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12th November 2019

 

The Destructors are sad to announce the sudden death of Chief Destructor Allen Adams. May he RIP.

 

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Punkopera Out now. Part 1 on CD - Part 2 on Vinyl

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Out Now- 3rd June 2018

 

Punkopera. Punkopera is the story of a small group of provincial punks who were either friends or run into each other at the local music emporium. They read about this new scene and decided they wanted a slice of it. It’s the story of their Saturday in the Smoke. Away from the humdrum soul town where violence was never that far away. From meeting at the station, the excitement made the air electric, with money burning a hole in their pocket.

 

Out on CD from www.destructors.co.uk and streaming / downloads from all the usual suspects. There a whiff of vinyl in the air for Punkopera Part 2 maybe! Standby.

 

Coming Soon

 

Punk Opera on CD & Limited Edition Vinyl (May 2018)

Destructors (81-83) track Box Set on Cherry Red Records

 

Rowdy Farrago release the 2nd Folk Punk collective from Skullthuggery titled Skullthuggery 2 (Oh No! Not More Songs About Pirates). Available from our Merch page above.

 

Review

15th March 2017

The Destructors

‘Pow! That’s Killmusik: Vol 3 (Reflection)

Rowdy Farrago Records

Believe it or not I was just thinking, “Hmm I’ve not seen anything from The Destructors for a while and the Pow! this arrives. It must be like saying ‘Beetlejuice’ three times in a row. Well, this is a massive, epic album, clocking up over an hour and a quarter with two dozen tracks. In truth, there is enough for 2 albums. The blurb is useful here, cos a lot of the tracks have come from previously released split singles / EPs but there is still some room new material as well. It is a pretty awesome album, mostly up tempo with a good bit of punky attitude. The songs are as catchy as fuck and mostly deal with socio-political issues that I hope us pinky types can get behind. Well worth getting hold of.

Issuepunkzine 89 - March 2017

 

9th March 2017

THE DESTRUCTORS

‘Pow! That’s Killmusik: Vol 3 (Reflection)

Rowdy Farrago Records

New album from The Destructors.  This one contains releases (excluding covers and bonus tracks) from the limited edition split EP's (with our mates from The Black Marias, Gripper, Don't Look Down, Beverly Kills, Ziplock, PMT, Dogtown Rebels, Cretin 77 & The Maligerers). This is the third in the trilogy of POW albums. Another snapshot of THE DESTRUCTORS story from 2010-2015. This includes 6 brand new tracks (which includes two covers of tracks by Death and the Deadbeats) and maybe a cheeky bonus track as well as!  A total  of 25 tracks! Hope you enjoy it!

www.destructors.co.uk

 

4th March 2017

Review

THE DESTRUCTORS

‘Pow! That’s Killmusik: Vol 3 (Reflection)

Rowdy Farrago

I think I’ve reviewed so much Destructors stuff over the last decade that I have virtually run out of superlatives for them! For those of you who have arrived from outer space to start a new life here on Earth I will briefly outline the Destructors for you. They began at Punks beginnings, went away in AD1983 only to be resurrected in AD2005 and remain with us ever since. They play live far too rarely but have broken all records for original recordings, covering other bands recordings and splitting EP’s with like minded bands. This compilation covers all the bands output you may have missed between 2010 and 2015 but excludes the covers and secret recordings that often appear at the end of their releases. Despite that it’s still a grand total of 24 tracks all supplied with the usual quality booklet, lyrics and relevant information. There will be no more in their long running series of split EP’s which is a great shame and love them or not The Destructors are Punk survivors! It could be said that they are part of its saving grace by leading from the front and constantly releasing new and opinionated material but don’t take my word for it – see for yourself. Pow! (Gaz)  

Suspect Device Zine

www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk/Suspect_Device/home.html

 

Review

The Somme

Terrascope Rumbles

Describing themselves as a Scuzz Grunge Garage Punk Rock Band, Our favourite punk band The Destructors return to the fray with ‘Somme’ their latest EP which deals with WW1, each of the eight tunes prefaced by a brief snatch of a popular song from the era such as ‘Rule Britannia’, ‘It's A Long Way To Tipperary’ or ‘Over the Top’.  Opener, ‘Off  to War’ finds the band in fine fettle, a meaty guitar riff with lyrics dealing with the enthusiasm that the soldiers felt as they did their bit for their country, the vitriol in the song shining through. After a sprightly cover of ‘Eton Rifles’, the reality of the conflict is revealed with ‘Mud’ the band sounding like the Monomen at their finest, whilst  ‘Production Line of Death’ is a full blown 1970's punk rock workout that deserves plenty of volume. Elsewhere covers of ‘War’ (made famous by Edwin Starr) and ‘1966’ (Motorhead) add weight to an excellent collection of anti-war tunes that just as relevant today as they have always been. Also, a special mention must be made of ‘A Farewell to Arms (and Legs)’ surely one of the finest song titles ever and a bloody good tune to boot.

www.terrascope.co.uk

 

 

New Release

The Destructors - The Somme

Available 1st July to comemorate the 100th Anniversary of this famous and horrific Battle of The Somme during World War 1.

The 8th themed EP with 15 tracks. 12 new, original Destructors tracks and 3 Covers (1916 / Motorhead, Edwin Starr / War, Eton Rifles / The Jam).

