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!“

DESTRUCTION to join the KILLFEST tour 2019!

We will be joining forces with OVERKILL on their KILLFEST tour 2019! Also on the bill are the legendary thrash metallers FLOTSAM & JETSAM and up and coming Australian thrash squad MESHIAAK«.

Commented OVERKILL vocalist Bobby Blitz: "ONE MORE FUCKING TIME! Let the the shit fall away and the metal rule the day. Overkill comes to Europe in march 2019 on the release of the new album. So get your necks ready boys and girls, it's going to be dangerous!"

Schmier from DESTRUCTION adds: „Touring with some of the most influential American Thrash icons is always a pleasure. We became good friends over all those years, I'm happy we are ALL still around and we can thrash Europe together. Also some of the Australian boys from MESHIAAK have toured with us Down Under before with their predecessor band 4 ARM. What an intense family-reunion…hahaha!

This is undoubtedly a killer package for the enthusiastic European metal fans for sure - we will present DESTRUCTION in fantastic form and with a terrific new drummer!„






08.03. IT Bologna - Zona Roveri

09.03. IT Bergamo Palosco - Acradia

10.03. DE München - Backstage

14.03. DE Berlin - Columbia Theater

16.03. DE Osnabrück - Hyde Park

17.03. DE Frankfurt - Batschkapp

20.03. FR Paris - Trabendo

21.03. UK London - O2 Academy

23.03. IR Dublin - O2 Academy

24.03. UK Glasgow - SWG3

More shows to be announced soon ...