Metal Discharge


DESTRUCTION - Metal Discharge

Released on: 2003-09-22

Destruction return with a new record in their back and once again you will get what you deserve. Thrash Metal in its original style, performed by one of the leading and legendary German Thrash metal acts. Besides Sodom, Holy Moses, Tankard and Kreator, Destruction keep up the flag of traditional Thrash Metal and even get better with each of their album! Metal Discharge is both a traditional and unique album, it’s Destruction the way we expect them – metal thrashing mad! With releases like Sentence Of Death or Eternal Devastation Destruction set themselves a monument, being a big influence for lots of different acts. At least you always focused on one thing – their awesome history. Fans spoke in reverential tones and nearly every band showed the world Destruction’s undeniable influence by incorporating hints of the butchers’ style in their own songs. After sorting out their personal differences, original vocalist/bassist Schmier and original guitarist Mike decided to reform the band in the tradition of the classic three-piece line-up. Together with new drummer Sven, they started to rehearse the old material and write new songs.Rumours began to circulate in the scene, and the band received offers from record companies and festival promoters. The band thought that it would be a good idea to play the festivals first to see if the old spirit was back. It was! The band was one of the highlights at the Bang Your Head Festival, With Full Force Festival, and Wacken Open Air in 1999. After this, record companies scrambled to sign the band, bombarding them with offers. Ultimately, the band decided to sign with Nuclear Blast and in November/December 1999 entered the famous Abyss Studios in Sweden to record the album with producer and underground legend Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain).Destruction unleashed All Hell Breaks Loose in 2000, immediately establishing a new epoch for the band. The album easily stood beside classics like Eternal Devastation and Infernal Overkill. Destruction was back, and it was as though Schmier had never left. The energy and chemistry that fuelled All Hell Breaks Loose was contagious, and fans and the press alike reacted enthusiastically. The album entered the German album charts at #67. Track six, “The Butcher Strikes Back,“ became an anthem for those who believed in the band and kept the Destruction legend alive! It has already become a classic like its legendary predecessor “Mat Butcher“, which originally appeared on the Sentence of Death EP in 1984.After a small warm-up tour and some festivals, Destruction hit the road with Crematory, Hypocrisy, Kataklysm, and Raise Hell as part of the Nuclear Blast Festival tour. They also made it over to America for a headlining tour with Kataklysm and Dying Fetus as support. After the tours, they started to write new material, and in April 2001 they again entered Abyss Studios to record The Antichrist, which was even closer to the original Destruction sound than All Hell Breaks Loose. Now Metal Discharge leads Destruction to an even higher level. Expect a riff massacre and pure metal on a high level. Tracks like Mortal Remain or Rippin’ The Flesh Apart are made for eternity. This is Destruction how we love them! Metal Discharge will be the kick-ass album for the Thrash Metal scene and will bring back this music to where it belongs. TO THE TOP!!!Watch out the upcoming Destruction Tour, Co-Headlining the X-Mas Festivals along with their Label mates Graveworm, Dew-Scented, Misery Index, as well as Deicide, Nile and Amon Amarth.

Track list Total runtime
1 - The Ravenous Beast 3:09
2 - Metal Discharge 3:26
3 - Rippin´ The Flash Apart 5:01
4 - Fear Of The Moment 3:34
5 - Mortal Remains 4:11
6 - Desecrators Of The New Age 3:42
7 - Historical Force Feed 3:36
8 - Savage Symphony Of Terror 3:51
9 - Made To Be Broken 3:45
10 - Vendetta 4:52