LEGION OF THE DAMNED, GRAND SUPREME BLOODCOURT and ATTIC, are the latest acts confirmed for the 2013 edition of Germany’s Party.San Open Air festival is scheduled for August 8 – 10 in Bad Berka.
All band’s confirmed so far are: ANAAL NATHRAKH, ATTIC, BOMBS OF HADES, CARPATHIAN FOREST, COFFINS, DESERTED FEAR, DESTRÖYER 666, DESTRUCTION, DYING FETUS, GRAND SUPREME BLOODCOURT, HOODED MENACE, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, TSJUDER, UNLEASHED and VENOM.
For more info visit he festival’s website.
Coming Saturday, December 22nd, issue #82 of Germany’s Legacy magazine, including an exclusive four-track compilation from The Big Teutonic 4 – KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION and TANKARD.
This unique CD in slipcase presents the thrash legends performing four cover versions of the following world-famous metal classics:
Kreator – ‘The Number Of The Beast’ (IRON MAIDEN)
Sodom – ‘Iron Fist’ (MOTÖRHEAD)
Destruction – ‘The Hammer’ (Motörhead)
Tankard – ‘The Prisoner’ (Iron Maiden)
Grab your copy via the Nuclear Blast webshop at this location.
At the inaugural installment of the Beastival festival — set to take place from May 30 to June 1, 2013 in Geiselwind, Germany — “The Big Teutonic 4″, the legendary quartet of German thrash metal bands that shaped the European heavy metal scene like no other since the ’80s and established “thrash made in Germany” as a quality seal all around the world, will share the same stage on the same evening! Be there when KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION and TANKARD tear down the venue and thrash you into the ground!
The Beastival 2013 billing also includes such acts SABATON, WINTERSUN, KATAKLYSM, SATYRICON, U.D.O. and DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER.
For more information, visit www.beastival.com.
In a recent interview with Greece’s Metal Kaoz, KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza stated about the possibility of a full-fledged tour with SODOM and DESTRUCTION: “We have been talking about this all the time. We have been having this discussion since the last time we were in Greece along with SODOM and DESTRUCTION about getting that tour in the U.S. But this never happened and you wanna know why? … There are certain people who don’t want to tour. [DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist] Schmier wants to tour, we want to tour but Tom [Angelripper] from SODOM does not. And, as you can understand, we can only do this tour with the three bands onboard because otherwise it would not be the same. So, without SODOM, this will never happen and I am really sorry to say this.”
KORPIKLAANI, MILKING THE GOATMACHINE, MERCENARY, HUNTRESS and ACCUSER are now confirmed for Beastival 2013, taking place May 30th – June 1st in Geiselwind, Germany.
Current lineup: SABATON, The Big Teutonic 4 (KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION, TANKARD), WINTERSUN, KATAKLYSM, SATYRICON, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, U.D.O, DARK TRANQUILLITY, KORPIKLAANI, VARG, EISREGEN, ASPHYX, NACHTMYSTIUM, HEIDEVOLK, MILKING THE GOATMACHINE, MERCENARY, MAJESTY, HUNTRESS and ACCUSER.
Further festival details here.
Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT have scheduled two exclusive shows in Japan alongside thrash titans DESTRUCTION and DEATH ANGEL. The events will take place on March 9th and 10th, 2013 at Club Citta in Kawasak-Shi, Japan.
Fans can pre-reserve tickets starting December 8th at this location . Tickets go on sale everywhere on Saturday, December 22nd.
For further information go here.
Tour dates are below:
9 – Club Citta – Kawasak-Shi, Japan
10 – Club Citta – Kawasak-Shi, Japan
German thrashers DESTRUCTION have issued the following update:
“All SPRITUAL GENOCIDE release dates outside of Europe will be announced ASAP! USA/Canada release will be after X-mas, in January! NA version will have 5 bonus tracks! More news soon, sorry about the delay but it s the local markets that DICTATE the release policy! THRASH TILL DEATH!”
To listen to Metal Shock Finland‘s recent interview with Schmier, go HERE.
The first video from the album is for the song ‘Carnivore’. The clip was produced at Polish Mania Studio and sees the return of the classic character, the Mad Butcher. Check it out below:
Billboard’s Gary Graff reports:
On stage at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night, THE WHO‘s Roger Daltrey saluted Chris Stamp – one of the two early managers that launched the group’s success – as a man “without whom we wouldn’t be the band we were.”
