January 27, 2003

Cleveland, Ohio’s DESTRUCTOR will be making their European debut at this year’s Bang Your Head 2003 festival. The band will be performing twice at the festival – the ‘Warm-up Show’ on Thursday, June 26th and opening up the main stage on Friday, June 27th. Destructor’s newest addition to the band is bass player Jamie Walters from Cleveland band Boulder. Jamie joins the original three members – Dave Overkill (guitar / vocals), Pat Rabid (guitar) and Matt Flammable (drums). Since bass player Dave Iannicca’s murder in 1988, Destructor have struggled through a revolving door of bass players. The band had been working on their second album "Decibel Casualties" at the time of Dave’s death, which was to help launch a joint major label venture between Auburn and Island Records. Unfortunately, the album never saw the light of day and the incident forced the band into hiatus in the early 90s. With Jamie, who had been a long time fan of the band since his younger years, the band now feels they have the right chemistry in place to properly move forward once again. Destructor will be entering Breaker guitarist Don Depew’s 609 Recording Studios in Cleveland to record brand new material in March. An EP, "Sonic Bullet", will be released by Auburn in May. It will include new studio tracks along with ‘live’ tracks Auburn recorded this past August when Destructor opened for Slayer in Cleveland. A full length will follow in the summer. Auburn also plans to reissue "Maximum Destruction" later this year with the original vinyl mix, cover art and previously unreleased bonus tracks (a reissue was released in 1999 on the Listenable label out of France). Plans are in the works to put out some unreleased recordings from a 1999 session as well. In addition, Destructor will contribute a track to the forthcoming Auburn compilation "Heavy Artillery-Volume 2". www.auburnrecords.com

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