Available from the Destructors Merch Store at www.destructors.co.uk or all decent digital download sites like Amazon, iTunes etc. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Destructors.UK

This one is a belter!

 

Review

13:13:13 (Malchance)

Collective Zine

About 18 years ago while visiting a second hand shop in Boston USA I bought a second hand leather biker jacket with the words The Destructors stencilled on the back. Can this be the same band? I reckon it could be, sold that jacket to Bones the singer of the Happy Spastics for a tenner a few years later.

Nil pretensions here, this is a punk rock album by a punk rock band in the best possible way. Well played 77/ early 80s style punk rock. Great lyrics and comes with nice art work. Though this LP is really funny in places ( A day in the death and straight into Eleaner Rigby made me laugh out loud.) there is also a darker moments and some politics but not preachy. There is a cover of Lithium by Nirvana, they do it well and it could easily have gone badly, they carry it off with a bit of charm. The Social Distortion cover translates less well. All in all one of the better proper punk bands I have heard in a while and well worth a look if you still soap up yer hair.

Norrie Sills

Collective Zine

http://www.collective-zine.co.uk

 

 

New Release

Deus Luna

Split EP with The Destructors and The Malingerers

Available 31st August 2015

Available from the Destuctors Merch Store at www.destructors.co.uk or all decent digital download sites like Amazon, iTunes etc. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Destructors.UK

Check out The Malingerers at www.themalingerers.co.uk

 

 

Review

“Politika 2”- Strange Bedfellows

 

What can I say? This is without doubt the best album DESTRUCTORS have ever done, (in my humble opinion). I really cantt put my finger on any one thing that clicks, it’s a whole load of things. The whole anti-politics, anti-system theme is great. The opening track “Vote” is not fast, but it’s a really powerful song and it hooks you right away – you deffo want to hear the rest of the album after you have heard this. The general style of the album seems faster and heavier than earlier albums. The vocal delivery and backing vocals are really catchy and full of punky angst. The lyrics are excellent, really intelligent and laced with a bit of black humour just to ensure that get taken on board by the listener. The final proof of excellence is in the decision to include a cover of “Do they owe us a living” by CRASS. The original is such an awesome, iconic and perfect punk song that any cover should be viewed with extreme trepidation. That said – the guys have done an excellent job. I really can’t recommend this album highly enough to any discerning punks, young or old.

 

www.issuepunkzine.co.uk

ISSUE 79 JULY 2015

 

Review

The DESTRUCTORS: Politika II - Album

This time it's all about politics. Not always the funniest subject, but an important part of punk. And punk is what this British band is playing. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not so good. But the best song must be their cover of the CRASS classic "Owe Us A Living".

I don't really know what else to say, but they are good enough to be worth checking out anyway.

Available here: http://www.hardrockinfo.com/reviews/2015_4.html#308

Jimmy Blom/Hard Rock Info

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Review

Fear & Loathing Zine

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THE DESTRUCTORS ”Politika –2  Strange Bedfellows EP” CD Rowdy Farrago

The Destructors launch another diatribe against modern day politics, where the Media means more than morals. In the process, the band produce a really great album with plenty of varied styles and an enjoyable production. Punk and metal vie for space with high energy rock’n’roll, while lyrically, all of those that deserve to be a target of our disdain during the recent election are promptly nailed down. But although the album serves as a timely snapshot of the current situation, it also stands up as a more long-term commentary, basically because the nature of established politics is that very little ever really changes (apart from the individual parasites lining their own pockets…) As a result, the cover of ‘Do They Owe Us A Living’ remains just as vital now as it was when Crass first recorded it, 35 years ago. It’s a sorry state of affairs, indeed, but at least it spurs people into creative opposition, and this is a rather effective example.

May 2015

 

 

Reviews

Suspect Device

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THE DESTRUCTORS ”Politika –2  Strange Bedfellows EP” CD Rowdy Farrago

I write this review in the week leading up to the 2015 General Election and I have to say that this is ne manifesto that has the truth printed in it! No lying, No bullshit, No one trying to con you! No one escapes a song or a line or two in their honour as The Destructors hit you with a string of anthems that should stir even the most apolitical of you. From the first track ‘Vote’ to the last track ‘Don’t Vote’ this stands out as one of the finest Destructors releases. Energy, anger and no lack of passion are injected into this Punk Rock masterpiece! Oh yeah! Speaking of anthems! One of the finest covers of ‘Owe us a Living’ by Crass you’ll ever hear is mixed up in all this too! Next time you’re watching the news and you see our glorious political masters opening their mouths and saying nothing – remember the truth is out there! Put this CD on and remind yourself that protest is still alive. This gets ones vote! (Gaz)

 

THE DESTRUCTORS “Greatest Misses” CD Rowdy Farrago

After their 1983 split The Destructors returned to the fold in 2005 and have been with us ever since. They came spinning out of the second wave of UK Punk bands and produced a few gems in that time but since 2005 they have probably been the most prolific recording band I have ever known. EP’s LP’s & split releases have come out on an almost monthly basis it seemed at one point! So if you’ve not been back to join them in the fold but have been curious, then this is probably the one release you should own. They have re-recorded some of those early gems, covered some gems by many a band – not just punk ones either and wrote a few more of their own! Some of their releases have been on a theme and dealt with entirely one subject like the media, politics and drinking to name but a few.. Peterborough’s punk rock finest like a good wine have only improved with age and despite that advance in age they have kept the rage! Hard hitting and punchy, I don’t see them caging that rage for a while yet.. There’s just too much to get angry about sometimes and you just gotta get it out! Blessed are the meek but what shall they inherit? (Gaz)

May2015

 

New Album - Politika 2 - Out Now!

