Vocalist/bassist Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer of German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION was interviewed by Tea Fluksi of the “Metal Eye” show on Z1 TV when the band performed at Boogaloo in Zagreb, Croatia on December 12, 2011 as part of the “Thrashfest Classics” European tour with SEPULTURA, EXODUS, HEATHEN and MORTAL SIN. You can now watch the chat below.
New episodes of “Metal Eye” can be seen live via the Internet every Sunday at midnight and Wednesday at 1:00 a.m. CET. The show is in the Croatian language, but most of the interviews are conducted in English and many new metal videos are aired during the program.
DESTRUCTION has commenced work on its 30th-anniversary album. The CD is tentatively due before the end of the year.
Inspired by IRON MAIDEN, MERCYFUL FATE, MOTÖRHEAD and VENOM, DESTRUCTION was formed as KNIGHT OF DEMON in 1982. The band’s original lineup included vocalist and bassist Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer, drummer Tommy Sandmann, and guitarist Mike Sifringer. They soon changed their name to DESTRUCTION and released a demo titled “Bestial Invasion Of Hell” in 1984.
“Day Of Reckoning”, the latest album from DESTRUCTION, sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 58 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Day Of Reckoning” entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 95. The CD was released in Europe on February 18, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The first limited edition of the album did not feature the band’s logo on the booklet while the vinyl version and second pressing of the CD showed a red DESTRUCTION logo on it.
“Day Of Reckoning” was the first album to feature DESTRUCTION‘s new drummer Vaaver (INDUKTI, ex-UNSUN).