Destruction – World War Three Festival Live Montreal 1985



In Weil am Rhein in Germany, back in 1983, drummer Tommy, guitarist Mike and bassist / vocalist Schmier foundet a band which was going to become a legend in Thrash Metal history: DESTRUCTION. After signing a contract with SPV Records, the first Destruction release was an MLP entitled Sentence Of Death (1985).

One year later Destruction had their first success in the international metal scene as they toured in Europe with legendary Thrash Metal Gods Slayer. At the end of the year, the LP Infernal Overkill was published and Destruction was invited to play at the World War III Festival in Montreal, Canada. Destruction proved to be Europe’s leading Thrash Metal band, successful concerts in Germany and abroad were played making the fans become more and more.

The LP Eternal Devastation was released in 1986 and a headliner tour with Kreator and Rage was made right after. In early 1987, drummer Tommy left the band and was replaced by Olly, as well as Harry became part of the band as second guitarist. Later that year, the MLP “Mad Butcher” was released.


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