Destruction to release new studio album “Born to Perish” on August 9th 2019

Destruction Born to Perish cover
Legendary German thrashers, Destruction, are set to unleash their 17th studio album, “Born to Perish”, on August 9th, 2019, via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unleashed the visualizer video for the first single and vicious title track, “Born to Perish”.

Watch the clip for “Born to Perish” below.

Frontman Schmier states:
 “The title track was the first song we wrote for the new record and it definitely shows the strength that Destruction has in 2019. It immediately set the bar high for the rest of the album. It features everything that we stand for: speed, picking, variety and punch. Randy came up with some very cool drum patterns and Damir offered up a really crunchy solo part, so both new members are heavily involved here!”...

Guitar player Mike adds:
“We started the song with some drum patterns that Randy gave us and adjusted some riff ideas we had. It was a nice challenge to write some tight right hand picking for a 212 beats per minute song. As a guitar player this is close to my speed limit, especially on the triplets - great fun to play though!”...

Pre-order “Born to Perish” in various formats, here. Pre-save the album via Spotify.

01. Born to Perish
02. Inspired by Death
03. Betrayal
04. Rotten
05. Filthy Wealth
06. Butchered for Life
07. Tyrants Oof the Netherworld
08. We Breed Evil
09. Fatal Flight 17
10. Ratcatcher
11. Hellbound (bonus track)

The recordings for “Born to Perish” took place from January to March 2019 in the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland under the aegis of long time intimate VO Pulver.

The stunning cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for Annihilator, Grave Digger, Stratovarius, Tankard and many more.

The brand-new line-up featuring the Canadian drum animal Randy Black and Swiss shred-master Damir Eskić, together with veterans Schmier and Mike, is here to bring you musical destruction. This is a new chapter in the long, impressive history of the band.

Festivals 2019:
21.06.  D  Duisburg - Rage Against Racism
06.07.  HR  Pula - GoatHell Metal Fest
07. - 10.08.  CZ  Jaroměř - Brutal Assault
08. - 10.08.  D  Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
16.08.  BG  Varna - Rock Fest
31.08.  A  Breitenstein - Metal Escalation Festival
Killfest 2019 - Part II:
12.09.  P  Porto - Hard Club
13.09.  E  Madrid - La Riviera
14.09.  E  Barcelona - Salamandra
17.09.  D  Saarbrücken - Garage
18.09.  D  Nuremberg - Hirsch
19.09.  D  Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
22.09.  D  Herford - X
23.09.  D  Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
24.09.  B  Antwerp - Trix
(w/ Overkill, Flotsam And Jetsam)

Live Shows 2019:
08./09.11.  D  Weissenhäusser Strand/Ostsee - Metal Hammer Paradise
07.12.  D  Balingen - Crazy X-Mas