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 Band Description

  Destruction a German thrash metal band that was formed in 1982 in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The band is known for its fast and aggressive style of music that incorporates elements of heavy metal, punk rock, and hardcore. Over the years, Destruction has become one of the most influential and respected thrash metal bands in the world, with a loyal fan base and a reputation for delivering intense and energetic live performances.

  The band was formed by three teenagers: Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer on bass and vocals, Mike Sifringer on guitar, and Tommy Sandmann on drums. They quickly gained a following in the local metal scene and released their debut album "Sentence of Death" in 1984. The album was a success, and it helped establish Destruction as one of the leading thrash metal bands in Europe.

  Over the next few years, Destruction released a series of critically acclaimed albums, including "Infernal Overkill" (1985), "Eternal Devastation" (1986), and "Release from Agony" (1988). These albums showcased the band's technical skills and songwriting abilities, and they helped solidify Destruction's reputation as one of the most important bands in the thrash metal genre.

  However, despite their success, the band went through a period of turmoil in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Schmier left the band in 1989, and Destruction struggled to find a replacement vocalist. They eventually hired André Grieder, but the lineup changes and personal conflicts took a toll on the band's momentum and popularity.

  In 1994, Destruction disbanded, but they reformed in 1999 with their classic lineup of Schmier, Sifringer, and Sandmann. Since then, they have released a series of well-received albums, including "The Antichrist" (2001), "Metal Discharge" (2003), and "Day of Reckoning" (2011).

  Throughout their career, Destruction has been a major influence on the thrash metal genre. Their fast, aggressive style of music has inspired countless bands, and their commitment to the genre has earned them a loyal fan base. In addition, their lyrics often deal with political and social issues, making them one of the few thrash metal bands that are known for their political activism and social consciousness.

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DESTRUCTION - Cracked Brain 12" Vinyl LP
DESTRUCTION - Cracked Brain  album front cover vinyl record

The album "Cracked Brain" by Destruction stands as a distinctive anomaly within the official discography of the renowned German thrash metal band. Released as a 12" vinyl LP album, it marks a departure from the band's typical sound, primarily due to the absence of Schmier, the iconic vocalist who had been a constant presence in their previous works.

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DESTRUCTION - Eternal Devastation 12" Vinyl LP
DESTRUCTION - Eternal Devastation  album front cover vinyl record

One album stands as a testament to the raw and unbridled energy that defined the genre in its heyday—the 12" Vinyl LP Album, "Eternal Devastation," unleashed by the formidable band, Destruction. This second official full-length release not only solidified Destruction's place in the thrash metal pantheon

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DESTRUCTION - Infernal Overkill 12" Vinyl LP
DESTRUCTION - Infernal Overkill album front cover vinyl record

Emerging from the burgeoning West German thrash metal scene of the mid-1980s, Destruction's debut album, "Infernal Overkill," stands as a landmark in the genre's history. Released in 1985, the album captured the raw energy and aggression of a band pushing the boundaries of speed and heaviness,

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DESTRUCTION - Live Without Sense 12" Vinyl LP
DESTRUCTION - Live Without Sense album front cover vinyl record

The release of Destruction's "Live Without Sense" on 12" Vinyl LP stands as a testament to the band's prowess in the thrash metal genre during the late 1980s. This iconic album not only encapsulates the raw energy of Destruction's live performances but also reflects the creative and artistic decisions made

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DESTRUCTION - Mad Butcher 12" Vinyl EP
DESTRUCTION - Mad Butcher album front cover vinyl record

Released in 1987, amidst the peak of thrash metal's global dominance, Destruction's "Mad Butcher" EP served as a bridge between their earlier raw aggression and their evolving sound. While not a full-length album, this 12" vinyl release cemented the band's position in the Teutonic thrash scen

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DESTRUCTION - Release From Agony 12" Vinyl LP
DESTRUCTION - Release From Agony album front cover vinyl record

The creation history of Destruction's "Release From Agony" is a fascinating journey that marks a pivotal moment in the band's career. Released as a 12" vinyl LP album, this iconic record stands as the third full-length offering from the German thrash metal pioneers.

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DESTRUCTION - Sentence of Death (Record Label Versions)   12" Vinyl LP
DESTRUCTION - Sentence of Death (Record Label Versions)    album front cover vinyl record

In the world of thrash metal history, one cannot overlook the seminal release that marked the advent of a formidable force in the genre – Destruction's "Sentence Of Death." This 12" Vinyl LP Album, cataloged as Steamhammer SH 0020, holds a paramount position in the archives of thrash metal,

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