Trailer for the Live-DVD
Tuesday, 08-Dec-2009 21:17
On youtube there's a trailer for the new DVD with some impressions.
Schmier on air
Wednesday, 23-Sep-2009 15:57
From 9 to 11 pm, Schmier will be on air at a german radio-station. You can listen to the show under kanal-ratte.de.
First rehearsel with Ol
Friday, 11-Sep-2009 08:15
Yesterday first rehearsel with Ol from Evile took place. Schmier seems to be satisfied with the sounds he got out of Mike's guitar!
Ersatz für Mike
Freitag, 02-Sep-2009 15:37
Mike won't be aible to play next week in Portugese so the band searched for a new guitarist and found Ol Drake from Evile, who's willing to play that gig. For him it is a wish coming true as he's a huge Destruction-fan and so he can alreadyy play most of the set.
Mike got hurt
Monday, 31-Aug-2009 18:12
A fan hit Mike's hand with his boots while jumping into the crowd, injured his the ringfinger and even broke his middlefinger.
Get well soon, Mike!
Appetizer for the live-record
Wednesday, 12-Aug-2009 19:48
Go to Destruction's mySpace-page to get some impressions of the new live-record.
Releaseparties for the livealbum
Monday, 10-Aug-2009 17:55
Destruction will have two releaseparties for the upcoming livealbum.
The first one will take place in Bern, Switzerland on september, 26th. Schmier anounced some surprises for this event.
Another party will take place in Germany. It will be at the Kultopia in Hagen at september, 27th. Tickets will cost 15-17 Euro and first 80 visitors will get a beer for free.
new release date: 25th of September
Freitag, 03-Jul-2009 20:21
The official new release date of the livealbum is the 25th of September.
Tiny news about the livealbum
Thursday, 02-Jul-2009 14:17
According to Schmier, the livealbum is almost done.
Tracklistof the new Live-Doublealbum
Thursday, 25-Jun-2009 14:21
Here you can see all the song you will find on “The Curse Of The Antichrist – Live In Agony”:
- The Butcher Strikes Back
- Curse The Gods
- Nailed To The Cross
- Mad Butcher
- The Alliance of Hellhoundz
- Eternal Ban
- Urge The Greed Of Gain
- Thrash 'till Death
- Metal Discharge
- The Damned / Cracked Brain
- Death Trap / Unconscious Ruins / Life Without Sense
- The 7 Deadly Sins
- The Antichrist / Thrash 'till Death / Reject Emotions (with three drummers at Wacken 2007)
- Total Desaster
- Bestial Invasion
The mix will be done by Jacob Hansen.
Also there are some bad news as the release maybe will get pushed to September.
Rage with Schmier at Wacken Open Air
Sunday, 07-Jun-2009 23:43
As you can read here, Rage will have lots of guests to share the stage with them at the Wacken Open Air this year. One of the will be Schmier and another is Headhunter's Jörg Michael.
Cover and Name of the new live-album
Wednesday, 03-Jun-2009 17:46
A little hint: The guy getting his cut throat must be the same guy, who stole Mike's guitar.
And now the name of this release is official: The Curse Of The Antichrist - Live In Agony. The "life" will get changed to "live" until the release.
Wednesday, 03-Jun-2009 07:58
Schmier wrote some word about the last weeks here. He not only wrote about the tour around the world, but also he gives some news about the upcoming new double-live-CD which will have the Mad Butcher on its cover. Also he says, that he will take some time to write a book about all the experiences he had over all those years.
SPV declared insolvent
Friday, 29-May-2009 09:37
As you can read here, SPV declared insolvent. The reason for me to write this down at this place is, that SPV promised to rerelease some old classic-albums. Some of them were out of the time, when Destruction where signed by this label.
Let's hope the best for SPV, not only because of the Destruction-rereleases.
AFM-Sampler with Destruction
Thursday, 30-Apr-2009 14:18
On May, 15, 2009 AFM will release a sampler called "Thrash 'til Death". It will feature Destruction and Headhunter.
CD 1 has some newer stuff to offer, while CD 2 is absolutely old school.
Am 15. Mai 2009 veröffentlicht die Plattenfirma von Destruction AFM einen Sampler mit dem verheißungsvollen Titel "Thrash 'til Death". Neben unser aller Lieblinge sind auch Headhunter dabei, aber auch das Restprogramm lässt einem jeden Thrasher das Herz aufgehen. Die erste Hälfte fällt insgesamt eher modern aus, die zweite CD liefert hingegen das volle Old School-Brett.
