While you may know the Big 4 as Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, in their native land, thrash metallers Destruction are considered one of the the German Big 4. They’ve also been cited as being a huge influence on black metal, along with the likes of Venom and Bathory.
Their career expands over 30 years, which has seen them play with the likes of Slayer, Motörhead and Celtic Frost. And with the release of their new Thrash Anthems II collection, vocalist and bassist Schmier takes us on a trip down memory lane with these snapshots of their early career.
Thrash Anthems II is out now through Nuclear Blast and you can listen to it below:
Destruction vocalist Schmier talks us through the ins and outs of playing one of the first socially-distanced metal shows
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