Destruction’s Schmier to Chaoszine: “Uniqueness in general is a great thing about music. Even if you’re not the best player, you may have your own style, your own trademarks”

Author Flavia Andrade - 11.3.2022

German thrash metal veterans Destruction celebrate their 40th anniversary by setting the world ablaze with a new album, “Diabolical”, out on April 8, 2022 via Napalm Records. As one of the most legendary German thrash metal bands in existence, Destruction grace the wall of fame alongside giants like KreatorSodom and Tankard, forming the “Big Teutonic 4” of thrash metal.

Originally founded in 1982, as Knight of Demon, in Weil am Rhein, the band’s first full-length “Infernal Overkill” (1985) marked the start of a long and fruitful list of releases, which include fan-favourite “Mad Butcher” EP (1987). For “Diabolical”, Schmier (bass/vocals), Randy Black (drums), Damir Eskić (guitar) and Martin Furia (guitar) bring back the infamous character, in a more comedic and updated version.

After the forced hiatus due to the pandemic, Destruction is about to embark on a North American tour alongside Nervosa, following the release of “Diabolical”, their 15th full-length studio album.

Chaoszine had the opportunity to catch up with Schmier, founding member of Destruction, who talked about how the pandemic affected artists, and also about their new release, as well as the thrill of going back on the road. You can check out the video interview below.

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You can check out the singles released from “Diabolical” album so far below: