Destruction - Recruits New Guitarist

German thrash legends Destruction are proud to welcome Damir Eskic as their second guitarist alongside Mike Sifringer. Damir is a Swiss guitar player with Bosnian decent and works as a guitar teacher, himself being a former pupil of Tommy Vetterli (Coroner). He also plays in a heavy metal band called Gomorra and already contributed to 3 solos of Destruction's 2016 album Under Attack. Frontman Schmier also confirmed that they have composed and recorded the whole new album, to be released on August 8th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast.

Frontman Schmier comments: "Yes - we finally did it again! For many years we've been talking about this but we needed the RIGHT guy! Damir Eskic is now that dude. He is a super-skilled player and also a good friend of the band. He will surely make some jaws drop and pay tribute to the history of Destruction as he is also a fan of our music. To be a trio, was a special thing for us, that we did with pride for many years but also Destruction had a period where we were a four piece with a second guitar. Now it was the RIGHT time to get that option back! We know there are many fans out there that have been waiting a long time for this.

"We have composed and recorded the whole new album with two guitars and of course this will make us an even more intense live act and give us the chance to play songs again that we've not been able to play for many years…exciting times ahead! Let's call this a reinvention. With Randy Black on the drums and Damir Eskic on the lead guitar, we have the fresh blood in the band that is sometimes needed to reach new goals, it will keep the THRASHMACHINE strong and ready for new adventures. See you all on the road soon - the new record is coming on August 8th via Nuclear Blast!"

Damir adds: "I am of course very happy to be a part of this Thrash Metal family and to join one of the best bands of the genre. To record three guest solos on the Under Attack' album was already a big deal for me, now some years later, we've become close friends and I am really excited to be a part of this! I am looking forward to meeting the fans all over the globe and to thrash the stage with the boys!"

Courtesy of the band's FB page

Band profile: Destruction
Posted: 01.03.2019 by Abattoir


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01.03.2019 - 12:32
Ball Fondlers
This is great news! Thrash is so much better live with 2 guitars. I hope to check them out next sunday with Overkill
01.03.2019 - 20:01
The Galactician
You had me at former pupil of Tommy Vetterli.
06.03.2019 - 18:09
Well. This is fucking awesome!
08.03.2019 - 20:41
Of course this should have happened in the year 2000 ! Listening to Bestial Invasion and Total Desaster from a Savage Symphony with two guitars this is a TOTAL difference - even Mike is a great guitarrist , what could he do within solos Destruction is not Motorhead, they had great solos always - when I listen to Live Without Sense - its simply showing what two guitars mean - I am a dedicated fan of Destruction since 1988 - couple of years ago had a possibility to see Destruction with Sodom and Kreator - after concert I was still thinking why Kreator sounded MUCH better and stronger - the answer iwas easy : second guitar made a difference . So now great times for Destruction come again ! Schmier sings again like in old good times and second guitar will bring them to the level they shall be!
11.03.2019 - 09:57
Ball Fondlers
Yep, I saw them last night and I can confirm it was awesome and the second guitar makes a huge difference to them. It's like a completely different band. Somebody can still play rhythm during the solos (shock horror). The new guy was really awesome too, a great choice for the band. Their sound was way better than overkill, and I'm a big fan of theirs.
Schmiers voice was also perfect

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