Theme Album - Politics of course. Following on from the Politika album of 2005.

Available from the Destuctors Merch Store at www.destructors.co.uk or all decent digital download sites like Amazon, iTunes etc. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Destructors.UK

 

Review

Greatest Misses

Blasting out of the flatlands of Peterborough in 1977, The Destructors have had a ridiculously fractured and convoluted ride. Prominent during punk's early 80's second wave they remained idle until founder Allen Adams hooked up with ex-members Dave Colton and Steve Rolls for a further crack in 2006.Greatest misses collects 21 highlights from the past 8 years These are refreshing slabs of clipped, precise, metallic punk improving considerably over the  early years.

Vive Le Rock

www.vivelerock.net

March 2015

Gerry Ranson

7/10

 

 

Review

The Sublime, The Perverse, The Ridiculous

They call themselves Scuzz, Garage, Punk Rock. I call them Gods. It's 21 Songs, some new , some old. All awesome!

Kolbey

Gad Zine #3 (Alabama)

March 2015

 

News

Join us on Facebook. Tunes and stuff. New album Politika 2 coming 27th April. https://www.facebook.com/Destructors.UK?ref=tn_tnmn

 

 

Review

The Destructors Greatest Misses

Fear and loathing now a website only. They could play Skullthuggery as it skipped! Review of TDGM... DESTRUCTORS. Greatest Misses CD (Rowdy Farrago) A selection of tracks from the numerous releases the Destructors have unleashed on the world since their reactivation in 2005. By all accounts, they never meant it to be an ongoing reunion, but found themselves enjoying it and found they had an audience who felt the same way, so more power to them ! This is nearly an hours’ worth of hard-edged, grungey punk that works pretty coherently as an album in its’ own right, even though the tracks come from different sources. The lyrics are mostly aimed towards various newsworthy stories so they keep everything down on an easily identifiable level rather than getting bogged-down in complex political or emotional problems. You’ve just got to give it to them – they’ve put a lot of work into their music over the past ten years and it’s clearly paid-off.

Fear & Loathing Zine

March 2015

www.fearandloathingfanzine.com

 

Review

The Destructors Greatest Misses

It is now 10 years since these British punks reformed, and a lot of CD's have been released since then. 5-6 CD's a year is nothing unusual when it comes to this band (mainly EP's). Some have been better than others, but it have never really sucked. And this album is a collection with 21 songs from all those CD's. So if you have missed this band and want a good start, this could be something for you. And of course it will work as a best of collection too, if you want that. This band must be among the few who have spent more time in the studio than on the stage. And they will not slow down. Their next CD will be released now in March.

HardRockInfo

www.hardrockinfo.com

March 2015

 

New Compilation Album

The Destructors Greatest Misses

21 Tracks - 4 New Cuts

Covers off Mott The Hoople (Violence) / Backyard Babies (Bombed Out Of My Mind).

Out now. Available on all good digital channels.

Buy real music. Ignore covers bands. Let's retake real music back to the people.

 

 

Review

Dolor Goggler

Judging by the discography on their website this appears to be release number 3478 from Peterborough Punx, The Destructors who have been going in some form or another since 1977. With song        titles like 'Punk Rock Piss Up' and 'Whiskey Train' you know exactly what you're getting from the word go! Distinctly British in style, there's nothing overly challenging about the lyrics but It's all

enormous fun. Of the songs themselves, 'This Is England' is a resounding tonic in the face of the questionable nationalistic tendancies that permeate society with a refrain of 'Cold foggy

nights and people of good cheer'. 'Pisshead (Dub)' Is great fun In the classic punk/dub style and 'Pigeon Pizza Surprise' is every bit as lyrically disgusting as the title suggests. The albums biggest laugh comes In the form of 'Who The Fuck Is John Barleycorn?' followed closely by their own version of the English folk classic.

The Destructors won't change the world and they know it but in essence that makes them all the more easy to enjoy. This is the sound of a band who are happy with their lot and just focussed on having as much fun as their audience.

Pull yourself a pint and get stuck In!

Rob Fearnley

Vibrations Zine October 2014

 

Review

Dolor Goggler

As regular readers know I have a bit of a love / hate relationship with The Destructors fuelled in part by the insane amount of material they release.This time I feel they have got a complete winner. I dunno, maybe it's because the dominant (and only) topic covered is drinking, and drinking to excess. Stylistically it is standard Destructors, generally fast, catchy punk 'n' roll. And yes, a lot of the lyrics would not be amiss at a fondue party, but this time it all works. I get the feeling that tongues are often kept firmly in cheek and that helps to make this a fantastic, fun, sing-along half-hour plus. Old age / old school punks like me are urged to check this one out, I don't think you will regret it.

Issuepunkzine 74

September 2014

http://www.issuepunkzine.co.uk

 

New album.

