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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


BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the renaissance-inspired rock band formed by Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, will return to the stage in June and July 2024 in the United States. Blackmore and Night comment: "Join us this summer as the mystical fires glow at midnight. To all our friends, fans, BLACK...
May 24, 2024

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

'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

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

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

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

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

ANDREAS GEREMIA Says TANKARD 'Failed' At Shedding 'Beer Metal' Image In The 1990s

By David E. Gehlke Frankfurt, Germany's TANKARD enjoyed the kind of hands-off relationship with their first record company, Noise Records, that their labelmates in CELTIC FROST, HELLOWEEN and KREATOR could have only dreamed of. Notoriously acerbic Noise head Karl-Ulrich Walterbach made it a point to...
April 19, 2022

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

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

NUCLEAR BLAST Founder Launches New Label ATOMIC FIRE

Nuclear Blast founder Markus Staiger has launched a new company called Atomic Fire GmbH.The label's acts include HELLOWEEN, OPETH, MESHUGGAH, AMORPHIS, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, PRIMAL FEAR, SONATA ARCTICA, AGNOSTIC FRONT, RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR, SILVER LAKE BY ESA HOLOPAINEN and WHITE STONES. In addit...
November 11, 2021

Sea Savage

Fancy some more shit-hot thrash metal? Excellent. GAMA BOMB were always one of the most consistent and ferocious new wave thrash metal bands to emerge during the noughties, and the Irishmen's psychotic levels of exuberance and dorky humor ensured that they stayed true to one of the genre's great tra...
December 2, 2020

DESTRUCTION Announces 'Thrash Alliance' 2020 European Tour With LEGION OF THE DAMNED, SUICIDAL ANGELS

Legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION will embark on the "Thrash Alliance" European tour this winter. They will be joined by Dutch death/thrash monsters LEGION OF THE DAMNED, Greek thrash metal maniacs SUICIDAL ANGELS and German death-thrashers FINAL BREATH. DESTRUCTION singer and bassist Schmier c...
October 10, 2019

Born To Perish

The "Big Four" of thrash is typically in reference to the American hard hitters: METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and SLAYER. But thrash — and all of metal, for that matter — is a global movement. Germany has its own "Big Four," and a significant one at that: SODOM, KREATOR, TANKARD and a band from Weil...
August 31, 2019