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RedMisanthrope
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:56 pm 
 

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Australian metallists Deströyer 666 have fresh news bursting straight up from the core lineup sector. Guitarist Ian "Shrapnel" Gray is leaving the band after 16 years of service.

Here's their statement: "The end of an era - Shrapnel has for personal reasons decided that the past weekend's Southern Cross Fest will be his last show with Destroyer. The man has been with the band since 1996 and has been pivotal to the band's career over the past 16 years. It was without doubt a fitting end to what has been one hell of a ride. A fine musician, a great mate, a brother, and an integral member of this pack, he will be greatly missed. Destroyer will continue..."


Ouch. Always sucks to see a core member leave a band. Glad to see they're continuing, but I wonder how this effect the songwriting process...
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Illuminati322
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:10 pm 
 

RedMisanthrope wrote:
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Australian metallists Deströyer 666 have fresh news bursting straight up from the core lineup sector. Guitarist Ian "Shrapnel" Gray is leaving the band after 16 years of service.

Here's their statement: "The end of an era - Shrapnel has for personal reasons decided that the past weekend's Southern Cross Fest will be his last show with Destroyer. The man has been with the band since 1996 and has been pivotal to the band's career over the past 16 years. It was without doubt a fitting end to what has been one hell of a ride. A fine musician, a great mate, a brother, and an integral member of this pack, he will be greatly missed. Destroyer will continue..."


Ouch. Always sucks to see a core member leave a band. Glad to see they're continuing, but I wonder how this effect the songwriting process...


Destroyer 666 always balanced black metal with thrash and melodic elements. In order to determine what their sound would be without him, we have to consider which of those dimensions was his contribution. The black metal core will remain the same, but it may become thrashier or less melodic. I don't like his leaving either, but their sound had grown somewhat stale on recent offerings, so perhaps his replacement will provide them a rebirth?

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halfformedfetus
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:16 pm 
 

damn, hes an awesome guitarist, hopefully they dont lose there sound to much

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lennonlikesmetal
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:28 pm 
 

Very sad news. Shrapnel wrote some of my favourite music in metal. He was a great guitarist, and intimidating onstage. I wonder if he will continue with Adorior and Razor of Occam?

I believe Destroyer 666 will go on to make more excellent music though.

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morfumax
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:32 am 
 

Still stoked as fuck for the new Destroyer...band does no wrong in my opinion.

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CrushedRevelation
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:37 am 
 

Does this mean a new Adorior album? Because fuck yes! Don't mind that he leaves D666 for that...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:26 am 
 

It's a shame, really. I'm sure Destroyer will continue to kick ass but I wonder how their sound will change. Now I'm even more interested in the new album.
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BottomFeeder1
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:32 am 
 

Damn, favorite lead guitar player of all time there, bummer

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MetalArmy666
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:17 am 
 

Major bummer here, but that band is so good that I think they will carry on just fine without him. Here's hoping for new music soon. New ADORIOR please!

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Thrasher4life
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:52 pm 
 

The man gave one hell of a last show I can tell you. Still waiting for a video to go up from the gig but it, aptly, destroyed.

It will be very interesting to see what direction the band goes in from here. My guess would be it will depend who they get as a guitarist. They could go after another Aussie playing in one of the million or so Black/Thrash bands down there or they could go for someone else entirely. Whatever they end up doing I'm sure the end result will blow our fucking minds, and our speakers.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:10 pm 
 

If the early material is any indication where their direction might go, just listen to the Violence... EP. KK wrote all that and it's pretty thrashy black metal. That is if they don't get another guitarist, which I'm sure they will. I really hope the new material is more along the lines of Unchain the Wolves as I thought Defiance was somewhat weaker than the rest of their output. Anyway, this does suck as Shrapnel is a superb guitarist and a very nice, outgoing guy, but at least they are moving forward.
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lennonlikesmetal
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:27 pm 
 

DaBuddha wrote:
I thought Defiance was somewhat weaker than the rest of their output.


The CD mix of Defiance is terrible. Hearing the vinyl version does wonders for the album.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:12 pm 
 

DaBuddha wrote:
I really hope the new material is more along the lines of Unchain the Wolves .

