DESTRUKTOR have been laying down extreme metal for 25 years. How have the band stayed so strong during this time?
By not seeking fame or putting pressure on ourselves. Also, not being caught up in the digital world as much as a lot of bands these days. Aside from that, it can only be one thing – passion for hard hitting, extreme music.
You’re playing your first Melbourne show in almost three years at The Bendigo Hotel on Friday February 21. Why’s it been so long between drinks?
A number of reasons, but first and foremost is because we were without a bass player for some time. I changed jobs, my second child was born, and the lineup was a bit shaky, so I just had to work slowly in the background whilst other things took precedence until the lineup situation was how it needed to be.
What can we expect from the show?
Hard hitting bands, playing music that is not for the part-time metalhead. All bands lean towards the left-hand path and don’t really care to plod along, so it will be dark, dynamic and intense metal, not for the modern deathcore kids.
What’s next for DESTRUKTOR?
A couple more gigs in Melbourne, and the recording of our album Indomitable towards the end of the year. Indomitable is on track to surpass all previous recordings by DESTRUKTOR, with wilder riffs, more dynamic attack, and the addition of the strongest bass player in DESTRUKTOR’s existence.
Catch Destruktor when they hit the Bendigo Hotel on Friday February 21. Check out the Facebook event for more information.