German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will embark on a North American headlining tour in April/May with support from Australia's DESTROYER 666.
Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer: "It feels fantastic to return to North American shores for the first time after our return to Nuclear Blast with a new album as brutal as 'Day Of Reckoning' on our backs. This is the strongest material we have written since [2001's] 'The Antichrist' and we are burning to present these shredding songs and introduce our new 6.6-foot-tall drum animal Vaaver [INDUKTI, ex-UNSUN] live! Of course, all the DESTRUCTION classics will be there; we know what our faithful fans want and we will serve them well! You will feel the force of the strongest lineup we have ever had. Experience the true power and the rigorous precision of German thrash metal live this spring! Can't fuckin' wait!"
Confirmed dates for the "North American Reckoning 2011" tour are as follows:
Apr. 27 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
May 03 - Oriental Theater - Denver, CO
May 05 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
May 07 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
May 09 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC, Canada
May 10 - Bourbon Street - Baltimore, MD
May 11 - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - New York, NY
May 13 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
May 17 - Mug Shots - Austin, TX
May 20 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
May 21 - Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
Additional dates will be announced soon.
DESTRUCTION's new album, "Day Of Reckoning", will be released on February 18, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The first limited edition of the album will not feature the band's logo on the booklet while the vinyl version and second pressing of the CD will show a red DESTRUCTION logo on it.
A brand new DESTRUCTION track entitled "The Price" has been posted on the band's MySpace page. Schmier states, "This song expresses the spirit of 'Day Of Reckoning' at its best: faster, more raw, and tighter. One of my favorite tracks on the album because you can feel the fire and the joy of playing! The band feels the old-school aggression again and this song is like a rocket: UN-FUCKIN'-STOPPABLE!"
DESTRUCTION filmed a video for the song "Hate Is My Fuel" on Friday, December 31 at the Headbangersball Silvester Festival in Burgdorf, Switzerland. Berlin, Germany's Roax Films is producing the clip, which will be released in early February.
"Day Of Reckoning" limited slipcase edition track listing:
01. The Price
02. Hate Is My Fuel
04. Devil’s Advocate
05. Day Of Reckoning
06. Sorcerer Of Black Magic
08. The Demon Is God
09. Church Of Disgust
10. Destroyer Or Creator
11. Sheep Of The Regime
12. Stand Up And Shout (limited-edition bonus track)
"Day Of Reckoning" vinyl cover:
"Day Of Reckoning" limited slipcase edition cover:
"Day Of Reckoning" limited slipcase edition booklet: