finds the band returning to their roots of aggressive metal/hardcore merged with edgy social commentary. Milano and crew slam through tracks like "Balls On Bread", "Jose Can You See", "Alphabet City Stomp" and "The Big It". Produced by Tim Gerron at Music Lab, M.O.D.'s current lineup is completed by Scott Sargeant (guitar, ex-Skinlab/Laaz Rockit), Derek "Lennon" Lopez (drums) and Dawson Clawson (bass). Milano had this to say about the new material: "Everyone keeps telling me this is the best record I've done since S.O.D.'s 'Speak English Or Die'...I guess not giving a shit about what people think or feel is finally working".

An ecard with song samples and band information can now be found online. "Red, White & Screwed" is scheduled for an October 9th release date.

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M.O.D. Entire Album Available for Download

M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano (ex-S.O.D.) has made the group's entire "The Rebel You Love to Hate" album available for free download from his official web site (in .WMA format). In a message posted on the site, Milano explains, "I would like to thank the Nuclear Ass [referring to Nuclear Blast Records] staff for their tireless efforts and unwavering support in the non-promotion of M.O.D.'s latest record, 'The Rebel You Love to Hate'. I would further like to state they did such a wonderful job in their non-promotion that I have decided to give away the record for free in recognition of a job not done."

"The Rebel You Love to Hate" was released in 2003 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed by Milano and Dan Korneff at Watermusic in Hoboken, New Jersey and mastered at Masterdisk in New York with Roger Lian (SLAYER, POWERMAN 5000).

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Crisis Cancel Fury Fest Appearance

CRISIS have cancelled their June 26, 2005 appearance at Fury Fest in Le Mans, France. The band have nixed their European festival date because their European manager, Jeremy Nakache, was not able to negotiate the proper airfare coverage to the annual event with the festival promoters. This was a last-minute shock to the band, and the group is unable substantiate making the trip at their own expense.

CRISIS wants to apologize to their fans in Europe. It is a disappointment and the band hopes to make it up to their fans in Europe at a later date.

In other live show news, CRISIS is going on the road starting mid-June with M.O.D. and JACKNIFE as part of the "Killith Fair" tour. The tour's official web site has just launched and there fans can find information for all three bands, MP3s, dates, forums and free ticket giveaways. Shows are still being booked, so watch for updates.

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Official Killith Fair Tour Website Launched

The Official Killith Fair tour (Crisis, M.O.D. and Jacknife) website is now live - http://www.killithfair.com. There is info for all 3 bands, MP3s, dates, forums and free ticket giveaways. Shows are still being booked, so watch for updates. Also note that Beyond The Embrace will play the June 28th show in Attleboro, MA at Jarrod's Place. All the shows are all ages.

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