Nachdem die Blu-Ray “ Live Attack“ gerade erschienen ist, kommt Schmier mit einem neuen Gitarristen Martin Furia um die Ecke, da Urmitglied Mike nun die Band offiziell verlassen hat. Martin Furia ist in letzter Zeit als Produzent von Bands wie Nervosa oder Evil Invaders aufgefallen. Zur Bekanntmachung veröffentlichen die neuen DESTRUCTION dann auch gleich die neue Videosingle ‘State Of Apathy‘.
Schmier lässt die Fans wissen:
“The last two years have been testing times for all of us. We are all sad to announce that Mike has left DESTRUCTION. It all was a shock and hit us hard but nevertheless there was never any doubt that we will continue as a band. We are a strong unit and are proud to welcome our new guitarist, Martin Furia, to the band! Our chemistry is great since Martin has been a part of the DESTRUCTION family for many years now. He is the perfect new man on the axe – the first shows have been a fucking blast!
‘State Of Apathy’ shows the direction DESTRUCTION will go with the new record: more ‘back-to-the-roots’, more guitars, more in your face! This band is my life and we will always give 100% to keep the spirit alive. I hope you love the new single as much as we do – thanks for all the support! We are wishing Mike the best for his future, for us there is only one way to go THRASH TILL DEATH!”
Ex-Gitarrist Mike über die Trennung:
“It´s hard to leave a band after 39 years. Destruction is my life and something like my baby. But I you have to take I that hurt. I´m very sad at the moment, but if something doesn´t feel right anymore, better stop doing it. Thanx to all former bandmates. I´m very proud about the music we have created together. Cheers to all thrashers out there. Without your support and your passion, Destruction would not exist. Peace.”