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Collectors information & Description: 

"Maxium Destruction" is the first official full-length album by the American Thrash metal band: Destructor.

This album "DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction" includes the original custom made inner sleeve (OIS) with album production details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction album cover photo
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Collector's notes ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

Bill Peters is founder of the "Auburn Records" record company in Ohio. "Bill Peters" has produced many Heavy Metal albums. A couple of the bands he has worked for include Breaker, Destructor and "Shok Paris". On this album "Maximum Destruction" he is responsible for the production, engineering and photography).

Denwa M. Chainbreaker on this album assistent producer, and in 1986 producer of Havoc's album: "The Grip".

Paul Hamann (son of Ken Hamann) is owner of the "Suma Recording Studio" in Cleveland and has engineered several Heavy Metal records during the 1980s, these include bands like Breaker, Destructor, Shok Paris.

Jack Skinner is a well-known mastering engineer, working at "Sterling Sound, New York City". During the 1980's he has mastered many albums for Heavy Metal bands, some of them include: Metallica, Exciter, Savatage, Anthrax and many others.

Album Fact Sheet: DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction
Music Genre: US Speed/Thrash Metal 
Album Production information:

The album: "DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction" was produced by: Bill Peters

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Paul Hamann

This album was recorded at: Suma Recording Studio

Mixed at Streeterville Studios by Time Hale

Mastered by Jack Skinner at Sterling Sound.

Logo design Greg Martin, Larry Weber

Album cover layout: Paula Grooms

Sleeve design Patty van Deusen

Album cover photography: Anastasia Pantsios

Transcript of the album's thank you notes

The Destructive Crew: Dave Powerslave, Greg Jailbait, and Jim "The Steel" Petito

Backing Vocals: The "Destructor Symphony Choir" -Dave Overkill, Matt Flammable, Pat Rabid, Dave Holocaust, Bill Peters, and Dave Powerslave

Added "effects" on Bondage supplied by the illustrious and sensual Angie Velotta

Bill Peters lead sledgehammer on Prelude Dave Overkill rhythm sledgehammer

Extra thanks to Nancy and Justin Johnson for letting us "borrow" ' your color TV console Extra special thanks to Bill Peters and Chris Andrews for mega help and support! Also to Paul Hamann for taming the beast.

Special thanks to: The Metal Underground!, Lenny Mihalich, Metal Forces, Roberta Miles, Eric Williams, Mary Sangiamo, Jerri, Bob, and Lisa Surgent, Carl Peck, Pam Patrzyk, "Scary" Ellen, Ken Kitt, Bob Muldowney, Chris "The Slayer" Salazar, Kathy George, Joseph George, Midwest Militia, Daryl Amok*, Doctor Records R.I.P., The Pop Shop, Roger, Dave, Mike Flynn, Joe Mack Carl 'Judge Dread" Hatcher, (Miraculabionebulatron), Greg "Jailbait" ICanios (Hypergalacticspasmuloid), Camille, Janet, Kris, and all other women including all females that have suffered Matt Flammable's existence, Pam and Carl Holocaust, Norman Wonderly, Rick Formica, Bryan Wolowiecki, Rich, and Brian Crisman, James "Woody" Woodruff, Steve O'Bannon, Angie Velotta, Leather Army Supplies, Sherwood Beverages, John Count, Scandinavian Health Spa, Ian Gilmore, WUJC, WCSB, WRUW, WBCR, Purgatory, Breaker, Black Death, Shok Paris, Mammals, Sabre, Nasty Savage, Havoc (AARRGGHH!), and any totally great bands we haven't mentioned together for one cause!, Good luck Paul Warhead, Mitz and Valerie, Joe Cowan, Daryl Musick, Mike Murray, all magazines, radio stations, and fans who have written to us wanting band info and demos - here's the final fucking product of annihilation!, our moms and dads for endless encouragement, and last and most important — you! "Make a stand. Take command!"
Maximum thanks to metal pounding bangers, thrashers, punks, and maniacs in Cleveland and those we have yet to pound and shout with. Keep the faith.

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Auburn AU-004
Record Format12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country:  1985 Made in USA

High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction"

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Album Back Cover  Photo of "DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction"

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Inner Sleeve   of "DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction" Album

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Photo of "DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction" Album's Inner Sleeve  

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Enlarged & Zoomed photo of "DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction" Record's Label

Using the marked/"highlighted" rectangles below , you will be able to correctly identify this release of the album.


Photo of "DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction" 12" LP Record - Side One:

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Photo of "DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction" 12" LP Record - Side Two:

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Note: the above pictures are photos of the actual album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. The quality of these images has been reduced in order to preserve network bandwidth, high quality images of these scans can be made available on request

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Dave Overkill (real name: David Just) - Lead vocals, Guitars
  • Matt Flammable (real name: Matt Schindelar ) - Drums
  • Pat Rabid (real name: Patrick Wolowiecki ) - Guitars
  • Dave Holocaust (real name: Dave Iannicca ) - Bass

Complete Track-listing of the album "DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction"

The detailed tracklist of this record "DESTRUCTOR - Maximum Destruction" is:

  1. Prelude In Sledge Minor, Opus 7, 1st Movement 00:53
  2. Maximum Destruction 07:05
  3. Destructor 02:51
  4. Take Command 04:01
  5. Instrumental 02:06
  6. Pounding Evil 04:02
  7. Overdose 04:04
  8. Iron Curtain 05:44
  9. Hot Wet Leather 01:29
  10. Bondage 03:48

Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.

Vinyl: Near Mint (NM or M-) - A nearly perfect record. A NM- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl looks perfectly, with no visible imperfections.

Cover: Near Mint (NM or M-) - An LP cover should have no more than the most minor defects, such as any sign of slight handling. An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits, cut-out holes, or other noticeable similar defects.


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