The french cultural channel ARTE will broadcast our show from the ALCATRAZ MUSIC festival in Belgium tonight at midnight/12AM CET - NYC 6 PM (today) - Rio de Janeiro 7PM (today) - Tokyo 7AM (21st August) - 8AM Sydney (21st August) 🔥🔥🔥

Watch the show CLICK HERE
The show will be available for free and on demand also - so please enjoy! 🤘


It has been some difficult weeks for us since Mike left the band in March, we apologize for the delay and the late statements.
We kept on working hard, so we can present you the future of DESTRUCTION. We have a pre-album single and video for you with "STATE OF APATHY” also available as a 12 inch vinyl in September. We welcome our front of house soundguy, tourmanager, good friend and producer Martin Furia in our team - please give him a very warm welcome! He is part of our family for many years! We are wishing all the very best to Mike, please read all statement below!
The new record is almost done, more news about that soon!

The single will be available on all streaming portals, the 12 inch can be pre-ordered on NAPALMs mailorder:


DESTRUCTION’s SCHMIER about the new single “State Of Apathy”:
“The last two years have been testing times for all of us. We are all sad to announce that Mike has left DESTRUCTION. It all was a shock and hit us hard but nevertheless there was never any doubt that we will continue as a band. We are a strong unit and are proud to welcome our new guitarist, Martin Furia, to the band! Our chemistry is great since Martin has been a part of the DESTRUCTION family for many years now. He is the perfect new man on the axe - the first shows have been a fucking blast!
‘State Of Apathy’ shows the direction DESTRUCTION will go with the new record: more ‘back-to-the-roots’, more guitars, more in your face! This band is my life and we will always give 100% to keep the spirit alive. I hope you love the new single as much as we do - thanks for all the support! We are wishing Mike the best for his future, for us there is only one way to go THRASH TILL DEATH!”

Ex-Guitarist Mike about parting ways with DESTRUCTION:
“It´s hard to leave a band after 39 years. Destruction is my life and something like my baby. But somtimes you have to take desicions that hurt. I´m very sad at the moment, but if something doesn´t feel right anymore, better stop doing it. Thanx to all former bandmates. I´m very proud about the music we have created together. Cheers to all thrashers out there. Without your support and your passion, Destruction would not exist. Peace.”

DESTRUCTION’s new guitarist, Martin Furia, on joining the band:
“The news is finally out and I have mixed emotions. I’m extremely proud to be part of this legendary band since 2016 as sound technician and tour manager, I’ve been all over the world with the DESTRUCTION family and they have always treated me like another member of the band. I’m sad to see Mike go because I love him and respect him as a person and guitarist, but when I was asked if I would like to be the new guitarist of DESTRUCTION I didn’t hesitate for a second. I feel ready to honor Mike’s legacy, to add my own touch and I will give my best to keep the flame of DESTRUCTION burning strong forever, with deep respect and devotion for the past and with full energy and commitment for the future!"


OMFG what a fantastic weekend!
We wanna thank everybody that supported us on the Alcatraz and Josefstadt (by Brutal Assault) festivals. It was sureal and fantastic in the same time, to have REAL concerts and big crowds without masks again. What a blast this was!
Hopefully more to come soon, we are working on more concerts - please stay tuned!

Sidenote info: More and more events in Europe demand testing and vacination and then have no big limitations anymore.


YES our blueRay is finally out! You can get LIVE ATTACK in your record store or order it online at our label NAPALM RECORDS!

Get your copy now: CLICK HERE


Today, we strike another glimpse of Live Attack, releasing the third single and video for the INFERNAL OVERKILL classic “Death Trap”. The blueray is coming this Friday August 13th via Napalm Records!

SCHMIER states:
“This is a true 80s jewel and a fan demand. I still love to play this song live, even after all these years! The great mix of classics and new anthems is the big plus of Live Attack - and of course the playing time of nearly two hours!”
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