German thrash titans DESTRUCTION unleash their new “best of old school” album »Thrash Anthems II«, today via Nuclear Blast Records. In celebration of the release, the band has released a new track video for of the song ‘United By Hatred’ on YouTube.
The clip includes historical video footage covering over 30 years of the band’s history and features live footage from 1985 till 2016 – a must see for all thrash metal maniacs out there.
Last week, the band has also released a medley video incl. classic photo material for »Thrash Anthems II«. Listen to song snippets of the new reworked classics ‘United By Hatred’, ‘Black Death’, ‘Black Mass’ and ‘Confound Games’, below
In 2007, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and re-imagining history could be. Tracks like ‘Frontbeast’, which was only ever released on a demo back in 1983, have been included on the forthcoming release. Fans will also be pleased to hear that Schmier has lent his vocals to the track ‘Rippin You Off Blind‘. The original song features on the »Cracked Brain« album.
The follow-up to 2007’s »Thrash Anthems« is ready to rock the metal world and shows how fans can be part of both a band’s history and future. For »Thrash Anthems II«, DESTRUCTION called upon on their loyal fans through PledgeMusic to help them create the record and contribute to the band’s epic history.
Mastermind Schmier states:
“As it is a part of our past to relaunch classic songs from our history with a fresh face and we had many demands on a »Thrash Anthems« continuation, we decided to do a second part of this re-animation of classic 80s DESTRUCTION material. For us it was important to chose the tracks with the fans and first when NB did not wanna do the album we decided to do a pledge campaign to raise the fonds for the production together with the die hards.
To make a long story short, we know not everybody will like these new versions of those thrash evergreens (just listen to the originals then) but it was an important task for us to keep them alive for a whole new generation of metalheads that love those fresh and brutal new recordings. We are very happy now, that our label is finally releasing this collection of thrash classics. The vibe on this record is so vicious, uncommercial and has this 80s feeling with a even more aggressive edge and THAT is was made our THRASH so special, in the good old days and now!”
»Thrash Anthems II« – Track Listing:
01. Confused Mind
02. Black Mass
04. Dissatisfied Existence
05. United By Hatred
06. The Ritual
07. Black Death
08. The Antichrist
09. Confound Games
10. Rippin’ You Off Blind
11. Satan’s Vengeance
12. Holiday In Cambodia (DEAD KENNEDYS Cover)
The stunning artwork was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for ANNIHILATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more.
24.11. NL Leiden – Gebr. de Nobel
25.11. NL Ulft – Metal on Metal (w/ HELL)
26.11. NL Leeuwarden – Neushoorn (w/ HELL, ALTAR E.A.)
26.12. D Munich – Metallic X-Mas
15.02. RUS St. Petersburg – Opera Club
16.02. RUS Moscow – Moscow Hall