Dolor Goggler

Out 28th July 2014. The next in the themed series. This one's all about  drinking. Tracks are:

1. Punk Rock Piss Up

2. This Is England

3. Drunk

4. Beer Society (Down Among The Hop Heads)

5. Whiskey Train

6. Boys From The County Hell

7. Xmas Spirit

8. Pisshead (Dub)

9. Pigeon Pizza Surprise (Dine In For Two Mix)

10. All Fucked Up

11. Don’t Mind If I Do

12. Who The Fuck Is John Barleycorn

13 John Barleycorn

14 Drinking (To Forget)

 

This time the covers were originally by The Pougues, Blood For Blood and Zeke

 

The track Pisshead (Dub) will be on the cover CD of Vive Le Rock magazine, Issue 20 August 2014. Great mag. Buy it here www.vivelerock.net

 

Available from the Destuctors Merch Store at www.destructors.co.uk or all decent digital download sites like Amazon, iTunes etc. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Destructors.UK

 

 

Review

Divide Et Impera - Split EP

'77 Peterborough punks The Destructors have teamed up with younger Corby punk rockers Cretin 77 to bring the world this split EP. The EP kicks off with Cretin 77's ska tune 'Killer Kane' and energetic 'Johnny's Story' before a decent version of Joy Divisions 'Transmission'. Next up skuzzy punk rockers The Destructors chime in, discoursing the futility of war with anti-monarchist song 'For The Queen, For The Country'. This is followed by two more equally energetic songs (3 actually) and it's worth a listen.

Big Cheese Magazine

7/10

July 2014

Paula Frost

 

Review

Divide Et Impera - Split EP

CRETIN 77 are called ”a modern day punk band”, and they’re from Corby in Northamptonshire, UK. Their first song is punk rock, and the next got a touch of ska. Sounds really good anyway. An interesting band. Their third song is a cover of JOY DIVISION’s ”Transmission”.

You should be pretty familiar with THE DESTRUCTORS from Peterborough, UK by now. They also play 2 of their own songs (a punk rocker and a slower song), as well as a cover of ”Rosalyn” by THE PRETTY THINGS. Sounds o.k. to me, so there’s not much to complain about. ….but when I thought it was over, there was another punk song by THE DESTRUCTORS (not the first time they’ve done something like that).

Jimmy Blom

Hard Rock Zine

www.hardrockinfo.com

June 2014

 

Review

Divide Et Impera - Split Ep

I like it when a band seems to take their influences from right over the Punk spectrum and Cretin 77 certainly do that! There is quite a lean on these tracks to bands like the Dead Kennedys, SNFU and even later stuff by the likes of The Freeze.. So are they from the continent of North America? Nah! Corby, Northants! A couple of great tracks of their own in 'Killer Kane' and 'Johnny' along with Joy Divisions 'Transmission' - I urge you to look them up as they seem to be serving up a bit more variety than some.. As ever with these Destructors splits the resident act turns in another consistent and polished performance. A couple of new ones in 'For King and Country' and 'Under the Afghan Sun' along with a cover of The Pretty Things 'Rosalyn'. There's also the obligatory hidden Destructors song from back in the day, which for the life of me I can't name but it is them OK! This split is as good as any that have been released so far and another band gets to be heard, which in this case is the rather good Cretin 77.

Gaz

Suspect Device Zine

www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk

June 2014

 

Review

New York, New York

This is the long-running U.K. band’s love letter to 1970s NYC. With their spot-on, no frills, driving punk’n’roll, they provide a musical tour of the ChelseaHotel, Warhol’s Factory, CBGB’s and more. This is easily one of the coolest punk concept albums I’ve ever heard. It’s also an interesting contrast to the music that came out of NYC at that time. There’s no attempt to mimic the musical style of the New York Dolls or their ilk, although those old NYC bands are clear influences for The Destructors. Also, this is definitely the music of an outsider looking in, perhaps glamorizing a time and a place that has been much glamorized, as opposed to the more streetwise tales that originally came out of the scene. Some of the tragedy is lost in favor of celebration, but that’s the point. This is as much a tribute to all of the music and movies and stories that NYC produced in the ‘70s and the impact they had on The Destructors as it is a tribute to the city itself.  

MP Johnson

Razorcake Zine

www.razorcake.org

June 2014

 

Review

New York, New York

Well this is the 6th EP by The Destructors! Twelve tracks tho! Anyway! The subject matter as you’ve no doubt guessed is New York! (If you follow the band you’ll know they theme their releases). New York and Warhol in the 60’s through to the birth of Punk in the 70’s and the whole Lou Reed (RIP) and The Velvet Underground thing, CBGB etc. Nine of the songs on here are all new Destructors songs – I’ve been watching the New York Dolls is such a great song and great covers of songs by The Dictators, Nuns and Chip Hanna & the Berlin 3. I can’t really do this EP any justice with this review. I just wish I knew how The Destructors can be so prolific and keep the quality of everything they do so damn good? This is such a great collection of songs and the booklet that accompanies the CD is straight out of the top drawer of all things Punk!

Gaz

Suspect Device Zine

www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk

May 2014

 

Release

Out 26th May 2014

Split EP with Corby punks Cretin 77

 

Review

The Destructors are a British punk band, formed on the back of the 1977 punk revolution.  They have attempted to re-live this heyday on more than one occasion, having reformed alongside a continually revolving line-up, name changes and a huge catalogue of releases.  One cannot deny their passion for the music that changed their lives. Their latest output, ‘New York New York’ is as close to a concept album as true punk will ever get, with a focus on the punk scene that evolved in New York in the early 1970s.

