This week’s guest on the show is the infamous frontman Schmier of German thrash band Destruction.
Way back when thrash metal first began to surface around the globe, the Bay area, the East Coast and Brazil were producing some of the finest thrash in the world. However, in the black heart of Europe stood the Big Teutonic Four: Kreator, Tankard, Sodom and this week’s guests Destruction.
Starting out at the very genesis of thrash and a huge influence to many bands to follow them, Destruction has been religiously churning out what they do best recording after recording.
After taking some time out from the band the guys reformed back in 1999 and have since gone from strength to strength. Destruction have always remained earnest, hard-working and dedicated, regularly playing the festival and touring circuits whilst continuing to release albums.
The good old saying “If it ain’t broke, then don’t try to fix it” stands true with Destruction’s latest release “Under Attack”. The guys hit the studio with the intention to keep the sound as raw, live and analog as they possibly could. So much so that it has seen the guys change their writing and recording patterns and create a potent album that is already set to be their most success release to date.
Tune in this week as Schmier and I chat about the upcoming release, his musical influences and upcoming tour dates.
What the label say:
Iconic thrash metal band DESTRUCTION started the recording sessions for »Under Attack« after the summer festivals last year and have been recording segments in various studios between September 2015 and January 2016. So far they have completed the drum recordings with Martin Buchwalter at Gernhart Studios in Germany, as well as completing some basic recordings, mixing and mastering with VO Pulver at Little Creek Studios in Switzerland.
Mastermind Schmier states:
“We keep on doing our thing. The track ‘Under Attack’ stands for classic DESTRUCTION trademarks and the video will sure provoke the outdated & the backseat drivers. But global unity can not be reached with conservative & naive religious beliefs of any kind! Dear cosmopolitans, please keep your urge for freedom alive – otherwise soon there will be NO more rock ‘n’ roll !”
1 Under Attack
2 Generation Nevermore
4 Getting Used to the Evil
6 Elegant Pigs
7 Second to None
8 Stand Up for What You Deliver
9 Conductor of the Void
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Genre: Thrash Metal