01 Tankard - Stay Thirsty
02 Overkill - What It Takes
03 Kreator - Impossible Brutality
04 Destruction - DEVOLUTION
05 Laaz Rockit - Brain Wash
06 Death Angel - Sonic Beatdown
07 Squealer - The Sources Of Ignition
08 President Evil - Deathcar Racer
09 Exodus - Riot Act
10 Legion Of The Damned - Legion Of The Damned
11 Holy Moses - World In Darkness
12 Paradox - Second Over Third By Force
13 Testament - More Than Meets The Eye
14 Dew-Scented - Cities Of The Dead
15 Mantic Ritual - One By One
16 Perzonal War - Two Borders
17 Voivod - No Angel
18 Warbringer - Combat Shock
19 Headhunter - Parasite Of Society
01 Sodom - Agent Orange (live)
02 Hobb's Angel Of Death - Jack The Ripper
03 Nuclear Assault - Critical Mass (live)
04 Toxik - Heart Attack
05 Forte - Inhuman
06 Living Death - Die Young
07 Onslaught - Let There Be Death (live)
08 Destroyer - Australian & Antichrist
09 Demolition Hammer - .44 Caliber Brain Surgery
10 Heathen - Hypnotized
11 Annihilator - Alison Hell (live)
12 Mekong Delta - Innocent
13 Anthrax - Indians
14 Evildead - Welcome To Kuwait
15 Whiplash - Thrash Til' Death
Which mascot is most metal?
Saturday, 24-Apr-2009 11:41
In the blog of german Metal Hammer-magazine there is the question: Which mascot is most metal? The answer for the moment: Mad Butcher!
As the poll isn't over yet there is still the possibility to vote, so Mad Butcher can keep his position.
News about the upcoming livealbums
Tuesday, 31-Mär-2009 10:53
The gigs in Los Angeles and New York were recorded for the new livealbum that will be released on Juli, 31st.
The DVD released at the end of the year will mainly contain material of the Wacken-shows of 2004 and 2007.
Mike's guitar got stolen
Tuesday, 31-Mär-2009 10:40
Mike's Dean-guitar got stolen at the Chain Reaction-Club in Anaheim/California. Anyone who can give informations will get a backstage-pass for life valid all around the world.
Win VIP-Passes for the North America-Tour
Tuesday, 5-Mär-2009 21:01
All people from the USA and Canada have the chance to win VIP-backstage-passes. You can take your chance as always at the official Destruction-homepage.
Destruction will play for Chris Witchhunter
Wednesday, 11-Feb-2009 13:37
As you can read here, Schmier and Tom Angelripper discussed the whole situation and now Destruction will finally take part in the Chris Witchhunter tribute-show.
Live-double-album and DVD
Tuesday, 27-Jan-2009 09:36
The long-awaited Live-DVD with a recording of the Wacken 2007-show is planed to be released in december of this year. A half year before there will be a live-double-album. Its' release is planed for 31st of july.
Saturday, 17-Jan-2009 20:47
LIES ABOUT THE WITCHHUNTER TRIBUTE SHOW!
TO CUT DOWN RUMOURS ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF THE CHRIS WITCHHUNTER TRIBUT SHOW, WE NEED TO SPEAK OUT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NONPROFESSIONAL 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 WANN-BE-PROMOTER TOOK THE BAND OFF THE BILL. NO COMMUNICATION WITH THE BAND OR THE AGENCY, NOTHING!
THIS DECISION WAS BEYOND THE BANDS 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 & 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 & HIS RELATIVES!
Chris Witchhunter Memorial Concert without Destruction
Saturday, 17-Jan-2009 15:02
I don't want to judge the whole thing and will only write down some references so you can build your own oppinion.
Yet Schmier didn't say anything to the wohle situation. If there'll be one, it might appear in the Destruction-Forum.
Re-Releases of the SPV/Steamhammer-albums
Samstag, 10-Jan-2009 16:43
According to blabbermouth.net, SPV plans to re-release the old Destruction-albums released by this label. They are even telling about interesting liner notes and exciting bonus material Let's hope, this will come true.
