DESTRUCTION members Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer (bass, vocals), Mike Sifringer (guitar) and Marc Reign (drums) will celebrate 25 years of thrash metal with their fans at a special listening party for the group's new album, "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.", on June 6 at Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany beginning at 21:00.
Due on August 22 via AFM Records, "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen.
UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore has contributed a few solos to the title track of "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N."
A 23-second "teaser" video for the forthcoming CD can be viewed below.
"D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." track listing:
02. E.levator To Hell
03. V.icious Circle - The 7 Seven Deadly Sins
04. O.ffenders Of The Throne
05. L.ast Desperate Scream
06. U.rge (The Greed Of Gain)
07. T.he Violation Of Morality
08. I.nner Indulgence
09. O.dyssey Of Frustration
10. N.o One Shall Survive
"Celebrating 25 years of DESTRUCTION is, of course, an additional motivation to record a new classic," DESTRUCTION frontman Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer previously stated. "But the band has never before been so well prepared for a recording, and the new material is very dynamic crashing straight in your face! All thrash maniacs can now look forward to a merciless and varied album which will put its predecessors in the shade! Beware!!"
There are also plans for a full DESTRUCTION DVD release later in the year all in the cause of celebrating one-quarter century of classic German thrash metal with all the faithful fans worldwide.
DESTRUCTION's "Thrash Anthems" album, a collection of reworked/re-recorded versions of the band's classic tracks, was released in January 2007 via AFM Records.