German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release their 17th studio album, Born To Perish, on August 9 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded in January and February 2019 with V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, BURNING WITCHES, NERVOSA) at Little Creek Studios in Switzerland and is the first DESTRUCTION album to feature Randy Black on drums and second guitarist Damir Eskic.
Randy comments: “I’ve recorded quite a few thrash records over the years but never have I laid down drum tracks this intense, brutal and dynamic. It will be a nice challenge indeed to play those new songs live! I am very happy I could also contribute to the songwriting of the record, as Mike and Schmier were really open for ideas! This album is packed with amazing songs, rippin’ riffs, blistering vocals and great lead solos shared by Mike and Damir.”
“To be honest, at first I was not thrilled about adding another guitar player ’cause I loved the trio, but Damir has been such a great addition, both as a player and as a person — he really is a perfect fit for DESTRUCTION!”
Adds Schmier: “This is indeed a very important album for us. There is a certain positive strength in the new lineup and it feels really great. Whoever has seen us live lately maybe will understand what I mean and for sure that has an important influence on this record.
“Born To Perish is more in your face; it is fast and furious, has more crazy guitars and a has a very groovy and punchy backbone with Mr. Randy Black! But for sure it features some of the best raging DESTRUCTION songs we’ve written in quite a while. I gotta quote what some die-hard fans lately printed on a shirt: ‘DESTRUCTION 2019 — stronger than ever! Nothing to add — f**k yeah!”
Check out a short teaser and listen to the very first snippets of the upcoming album in the video below