Stamp – who not only co-managed The Who with the late Kit Lambert but also co-founded the group’s Track Records label and executive produced most of its albums and film projects starting in 1968, died from cancer on Saturday at the age of 70 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Daltrey went on to say that Stamp “flew into the universe on a pair of rainbow wings. Chris, we can never thank you enough – well, I can’t, for what you brought to my life” just before he and Pete Townshend performed a duo rendition of ‘Tea & Theatre’ that, while not specifically dedicated to Stamp, certainly had the quiet and dignified air of a tribute.
Read the full report at this location.
Nuclear Blast announces that legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION have just released their 30-years-anniversary album “Spiritual Genocide” today.
When Rock Hard Germany calls the anniversary album »Spiritual Genocide« “the most diversified DESTRUCTION record of the post-re-union phase“, it doesn’t only reflect the overall press reception perfectly, which ecstatically sways between joy at the presented trademark aggression and surprise in view of the atmospherically grooving parts, but also takes the exact line that Schmier and his band mates had in mind.
The press agrees:
Metal Hammer (D), Rating 6/7
Rock Hard (D), Rating 8/10
Legacy (D), Rating 14/15
Metal.de, Rating 8/10
Stormbringer.at, Rating 4/5
Lords Of Metal (NL), Rating 91/100
Metal Factory (CH), Rating 9.5/10
Check out the video clip of the brand new song “Carnivore” here:
Get your copy in the Nuclear Blast Shop:
The Itunes (album incl. booklet) you get here:
Be assured: No matter how fast you’ll run – the Mad Butcher will eventually get you all!
Reviewed by Nima Hedayati
Album: Spiritual Genocide
Label: Nuclear Blast
Release Date: 23rd November 2012
3. Spiritual Genocide
5. City Of Doom
6. No Signs Of Repentance
7. To Dust You Will Decay
8. Legacy Of The Past (Guest Version)
10. Riot Squad
11. Under Violent Sledge
Destruction is a veteran thrash metal band from Germany with 30 years of recording and performing under their belts. Style wise I would say this band is quite raw and direct in their approach; they sound like they came from the same school as bands such as Sodom, Exodus and Testament. This is the bands 18th release (including studio and live albums). The bands front man, Schmier, released this statement with the album: “For the anniversary album, we’ve really knuckled down big-time – we’ve never been so fast, brutal and groovy before!“.
This album is relentless in its heaviness. There are no clean or acoustic passages as it’s balls to the wall thrash from start to finish. All the songs seem to maintain a high tempo and volume throughout which can get a bit repetitive after a while. Personally I like songs that take you on a journey with occasional break downs, experimental progressive passages and changes in dynamic; unfortunately there is none of that here.
The production is excellent throughout with all instruments and vocals sitting evenly in the mix. The performances on this album are also to a high standard. Throughout the album the drumming is punchy and tight. Guitars sound extremely crunchy with stereo imaging used to great effect. The bass is deep and punishing. The vocals are good but not great; they just seem to fill the gap between other instruments without pushing any boundaries. The guitar solos are minimal but fairly well executed.
The main let down here is the lack of originality in the song writing; this is thrash metal in it’s purest and rawest form with nothing ground breaking. All the songs are fairly decent but there are no stand out gems; after one listen I can’t remember any of the choruses and no particular track caught my attention. I’m not saying that this album is bad but it could have been much better if more time was spent. There is no doubt that this is well executed high octane thrash but there is nothing that triggered an emotional response when I listened to it.
If you like to head bang non-stop for 40 plus minutes with little care for melody or originality then this album will be right up your street. If like me you want something with a bit of substance then check out some old school thrash and let the good times roll.
Schmier (vocals, bass)
German thrash legends DESTRUCTION will release their 30th anniversary album, Spiritual Genocide, via Nuclear Blast on November 23rd. The first video from the album is for the song ‘Carnivore’. The clip was produced at Polish Mania Studio and sees the return of the classic character, the Mad Butcher. Check it out below:
On November 24th, Destruction will celebrate the European release of Spiritual Genocide with an exclusive release party concert in Switzerland, at the Täger Sporthalle in Wettingen close to Zürich.
- see and meet the Mad Butcher and his hot servants
- 90 minute Best Of 30 Years show with the exclusive presentation of some brand new tracks
- surprise guests
- signing session – meet the band and get your new album signed
- exclusive prices for the new album and the new merchandise
Also on the bill: GONOREAS, BATTALION, ATLAS&AXIS, INFLUENCE X, PALACE, DOLOHRUZ.
For tickets visit Starticket.ch.