So today was a bit of a wash here at the Metal Command HQ and inclement weather found Nuclear Blast Recording artists Amorphis having their show postponed until an as yet undetermined date. This bummed out a lot of the Metal Republic who were heading there but I can understand the whole safety first stuff. The blizzard wasn’t as bad as anticipated but travel was still a pain in the a$$. Anyway, with lots more time on my hands it was great to receive the press details about the upcoming tour by Destruction and all of that scoop is below for your enjoyment. Dig in.
The Press Release:
Legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION have announced the “North American Under Attack” tour. The trek will begin in Oakland, CA on May 22nd and hit 19 cities including Chicago, New York, and Atlanta before concluding in Los Angles at The Regent Theater on June 11th. Direct support will come from both Los Angeles thrash metallers WARBRINGER and Wisconsin death Metallers JUNGLE ROT.
Mastermind Schmier states:
“The Under Attack tour will finally come to North America. Sorry for the little delay, but it has been a busy and successful run so far in other countries and we are looking forward to bringing it to North America. With WARBRINGER and JUNGLE ROT, we are bringing two crushing bands that are friends and fit very well on this old-school billing.
America was never easy to tour for foreign thrash bands, and that’s why it’s always special for us. You just never know when it’s going to be the last time as it is not going to get easier in the future.
So come out to thrash and party with us and of course the set list will feature a lot of 80’s classics as we as we are working on THRASH ANTHEMS II at the moment. See you in the pit! ” Continue reading Destruction Announces “North America Under Attack 2017” Tour→
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.
Artist: Destruction Venue: The Marlin Room at Webster Hall Opener: Krisiun, Widow Date: 3/19/2014 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. Continue reading Destruction @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall (3/19/2014)→
The Details: While America has its own Big Four for Thrash Metal, when it comes to the offerings from the German side there are only three titans of Thrash and one of the biggest providers of the craft is very clearly the mighty Destruction. As a matter of fact, the press often lauds them as “One Of The Three Kings of Teutonic Thrash Metal” and this is rightly so because for thirty years now the band has been decimating their fans with intense tunes. Fronted by the mighty Schmier, the band returns to the states after a couple of years with support from Krisiun and Widow. Local support will open all shows and its with great pleasure that I announce this contest that comes care of the Excess DB Entertainment group for our fans as we continue to celebrate March Metal Madness here on PiercingMetal. Read on. Continue reading Win To See Destruction @ Webster Hall’s Marlin Room On 3/19/2014→
Fans of the Teutonic Titans Of Thrash will surely be appeased with the news that Schmier will be bringing Destruction to North America in the tail end of March and while the folks at Homeland Security need not be concerned since it’s not “THAT” kind of Destruction, you can rest assured that our celebration of March Metal Madness will likely be intensified when they stop here in NYC. More from me after the poster and the press release.
The Press Copy: “Touring to support their 2013 release Spiritual Genocide, German thrash metal institution DESTRUCTION will launch their North American headlining tour on Tuesday, March 18th in Worcester, Massachusetts with direct support from Brazilian death metal kings KRISIUN. Guest openers will be North Carolina metallers WIDOW (March 18th – 24th) and California death thrashers EXMORTUS (March 25th – April 14th). Continue reading Sound The Alarm! Destruction Is Coming To North America In 2014→
Artist: Destruction Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY) Opener: Heathen, Warbeast Date: 5/11/2011 Label: Nuclear Blast Records
New York City are you prepared for the “North American Reckoning” Tour that will once again bring a headlining Destruction to our shores and find them doing this with Heathen and Warbeast as support? If not, then you are surely welcome to stay home with regrets but the rest of us will be thrashing like never before with indulgence. The show was originally scheduled to take place at B.B. King Blues Club up in Times Square but it was moved down to the Highline Ballroom a few months ago. In a sense this was a little better because the open floor area is a little more conducive to “crowd interaction” than we find being the case as their sister venue. Anyway, this tour featured two other monster bands of Thrash and I wanted to see what they were all about as well so I managed to arrive just as Warbeast was hitting the stage. The early start hinted that tonight might be an early night for me but I was totally wrong about that. Continue reading Destruction @ Highline Ballroom (5/11/2011)→