The second trailer for “Spiritual Genocide”, the 30th-anniversary album from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION, can be seen below. Due on November 23 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded at Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf, Germany with engineer Martin Buchwalter and was mixed by Andy Classen. The album features guest appearances by Thomas “Angelripper” Such (SODOM), Andreas “Gerre” Geremia (TANKARD) and Ol Drake (EVILE). In addition, the “Mad Butcher”/“Release From Agony” lineup of DESTRUCTION — featuring guitarist Harry Wilkens and drummer Oliver Kaiser— reunited for one song.
“Spiritual Genocide” track listing:
03. Spiritual Genocide
05. City Of Doom
06. No Signs Of Repentance
07. To Dust You Will Decay
08. Legacy Of The Past (feat. Andreas “Gerre” Geremia, Thomas “Angelripper” Such)
10. Riot Squad
11. Under Violent Sledge
Limited-Edition Digipack Bonus Tracks:
12. Princess Of The Night
13. Carnivore (feat. Harry Wilkens, Oliver Kaiser)
Commented DESTRUCTION vocalist/bassist Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer: “For this anniversary album we did a really great job. Our new drummer, Vaaver [real name: Wawrzyniec Dramowicz; INDUKTI, ex-UNSUN], opens up new possibilities of course.
“On this album there are no limits.
“So fast, brutal and yet groovy we haven’t ever sounded, probably!
“Also the guest musicians are very special this time: with Gerre and Tom Angelripper, our old friends and companions, are with us, the original ‘Mad Butcher’/‘Release From Agony’ lineup is doing one song and with Ol Drake, we got the hottest young thrash guitarist for a few solos on the album!
“Germany’s best extreme metal producer Andy Classen will take care for the brutal and raw production!
“The album will destroy even more than [2011’s] ‘Day Of Reckoning’: fast riffs, double bass attacks and brutal groovy songs, I think this time we found the 100% right mix!
“Also the ‘Mad Butcher’ returns to the cover.
“Cool artworks are very important for us. For the new thrash thunderstorm, our artist Gyula created a real hammer again! The artwork makes clear immediately where to go — FULL THROTTLE — as it has to be.”
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.