German thrash metal titans Destruction are currently touring North America in support of their latest album Spiritual Genocide, the tour also includes Brazilian death metallers Krisiun, & L.A thrashers Exmortus. They visited Phoenix, AZ last Thursday, and delivered a powerful show that left a happy crowd that missed them last time they toured the USA.
Talk about Destruction is talking about 30 years of thrash metal experience and the definition of the German thrash metal sound. They, along with Sodom, Kreator & Tankard created the European response to the Bay Area thrash metal movement back in the 80’s. A response that could be considered as faster, raw, and in some cases more extreme than the one created in America.
Destruction‘s sound is the literal meaning of their name, whether is a park with 100.000 kids, or a bar venue in the middle of the desert, the annihilation of your hearing system is the same as the decibels of their music will pump your blood and get you ready to rumble.
The Age Of Metal had the chance to speak with Schmier, bass player and founding member of Destruction. We talked about the tour, Spiritual Genocide, his new project with at includes members of Accept, and the chances of a Teutonic 4 tour.
Destruction North American Tour 2014
Support by: Krisiun & Exmortus
4/1 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4/2 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/3 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
4/4 Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
4/5 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
4/7 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
4/8 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
4/9 Des Moines, IA @ Woolys
4/10 Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
4/11 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
4/12 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
4/13 Quebec, QC @ Complexe Meduse
4/14 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques