In Flames – Clayman (Re-recorded)

In Flames are now celebrating their 30th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of their break out album “Clayman” which is being released as a special edition with re-recorded versions of several songs.

Frontman Anders Fridén says of the 20th Anniversary Edition: “This record changed our career in a number of ways. Being the 20th anniversary this year, we had to do something massive for the fans. Going back into the studio to re-record some of the original tracks took us right back in time to when we first recorded them. Every detail of the new artwork and visuals was deeply thought out keeping in mind what the Jesterheads would want to see most. This one’s for you. Thank you for 20 years of Clayman.”

A new digital EP “Clayman 2020” will be released on July 24 featuring the four re-recorded songs “Only For The Weak”, “Bullet Ride”, “Pinball Map” and “Clayman”.

TRACK LIST:

“Bullet Ride”
“Pinball Map”
“Only For The Weak”
“…As The Future Repeats Today”
“Square Nothing”
“Clayman”
“Satellites And Astronauts”
“Brush The Dust Away”
“Swim”
“Suburban Me”
“Another Day In Quicksand”
“Themes And Variations In D-Minor” (instrumental)
“Only For The Weak” (Re-recorded)
“Bullet Ride” (Re-recorded)
“Pinball Map” (Re-recorded)
“Clayman” (Re-recorded)

Interview With Destruction – 2019

From Outburn Magazine http://www.outburn.com

DESTRUCTION: One Point Vanish

https://outburn.com/interviews/destruction-one-point-vanish/

INTERVIEW WITH SCHMIER BY STEPHANIE JENSEN
PHOTOGRAPHS BY LINÉ HAMMETT

You can’t say “legendary thrash metal band” without mentioning Destruction. The band formed in 1982 by three young men—Schmier being one of them—in the small town of Weil am Rhein, Germany. They loved heavy metal music and preferred the fastest songs on the albums of that time. This helped develop the thrash metal genre into what it is today and is one of the many reasons why Destruction is included in the German Big Four—a lineup of the most iconic German thrash metal bands that took thrash to another level of brutal.

Destruction continues its legacy with the new album Born to Perish. It still combines their signature aggression with catchy hooks that pierce your flesh, but Born to Perish also features two new players, drummer Randy Black and guitarist Damir Eskic. We spoke to Destruction vocalist and bassist Schmier to discuss Born to Perish, writing and recording with new members, the band’s history, and his views of the German Big Four.

Let’s talk about Born to Perish. What can fans expect?
I think many fans are as excited as we are because it’s the first album with a new lineup. Randy Black, he’s our new drummer, and we finally have two guitarists again. Many fans have waited for this moment to see and hear Destruction as a four piece again. And I’m happy with the album because it turned out great. It turned out the way I wanted it to be and it introduces the guys in the right way. The songs are catchy and heavy as fuck, and I’m excited for fans to hear the new album.

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