DESTRUCTION ( Thrash metal , germany ) Vinyl Discography

Destruction is a German Speed Metal / Thrash metal band. They are considered one of the "three kings" of the Teutonic thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator and Sodom . All three of these bands are often credited with helping pioneer death metal, by containing several elements of what was to become the genre. Destruction were originally named "Knight of Demon" but changed their name in 1984.

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Destruction - Cracked Brain

DESTRUCTION - Cracked Brain (1990, Germany)

"Cracked Brain," Destruction's distinctive album, defies norms with the absence of iconic vocalist Schmier. Released on a 12" vinyl LP, the record explores uncharted musical realms, showcasing resilience and experimentation. André Grieder's vocals bring a fresh perspective, contributing to a unique sonic identity. Despite commercial differences, the album, embedded in the vinyl resurgence, stands as a testament to Destruction's evolution and artistic exploration in the European metal scene.

New Entry DESTRUCTION - Infernal Overkill (1985, Germany)

"Infernal Overkill" is the first full length album released by the German Heavy Metal band: Destruction. This album was produced by Destruction itself and engineered by Horst "The Crazy Frog" Muller at the Caet Studio in Berlin and mastered at Teldec Press, Berlin. The album cover painting was by Udo Linke.

SH 0046
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DESTRUCTION - Eternal Devastation (1986, Germany)

"Eternal Devastation," Destruction's 1986 thrash metal masterpiece, emerged from the crucible of creative intensity with producer Manfred Meuner. Under his guidance, the band sculpted a sonic landscape that defined the genre. Released in 1986, the album's relentless energy, aggressive riffs, and Schmier's vocals propelled it to classic status, leaving an indelible mark on thrash metal history.

Steamhammer SPV 08-7578
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DESTRUCTION - Live Without Sense (1989, West-Germany)

Destruction's "Live Without Sense" 12" Vinyl LP, released in the late '80s, is a thrash metal gem. The gatefold cover, with captivating artwork and photography of the 1987-1988 tour dates, visually enhances the album. Meticulously crafted, it reflects the band's energy and historical journey. This iconic release intertwines music and visuals, creating a collector's delight for fans of Destruction and thrash metal vinyl enthusiasts.

SH 0062
Destruction - Mad Butcher

DESTRUCTION - Mad Butcher (1987, Germany)

"Mad Butcher," the first song of the album, is a Destruction classic, but this revision is faster, with double solos from Harry and Mike. The second song "The Damned" is a cover song from The Plasmatics. The third song "Reject Emotions" is a thrash ballad. Finally, "The Last Judgement" is an instrumental song played by Harry. 

SH 0076
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DESTRUCTION - Release From Agony (1987, Germany)

Destruction's "Release From Agony," a 1987 thrash metal masterpiece, marked the band's transition to a four-member lineup. Recorded at Karo Studios with producer Kalle Trapp, the album's intense sound and dynamic compositions solidified Destruction's prominence in the genre. Featuring striking cover art by Joachim Luetke, the LP, released on June 19, 1987, remains a classic, showcasing the band's evolution and influencing the thrash metal landscape.

  DESTRUCTION - Sentence Of Death release differences of the SteamHammer SH 0020 releases. There are two different releases of this album. One release has the label A- and B-side with different colours, the other release has the label with two colours White And Blue.

SteamHammer SH 0020

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DESTRUCTION - Sentence of Death ( Blue / Green Label, 1984 Germany )  

Destruction's "Sentence Of Death" (Steamhammer SH 0020), a 1984 thrash metal cornerstone, is immortalized in a 12" Vinyl LP Album. The debut release propelled the German band into metal stardom, blending thrash's ferocity with black metal nuances. With an iconic album cover and relentless sonic assault, it cemented Destruction's status as trailblazers, leaving an enduring mark on the evolving landscape of thrash metal.

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DESTRUCTION - Sentence of Death Blue/White Label (1984, Germany)

"Sentence of Death" is the first official album by the German Thrash metal band: Destruction .