1983 the Band is founded in Weil am Rhein
(Germany) with Tommy (drums), Mike (guitars) and Schmier (bass & vocals) 1984 First contract with SPV Records and release of the first Mini-LP Sentence Of Death 1985 first big success in the international metal-underground and europe-tour with the leading thrash metal scene band Slayer!
1985 1. LP Infernal Overkill, world war III festival in Montreal/canada
1986 DESTRUCTION has established itself as europes leading thrash metal band, successfull
tours in Germany and other countries
1986 2. LP Eternal Devastation, headlinertour Europe with support from Kreator and Rage
1986/87 Drummer Tommy quits, line up changes to Olly on the drums, Harry joins for the second guitar ·
1987 release of the Mad Butcher Mini-LP
1 987/88 Tours in the USA/South America and Southern Europe
1988 3. LP Release From Agony, the band distances itself from their original style through influence of the new Bandmembers 1988/89 Europe-Tour with Motorhead, several festivals, Release From Agony leaves fans and press with mixed feelings 1988/89 Live LP Live without sense, 3-month-US-Tour · 1989, while recording their 4th LP Cracked Brain separation from frontman, singer & bassplayer Schmier 1990 Release of Cracked Brain with guest singer Andre´ (Poltergeist), 4th LP is recieved rather poorly 1991 Mike and Olly continue to use the name DESTRUCTION with new band members!
1999 Because of the extreme press- and fan demand for DESTRUCTION, the two former members Mike und Schmier reform DESTRUCTION together with Sven - new drummer
1999 DESTRUCTION start their comeback at the biggest german Heavy Metal Open Airs: Bang your Head, With Full Force, Wacken ! 2000 Release of the new Album All Hell Breaks Loose!