Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Destruction - Metal Discharge

Destruction was formed as "Knight of Demon" in Lörrach, Germany in 1982. The original line-up featured vocalist and bassist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, drummer Tommy Sandmann, and guitarist Mike Sifinger. They soon changed their name to "Destruction" and released a demo titled Bestial Invasion of Hell in 1984. After this the group signed with Steamhammer Records and released an EP titled Sentence Of Death later that year.
Destruction released their first full-length album titled Infernal Overkill in 1985, followed by Eternal Devastation in 1986, Release from Agony in 1988, and Cracked Brain in 1990. In 1989, Marcel Schirmer was asked to leave the band due to creative differences and the group underwent a period of commercial deterioration. During the grunge explosion during the early to mid 1990s, the band lost their record label support and had to self-release and produce their own albums. In 1999, Schirmer rejoined and things began to look up for the band as they signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast. They then released three more albums; All Hell Breaks Loose in 2000, The Antichrist in 2001, and Metal Discharge in 2003. The band would then sign with AFM Records and release Inventor of Evil in 2005. The band's latest album, D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N., is to be released in August 2008. In early 2009 Destruction is scheduled to tour around North America.
Another album by Germany's long-running thrash legend. 'Metal Discharge' follows their previous two efforts. This is the US edition featuring a whopping seven bonus tracks, including cover versions of Iron Maiden, Metallica and The Exploited, plus four demo tracks.

CD -- 1
.. the ravenous beast
.. metal discharge
.. rippin' the flesh apart
.. fear of the moment
.. mortal remains
.. desecrators of the new age
.. historical force feed
.. savage symphony of terror
.. made to be broken
.. vendetta

CD -- 2
.. killers (iron maiden)
.. whiplash (metallica)
.. u.s.a. (The Exploited)
.. bestial invasion (demo version '99)
.. the butcher strikes back (demo version '99)
.. nailed to the cross (demo '01)
.. metal discharge (demo '03)

.. Year: 2003
.. Label: Nuclear Blast
.. Country: Germany
.. Bitrate: VBR
.. Home-Page: www.destruction.de/
.. MySpace: www.myspace.com/officialdestruction
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