In 2007, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and re-imagining history could be. The follow-up to 2007’s »Thrash Anthems« is ready to rock the metal world and shows how fans can be part of both a band’s history and future. ForThrash Anthems II, DESTRUCTION called upon on their loyal fans through PledgeMusic to help them create the record and contribute to the band’s epic history.
Mastermind Schmier states: “As it is a part of our past to relaunch classic songs from our history with a fresh face and we had many demands on a »Thrash Anthems« continuation, we decided to do a second part of this re-animation of classic 80s DESTRUCTION material. For us it was important to chose the tracks with the fans and first when NB did not wanna do the album we decided to do a pledge campaign to raise the fonds for the production together with the diehards.
To make a long story short, we know not everybody will like these new versions of those thrash evergreens (just listen to the originals then) but it was an important task for us to keep them alive for a whole new generation of metalheads that love those fresh and brutal new recordings. We are very happy now, that our label is finally releasing this collection of thrash classics. The vibe on this record is so vicious, noncommercial and has this 80s feeling with a even more aggressive edge and THAT is was made our THRASH so special, in the good old days and now!”
Thrash Anthems II – Track Listing: 01. Confused Mind 02. Black Mass 03. Frontbeast 04. Dissatisfied Existence 05. United By Hatred 06. The Ritual 07. Black Death 08. The Antichrist 09. Confound Games 10. Ripping You Off Blind 11. Satan’s Vengeance Bonus Track: 12. Holiday in Cambodia (DEAD KENNEDYS Cover)
This stunning artwork was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for ANNIHILATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more.
DESTRUCTION live: 05.10. S Stockholm – Rock the Boat 28.10. RO Lasi – Rock’n’Lasi Festival 09.11. DK Aalborg – Aalborg Metal Fest w/ HELL 24.11. NL Leiden – Gebr. de Nobel 25.11. NL Ulft – Metal on Metal 26.11. NL Leeuwarden – Neushoorn (w/ ALTAR E.A.)
26.12. D Munich – Metallic X-Mas
Latest album Under Attack was released in May 2016 and hit the charts worldwide as follows:
#17 US Heatseekers #27 US Hard Music #39 UK Rock Top 40 #68 Germany #85 Belgium (Wallonia) #90 Switzerland #96 Canada (Hard Music) #126 Japan #145 Belgium (Flanders)
Warbringer has continued to evolve throughout its 4 albums into the most lethal band in thrash, and delivers a monumental 5th record in Woe to the Vanquished. Taking the more progressive and ambitious leanings of Empires Collapse and tempering them with pure, unrelenting violence. The result is a unique hybrid strain of thrash and extreme metal that ranges from all-out speed assaults such as “Woe to the Vanquished” and “Shellfire” to the biggest song the band has ever done, the 11-minute “When the Guns Fell Silent.” WARBRINGER makes a triumphant step forward on this record, it’s an absolute must for anyone into metal today.
ABOUT JUNGLE ROT
Shots’ firing overhead, out of breath, thankful to be alive, an exhausted, courageous soldier takes cover in a nearby trench. Overcome with tragedy, the cadet looks down to carefully remove his worn down combat boots to discover his feet numb and blue, knocking him back with an overwhelming smell of decay and gangrene. This phenomenon is known as “jungle rot”. With a little imagination, visualize this horrifyingly grotesque predicament as it would be in heavy metal form – teeming with despair, brutality, darkness and volatility. The sinister picture you have just painted comes to life in four-piece death metal act JUNGLE ROT, who has been triumphantly destroying the metal scene since 1994.
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