We are just back from WACKEN and once again it was an outstanding experience! The fans gave us such a fantastic welcome back - it was a night to remember once again! AMAZING!!!

Thanks to everybody that made this summer-season such a big success, we had a killer time, not every year was as joyful as this one! Also a big CHEERS for the warm welcome Randy has received - maximum respect!

As we have some show free days now, we have started the song wrting process for the next album, that we expect to be released in SUMMER 2019.

The next shows are:

08.09. 2018 - BEIRUT Metal Fest - Porsche Factory Outdoors, Beirut, Lebanon

09.09.2018 -IF Performance Hall Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey

We have also worked on a concert in Dubai before Beirut but did not get the permission in the end, which is too bad. Hopefully another time ...

Hell-come to the DESTRUCTION family Mr.Randy Black!

The former ANNIHILATOR & PRIMAL FEAR drummer, that already played all LIVE shows since the beginning of the year, has now joined the pack! Please give him a great welcome at his first official show @ this years WACKEN OPEN AIR! UNITED WE STAND!

Randy Black is the new drummer for DESTRUCTION!

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

Randy will make his official debut as the band's new drummer at the 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!“