Legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION will embark on the "Thrash Alliance" European tour this winter. They will be joined by Dutch death/thrash monsters LEGION OF THE DAMNED, Greek thrash metal maniacs SUICIDAL ANGELS and German death-thrashers FINAL BREATH.
DESTRUCTION singer and bassist Schmier comments: "Yeah, the 'Thrash Alliance' is back with a BANG! We are delighted to headline this strong billing of blistering steel! All the bands have put out really forceful records lately and are right down our alley, when it comes to uniqueness, live power and cool lads! DESTRUCTION will present a remarkable new setlist with classics and, of course, some of the brand-new slashers from 'Born To Perish'! Come out and THRASH with us, maniacs!"
Maurice of LEGION OF THE DAMNED adds: "We are absolutely thrilled to hit the clubs again and we are also talking about a special setlist, playing songs we have not played before or haven't been played in a long time, so be prepared — LEGION OF THE DAMNED is ready to rumble."
SUICIDAL ANGELS singer Nick comments: "With the release of our new album, 'Years Of Aggression', and as we promised, we return with more news, exciting news. Thrashing to the bone news! We are really pleased to join forces with German titans DESTRUCTION, Holland's finest LEGION OF THE DAMNED, and the killer FINAL BREATH for a seriously in-your-face package that will kick ass! Just check out the poster with all the dates and cities, find the one closest to you and join us for a thrash metal inferno! Do not miss this by any fuckin' chance!"
Heiko from FINAL BREATH says: "Last year, after a long 14-year period of silence, we finally came back with 'Of Death And Sin'. We had no idea what would happen, but we were overwhelmed by the reactions of fans and press. And now we're just proud to continue with our story and hit the road with such a great thrash metal command: DESTRUCTION, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, SUICIDAL ANGELS... How cool is that? It's like a dream come true for us!"
Feb. 13 - A - Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
Feb. 14 - D - Leipzig - Felsenkeller
Feb. 15 - D - Bochum - Matrix
Feb. 16 - D - Trier - Mergener Hof
Feb. 17 - D - Cologne - Essigfabrik
Feb. 18 - NL - Tilburg - 013
Feb. 19 - NL - Enschede - Metropool
Feb. 20 - B - Roeselare - TRAX
Feb. 21 - D - Hamburg - Kultur Palast
Feb. 22 - D - Geiselwind - Eventzentrum
Feb. 23 - D - Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
Feb. 25 - D - Hanover - MusikZentrum
Feb. 26 - CZ - Uherské Hradiště - Klub Mír
Feb. 27 - CZ - Pilsen - Šeříkovka
Feb. 28 - D - Munich - Backstage
Feb. 29 - CH - Aarau - KIFF
Mar. 01 - I - Milan - Legend Club
DESTRUCTION's 17th studio album, "Born To Perish", was released on August 9 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded in January and February 2019 with V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, BURNING WITCHES, NERVOSA) at Little Creek Studios in Switzerland and is the first DESTRUCTION album to feature Randy Black on drums and second guitarist Damir Eskic.
Damir is a Swiss guitar player of Bosnian decent who works as a guitar teacher, himself being a former pupil of Tommy Vetterli (CORONER). He also plays in a heavy metal band called GOMORRA and contributed three solos to DESTRUCTION's 2016 album "Under Attack".
DESTRUCTION previously played with two guitarists in the late 1980s (with the addition of Harry Wilkens) and then again throughout much of the 1990s (Michael "Ano" Piranio).
The cover artwork for "Born To Perish" was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also worked with ANNIHLATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more.