The theme begins on the album sleeve with an Andy Warhol inspired collage of punk legends, such as Sid Vicious, Iggy Pop and The Ramones appearing outside a re-imagined CBGBs.  The theme is obvious and consistent throughout.  It is also pulled off convincingly, particularly on archetypally punk opening track, ‘Chelsea Hotel’.  The music is everything one would expect from a New York punk inspired album, with brash vocals atop of ferociously fast paced riffs and a blistering drum track.  The band does a sterling job of combining the sound of American Punk bands like the New York Dolls and The Ramones with the visceral intensity of British Punk legends like Sex Pistols.  They also achieve moments that are slightly distant from conventional 1970s Punk; on tracks such as ‘New York Vampires’ the band courageously introduce keys and more musical harmonies into their performance.

Overall, ‘New York New York’, is largely what one would expect and want from an album themed on New York punk, albeit a completely nostalgic endeavour.  If you are a fan of classic punk rock, or wish you could have walked the streets of New York in the mid-seventies, give this album a listen.

 

Jack Glassock

Quench

Cardiff's Student Lifestyle Magazine

April 2014

http://cardiffstudentmedia.co.uk/quench

 

 

Review

To be honest what pricked my initial attention was the title and a pic of my favourite city, but being The Destructors this wasn't always going to be a homage to the place previously known as New Amsterdam, with songs about famous or infamous places associated with the city and people who epitomise what people perceive to be punk rock - wow, try thinking that whilst saying it?

It's not until 'I've Been Watching The New York Dolls' that I appreciate what this band are doing. Clever, brash, uncompromising - all words you could throw at this band, single-minded and persistent might be a few others, but, in fairness, this song is very good and I love the harmonica and the bits pinched off the Dolls.

Following on from the Dolls 'Talking Junk With Mr Burroughs' has a very nice Velvet Underground vibe about it as Allen Adams pours his lyrical wisdom over the awkward bass rumble as the feedback builds and the atmosphere is created and the music fits the lyrics to a tee.

The best song on offer so far is 'New York City' that appears around the half way point. With a laid back groove the song flows and shows a different side to my previous Destructors experience and, to be fair, their take on this Nuns song is spot on. 'Dead Man Walking' tells it as it is about Sidney Vicious and to the point it is too. 'Nancy (In A Bag)' is a full-on in your face pogo til you drop anthem and, again, a very decent song. Hammin' up the Dictators on 'New York New York' this is proving to be a very decent record and this song is more like it. 'New York City 1975' sounds like early Motörhead as it, umm, well, motors along. I guess the title tells the story and the caustic lyrics pull no punches much like everything on this record. But one I must admit I've really enjoyed and maybe I've found a connection with the band after all and would highly recommend this. From The Posh to The Bowery who'd have thought it? 'New York New York' sees The Destructors knock out something of a concept album but not in a conventional way: the theme is obvious and also enjoyable. Nice one The Destructors, Destructors (so good I named 'em twice).

 

Dom Daley

Uberrock

April 2014

http://www.uberrock.co.uk

 

New album.

Out 31st March 2014. The next in the date series recorded every year since This one is all about bad luck and titled, 13:13:13 (Malchance) Tracks are:

1: The Price of Life

2: Psychic Hits (& Mrs)

3: Air of Menace

4: A Day in the Death

5: Eleanor Rigby

6: (I am) the Dark Wave

7: Bad or Worse

8: The Damned

9: I Hate You

10: Feed the Death Machine

11: Lithium

12: A Good War

13: Bad Luck

 

This time the covers were originally by The Beatles, Nirvana & Social Distortion.

 

The Price Of Life (Track One) will be on the cover of Vive Le Rock magazine, April 13. Great mag. Buy it here www.vivelerock.net

 

Available from the Destuctors Merch Store at www.destructors.co.uk Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Destructors.UK

 

10 free copies up for grabs. To the first who can name the artist whose style has been copied for the 13:13:13 Album. Mail us via The Destructors website.

 

Disclaimer – In the event of bad luck after listening to the album THE DESTRUCTORS do not carry any liability for this occurence (of course if you have good luck then it was all down to us).

 

Review

THE DESTRUCTORS: New York, New York - MCD

A pretty odd idea to do a 12-track EP about the New York music and art scene in the 1960's and '70s (CBGB's, Max's Kansas City, Andy Warhol and The Factory). But on the other hand, why not?

They have said that they wouldn't change their style that much, but I think they're a lot more variated than usual here. It's not just the typical punk rock, even though it's not exactly anything else either. Hm.. Nice songs anyhow and a good CD. What else can you ask for?

Jimmy Blom

Hardrockinfo

Online: http://hardrockinfo.com/reviews/showreviews.asp?id=2326

 

Compo

8 Left. First 10 to name all of the people (full names) on the cover of this one get a free copy of the album. Send your answer and name and address to  [email protected] Call your mail Destructors Compo.

 

Release

New York, New York

27th January 2014

New album. New York , New York is a themed album about, yup, New York.

 

First 10 to name all of the people (full names) on the cover of this one get a free copy of the album. Send your answer and name and address to  [email protected] Call your mail Destructors Compo.

 

Tracks are:

 

01:         Chelsea Hotel

02:         Factory Girls

03:         Scum

04:         I’ve been Watching the New York Dolls

05:         Talking Junk With Mr Burroughs

06:         New York City *

07:         Dead Man Walking

08:         Nancy In A Bag

09:         New York, New York *

10:         NYC75

11:         New York Vampires *

12:         CBGB’s

 

*Featuring covers of The Dictators, Nuns & Chip Hannah & The Berlin 3 tunes.

 

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Review

Terrorismo

The Destructors / The Dogtown Rebels

The impressive run of Destructors split releases continues with no let up! This time it’s the turn of the Dogtown Rebels to share the six tracks (or seven if you count the uncredited Destructors one at the end!). The Dogtown Rebels play some pretty rocking, foot tapping, sing along punk all in all. I’ve heard quite a few bands over the years doing this sort of stuff I suppose but they have got their sound pretty much nailed on tight! Live is where this stuff will really hit the hardest is my guess?! The Destructors take over with tracks 4, 5 and 6 (and the 7th as I said earlier!). They have reworked an old song ‘Urban Terrorist’ – well! It’s the same in name only! ‘All my friends in New York’ is a NOFX cover and  that is followed by an all new one called ‘Amphetamine Blues’.  The uncredited song is one in which they claim ‘Punk ain’t dead’ – Well I’m not going to argue with that! As ever the Destructors deliver their songs with drive and energy proving along with the Dogtown Rebels that ‘Punk ain’t dead’.. (Gaz)

Suspect Device Zine

November 2013

 

Review

The Sublime, The Perverse & The Ridiculous

Based on the tracklist for the proposed second Destructors album (had the band not split) the songs are now recorded by the current line up to mark what would have been their 30th anniversary. Some tracks will already be familiar to fans, played in a style that successfully crosses from 77 style punk through to early 80's hardcore. Including 3 bonus cover tracks, this is The Destructors at their best.

Fear & Loathing Zine  No 70

November 2013

 

 

Release

The Destructors / The Dogtown Rebels

7 Track EP

Available 25th November 2013

 

 

Gig

The Junction / Cambridge

UK Subs / Anti-Nowhere League / The Destructors

Thursday 7th November 2013

Venue: J1

Doors open 7pm (First band (Us) 7:30)

Tickets £15 adv (Available from Allen at the Met Lounge)

http://www.junction.co.uk/artist/5733

 

 

Release

The Sublime, The Perverse & The Ridiculous

24th September 2013

New album. The lost '83 Destructors album, recorded as originally intended but never happened. 21 tracks of pure Destructors classics (and more). See the reviews below if you don't believe us. 30 years since the split of the 'classic' Destructors line up and this celebrates that with a new album and a launch party at The Met Lounge Peterborough on the same day (see poster to your right). Tracks are:

 

01: Duty unto Death

02: TV Wars

03: European Sacrifice  

04: Body Bags

05: Saint George

06: The Dollar is God

07: Trinity  

08: Forces of Law

09: 255                            

10: Dachau                                        

11: Electronic Church

12: Agent Orange

13. Punk Rock Girl

14. Khmer Rouge Boogie

15. Berlin

16. Neutron Bomb

17. The Good Guys

18. Nerve Gas

19. Wild Thing

20. I Wanna Be Your Dog

21. Louie Louie

 

Available from the Destuctors Merch Store at www.destructors.co.uk. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Destructors.UK

 

Rowdy Farrago Records

 

Review

The Sublime, The Perverse and the Ridiculous

30 years later Peterborough punks’ second studio album surfaces! Releasing something almost every month it’s shocking to learn that this is only the Destructors’ second full length. Not only that but that, before they broke up in 1983, they had begun work on it.

With Allen Adams’ latest line-up

Of the band (going since 2006) this 21 track album, filled with raging, unflinching old school anthems about the horrors of war (‘Duty unto Death’, ‘Body Bags’, ‘Dachau’), was worth the wait.

 

Still punk as fuck.

 

8/10

 

Kevin Armstrong

Big Cheese Magazine

September 2013

 

Review

The Sublime, The Perverse and the Ridiculous

The 'classic' Destructors line up formed in 1980 and after a slew of EP's either side of their full length debut album 'Exorcise The Demons Of Youth' the band broke up in 1983, whilst planning the follow up to that album.  30 years later the current line up (going since 2006) has finally released that album as it was planned and it's 21 tracks that are brimming with energy and rage, with anti-war anthems like the thundering opener 'Duty Unto Death' and the dynamic 'Body Bags'. Adams' lyrics about politics and the horrors of war throughout make this an absorbing and intelligent old school punk assault, from 'Dacha' to 'Agent Orange' and 'Neutron Bomb' only easing up for a couple of fun covers at the end. Sublime.

 

8 / 10

 

John Truman

Vive Le Rock Magazine

Issue 14 September 2013

 

Gig

Destructors 30th Anniversary of the original breakup gig! 24th. A Tuesday night (and why not) in Peterborough at The Met Lounge. Also, launch party for new Destructors album, the Sublime, The Perverse and the Ridiculous out that day. Eclectic mix of bands (and why not), featuring the AKA's (Ska / Punk), Jessie Eastfield (Acoustic Punk), Pennyless (Psychedelic Folk), The Astronauts (Legendary Hippy Anarchists from Welwyn Garden City) and The Destructors (Punk)! £4 in advance or £5 on the door. Bargain!

 

Review

PMT / THE DESTRUCTORS: Sous Les Paves La Plage - Split-MCD

PMT was really good! Female-fronted punk rock with melodic vocals. I like! Could be nice to hear some more with this band from Norwich, UK.

THE DESTRUCTORS dosen't slow down. I wonder how many records they've released so far. It's obviously plenty. And I'm actually a little impressed that most of their stuff is good when they release so much material year after year. And there's nothing to complain about when it comes to these songs eitherThey play 4 songs each, and it's definetely worth checking out.

www.destructors.co.uk

Jimmy Blom

HardRockInfo

 

Review

12:12:12 (Ragnarok)

 

(rowdy farrago) As is their wont, the Destructors released another slew of CDs in 2012, mostly splits, culminating in the epic "121212" CD, the last of their annual day/moth/year records (the Satanic "060606," the computer-esque "101010," etc.)  Of course, I advocate they release "131313" on January 13th, 2014, but that's just my opinion. Anyhow, I guess it might have seemed obvious to do  a Mayan-inspired apocalypse CD, but despite being obvious, they really pulled off an end of the world pub rock opera that's rousing, angry, and joyous (they seem pretty happy America is burning).

March 2013

Roctober Magazine

http://roctoberreviews.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

 

Review

THE DESTRUCTORS “12 12 12 Ragnarok” CD Rowdy Farrago

OK, OK; I’m well over a month late with this review but the mighty Destructors have released a CD for the seventh year running on the day when the date reads 06.06.06 etc… I’m sure there is a word for an occurrence on the calendar for dates like this but it escapes me! Twelve credited tracks in all, themed along the lines of the end of the world with some all new songs and covers by The Exploited (Dead Cities), Discharge (Final Blood Bath) and “Failures” by Warsaw, which I’d never heard. Luckily the Mayan’s got the end of the world wrong and it did not end on 21/12/12, so on the 28/01/13, I can report that this is a fine hard hitting Destructors release and they really should get out and about and play this stuff live. Copies of this CD are going to be rare as it was released and deleted on the day! Progress dictates that you can still download it though, but you’ll miss out on the physical CD and lyric booklet, which as ever, is nothing but very well done.

May 2013

Suspect Device Zine

http://www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk

Gaz  

 

Review

Schwerpunkt

An amazing splt release featuring two long-serving UK anarcho-punk bands, with each one covering one song by the other as well as one song by yet another muse. The Astronauts may hold the most interest for readers, mainly due to their deep allignment with The (UK) Mob and Zounds. Originally affiliated with the London-based Fuck Off! DIY hippy-punk collective, The Astros remain mainstays on the free festival circuit and have – since 1979 – released one keenly-crafted, psychedelic folk punk record into obsurity after another. Their uncompromisingly stance comes honestly via leader, Mark “Astronaut” Wilkins’ ambition to remain true to his bohemian eccentricity. Despite this, he is as fine a wordsmith as Britain ever produced and can easily be call Ray Davies, Pete Townsend, John Cooper Clarke and TV Smith, collegues. None of this should detract from the insanely prolific (fifteen unique full-lengths since their 2007 reformation), Destructors – whose punk-as-fuck Crass-meets-Stiff-Little-Fingers-meets-Motorhead-inspired efforts here with cause you to fling yourselves across the room! A great record! (http://www.destructors.co.uk)

by

Jack Rabid, editor/publisher, Big Takeover Magazine/356 4th St., Upper Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11215

April 2013

 

 

Review

12:12:12 (Raganarok)

THE DESTRUCTORS: Raknarok 121212 - CD

There are 12 flat out angry punk anthems on here. Full in your face and so fast, it's already passed you by.

Viva Le Rock

7/10

Simon Nott March April 2013

 

Review

12:12:12 (Raganarok)

THE DESTRUCTORS: Raknarok 121212 - CD

I have immense respect for this band and the scene from which they came. After their 1984 hiatus, I have not paid them much mind. The vocals are still Allen Adams as it was in the beginning. If you don't know who Allen Adams is, he is the genius behind the  lyrics to 'Northern Ripper', which we've all heard whether performed by The Destructors or The Blanks. Steve Rolls and Dave Colton are still involved, just not on drums. When I heard the first riffs pour out of the CD player, they made me take notice. These guys still have it in them and know their punk history (possibly because they're part of it) and additionally have impeccable taste. They cover The Exploited, Discharge and Warsaw. The Destructors now describe themselves as a 'scuzz grunge garage punk rock band from Peterborough in the UK. This description makes my head hurt a little bit as early members of this band were involved with System and one member even went on to join English Dogs.

AE

Maximum Rock 'n' Roll 358 (Mar 13)

 

 

Review

12:12:12 (Raganarok)

THE DESTRUCTORS: Raknarok 121212 - CD

The Destructors sell all of their releases through their own Rowdy Farrago label strictly through word of mouth. And they put out a new CD just about every month of raw, straight-up punk rock with various themes. "12:12:12" continues with the theme of the apocalyptic Mayan predictions, with the likes of  'Doomsday' and 'Waiting For The End Of The World' going for the jugular. There's five new songs, 2 reworks of older tunes, and covers of The Exploited (Dead Cities), Discharge (The Final Bloodbath) and Warsaw (Failures). The Destructors bottle the end ofdays for your enjoyment here.

