Origin: Germany


Headhunter is the band formed by bassist Schmier following his departure from Destruction in the late eighties. The album reviewed here is their third and last, 1994's Rebirth. Here, the band owes more to Germanic power than the raw thrash of Destruction, with Schmier's vocals sounding quite a bit like Peavey Wagner of Rage. The band was probably long since disbanded by the time Schmier reappeared in Destruction in 2000, but as of summer 2007 the original lineup had spent recording time to put out a new album in 2008. Additionally, the back catalog (all three albums) were re-released in September 2007 by AFM Records.

Current Members

Schmier (Marcel Schirmer)

vocals/bass (Destruction, )

Schmuddel (Uwe Hoffman)

guitars/backing vocals

Jörg Michael

drums (ex-Grave Digger, ex-House Of Spirits, ex-Mekong Delta, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, ex-Rage, ex-Running Wild, ex-Saxon, ex-Schwarzarbeit, ex-Stratovarius, ex-Unleashed Power)


Parody Of Life 
1990 Virgin
  1. Parody of life
  2. Ease my pain
  3. Plead guilty
  4. Kick over your traces
  5. Force of habbit
  6. Caught in a spider's webb
  7. Cursed
  8. Crack brained
  9. Trapped in reality
  • Schmier
  • Schmuddel
  • Jörg Michael

A Bizarre Gardening Accident 
1992 Major
  1. Oh What A Pleasure
  2. Signs Of Insanity
  3. Hit Machine
  4. Born In The Woods
  5. Two Faced Promises
  6. Ramalama
  7. Boozer
  8. Domo
  9. Pangs Of Remorse
  10. Character Assassination
  11. Rude Philosophy
  12. Deadly Instinct
  13. Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll
  • Schmier
  • Schmuddel
  • Jörg Michael

1994 Major
  1. Auf geht's
  2. Armies of the blind
  3. Warhead
  4. Unhuman world
  5. Mistreated
  6. Are we mindless?
  7. Too late for a change
  8. Disco
  9. Scares
  10. Adrenalin
  11. Struck
  12. Don't bogart...
  • Schmier
  • Schmuddel
  • Jörg Michael

Parasite Of Society 
2008 AFM
  1. 3rd Man Introduction
  2. Parasite Of Society
  3. Silverskull
  4. Remission
  5. Doomsday For The Prayer
  6. 18 And Life
  7. Read My Lips
  8. Backs To The Wall
  9. Egomaniac
  10. The Calling
  11. Payback Time
  12. Rapid Fire
  • Schmier
  • Schmuddel
  • Jörg Michael

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Storm 


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