They are known as one of the “Three Kings Of Teutonic Thrash” and their name is Destruction. Sonically they are a no holds barred assault on the fabric of Heavy Metal music and its been a couple of years since we found them paying our region a visit. Tonight that would end with the band locking in a gig at the still kind of new Marlin Room space in NYC’s Webster Hall. For those who are still curious about this one, its the space on the middle level of the Webster Hall building and it holds about 500 people depending on the setup. Destruction would be bringing along both Krisiun and Widow as their national acts and start the fans off with some talented local support. Click the logo to be brought to the full concert article and the photo galleries. Then do return to this space to enjoy some images from the show that can only be seen here since they are rather exclusive to PiercingMetal’s Blog.
Venue: The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Opener: Krisiun, Widow
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
It’s been a couple of years since the mighty Destruction has been to NYC and if you followed the bands social mediums during that last run you will know full well how that visit was not a good experience for the band. Their founder Schmier publicly lashed out about the bad promoters and venue treatment and in some cases even the fans but that was then and this is now because Destruction was coming back and bringing along the intensity of Krisiun and Widow as their lead off national act. Some dates would feature Exmortus but our Metropolis would find Widow on the bill and I was fine with that as I had wanted to see them for a couple of years now but never got the chance. March Metal Madness was going to be kicked up a notch for sure. Here is how it went down for those who did not attend. The show was held at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall which is a reasonably new space in the massive building and one that holds a couple of hundred more than the downstairs space known as The Studio at Webster Hall. I like its overall spaciousness and there is more room to find a circle pit happening so be aware of that should you be attending a show there. Tonight’s fun would start early and feature two local acts by way of Metalfier and Winter Nights. I’ve seen both bands before and like their spirit for the game and suggest you check them out if the time is there to do so. I walked in when Winter Nights was closing out their set after a fun pregaming time at The 13th Step which is a favorite watering hole for me when hitting this particular venue. Widow hit the stage at 8:30 and this is where I pick up the larger part of my coverage.
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