Destruction will be releasing a new live Blu-ray/CD titled “Live Attack” on August 13 via Napalm Records. The effort was recorded during the band’s January livestream show at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland.
“Live Attack” Track Listing:
01. “Born To Perish”
02. “Death Trap”
03. “Nailed To The Cross”
07. “Mad Butcher”
08. “Reject Emotions”
09. “Thrash Till Death”
11. “Sign Of Fear”
12. “Damir’s Shred”
13. “Inspired By Death”
14. “Release From Agony”
15. “Life Without Sense”
17. “Invincible Force”
18. “Under Attack”
19. “Bestial Invasion”
20. “The Butcher Strikes Back”
21. “Curse The Gods”
22. “Total Desaster”
The group commented:
“This show at our fave club, the Z7 in Switzerland, was a really special one in the middle of this dreadful pandemic! When we recorded it as a livestream on the 1st of January, it gave us hope back and connected us with the fans worldwide! Many supporters demanded to release it in physical form, so we had to make it happen. The setlist reflects four decades of Destruction with an almost two hour best-of setlist, which includes some really rare live tracks! It was for sure a night to remember… we hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!”
A live video for “Mad Butcher” from the set can be found below. Schmier added the following about that:
“‘Mad Butcher’ is one of the first songs we ever wrote, such a classic! I still love to perform it live; it is in my DNA meanwhile, I guess! There are a lot of memories that come along with this track and the history of the band. We brought back the double-lead section from the EP version into the solo part; many fans have reacted at that during the live shows, which is really cool! But this DVD will also have some nice surprises, some songs we have not played live in decades.”
Destruction have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Schmier commented:
“Well, this decision was a long way coming! We are super excited to join the Napalm family, because I have been a fan of the label and their philosophy for a long time. I’ve followed their impressive history and great work for many years and have recommended Napalm Records to other bands and friends before. So now it was finally time for us to move on and be a part of their roster of fantastic artists. A strong and fresh partner for these crucial years of our career is an important step for us! We were using the time well to prepare new releases for our faithful fans worldwide. More news about that very soon.”
Destruction have released a new mini-documentary focusing on their socially distanced concerts in Pratteln, Switzerland. The shows took place at the Z7 club on July 3-4 and only 300 tickets were available for each date.
“I am very glad that our film team could capture those moments. The first shows after the loosening of the rules in Switzerland for concerts were for sure a special moment for all of us. The fans did a very good job, and the social distancing worked pretty well. For sure much better than in the supermarket or on public transport these days. We all felt safe and sound, and sure, you cannot completely avoid contact, but you can use your common sense. The precautions and government rules have been implemented well and that was important for everybody involved.
It will still be very challenging to bring concerts back into our lives. If masks will be a part of that future or other precautions, the next weeks will show. It is important to take the new challenges and try — instead of doing nothing and just accepting the situation of no shows!
Destruction will continue this path and play a social distancing open air close to Berlin in August. A concept that works for a while in Germany and now this now the first METAL show in that format.
Thanks for all the support & stay healthy and aware!”
Destruction took the stage at Z7 in Pratteln, Swizterland last night (July 4) for their first concert since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Notably, the 1,600 capacity venue limited the show to 300 people. Footage from the performance can be seen below:
Destruction have booked a July 4 show at the Z7 club in Pratteln, Switzerland. Poltergeist will serve as support. It’s worth noting that the venue will be operating at a limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. Tickets can be found HERE.
Destruction have shared a new live video for “Nailed To The Cross.” This version of the track is from the band’s new live album, “Born To Thrash – Live In Germany,” which is available in digital outlets now. The effort, which was recorded during the band’s set at last year’s Party.San Metal Open Air festival, will also be available on CD and vinyl on July 17. Frontman Schmier commented:
“‘Nailed to the Cross’ is one of the newer generation Destruction songs that we could never take off our setlist. It became a fan favorite right away and is one of those songs that never get old, especially live. The crowd at the Partysan festival that day, gave us a great welcome – I hope you enjoy a bit of the festival atmosphere that we will all be missing this year!”
Destruction have shared a new live video for “Curse The Gods.” This version of the track is from the band’s new live album, “Born To Thrash – Live In Germany,” which is available in digital outlets now. The effort, which was recorded during the band’s set at last year’s Party.San Metal Open Air festival, will also be available on CD and vinyl on July 17.
“‘Curse The Gods’ is the first of the three video clips that we will release until the album is out physically in July! There is no better opener for a Destruction show, and the song and its lyrics are still a true classic! Still one of my faves to play live, even after all those years! We made it possible for the fans to already stream this record now and not like usual on the release day of the physical product in some months. Production and promotion normally takes several weeks but unusual times need unusual measures! Nothing is like a LIVE show and we all are missing it!”
Destruction will be digitally releasing a new live album titled “Born To Thrash – Live In Germany” on May 8. The effort, which was recorded during the band’s set at last year’s Party.San Metal Open Air festival, will also be available on CD and vinyl on July 17.
With this news, the group have also launched an interactive map where fans can mark the location of their first Destruction show. Everyone that participates by April 24 will be mentioned on a poster that will come with the physical editions of the album.
“We recorded this special show on the release weekend of our ‘Born To Perish’ record last year, at Germany’s awesome Party.San festival. We had the very spontaneous idea to do a live album in these difficult times, where the fans and us bands are longing for concerts. This might help us a bit to keep the spirit, bring us some joy and great memories back. This is also the first live record of Destruction as a four-piece since the legendary ‘Live Without Sense’ album.
The current lineup is the strongest we ever had — and, of course, this shows best on a live stage! We have kept it raw and authentic and hope our fans will enjoy this atmospheric highlight of our last concert season as much as we did while thrashing on stage.”
Destruction have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour. Suicidal Angels have since dropped off the trek due to scheduling conflicts, so Warbringer will be taking their place. Crisix and Domination Inc. will also perform.
11/28 Waregem, BEL – Waregemse Metal Day (Destruction and Warbringer only)
11/29 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
11/30 Wiesbaden, GER – Kesselhaus
12/02 London, UK – The Dome
12/03 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
12/04 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse
12/05 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
12/06 Glasgow, UK – Slay
12/08 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
12/09 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
12/10 Lisbon, POR – RCA CLub
12/11 Madrid, SPA – Sala But
12/12 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
12/13 Colmar, FRA – Le Grillen
12/15 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
12/16 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
12/17 Lindau, GER – Vaudeville
12/18 Milan, ITA – Legend Club