Russian Tour 2009
Monday, 29-Dez-2008 16:43
Now the dates for the russian tour are confirmed:
19.02.09 St. Petersburg, Orlandina Club
21.02.09 Moscow, XO Club
22.02.09 Ryzan, Plantary Club
Chris Witchhunter Memorial Concert
Saturday, 27-Dec-2008 17.17
On April, 11th 2009 there will be a memorial concert for Chris Witchhunter taking place in the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen. You can order tickets from december, 29th 2008 on for a price of 33 Euro.
Wednesday, 26-Nov-2008 00.30
Today starts the tour through europe and I will be there - can't await it. But I'm not the only one getting his chancen to see destruction live - here are your chances:
26.11.2008 (D) Karlsruhe Substage
27.11.2008 (CZ) Plzen KD Šerikovka
29.11.2008 (CZ) Zlin Winter Masters of Rock
30.11.2008 (PL) Warsaw Progresja
31.11.2008 (Molwanîen) Lutenblag Bje Bjop
01.12.2008 (D) KATO
02.12.2008 (D) Rostock Mau
04.12.2008 (FIN) Helsinki Tavastia
05.12.2008 (FIN) Tampere Tulliklubbi
07.12.2008 (S) Gothenburg Musikens Hus
08.12.2008 (N) Oslo John Dee
09.12.2008 (DK) Copenhagen The Rock
10.12.2008 (NL) Enschede Atak
11.12.2008 (B) Vosselaar Biebob
12.12.2008 (UK) Leeds Rio's
13.12.2008 (IRE) Dublin The Village
14.12.2008 (UK) Dudley JB's
16.12.2008 (UK) London Underworld
17.12.2008 (D) Essen Turock
18.12.2008 (D) Saarbrücken Roxy
19.12.2008 (NL) Weert De Bosuil
20.12.2008 (CH) Pratteln Z7
21.12.2008 (I) Milan Rolling Stone
22.12.2008 (D) Nürnberg Hirsch
19.02.09 - 24.02.09
05.03.09 Farmingdale ,NY Crazy Donkey
06.03.09 Worcester, Mass Palladium
07.03.09 Poughkeepsie, NY Chance Theater
09.03.09 Montreal Fou Founes Electriques
09.03.09 Quebec City , Que Imperial
10.03.09 Toronto, ON MOD Club
11.03.09 Cleveland, OH Peabodys
12.03.09 Mokena , Ill Pearl Room
13.03.09 St Paul , MN Station 4
14.03.09 WInnipeg, MB Royal Albert Arms
15.03.09 Regina, SK The Exchange
16.03.09 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
17.03.09 Calgary, AB Warehouse
19.03.09 Vancouver , BC Plaza Club
20.03.09 Victoria, BC Sugar
21.03.09 seattle , Wa El Corazon
22.03.09 portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
23.03.09 SF,Ca Slims
24.03.09 la , Ca Key Club
25.03.09 San Marcos , Ca Jumping Turtle
26.03.09 Anaheim, Ca Chain Reaction
28.03.09 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
30.03.09 Ft Worth, TX Lola’s
31.03.09 San Antonio , TX Scout Bar
02..03.09 Ft Lauderdale , FL Culture Room
03..03.09 St Pete , Fl The Garage
04.03.09 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
05.03.09 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
06.03.09 Springfield , VA Jaxx
07.03.09 NYC , NY ,BB Kings
One more raffle
Saturday, 22-Nov-2008 15:57
Take your chance to win some of the new Destruction-merchandise at metaltix.com. You just have to ask the question for the name of the singer of Destruction. I think that shouldn't be a problem for any visitor of this page and even if you don't know it at the moment: the answer is just a click away. Hurry up, because there are only 2 days to take part.
"Urge - The Greed Of Gain" on myspace
Wednesday, 12-Nov-2008 23:11
Go to Destruction's myspace-page and listen to "Urge - The Greed Of Gain". This track has something very special to offer, because Gary Holt from Exodus and Annhihilator's Jeff Waters are playing guest-solos. Schmier tells his relation to this track on the official Destruction-website:
"This is my favourite track on D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.! First of all a big "CHEERS" to my three guitar heroes for the killer job! But I do not only love this thrashing tune cause of the amazing contribution from our good friends Jeff & Gary, also cause the track stands for an up-crade of our sound without losing the edge & our oldschool roots. Looking forward to play that new stuff live!"
Tuesday, 11-Nov-2008 16:53
I just got a mail, that the gift certificate from DeinDesign coming with the D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.-album can be used now. They provide a service to print personalised stickers for your laptop or mobile phone. I'm sorry, I can't tell you much more about it since I don't have the album with me now. I will tell you more in the next days about it.
D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. Fan Bag
Friday, 19-Sep-2008 17:59
Today finally arrived the special limited edition of the new album. Here are some pictures to share my happiness.
This is what you see, when you unpack your order:
The bag is made of thick, tearproof material with many pockets and buckles made of metal. It looks very excellent and not only the first impression tells you, that this bag is high-quality. The logo isn't embroidered but printed and reflective.
I'm not very happy with the backpatch: It seems, that it had to be finished very fast, because first there was a flag advertised for this package.
You can see the little dots the picture is made of and the textile is quite thin.
Also the picture itself isn't very good, in my eyes. I don't like people on my patches. It would have been much better to take the cover artwork for this patch, as it is a absolutely great picture. I'd like to know, if it was planned to do so or if it even ever was an idea to print the cover on it.
So all in all this backpatch won't find its' way on my vest, but only on my wall.
This is the whole package: The autograph card isn't signed by hand.
The belt has a very good quality: it is made of thick leather and the spikes aren't loose as they wre on my old belt, which destroyd some of my best shirts. The buckle is made of metal.
The D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.-logo is printed in silver letters and stamped into the leather just like the Destruction-logo in the front is. The belt's size is L.
In the end some words about the digipak of album. It is absolutely killer! The skull in the front isn't only in high gloss, but also stamped! In the middle you can also find some elements in high gloss, making the digipak very noble.
The booklet is the same as in the normal version but the cd has another motive.
Hopefully I can tell you something about the japanese version of D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N., because you can find a cover of Tanks "Shellshock". But until that day I will enjoy my package I just got.
And before I forget it: The fan bag also contains "Thrash Anthems", but I think everyone owns it for a long time.
Destruction hits german album charts
Tuesday, 09-Sep-2008 17:33
Not bad! Destruction entered position 65 of the german album charts which is even better than their 66th position, they got with "The Antichrist". Congratulation!
Tuesday, 09-Sep-2008 17:14
Some of you may have asked themselves if there were any shirts with the cover artwork of Headhunters "Parasite Of Society". I have a bad and a good news for you.
First the good one: There are shirts printed.
The bad one: They were printed weeks ago and still there wasn't found a mailorder wanting to sell the.
If there are any news, I will tell you and give you possible addresses to order.
R.I.P. Chris Witchhunter
Monday, 08-Sep-2008 22:19
As you can see at the offizial Sodom-page, Christian "Chris Witchhunter" Dudek died last night. If you want, you can leave a message in a digital condolence book there.
He helped Destruction at their Eternal Devastation-Tour, after Tommy left the band, but first of all no Thrasher will ever forget him for his job he did for Sodom.
Bring Destruction to the Sweden Rock Festival
Wednesday, 03-Sep-2008 14:36
You can vote for different bands at the homepage of the Sweden Rock Festival. Even without knowing any swedish word, you should vote for Destruction - it's easy! At the time, I write down these words, Destruction got 153 votes, which isn't enough by far.
media section at destruction.de
Wednesday, 03-Sep-2008 10:33
You now have the possibility to listen to pieces of all new songs in the media section of the official Destruction-page. Also you can watch the clip to "Vicious Circle - The 7 Deadly Sins" and have a look at the cover artwork in high resolution.
new Track on myspace-page
Monday, 01-Sep-2008 17:22
All people outside europe, who didn't have the chance to buy the album yet, get the chance to listen to "Devolution", the first track of the new album at the official myspace-page.
Schmier guest on Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show II
Sunday, 31-Aug-2008 13:03
Here you have the chance to listen again to Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show on BBC. I didn't have any time yet to listen but will do it in the near future. If there are any news worth telling you, I will give them to you on this page.
Schmier guest on Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show
Friday, 29-Aug-2008 18:21
Tonight Schmier will be guest on Bruce Dickinson's BBC Rock Show. For more informations go to bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/bruce_dickinson.
Also interesting is a list linked on the same page. Listeners are asked for songs, that totally define metal. You can find "The Alliance Of Hellhoundz" in this list.
Limited Edition will be released later
Friday, 29-Aug-2008 17:21
Bad news for all people, who wanted to buy the special limited edition. As I just heard, there are problems with the army bag and so it can be delivered from September, 19th on. Also there won't be a flag, but a backpatch in the package.
THRASH METAL-FEAST DAY
Friday, 29-Aug-2008 12:24
Today is a Thrash Metal-feast day, because today D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. is released officially; at least in germany.
All fans and friends of special editions should be fast and buy the limited edition with army bag, belt and many more. I think, this package won't be available for a long time.
As I promised, I want to tell you something about the enhanced part of the new CD, which is on every CD, not only the limited edition.
First of all, you can get some more wallpapers.
Second, you can get a voucher for designskins.com to get an designskin for your notebook or anything else in D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.-design.
The most interesting part for me is a section, which will be available in the future. Here you can listen to exclusive new songs long before they will be released. This is a dream for any Destruction-maniac like I am... To see, if there are new songs, you don't have to take a look every day at this page. You can register with you e-mail and get informed about news.
Last but not least, you can win a meet&greet with the band.
Monday, 25-Aug-2008 13:07
I just put the CD in my computer to see, what the enhanced part has to offer. First of all, you can see a video with studio-impressions to the song "Vicious Circle - The 7 Deadly Sins". You can also see this at the myspace-page.
All people, who like to hear their music with their pc have a mediaplayer with the complete-album.
The slideshow sadly is a little bit to short, but again you can see the pictures from the booklet. Some of them I wouldn't show little children - they are really very scary.
You can find all those pictures also as wallpapers on the CD.
Currently I can't tell you something about the online-lounge, because it isn't online yet. It surely will be until friday and then I can tell you more about it.
first listening to D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
Saturday, 23-Aug-2008 11:13
Yesterday I had the pleasure to meet Schmier at the Rockfabrik and he gave me the new album. I had planned to listen to D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. for the first time when it has it's official release, because I will of course buy the limited edition with army bag, belt and all the other things. But I couldn't resist and after I had the chance to have a listen to the album in the Rockfabrik, I put the CD in my CD-player. At home I don't have the volume like in a metal disco, of course, but the songs didn't loose any of their pressure.
This is my first time listening to the new release for some weeks and at that time I didn't have the booklet, so let me tell you something about it: Most of you have seen the artwork before and I think the idea of composing the skull of different things and persons is ingenious. What you not see on pictures on the internet is the high gloss of the skull. And when you have the booklet in your hands, turn it! Does anything special attract your attention? I would say, for the first time you won't see something special. But move the booklet in light. Cool, isn't it?
Now I will try to see the whole album not being a Destruction-maniac, but being a normal thrash metal-fan: The CD is very varied, but also heavy as a steel beam. No metalhead will be satiesfied with this album. Having listened to the album for some more times will underline my statement, that this is the best album of the whole discography. I know, the album isn't out now, but I have to tell you, that it will be hard for the band to beat
Also you want to hear something negative, don't you? Ok, here it is: the titles on the back aren't numbered, so you always have to count, which song is running at the moment. It that all? Yes, it is the only negative point, I can say. You'll see that this ain't a real negative point, because every song of the album starts with another letter from D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. and so it would have been ugly to add the numbers.
On the backside of the CD you can read something about a multimediaplayer for PC with video, slideshow and online-lounge with voucher, lottery and much more. After not getting the CD out of my player - it will run for some hours now - I can't tell you, what to expect. But I will tell you, if I have tested it and I have more informations.
officially being online
Thursday, 21-Aug-2008 13:37
Only eight days till the release of D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. is reason enough for me to make this page official. I didn't complete all sections and the merchandise is missing completely but I give my best to put the contents online as soon as possible.
Sadly I wasn't able to integrate a guestbook but anybody, who wants to do me a favour can write a message in my old guestbook under this adress. I'm looking forward to get some greets, but also critics.
Tuesday, 19-Aug-2008 00:23
From now on this page will be online. It isn't officiall so I have some time so repair all the wrong things. But it will happen to be official in the next days.
completely new page
Thursday, 14-Aug-2008 14:03
This was planed for months and even years and now I started it: Giving my old page total-desaster.de.vu a completely new design, putting new contents on it and have an english version. Now all the Destruction-maniacs from all around the world can enjoy my page.
I didn't use my english for quite a long time and I think, this is a good possibility to refresh my language. Of course there will be some mistakes in words and grammer. Please excuse me for this and tell me, if you found one. I give my best to correct them as fast as possible.