Origin: Germany
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Destruction  


Along with Kreator and Sodom, Destruction was considered at the top of the class of mid-eighties German thrash metal (and, personal opinion here, the best of the three), and by the time of 1988's Release From Agony (the BNR choice for their best album), their unique brand of raw thrash had gained them worldwide appeal. But the tour following the release of Live Without Sense a year later found the band in turmoil, with internal dissent resulting in vocalist/bassist Schmier leaving the band (later to form Headhunter). The rest of the group soldiered on, eventually releasing Cracked Brain in 1990, but the album was poorly received and all was quiet on the Destruction front. But though the band had virtually disappeared from international view, in fact guitarist Mike was still plugging away, recruiting a new lineup and recording three self-financed albums in the mid-nineties, albums that are regarded as decent in their own right but lacking the true Destruction spirit. Finally, Mike and Schmier decided to work once again. Pared back to a trio as in the early days, the rejuvenated band recorded All Hell Breaks Loose in 2000, and to date the "new" Destruction have released several albums, most recently re-recording some older material, releasing them as Thrash Anthems.

Current Members

Schmier (Marcel Schirmer)

bass/vocals (Headhunter)

Mike Sifringer

guitars

Vaaver (Wawrzyniec Dramowicz)

drums

Former Members/Guests

Andre Grieder

vocals

Thomas Rosenmerkel

vocals

Harry Wilkens

guitars

Michael Piranio

guitars

Christian Engler

bass

Tommy Sandmann

drums

Oliver Kaiser

drums

Sven Vormann

drums

Marc Reign (Markus Reincke)

drums (Morgoth)


Discography



(EP) Sentence Of Death 
1984 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Intro
  2. Total Disaster
  3. Black Mass
  4. Mad Butcher
  5. Satan's Vengeance
  6. Devil's Soldiers
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Tommy Sandmann




Infernal Overkill 
1985 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Invincible Force
  2. Death Trap
  3. The Ritual
  4. Tormentor
  5. Bestial Invasion
  6. Thrash Attack
  7. Antichrist
  8. Black Death
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Tommy Sandmann

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Eternal Devastation 
1986 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Curse The Gods
  2. Confound Games
  3. Life Without Sense
  4. United By Hatred
  5. Eternal Ban
  6. Upcoming Devastation
  7. Confused Mind
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Tommy Sandmann

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Mad Butcher 
1987 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Mad Butcher
  2. The Damned
  3. Reject Emotions
  4. The Last Judgement
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Harry Wilkens
  • Oliver Kaiser




Release From Agony 
1988 Rock Hotel
  1. Beyond Eternity
  2. Release From Agony
  3. Dissatisfied Existence
  4. Sign Of Fear
  5. Unconscious Ruins
  6. Incriminated
  7. Our Oppression
  8. Survive To Die
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Harry Wilkens
  • Oliver Kaiser

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Live Without Sense  LIVE
1989 Noise
  1. Curse The Gods
  2. Unconscious Ruins
  3. Invincible Force
  4. Dissatisfied Existence
  5. Reject Emotions
  6. Eternal Ban
  7. Mad Butcher
  8. Life Without Sense
  9. Release From Agony
  10. Bestial Invasion
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Harry Wilkens
  • Oliver Kaiser

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Cracked Brain 
1990 Noise
  1. Cracked Brain
  2. Frustrated
  3. S.E.D.
  4. Time Must End
  5. My Sharona
  6. Rippin' You Off Blind
  7. Die A Day Before You're Born
  8. No Need To Justify
  9. When Your Mind Was Free
  • Andre Grieder
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Harry Wilkens
  • Christian Engler
  • Oliver Kaiser

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Destruction 
1994 Brain Butcher
  1. Decisions
  2. I Kill Children
  3. Things Of No Importance
  4. Smile
  • Thomas Rosenmerkel
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Michael Piranio
  • Christian Engler
  • Oliver Kaiser




(EP) Them Not Me 
1995 Brain Butcher
  1. Scratch The Skin
  2. Live To Start Again
  3. Bright Side Of Leprosy
  4. Push Me Off The Windowsill
  5. Mole
  6. Mentally Handicapped Enterprise
  • Thomas Rosenmerkel
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Michael Piranio
  • Christian Engler
  • Oliver Kaiser




The Least Successful Human Cannonball 
1998 Brain Butcher
  1. Formless, faceless, nameless
  2. Tick on a tree
  3. 263 dead popes
  4. Cellar soul
  5. God gifted
  6. Autoaggression
  7. Hofffmannn's hell
  8. Brother of Cain
  9. A fake transition
  10. Continental drift I
  11. Continental drift II
  • Thomas Rosenmerkel
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Michael Piranio
  • Christian Engler
  • Oliver Kaiser




