Destruction



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Also known as Knight Of Demon (1983)

Country: Germany
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

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Formed in: 1983

1983- Teutonic thrash metal

Line-up

1983-  Mike Sifringer - guitars
1983-1989  Schmier - vocals, bass
› 1999-  -//-
2018-  Randy Black - drums
› 2018  -//-
2019-  Damir Eskic - guitars
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1983-1987  Thomas "Tommy" Sandmann - drums
1987-1990  Harald "Harry" Wilkens - guitar
1987-1999  Oliver "Olli" Kaiser - drums
1990  André Grieder - vocals
1993-1999  Michael Piranio - guitar
1993-1999  Thomas Rosenmerkel - vocals
1994-1998  Christian Engler - bass
1999-2001  Sven Vormann - drums
2001-2010  Markus "Marc" Reincke - drums
2010-2018  Vaaver - drums
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1986  Chris Dudek - drums
2004  Hoest - vocals
2009  Ol Drake - guitars
2015  Randy Black - drums
2005  Doro Pesch - vocals
2005  Peter Tägtgren - vocals
2005  Paul Di'Anno - vocals
2005  Björn "Speed" Strid - vocals
2005  Peter "Peavy" Wagner - vocals
2005  Messiah Marcolin - vocals
2005  Shagrath - vocals
2005  Biff Byford - vocals
2008  Vinnie Moore - guitar
2008  Gary Holt - guitar
2008  Jeff Waters - guitars
2010  Ol Drake - guitars, backing vocals
2010  Olof Mörck - guitar solo
2016  Alex Camargo - vocals

Discography

1984 Bestial Invasion Of Hell [Demo] 8.1
1985 Speed Kills Vol. I [VA] 9.1
1987 Mad Butcher / Eternal Devastation [Compilation] 9
1988 Mad Butcher / Sentence Of Death [Compilation] 8.3
1988 Sentence Of Death / Infernal Overkill [Compilation] 8.3
1989 Live Without Sense [Live] 8.7
1989 Release From Agony / Eternal Devastation [Compilation] 8.7
1990 Super Best Destruction Collection [Compilation] 8
1990 Cracked Brain [Single] 7.7
1992 Best Of [Compilation] 7.3
1993 Live Without Sense / Mad Butcher [Compilation] 9
1999 The Butcher Strikes Back [Demo] 9
2000 2 Originals Of Destruction (Mad Butcher / Eternal Devastation / Sentence Of Death / Infernal Overkill) [Boxset] 9
2001 Nuclear Blast Festivals 2000 [VA] 8.8
2001 Death Comes...9 [Split] [VA] 7
2001 The Antichrist / All Hell Breaks Loose [Boxset] 8
2001 Whiplash [Single] 8.3
2002 Alive Devastation [Live] 8.3
2002 A Tribute To The Four Horsemen [VA] 7
2002 Armageddon: The Tribute To Destruction [VA] 6
2003 A Tribute To The Beast Vol. 2 [VA] 7
2004 Armageddon Over Wacken - Live 2004 [VA] 8.1
2004 Live Discharge (20 Years Of Total Destruction) [DVD] 8.6
2004 Fenriz Presents: The Best Of Old School Black Metal [VA] 9.2
2007 A Spanking Good Song Collection [VA] 6.5
2007 All Hell Breaks Loose + The Antichrist [Compilation] 8.3
2007 Thrash Anthems [Compilation] 8.5
2008 Metal Mania 2007 [DVD] 7
2009 The Curse Of The Antichrist - Live In Agony [Live] 9
2010 A Savage Symphony - The History Of Annihilation [DVD] 9.1
2010 The Price [Single] 6.5
2011 15 Years - Metal Addiction [VA] 9
2017 A Tribute To Iron Maiden [VA] 6.2
2017 Thrash Anthems II [Compilation] 8.5
2018 The Nuclear Blast Recordings [Compilation] 8
2020 Born To Thrash - Live In Germany [Live] 7.6

Latest reviews

35 years after Sentenced To Death, the Teutonic titans Destruction are still charging ahead and show few signs of stopping anytime soon. Born To Perish is their 14th full length slab of original music that will please fans of thrash and particularly the German variety.   Review by omne metallum ››
It's scary how quickly time goes by; it seems like only yesterday Day Of Reckoning was the latest Destruction album. It also might not be apparent to some that Destruction are about to celebrate their 30th anniversary as a band; a milestone deserving of respect.   Review by Baz Anderson ››
I've never been the biggest fan of the German Thrash Metal scene but even if I prefer the Bay Area one, I like it a lot. Sodom, Kreator or Destruction are, of course, among the best Thrash Metal bands on Earth and nobody can say that they've...   Review by Jeff ››

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