German masters of thrash metal DESTRUCTION have given us an official release date for their upcoming “best-of” compilation, Thrash Anthems II. Look for the release on November 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. Geta ll the details and how to pre-order yours below.
From The Press Release
German thrash legends DESTRUCTION will release their new “Best of Old School” album
Thrash Anthems II on November 10th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Pre-order Thrash Anthems II here: http://nblast.de/DestructionTAIINB
In 2007, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and re-imagining history could be. The follow-up to 2007’s »Thrash Anthems« is ready to rock the metal world and shows how fans can be part of both a band’s history and future. For Thrash Anthems II, DESTRUCTION called upon on their loyal fans through PledgeMusic to help them create the record and contribute to the band’s epic history.
Mastermind Schmier states:
“As it is a part of our past to relaunch classic songs from our history with a fresh face and we had many demands on a »Thrash Anthems« continuation, we decided to do a second part of this re-animation of classic 80s DESTRUCTION material. For us it was important to chose the tracks with the fans and first when NB did not wanna do the album we decided to do a pledge campaign to raise the fonds for the production together with the diehards.
To make a long story short, we know not everybody will like these new versions of those thrash evergreens (just listen to the originals then) but it was an important task for us to keep them alive for a whole new generation of metalheads that love those fresh and brutal new recordings. We are very happy now, that our label is finally releasing this collection of thrash classics. The vibe on this record is so vicious, noncommercial and has this 80s feeling with a even more aggressive edge and THAT is was made our THRASH so special, in the good old days and now!”
Thrash Anthems II – Track Listing:
01. Confused Mind
02. Black Mass
04. Dissatisfied Existence
05. United By Hatred
06. The Ritual
07. Black Death
08. The Antichrist
09. Confound Games
10. Ripping You Off Blind
11. Satan’s Vengeance
12. Holiday in Cambodia (DEAD KENNEDYS Cover)
This stunning artwork was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for ANNIHILATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more.
05.10. S Stockholm – Rock the Boat
28.10. RO Lasi – Rock’n’Lasi Festival
09.11. DK Aalborg – Aalborg Metal Fest
24.11. NL Leiden – Gebr. de Nobel
25.11. NL Ulft – Metal on Metal
26.11. NL Leeuwarden – Neushoorn (w/ ALTAR E.A.)
26.12. D Munich – Metallic X-Mas
Latest album Under Attack was released in May 2016 and hit the charts worldwide as follows: