German thrash metal veterans Destruction celebrate their 40th anniversary by igniting the world with a hard-hitting new grenade in the form of their new album, “Diabolical”, released April 8, 2022 via Napalm Records!

As one of the most legendary German thrash metal bands, Destruction is part of the Wall of Fame alongside giants like Kreator, Sodom and Tankard. On their 15th studio album, Destruction releases heavy artillery full of honest and uncompromising thrash metal, catapulting you straight into the seventh heaven of metallic bliss and causing a massacre of razor-sharp sound that no fan of the genre should miss! The title track “Diabolical” shows no mercy, showing us a glimpse of what Destruction has in store for their upcoming album “Diabolical!”

Destruction SCHMIER singer / bassist about the video:
I love the title song of the new record, it represents the album, pure old school and in your face of Thrash Metal! We wanted a video that shows our hallmarks, so the MAD BUTCHER had to be there! This is only his second appearance in a DESTRUCTION video, but his most notable yet for sure!

Watch the new music video for “Diabolical” here:

Following the opener’s heavy debut “Under The Spell”, Destruction shows no mercy on the title track “Diabolical”, with raging drums, bloodthirsty riffs and hellish vocals that sink deep into your bones. “No Faith In Humanity” rages relentlessly with non-stop headbanging action, while Destruction continues to smash eardrums on “Hope Dies Last” – delivering unbeatable brutality with unstoppable speed, destructive verses and shrill vocals . “Tormented Soul,” on the other hand, is loaded with suitable heavy metals and explosive drums. The grand finale of the 47 minute parade of devastation is provided by the cover track “City Baby Attacked By Rats”, originally by GBH, guaranteeing a boost by combining raw hardcore punk with raw thrash metal.

The destruction riff killer FURIA on the new album:
Diabolical is an album of extremes, everything is more brutal and more technical but at the same time more melodic and relevant. It’s a pure and devastating DESTRUCTION album without gimmicks, full of power and adrenaline. I am excited for what the future has brought me and can’t wait to play the new songs live!

‘Diabolical’ will be available in different formats in different territories, including digital album and CD (supplied with t-shirt + exclusive “Mad Butcher” bust), gatefold 1LP editions in black, crystal clear, marbled yellow / red and silver !

Pre-order ‘Diabolical’ HERE.

The destruction is:
Schmier – Bass, Vocals
Martin Furia – Guitars
Randy Black – Drums
Damir Eskić – Guitars

Photo of the artist by Gyula Havancsák
Press release courtesy of Freeman Promotions / Napalm Records

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