Method Of Destruction - Biography

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Method of Destruction, often shortened to M.O.D., is a metal/hardcore crossover band from New York City, fronted by former Stormtroopers Of Death vocalist Billy Milano. With M.O.D., Milano sought to continue on the musical path of his former band, mixing shades of hardcore punk with thrash metal and often humorous and politically incorrect lyrics.

U.S.A. for M.O.D., the band's debut album, was produced by former S.O.D. bandmate and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. M.O.D.'s sophomore effort, Surfin' M.O.D., was somewhat of an anomaly, featuring little thrash metal, focusing more on humorous cover songs and a beach party atmosphere. The band would return to their roots on Gross Misconduct, as well as further expand their sound on Rhythm of Fear. It was around this time that Milano performed a reunion show with S.O.D. at The Ritz in New York.

The following releases, Devolution and Dictated Aggression suffered from poor distribution and going out of print, despite the heavier style and more serious lyrics that Milano utilized. The albums were eventually reissued on Blackout Records in 2004.

Following yet another S.O.D. reunion and subsequent album, Bigger Than The Devil, M.O.D. went silent for many years. In 2003 Milano recruited a new lineup and recorded The Rebel You Love to Hate, somewhat of a return to Milano's humorous past with jabs at white suburban rap fans and the War on Terrorism.

M.O.D. released Red, White, and Screwed in October 2007.