BANDPROFILE

Destruction uses: Engl Dean Guitars

Schmier - Mike

 

Schmier
Bass/Vocals

Born on the 22th December 1966
Height: 192cm Weight: 88kg

How long have you been playing your instrument?

Since 1982/83

Used Equipment:

Trace Elliot Bass Amp 450W, Sans Amp, Boss Noisegate, Speakers : Ampeg 8x10 Classic, Custom made Dean, Flying V

Listening Metal since:

The end of the seventies.

Best concert(s) of your career?

There were many great shows, the most outstanding was maybe Lissabon/Portugal 1988/89 with Motörhead, Cali/Colombia 2001 and the Wacken Comeback 1999 in Germany

Favorite band:

Ow, tough question because i listen to a wide variety of music. Judas Priest, Motörhead, Dead Kennedies, Exodus, System of a down, Kreator, old Maiden and many more, too much to list here.

Musical influence:

Lemmy and Steve Harris

Is there any kind of music you don't like at all?

"Kindergarden"-metal (nowadays also offered under the label 'Powermetal') and Rap

Favorite movie:

Matrix

Favorite food:

Chickenbreast in sourcream with potato-gratin

Favorite drinks:

Red wine, caipirinha & beer

Favorite country:

Spain

Prefered female:

Extremely good looking and willing!

What do you hate the most?

Liars and intolerant people.

Your tip to other / young bands::

Just do what you like and not what others tell you and keep up, don't give a shit about trends!

Your worst habit:

Cheating choleric

What are you unbeatable in?:

Choleric outbursts.

What is the biggest lie of mankind?

Religion.

Why is H.M. "Your" music?

Because Heavy Metal can never be standardized.

Biggest wish:

To grow old in a healthy way with this Rock'n Roll lifestyle.

Do you got idols?

The glorification of other people is almost starting to get religious,therefore no.

Youre slogan for live:

Don't dream your live, live your dream!

 

 

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Mike
Guitar

Born on the 11th May 1965
Height: 170cm Weight: 53kg (less after a tour)

How long have you been playing your instrument?

Since i was 17 years old, since 1982

Used Equipment:

Gipson Flying-V, build in 1970 (a V1) and a V2 Limited Edition from 1980. Engel Amp Savage 120W, Speakers whatever i can get, in addition a Noisegate and Wah-wah.

Listening Metal since:

Started in 1979 with Status Quo and then switched to tougher music.

Best concert(s) of your career?

Lissabon/Portugal 1989, the recent tour was good too, Salzburg for example. Chile was also great. Actually i like all concerts, unless i don't play total bullshit.

Favorite band:

I change often, i'm a former Metallica fan but not anymore of course, old classics like Thin Lizzy, Michael Schenker, Deep Purple......and from the new bands, Transport League, Galatic Cowboys and Gurd.

Musical influence:

Michael Schenker, the guys from Deep Purple and Thin lizzy and all musicians who put a lot of effort into their music. It just has to be powerfull, don't has to be musically perfect.

Is there any kind of music you don't like at all?

Commercial Techno-Dancefloor Shit, German Folk straight from TV, German popsongs, nothing else actually, i like to listen to everything once in a while.

Favorite movie:

"Jacob's Ladder" comes to my mind, otherwise its hard to tell because i read more books.

Favorite food:

Sushi and everything with beans, Chili-a-like and stuff.

Favorite drinks:

Wine, sometimes a beer, Mochito-Caipirinha, i like tea too.

Favorite country:

Spain, Czech Republic and general Southamerica, i like it down there.

Prefered female:

Pretty, nice and smart.

What do you hate the most?

Stupid people who talk to much.

Your tip to other / young bands::

Try to use your own ideas, don't just copy old stuff but learn from it and be inspired. Mostly its not that easy as you think so grind your teeth together and work hard.

Your worst habit:

I smoke to much dope.

What are you unbeatable in?:

In smoking dope.

What is the biggest lie of mankind?

God loves you.

Why is H.M. "Your" music?

Because its that intense, you try as best as you can and give all you have. The aggression gives me satisfaction.

Biggest wish:

Be rich and healthy.

Do you got idols?

Not really, some writers maybe like Stanislav Lem, but i don't see them as idols. I don't need idols.

Youre slogan for live:

Always have fun!

 

 

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