[Cover photo credit to Gyula Havancsák]

German Thrash metal veterans Destruction are celebrating their 40th anniversary by releasing new album, Diabolical on April 8th via Napalm Records. The album will be available in various formats in different territories, including a digital album and CD (bundled with a t-shirt + an exclusive “Mad Butcher”-bust) and 1LP gatefold editions in black, crystal clear and marbled yellow/red.

This will be Destruction’s 15th studio album and title track with video for “Diabolical” gives us a glimpse of what’s coming up on the album:

Destruction’s singer/bassist Schmier has this to say about the video and single:

I love the title track of the new record, it represents the album, pure old school and in your face Thrash Metal! We wanted a video that shows our trademarks, so the MAD BUTCHER had to be there! It is only his second appearance in a DESTRUCTION video ever but his most remarkable one so far for sure!

Destruction’s Furia has this to say about the new album:

Diabolical is an album of extremes, everything is more brutal and more technical but at the same time more melodic and to the point. It’s a pure and devastating DESTRUCTION album with no gimmicks, full of power and adrenaline. I’m excited for what the future is bringing and can’t wait to play the new songs live!