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DESTRUCTION Releases Cover Of ACCEPT's 'Fast As A Shark'

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have released a cover version of ACCEPT's classic song "Fast As A Shark", alongside a new visualizer video. The song is featured on the two-track 12-inch vinyl in the very limited fan edition, "No Kings - No Masters". DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Schmier stat...
July 10, 2024
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DESTRUCTION Releases New Single 'No Kings - No Masters'; Full-Length Album To Arrive In 2025

After completing their "40 Years Of Destruction" anniversary tour in 2023 throughout South America, Mexico and Europe, German thrash metal pioneers DESTRUCTION are far from slowing down. Today the quartet has released a hard-hitting new single, "No Kings - No Masters", along with an accompanying mus...
June 6, 2024
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SODOM Frontman Says It Would 'Very Easy' For Promoters To Book More Shows Featuring 'Big Four' Of German Thrash Metal

In a recent interview with La Mesa Del Metal, SODOM frontman Thomas "Angelripper" Such spoke about the possibility of there being more shows featuring the long-awaited union of Germany's legendary "Teutonic Big Four", completed by KREATOR, DESTRUCTION and TANKARD. Earlier this week, it was announced...
August 1, 2023
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'Big Four' Of German Thrash Metal, KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION And TANKARD, Announce 2024 Festival

Heavy metal titans KREATOR have announced the "Klash Of The Ruhrpott" festival, set to take place July 20, 2024 at Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The concert will feature the long-awaited union of Germany's legendary "Teutonic Big Four", completed by SODOM, DESTRUCTION and TAN...
July 31, 2023
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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Blasts Bands Who Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Concerts: 'Play Live Or Go Home'

DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier has once again blasted bands who rely heavily on backing tracks during their concerts, saying "many rock acts betray their fans with pre-recorded tracks to have a flawless live performance." In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre...
January 17, 2023
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SCHMIER: Why DESTRUCTION Will Never Slow Down And Change Its Sound

In a recent interview with Felipe Canales of Chile's iRock, DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier was asked if he and his bandmates have ever considered changing their sound in order to reach a wider audience. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In Germany, we say, 'Don't change your winning...
January 8, 2023
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DESTRUCTION Shares Music Video For 'Tormented Soul'

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have shared the official music video for the song "Tormented Soul". The track is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Diabolical", which came out in April via Napalm Records. DESTRUCTION states about the new video: "The enthusiasm, energy and euphoria...
November 28, 2022
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SODOM's THOMAS 'ANGELRIPPER' SUCH: 'After 40 Years, I Regret Nothing'

By David E. Gehlke Influential German thrashers SODOM are ringing in their 40th anniversary with the aptly named "40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom", a collection of deep cuts from a catalog that has withstood the test of time. SODOM may occasionally get overshadowed by their countrymen i...
November 17, 2022
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SODOM Frontman Says It Would Be 'Really Hard' To Book Tour Featuring 'Big Four' Of German Thrash Metal

In a new interview with A&P-Reacts, bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such of German thrash metal veterans SODOM spoke about the long-talked-about possibility of a "German Big Four" tour — featuring KREATOR, DESTRUCTION, SODOM and TANKARD — finally becoming a reality. He said (as transcribed...
October 30, 2022
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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Sets The Record Straight: 'Since The Reunion, I've Been The Driving Force Behind The Band'

By David E. Gehlke Apparently, the perception was not the reality with long-running German thrashers DESTRUCTION. The perception was that co-founding guitarist Mike Sifringer served as the band's primary songwriter. The reality was that co-founding bassist/vocalist Schmier was writing the music. Sif...
May 5, 2022
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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Calls PUTIN 'The New HITLER', Says He 'Needs To Be Stopped'

Schmier of German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION has compared Russian president Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler for launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February. In a recent interview with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Schmier shared details of a recent alleged "bot" attack that hit DESTRUCTION's so...
April 9, 2022
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Diabolical

DESTRUCTION have been a thrashing machine for a whopping 40 years, and have been on a militant rampage, regularly releasing albums since their inception. That's not including the extended period of limited recordings during the nineties, essentially the time frame that DESTRUCTION's only remaining o...
March 28, 2022
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DESTRUCTION Releases Music Video For New Single 'No Faith In Humanity'

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will celebrate their 40th anniversary by releasing a new studio album, "Diabolical", on April 8 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "No Faith In Humanity", can be seen below. DESTRUCTION singer/bassist Schmier states about...
February 24, 2022
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DESTRUCTION Announces Spring 2022 North American Tour

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will not only will celebrate their 40th anniversary by dropping their mind-blowing grenade of a new album, "Diabolical" (out April 8, 2022 via Napalm Records),they will also hit the road in North America on a 26-date headline tour this spring. Featuring dire...
February 8, 2022
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DESTRUCTION Announces New Album 'Diabolical', Unveils Music Video For Title Track

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will celebrate their 40th anniversary by releasing a new studio album, "Diabolical", on April 8, 2022 via Napalm Records. As one of the most legendary thrash metal bands in existence, DESTRUCTION graces the wall of fame alongside fellow German acts KREATOR, S...
December 16, 2021