German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION were honored with their own star in Quito, Ecuador yesterday (April 25). DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Schmier states, “Pretty fuckin cool to see they appreciate fuckin German metal high up here in the Andes mountains!!! It shows again: the Latin American metal scene is the best in the world! Thank you, motherfuckers, for your support!”

DESTRUCTION is scheduled to perform tonight (Thursday, April 26) at Estadio Chaupicruz in Quito with VENOM and OBITUARY.

DESTRUCTION will embark on the North American “30th Year Anniversary Tour” in May with support from WARBRINGER, VITAL REMAINS (who will be alternating each night) and PATHOLOGY.

DESTRUCTION recently commenced work on its 30th-anniversary album. The CD is due later in the year.

Inspired by IRON MAIDEN, MERCYFUL FATE, MOTÖRHEAD and VENOM, DESTRUCTION was formed as KNIGHT OF DEMON in 1982. The band’s original lineup included vocalist and bassist Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer, drummer Tommy Sandmann, and guitarist Mike Sifringer. They soon changed their name to DESTRUCTION and released a demo titled “Bestial Invasion Of Hell” in 1984.

“Day Of Reckoning”, the latest album from DESTRUCTION, sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 58 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Day Of Reckoning” was the first album to feature DESTRUCTION’s new drummer Vaaver (INDUKTI, ex-UNSUN).