All Hell Breaks Loose 
2000 Nuclear Blast
  1. Intro
  2. The Final Curtain
  3. Machinery of Lies
  4. Tears of Blood
  5. Devastation of Your Soul
  6. The Butcher Strikes Back
  7. World Domination of Pain
  8. X-treme Measures
  9. All Hell Breaks Loose
  10. Total Desaster 2000
  11. Visual Prostitution
  12. Kingdom of Damnation
  13. Whiplash
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Sven Vormann

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



The Antichrist 
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Thrash 'Til Death
  2. Nailed To the Cross
  3. Dictators of Cruelty
  4. Bullets From Hell
  5. Strangulated Pride
  6. Meet Your Destiny
  7. Creations of the Underworld
  8. Godfather of Slander
  9. Let Your Mind Rot
  10. The Heretic
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Sven Vormann

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Metal Discharge 
2003 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Ravenous Beast
  2. Metal Discharge
  3. Rippin´ the Flesh Apart
  4. Fear of the Moment
  5. Mortal Remains
  6. Desecrators of the New Age
  7. Historical Force Feed
  8. Savage Symphony of Terror
  9. Made to Be Broken
  10. Vendetta
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Marc Reign

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Live Discharge 
2004 Nuclear Blast




Inventor Of Evil 
2005 AFM
  1. Soul Collector
  2. The Defiance Will Remain
  3. The Alliance Of Hellhoundz
  4. No Mans Land
  5. The Calm Before The Storm
  6. The Chosen Ones
  7. Dealer Of Hostility
  8. Under Surveillance
  9. Seeds Of Hate
  10. Twist Of Fate
  11. Killing Machine
  12. Memories Of Nothingness
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Marc Reign

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Thrash Anthems 
2007 AFM
  1. Bestial Invasion
  2. Profanity
  3. Release from Agony
  4. Mad Butcher
  5. Reject Emotions
  6. Death Trap
  7. Cracked Brain
  8. Life Without Sense
  9. Total Desaster
  10. Deposition (Your Heads Will Roll)
  11. Invincible Force
  12. Sign of Fear
  13. Tormentor
  14. Unconscious Ruins
  15. Curse the Gods
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Marc Reign

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. 
2008 AFM
  1. D.evolution
  2. E.levator To Hell
  3. V.icious Circle - The 7 Seven Deadly Sins
  4. O.ffenders Of The Throne
  5. L.ast Desperate Scream
  6. U.rge (The Greed Of Gain)
  7. T.he Violation Of Morality
  8. I.nner Indulgence
  9. O.dyssey Of Frustration
  10. N.o One Shall Survive
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Marc Reign

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Curse Of The Antichrist  LIVE
2009 AFM
  1. The Butcher Strikes Back
  2. Curse The Gods
  3. Mad Butcher
  4. The Alliance Of Hellhoundz
  5. D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
  6. Eternal Ban
  7. Urge The Greed Of Gain
  8. Thrash Till Death
  9. Metal Discharge
  10. The Damned
  11. Cracked Brain
  12. Soulcollector
  13. Death Trap
  14. Unconscious Ruins
  15. Life Without Sense
  16. The 7 Deadly Sins
  17. The Antichrist
  18. Thrash Till Death
  19. Reject Emotions
  20. Total Desaster
  21. Bestial Invasion
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Marc Reign

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



A Savage Symphony - The History Of Annihilation 
2010 AFM




Day Of Reckoning 
2011 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Price
  2. Hate Is My Fuel
  3. Armageddonizer
  4. Devil’s Advocate
  5. Day of Reckoning
  6. Sorcerer of Black Magic
  7. Misfit
  8. The Demon Is God
  9. Church of Disgust
  10. Destroyer or Creator
  11. Sheep of the Regime
  12. The Price
  13. Hate Is My Fuel
  14. Armageddonizer
  15. Devil’s Advocate
  16. Day of Reckoning
  17. Sorcerer of Black Magic
  18. Misfit
  19. The Demon Is God
  20. Church of Disgust
  21. Destroyer or Creator
  22. Sheep of the Regime
  • Schmier
  • Mike Sifringer
  • Vaaver

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Review  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Spiritual Genocide 
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. Exordium
  2. Cyanide
  3. Spiritual Genocide
  4. Renegades
  5. City Of Doom
  6. No Signs Of Repentance
  7. To Dust You Will Decay
  8. Legacy Of The Past
  9. Carnivore
  10. Riot Squad
  11. Under Violent Sledge


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