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Destruction

Country of origin:
Germany
Location:
Weil am Rhein, Baden-Württemberg
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1983
Genre:
Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes:
Anti-religion, Death, Politics, Metal, Psychology, Social
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1983 (as Knight of Demon), 1983-present
Upper picture from L. to R: Mike, Tommy, Schmier

Below picture from L. to R: Mike, Damir Eskić, Schmier, Randy Black

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 '90s, Flemming Rönsdorf (Artillery) was asked to join Destruction as new vocalist. He ...
Current
Schmier Bass (1983-1989, 1999-present), Vocals (1984-1989, 1999-present)
See also: Headhunter, ex-Bassinvaders, ex-Pänzer
Mike Guitars (1983-present)
See also: ex-Morrigan
Randy Black Drums (2018-present)
See also: Duskmachine, Level 10, ex-Deception, ex-Annihilator, ex-Primal Fear, ex-Rebellion, ex-W.A.S.P. (live)
Damir Eskić Guitars (lead) (2019-present)
See also: Gomorra, ex-Gonoreas
Past
Tommy Sandmann Drums (1983-1986)
Ulf Vocals (1983-1984)
Oliver Kaiser Drums (1987-1999)
Harry Wilkens Guitars (1987-1990)
See also: V-HAJD, ex-Uppercut, Menace, Razors Edge
André Grieder Vocals (1989-1990)
See also: Poltergeist
Michael Piranio Guitars (1993-1998)
See also: ex-Ephemera's Party, ex-Jesus Chrysler Superskunk
Thomas Rosenmerkel Vocals (1993-1998)
See also: Ephemera's Party, ex-Jesus Chrysler Superskunk
Christian Engler Bass (1994-1998)
See also: Ephemera's Party, ex-Necronomicon, ex-Shamane
Sven Vormann Drums (1999-2001)
See also: Megora, Raise Hell, ex-Cryonix, ex-Jesus Chrysler Superskunk, ex-The Lie, ex-Abandoned, ex-Poltergeist
Marc "Speedy" Reign Drums (2002-2010)
See also: Satan Worship, Leather (live), Morgoth, ex-Gunjah, Agonized, Bonsai Kitten, Monzen, Sandy Leather, Sodomizer, ex-Graaf, ex-Sodomizer, ex-Pharao (live), ex-Mystic Circle, ex-Volcano, ex-Orth, ex-Lord Brummell
Vaaver Drums (2010-2018)
See also: Indukti, Lunatic Soul, ex-UnSun
Past (Live)
Chris Witchhunter Drums (1987)
(R.I.P. 2008) See also: ex-Sodom
Hoest Vocals (2004)
See also: Deathcult, Taake, Gorgoroth (live), ex-Ofryskje, ex-Ravengod, ex-Thule, ex-Ragnarok, ex-Carpathian Forest (live), ex-Helheim (live), ex-Nattefrost (live), ex-Slavia, ex-Urgehal (live), ex-Frost (Nor), ex-Mastema (Nor), ex-Vendigeit
Ol Drake Guitars (2009)
See also: Evile, Ol Drake, Reabo
Randy Black Drums (2015, 2018)
See also: Duskmachine, Level 10, ex-Deception, ex-Annihilator, ex-Primal Fear, ex-Rebellion, ex-W.A.S.P. (live)
Schmier Bass (1983-1989, 1999-present), Vocals (1984-1989, 1999-present)
See also: Headhunter, ex-Bassinvaders, ex-Pänzer
Mike Guitars (1983-present)
See also: ex-Morrigan
Randy Black Drums (2018-present)
See also: Duskmachine, Level 10, ex-Deception, ex-Annihilator, ex-Primal Fear, ex-Rebellion, ex-W.A.S.P. (live)
Damir Eskić Guitars (lead) (2019-present)
See also: Gomorra, ex-Gonoreas
Tommy Sandmann Drums (1983-1986)
Ulf Vocals (1983-1984)
Oliver Kaiser Drums (1987-1999)
Harry Wilkens Guitars (1987-1990)
See also: V-HAJD, ex-Uppercut, Menace, Razors Edge
André Grieder Vocals (1989-1990)
See also: Poltergeist
Michael Piranio Guitars (1993-1998)
See also: ex-Ephemera's Party, ex-Jesus Chrysler Superskunk
Thomas Rosenmerkel Vocals (1993-1998)
See also: Ephemera's Party, ex-Jesus Chrysler Superskunk
Christian Engler Bass (1994-1998)
See also: Ephemera's Party, ex-Necronomicon, ex-Shamane
Sven Vormann Drums (1999-2001)
See also: Megora, Raise Hell, ex-Cryonix, ex-Jesus Chrysler Superskunk, ex-The Lie, ex-Abandoned, ex-Poltergeist
Marc "Speedy" Reign Drums (2002-2010)
See also: Satan Worship, Leather (live), Morgoth, ex-Gunjah, Agonized, Bonsai Kitten, Monzen, Sandy Leather, Sodomizer, ex-Graaf, ex-Sodomizer, ex-Pharao (live), ex-Mystic Circle, ex-Volcano, ex-Orth, ex-Lord Brummell
Vaaver Drums (2010-2018)
See also: Indukti, Lunatic Soul, ex-UnSun
Past
Chris Witchhunter Drums (1987)
(R.I.P. 2008) See also: ex-Sodom
Hoest Vocals (2004)
See also: Deathcult, Taake, Gorgoroth (live), ex-Ofryskje, ex-Ravengod, ex-Thule, ex-Ragnarok, ex-Carpathian Forest (live), ex-Helheim (live), ex-Nattefrost (live), ex-Slavia, ex-Urgehal (live), ex-Frost (Nor), ex-Mastema (Nor), ex-Vendigeit
Ol Drake Guitars (2009)
See also: Evile, Ol Drake, Reabo
Randy Black Drums (2015, 2018)
See also: Duskmachine, Level 10, ex-Deception, ex-Annihilator, ex-Primal Fear, ex-Rebellion, ex-W.A.S.P. (live)
Added by: SomberOracle Modified by: Panzerphallus
Added on: 2002-07-17 21:54:58 Last modified on: 2020-08-09 09:35:19