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Releases : 32     Total votes : 175     Reviews : 6
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Destruction

a.k.a.ex-Knight of Demon
CountryGermany
Formed1982, Weil am Rhein, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsSteamhammer, AFM Records, Nuclear Blast

Line-up (members)

  • Schmier : Bass (1982-1989, 1999-), Vocals (1984-1989, 1999-)
  • Mike : Guitars (1982-)
  • Vaaver : Drums (2010-)

Former members

  • Tommy Sandmann : Drums (1982-1986)
  • Ulf : Vocals (1982-1984)
  • Oliver Kaiser : Drums (1987-1999)
  • Harry Wilkens : Guitars (1987-1990)
  • André Grieder : Vocals (1989-1990)
  • Michael Piranio : Guitars (1993-1998)
  • Thomas Rosenmerkel : Vocals (1993-1998)
  • Christian Engler : Bass (1994-1998)
  • Sven Vormann : Drums (1999-2001)
  • Marc "Speedy" Reign : Drums (2002-2010)
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Discography

Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview CollectionWish List Demo 82.5 20
preview CollectionWish List EP 80 10
Infernal Overkill preview 865CollectionWish List Studio 88 192
Eternal Devastation preview 114CollectionWish List Studio 93.5 292
preview CollectionWish List EP 86.5 40
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Release From Agony preview 2,403CollectionWish List Studio 82.4 122
preview CollectionWish List EP - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live 86.7 30
Cracked Brain preview CollectionWish List Studio 78.3 30
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 80 10
preview CollectionWish List EP 70 10
preview CollectionWish List EP 75 10
The Least Successfull Human Cannonball preview CollectionWish List Studio 73.3 30
All Hell Breaks Loose preview CollectionWish List Studio 92.5 40
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
The Antichrist preview 160CollectionWish List Studio 92.8 270
preview CollectionWish List Live 86 30
Metal Discharge preview CollectionWish List Studio 77.3 40
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
Inventor of Evil preview CollectionWish List Studio 80.7 30
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 89.4 110
D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. preview 3,143CollectionWish List Studio 78.6 80
preview CollectionWish List Live 97.5 20
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
Day of Reckoning preview 506CollectionWish List Studio 90.1 200
Spiritual Genocide preview 2,660CollectionWish List Studio 81.9 100
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
preview CollectionWish List Split - 00
Under Attack preview CollectionWish List Studio 82.5 40

Top Songs

Song titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1 Curse The Gods preview (1986) 1005
2 Life Without Sense preview (1986) 98.84
3 Confound Games preview (1986) 97.54
4 Upcoming Devastation preview (1986) 97.54
5 Confused Mind preview (1986) 97.54
6 Eternal Ban preview (1986) 954
7 United By Hatred preview (1986) 93.84
8 Invincible Force preview (1985) 951
9 The Ritual preview (1985) 951
10 Bestial Invasion preview (1985) 951
11 Death Trap preview (1985) 901
12 Tormentor preview (1985) 901
13 Thrash Attack preview (1985) 901
14 Antichrist preview (1985) 901
15 Black Death preview (1985) 901
Additional notes
Their original name was Knight of Demon, but that was changed after a few weeks. They went from an Iron Maiden-esque sound to one heavily influenced by Venom in a matter of weeks.

In the early 90's Flemming Rönsdorf (Artillery) was asked to join Destruction as new vocalist. He rehearsed with the band, but didn't join because, according to Ronsdorf himself, the label didn't want to send him money in advance before the upcoming tour.

The releases between 1994 and 1998 have been disowned by the band and are now classed as "Neo-Destruction" and not part of their official discography.

Mike Sifringer was unable to perform at Portugal’s Caos Emergente festival in September 2009 due to a broken finger. Ol Drake of Evile took his place onstage.

Oliver Kaiser works as editor in Basle and gives for many years lessons in Musiclab. After leaving Destruction in 1999 he studies sociology, law & on the music academy.
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Albums : 102,578
Reviews : 6,588
Lyrics : 96,303
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