Thrash Metal Legends DESTRUCTION Reveal Raging New Single “Repent Your Sins” | Watch the Music Video HERE!
Diabolical out this Friday via Napalm Records | Pre-Order HERE
North American Tour with NERVOSA Begins in Three Weeks!
+ Watch Schmier & Damir Cook Traditional Bavarian Semmelknödel & Goulash in this Diabolical Cooking Special!
This Friday, April 8, the world finally gets to celebrate DESTRUCTION’s 40th anniversary with their hard-hitting full-length, Diabolical! On the new single “Repent Your Sins”, the German thrash metal icons sound better than ever, fully displaying their unbeatable craft as the pioneers of thrash metal – never stepping off the gas!
“Furious, vicious, aggressive – a real thrash firework!”
– Metal Hammer
On their 15th studio record, DESTRUCTION brings out heavy artillery full of honest and uncompromising thrash metal, catapulting you straight into the seventh heaven of metallic bliss and causing a massacre of razor-sharp sound no fan of the genre should miss!
DESTRUCTION singer/bassist SCHMIER about the new video:
“The music and the song itself shows the more groovy part of the new record. I love the diminished riff and the way Randy grinds the beat into your head! This will be an awesome LIVE track for sure! The lyrics of REPENT are about the history of abuse in the Catholic church! A rather tragic and sad part of human history, that is still covered up by our governments. It seems the laws that count for all of us do not apply for servants of the church. UNREAL INJUSTICE!“
“The video itself tries to show the soul torment of the culprit. To live with your dirty deeds but pray about love and kindness can not be justified and needs to be accused, named, remembered and wiped out!”
Join “Chef Schmier” & “Damir the Brave” in the kitchen for this Cooking Special:
SCHMIER about the Cooking Special and his special Semmelknödel & Goulash recipe:
“Tasty and delicious food is one of my hobbies, so when my label asked me to do a little cooking special, I was into the idea right away! My grandma was half Italian and always said “food is like amore” (love) and it is true, good food can make you a happy man right? We did this VERY traditional Bavarian/German dumpling called ‘Semmelknödel’ (my grandma’s recipe and a hot and spicy Goulash (originally from Hungary) with a DESTRUCTION twist. I hope some of you will try this at home, because it is easy and delicious and it will bring you some German classic into your home… not just German THRASH METAL or beer… hehehe I hope you will enjoy this, we had a blast doing it!”
Delivering the most brutal thrash metal for over 40 years!
After the charging start of opener “Under The Spell”, DESTRUCTION shows no mercy on title track “Diabolical”, with raging drums, bloodthirsty riffs and hellish vocals that sink deep down into your bones. “No Faith In Humanity” relentlessly rages on with non-stop headbanging action, while DESTRUCTION continues to smash eardrums on “Hope Dies Last” – providing unbeatable brutality with unstoppable speed, destructive verses and screeching voices. “Tormented Soul”, on the other hand, is loaded with proper heavy metal and explosive drums. The grand finale of the 47-minute parade of devastation is provided by cover track “City Baby Attacked By Rats”, originally by GBH, guaranteeing whiplash by combining rough hardcore punk with brute thrash metal.
DESTRUCTION riffkiller FURIA about the new record:
“Diabolical is an album of extremes, everything is more brutal and more technical but at the same time more melodic and to the point. It’s a pure and devastating DESTRUCTION album with no gimmicks, full of power and adrenaline. I’m excited for what the future is bringing and can’t wait to play the new songs live!”
Diabolical will be available in various formats in different territories, including a digital album and CD (bundled with a t-shirt + an exclusive “Mad Butcher”-bust), 1LP gatefold editions in black, crystal clear, marbled yellow/red!
Pre-Order Diabolical HERE:
Diabolical track listing:
1. Under The Spell
3. No Faith In Humanity
4. Repent Your Sins
5. Hope Dies Last
6. The Last Of A Dying Breed
7. State Of Apathy
8. Tormented Soul
9. Servant Of The Beast
10. The Lonely Wolf
11. Ghost From The Past
13. City Baby Attacked By Rats
Don’t miss DESTRUCTION on tour in North America with labelmates NERVOSA. The tour kicks off April 28th in Brooklyn, NY and runs through May 29th with an appearance at the Maryland Deathfest. A complete list of dates is below.
Diabolical North American Tour 2022
DESTRUCTION w/ Nervosa, Sunlord & VX36
4/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
4/29: Boston, MA @ Middle East / Downstairs
4/30: Montréal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
5/01: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
5/03: Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power
5/04: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
5/05: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
5/06: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
5/07: St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
5/08: Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood
5/09: Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
5/10: Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
5/12: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
5/14: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/15: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/17: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
5/18: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
5/19: Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amp
5/20: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
5/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
5/23: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
5/24: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
5/25: Houston, TX @ White Oak
5/27: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (The Vinyl)
5/28: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
5/29: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest – DESTRUCTION only
Schmier – Bass, Vocals
Martin Furia – Guitars
Randy Black – Drums
Damir Eskić – Guitars