German thrashers DESTRUCTION have been confirmed for Israel's annual Metalist Festival, set to take place on June 22 at the Hangar 11 club in Tel Aviv. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are headliners MEGADETH alongside homegrown metallers ETERNAL GRAY, CROSSFIRE, DISTORTED, LEHAVOTH and STELLA MARIS.
As previously reported, DESTRUCTION have tapped several world-renowned metal singers — including Paul Di'Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN) and Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) — to make a guest appearance in their track "The Alliance of Hellhoundz", to be included on their forthcoming CD, "Inventor of Evil", due on August 15 via AFM Records.
Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, "The all-star song 'The Alliance of Hellhoundz' will make metal history: from Paul Di'Anno to Messiah, we'll have the best metal singers in ONE fuckin' song!"
DESTRUCTION are currently recording "Inventor of Evil" with producer Peter Tätgtren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), V.O. Pulver (GURD) and their live engineer Franky Winkelmann at studios in Germany and Switzerland. The mix will be done by Tätgtren at the Abyss Studios in Sweden. A "making of" studio clip, featuring an unmastered rough-mix recording of the song "Soulcollector", is available at this location.
DESTRUCTION's most recent album, "Metal Discharge", was released in September 2003 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Antichrist" was the first DESTRUCTION album to feature drummer Marc Reign, who replaced Sven Vormann in 2001.