Please make it fucking happen, D666

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:32 am 
 

Sad news to me been my fab band for 8or so years. Best fucking solos ever! Shadow the song get me inspired Many a time, amazing. Fuck the band really took charge though u.s tours and that glad I had the chance to see him play 3 times with the band, I was blaring those d666 albums through my darkest and hard ore of times. Sad news

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:13 am 
 

Well, at least I got to see them while he was still with the band.
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dreadmeat
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:49 pm 
 

time for a box set and a farewell tour?
hopefully they'll continue to make wicked music, collectively and individually.

who has the biggest destroyer 666 collection? i only have 5 cds at the moment
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AtmaSoul
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:53 pm 
 

Would be interesting to see what kind of project he works on next. Also, at least the band isn't calling it quits because of this.

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CrushedRevelation
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:29 pm 
 

dreadmeat wrote:
who has the biggest destroyer 666 collection? i only have 5 cds at the moment


I have six, as I'm missing Defiance. I do have To The Devil His Due, but would like to own all the 7" at some stage. Might start a vinyl collection too...
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dreadmeat
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:16 pm 
 

CrushedRevelation wrote:
dreadmeat wrote:
who has the biggest destroyer 666 collection? i only have 5 cds at the moment

I have six, as I'm missing Defiance. I do have To The Devil His Due, but would like to own all the 7" at some stage. Might start a vinyl collection too...

cool, this is my 'collection' defiance is all good i reckon, mine came with a sticker too

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:10 am 
 

dreadmeat wrote:
cool, this is my 'collection' defiance is all good i reckon, mine came with a sticker too

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No "Cold Steel..." or "To the Devil..."? Your really missing out mate.

Pretty sure all copies of Defiance came with a sticker. Know mine and two mates did.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:28 am 
 

Thrasher4life wrote:
dreadmeat wrote:
cool, this is my 'collection' defiance is all good i reckon, mine came with a sticker too

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No "Cold Steel..." or "To the Devil..."? Your really missing out mate.

Pretty sure all copies of Defiance came with a sticker. Know mine and two mates did.


Missing out for sure!

Both Cold Steel... For An Iron Age and To The Devil His Due are awesome.

Also people really need the hear Defiance on vinyl. Even the picture disc is 100X better than the CD.

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Thrasher4life
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:09 am 
 

lennonlikesmetal wrote:
Also people really need the hear Defiance on vinyl. Even the picture disc is 100X better than the CD.


Never got al the hate for the production on the CD myself. Sure its not top quality and the first couple of times I gave it a listen it sounded a little out of place but its grown on me and when I listen to it now its not anywhere near as bad. Although the production on the most recent EP is much better.
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dreadmeat
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:12 pm 
 

heh, i'll get there dudes, don't worry :nods:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:57 pm 
 

"An integral member of the pack... Destroyer will continue"

I cracked up when I read this. Obviously not too integral.

But yes, he was integral and even if they continue with a new guitarist, I'm not sure they will be able to create the same D666 feel. We'll just have to wait and see.

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lennonlikesmetal
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:14 am 
 

Thrasher4life wrote:
lennonlikesmetal wrote:
Also people really need the hear Defiance on vinyl. Even the picture disc is 100X better than the CD.


Never got al the hate for the production on the CD myself. Sure its not top quality and the first couple of times I gave it a listen it sounded a little out of place but its grown on me and when I listen to it now its not anywhere near as bad. Although the production on the most recent EP is much better.


Have you heard the vinyl version? Much less compressed, and the guitars are higher in the mix.

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Orkblut
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:09 am 
 

my collection is ok i have:

CD:
Violence...
Unchain The Wolves
Pheonix Rising
Cold Steel....
Terror Abraxas
Defiance digi
To The Devil His Due
Violence....Promo cd

Vinyl:
Six Songs With The Devil MLP
Of Women Wolves & War 7"
See You In Hell 7" x3
Unchain The Wolves Pic Disc
Pheonix Rising LP
Terror Abraxas LP
Cold Steel.... LP
Defiance Black & Red Lps & Pic Disc
To The Devil His Due - Clear/Splatter LP, Black LP & Red/Clear Swirl LP

& A couple of hoodies and t-shirts & Patches

Still a few key items missing, all in good time though. I should get those re-release vinyls before they all go. D'666 are and have easily been one of my favourite bands for 10 years or so now. Always looking forward to new material by them.


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lennonlikesmetal
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:02 am 
 

Orkblut wrote:
my collection is ok i have:

CD:
Violence....Promo cd

Vinyl:
Of Women Wolves & War 7"
See You In Hell 7" x3
Unchain The Wolves Pic Disc
Pheonix Rising LP
Terror Abraxas LP
Cold Steel.... LP
Defiance Black & Red Lps & Pic Disc
To The Devil His Due - Clear/Splatter LP, Black LP & Red/Clear Swirl LP

& A couple of hoodies and t-shirts & Patches

Still a few key items missing, all in good time though. I should get those re-release vinyls before they all go. D'666 are and have easily been one of my favourite bands for 10 years or so now. Always looking forward to new material by them.


Awesome! Pictures please!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:21 am 
 

lennonlikesmetal wrote:
Awesome! Pictures please!
definitely need pictures! :thumbsup:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:03 pm 
 

I assure you guys that dreadmeat will 'get there'. You'd agree if you took a look at the amount of CDs he shares in the purchases thread. :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:38 pm 
 

They're gonna have to get someone fucking AWESOME to replace Shrapnel. He's one of the best guitarists in the whole genre.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:43 pm 
 

Rotting_Christ_Mike wrote:
I assure you guys that dreadmeat will 'get there'. You'd agree if you took a look at the amount of CDs he shares in the purchases thread. :wink:
ha ha ha :p
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Orkblut
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:59 pm 
 

how could i forget, i also have the Six Songs With The Devil MLP.

I can try get pics uploaded, dont really see the point though! unless you all dont believe me? ;)

Like i said, still quite a few items are needed in my collection, ie: Satanic Speed metal 7", Violence...LP, Lord of the wild/King of kings 7" (Blue or black wax), Unchain the Wolves LP (white of blue), The ORIGINAL Six songs...demo MC.

I have a spare of each of the Bestial Warlust Vinyls if anyone is interested.

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UNCHAIN_THE_WOLVES
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:50 am 
 

Fucked up news! Can't believe he's left the band... anyone know why he left? ...was it to concentrate more on Razor Of Occam/Adorior or is he packin' them in too? Really sucks man... D666 have been my fave band for almost 15 years now and I loved what Shrapnel brought to the band... anticipating new d666 more than ever now tho, gonna be interesting to hear...

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UNCHAIN_THE_WOLVES
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:26 am 
 

dreadmeat wrote:
...who has the biggest destroyer 666 collection?


Maybe me? If we're only counting their music catalogue anyway...only thing I know of that I don't own is the "Violence Is The Prince Of This World" Marble vinyl LP (limited to 5 copies)

Got so many other D666 collectables but it's hard to keep track of whats out there when it comes to that stuff...

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photogs man, photogs :thumbsup:
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:34 am 
 

Geez, you guys make me look bad. I only have a Russian release of Pheonix Rising. And a t-shirt but that doesn't count...
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UNCHAIN_THE_WOLVES
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:36 am 
 

dreadmeat wrote:
photogs man, photogs :thumbsup:

I'll get around to taking some one day mate... think I have like 7 different versions of Unchain The Wolves haha...

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Orkblut
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:11 am 
 

UNCHAIN_THE WOLVES, what sort of collectables have you got?? do you also have Lord of the wild on blue wax, of women wolves and war on clear & Terror Abraxas on clear? They're a few im really struggling to find.

I wish they'd do a flag of some kind, that would be killer.

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UNCHAIN_THE_WOLVES
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:41 am 
 

Orkblut wrote:
UNCHAIN_THE WOLVES, what sort of collectables have you got?? do you also have Lord of the wild on blue wax, of women wolves and war on clear & Terror Abraxas on clear? They're a few im really struggling to find.

I wish they'd do a flag of some kind, that would be killer.


Yeah mainly Vinyl, the Marble "Violence" is the only one I haven't got yet... have all of them incuding the 3 you mentioned... they are tough to track down... especially that Blood/Clear Of Wolves Women & War & the Blue King Of Kings as there were only 100 of each pressed...... Have all their CD's, a few tapes, shirts, hoodies, and signed stuff too...

A flag would be awesome... the one thing I really want is an official live DVD... and an official live album!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:48 am 
 

Latest news from KK at the Wolfkult Command...

http://www.destroyer666.net/news.html

14 AUG 2012 TRANSMISSION V

"We are currently accepting proposals from folk who would like to join the pack on lead guitar. No fags, time-wasters or wishy-washy PC dickheads need apply. And if you have a long term relationship with a jealous needy insecure girl, forget it too. So if you can play like a fkn demon and have balls then write."

FUCK!!! ...what an opportunity for some lucky fucker!!!

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