Check Out These Rad Old School Shots Of Thrash Masters Destruction

Slayer Ticket

In 1985, the Slayer Hell Awaits tour was our first big one. This ticket is from the Berlin show, where Slayer got us so drunk on vodka after the gig that the bill of the Destruction of the hotel room was higher than our tour fee. We had great fun but learned our lesson!

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:

Posted on November 17th 2017, 12:05pm
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