Destruction Reveals New Drummer Randy Black

German thrash metal legends Destruction are pleased to officially welcome Randy Black (Annihilator, Primal Fear) into the fold, after a gruelling probation that involved extensive touring with many shows around the globe.

Randy will make his official debut as the band’s new drummer at Wacken-Open-Air on August 3rd, 2018.

Mastermind Schmier states:
“Many years ago, when Randy was still with Primal Fear and we were looking for a drummer, it was the first time we talked about Destructions open drummer seat. But we did not wanna approach them at that time because of his obligation with good friends. Some years later he filled in for Vaaver on the American Tour with Sepultura because Vaaver became a father again at that time. So it was obvious for me, to pass the baton to Randy first this time. And he blew us all away with his tight, groovy and over the top drumming. He’s also a very cool Canadian lad that lives in Germany for many years now – so it was a perfect match right away! Hell-come on board buddy!”

Guitar player Mike adds:
“It’s surely not easy to replace an outstanding drummer like VAAVER !!!
But the Show must go on, and RANDY kicks in like a motherfucker…
Solid , groovy, heavy, humble….He´s on fire!!!

“Get prepared my friends …”

And the new Destruction drummer Randy commented:
“After a recent successful tour of Asia, Australia and a handful of great festival shows I’m very happy to announce my position as the new drummer for the Thrash Metal Legends DESTRUCTION!
35 years running! Try to wrap your head around that!
I’m looking forward to continuing the Destruction legacy together with Schmier and Mike including plans of recording a kick ass new CD and touring the planet.

“I‘m chomping at the bit to get out there and Thrash for all you crazy Metal heads on the road soon!“

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Centripetal Force: New Lyric Video Online

Italian technical Thrashers Centripetal Force, who are about to release their debut EP “Eidetic” next 20th of December through Xtreem Music, have launched a lyric-video of one of the songs, streaming below.

The musical style of Centripetal Force is a twisted, technical and progressive Thrash Metal in the vein of bands like Watchtower, old Cynic, Mekong Delta etc. Release date for “Eidetic” will be December 20th, 2017 through Xtreem Music on CD format.

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MEGADETH KICKS OFF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON JUNE 23, 2017 Special Guests Include Meshuggah, TesseracT and Lillake

GRAMMY® Award winning Thrash Metal pioneers MEGADETH have announced the details for the 2017 leg of their North American Tour, which kicks off on June 23 in Big Flats, NY. This headlining tour will take them across the U.S as well as Canada. Tickets for the North American Tour go on sale beginning April 21?check […]

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FINAL DRIVE ANNOUNCES final 2016 dates

This One Is For The Metal Family Tour 2016 Final Drive is a Southern Groove Thrash Metal band from St. Louis, Missouri on tour sure to be melting faces in the Midwest! If you dig Slayer, Clutch, Pantera and AC/DC then be prepared for a Merry Metal  Treat. Final Drive is: Nathan Easter- Guitar, Jordan […]

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Terrifier Signs With Test Your Metal Records

Test Your Metal Records is proud to announce the signing of Vancouver, BC thrash group Terrifier for the release of next album “Weapons of Thrash Destruction,” set to be released in January of 2017.

This release will be the follow-up to previously unleashed “Metal or Death” EP from 2013 and 2012’s “Destroyers of the Faith” album. Test Your Metal founder Grant Truesdell comments:

“Get ready for some of the best thrash metal and virtuoso shredding I’ve heard in a long time! Terrifier are paving the way for the ‘New Wave of Thrash Destruction’. Be prepared for some in your face, balls to the wall thrash metal!!”

1. Reanimator (5:24)
2. Deceiver (5:15)
3. Nuclear Demolisher (4:26)
4. Violent Reprisal (4:17)
5. Skitzoid Embolism (4:08)
6. Drunk as Fuck (4:12)
7. Bestial Tyranny (6:13)
8. Riders of Doom (1:40)
9. Sect of the Serpent (6:44)

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Condition Critical Posts “Intravenous Mutilation” Music Video

Condition Critical has a new music video out now for “Intravenous Mutilation,” which is the third track off the thrash band’s sophomore album “Extermination Plan.” You can get your own copy here and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Interminable Surgery
2. Fatal Incision
3. Intravenous Mutilation
4. Voluntary Disfigurement
5. Extermination Plan
6. Ostracized
7. Vindictive Hostility
8. Genocidal Void

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DEATH ANGEL: Bay Area Thrash Icons To Kick Off North American Tour With Slayer And Anthrax + Headlining Dates Announced

Bay Area Thrash icons DEATH ANGEL will kick off an epic run of live dates this Fall supporting Slayer and Anthrax. Set to commence on September 4th and run through October 30th, the tour will ravage over three dozen cities and includes a glut of headlining shows scattered throughout the trek. Comments vocalist Mark Osegueda, […]

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Anthrax Streaming Live Footage Performing “A.I.R.” On This Year’s Edition Of “Motörboat” Cruise

Anthrax is streaming video footage performing “A.I.R.” on this year’s edition of Motörhead’s “Motörboat” cruise, filmed on September 30 (courtesy of VH1.com). The band is currently putting finishing touches on the upcoming new album for a tentative early 2016 release via Megaforce Records.

Check out now the thrash metal veterans of Anthrax open their headline set on Motörhead’s “Motörboat” cruise below.

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Debut Release “Living Dead, Sons Of The Lobotomy” Issued By Nuclear Detonation

Italian thrash act Nuclear Detonation issued the debut album “Living Dead, Sons Of The Lobotomy” via Iron Shield Records, with worldwide distribution via Pure Steel Records. The album was originally released back in March on cassette via the small independent label Puzzle Records.

Nuclear Detonation was founded in 2012 by vocalist/guitarist Luca “Detonation” Sergi in Calabria, Italy. The band issued its first single single “Down To Hell” in 2013.

The track list for the album is:

1. Down To Hell
2. Slow Decay
3. People Of The Lie
4. A.T.A. (Another Thrash Attack)
5. Living Dead
6. Hang The Poser
7. Mental Prison
8. Nuclear Detonation

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Shrapnel Parts With Drummer Simon Jackson

U.K. metal outfit Shrapnel just issued the following statement about parting ways with the band’s drummer and bringing on a new bassist:

“Due to both personal and professional clashes our drummer Simon is no longer in the band. We’re not going to start airing dirty laundry online but the rest of the band are more fired up than ever and are looking forward to playing with someone new.

“On another note: we want to welcome Cai to the band. He has stepped in and learnt everything super fast. He’s an insanely great finger player and we’re excited to move forward with our new album and live shows with Cai on bass.

“All dates booked are still covered and we can’t wait to play some new material for you guys.
We are looking for a permanent drummer, so if you’re up for it send us a message, video or link etc.

“Onwards and upwards and … thrash.”

Check out a track off the thrash band’s 2014 album “The Virus Conspires” in the YouTube player below.

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