Continuing our 40th anniversary celebration week for the classic RAINBOW “Rising” album, we recently caught up with Schmier, frontman of German thrash legends DESTRUCTION.
DESTRUCTION have recently released their brutal new album “Under Attack”, which is going down a storm with thrash fans worldwide. Rock and metal has no boundaries and most of us appreciate and enjoy, or if not, at least respect the many different genres around these days. Times were different in so many ways back in 1976 when “Rising” was released, but the album has proudly stood up to the test of time, as Schmier agrees:
“I’m a kid of the seventies, I grew up of course on Rainbow. So Rainbow “Rising” was for me a total breakthrough record, 1976, I think I caught it a little bit later. I remember it was just amazing, it was Ronnie James Dio’s big album also.
This is just an all time classic, I think out of all the seventies records, Rainbow “Rising” is one of the most special ones because all the songs are so great, there’s such a great atmosphere on the album. The sound, even nowadays is still so warm and great and it’s also nothing against Ritchie Blackmore’s Deep Purple years, but I think it’s maybe Ritchie Blackmore’s best record.”