John Damon

Big Cheese Magazine No 152 (Feb 2013)

4 / 5 Stars

 

 

Review

12:12:12 (Raganarok)

THE DESTRUCTORS: Raknarok 121212 - CD, Download For the seventh year, UK punks THE DESTRUCTORS release a CD for 1 day only (in this case it was released on 121212).

At the end of the day the CD is deleted from their catalogue, but is still available as a download. Fact is that no other band has achieved this. But as you should know by now, THE DESTRUCTORS are the most productive band in the world, so it's a perfect project for them.

This year's theme (there always have to be a theme too) is the end of the world, which was supposed to happen on December 21 this year as the Mayan calender ended.

5 of the songs are new and 2 are old. There's also covers of "Dead Cities" by THE EXPLOITED, DISCHARGE's  "Final Blood Bath" (best track on this CD!) and "Failures" by WARSAW 12 tracks of true British punk from the gutters of Petersborough

Try it! Even though it's only available for download now. www.destructors.co.uk

 

Jimmy Blom

Hard Rock Info

December 2012

www.hardrockinfo.com

 

 

 

Review

Pax Romanus

December 2012

On this evidence they should be right up my street punk! What is that? Can anyone explain? Ha! OK OK! The mighty prolific Destructors. I really like the split CD idea, always have done; they sorted out one of my long term Gripes about Punk over the years when they started doing these. Lesser known punk bands getting their chance alongside a well known, established act, what a class act The Destructors are too. Their three (+1) tracks on here (Pax Romanus) do not disappoint; First up is an oldie St. george, that's followed by a cover of one of the punk classics "Banned From The Pubs" by Peter and the Test Tube Babies, which they do as if it is their own. The credited last track for them is "Atom Heart Brother" which is a new one and a good one at that.

Gaz

Suspect Device Zine

 

New Release

12th December 2012

12:12:12 (Ragnarok)

Full Destructors 12 track release including 3 covers (Exploited, Warsaw, Discharge). The 6th date specific release from The Destructors to celebrate the end of the world! Available on Rowdy Farrago Records. Go to destructors.co.uk to listen or buy from MetalOnRock website .

Also, available to buy / download / listen from iTunes , Spotify etc.

 

Gig

12th December 2012

121212 (Ragnarok) Launch Party

TV Smith

The Destructors

Don't Look Down

The Met Lounge Peterborough 8pm

 

Review

October 2012

Positive Creed Zine

I have heard The Destructors on a few occasions and this is easily their best performance with three decent tracks which are 'St. George', a fine cover of 'Banned From The Pubs', and 'Atom Heart Brother'. This is a short yet sweet collection from a band that plays snotty punk with plenty of attitude and bollocks.

 

Release

Out Now!

Pax Romanus

Split EP

The Destructors / Ziplock

7 track split EP with Norwich Punx, Ziplock.

Available on Rowdy Farrago Records. Go to destructors.co.uk to listen or buy from MetalOnRock website .

Also, available to buy / download / listen from iTunes , Spotify etc.

 

Review

Schwerpunkt / One Wave

Rowdy Farrago

Suspect Device Zine - August 2012

Most of us of a punky persuasion would probably be aware of the Astronauts and the fact that they have been in or around the anarcho punk scene for many years. For me that’s about as far as it went up until I received this CD from the main movers and shakers at Rowdy Farrago. The Astronauts half of this split album is called “One Wave” and is probably one of the finest things ever to come out of Milton Keynes since the place was invented! They gigged years ago with the likes of Crass and other notable bands of that ilk, but have stayed around unlike many others of that leaning. Seven tracks on their half, of clear, concise, thought provoking, music and lyrics. Five tracks of their own, of which, any one of them could become a classic. They cover “You Can’t Cheat Karma” by Zounds and end with “Yes We Can” which is a Destructors tune and a feature of these albums that participating bands cover one of each others songs. The Destructors next with their half “Schwerpunkt”. Nine tracks in all make up their contribution, which really rank among their finest in all the years since they reformed (2005). “Stop The War”, “No Future”, “I Did It By Myself” and “Death Dance”. I can’t pick a favorite although I’ll always have a soft spot for their cover of Wire’s “Dot Dash” and their rendition of the Astronauts “JSS” which is a farewell to Jimmy Saville! As always anything that comes from this label and in turn the Destructors is accompanied with a great booklet containing all the lyrics and artwork. So there you have it, two very different bands that cut their teeth many years ago when punk was divided into its various sub-headings. Thankfully, over the years we’ve all got together and battle lines have blurred to form a united front!?! This album is testament to that.

The Destructors: www.destructors.co.uk or www.astronauts.org.uk (Gaz)

 

Release

Available from 30th July 2012

Schwerpunkt / One Wave

16 track split album with The Astronauts

The Destructors team up with the semi legendary anarchist hippy band from Welwyn Garden City. The 2nd split album on Rowdy Farrago Records. Go to destructors.co.uk to listen or buy from MetalOnRock website . Available to buy / download / listen from your iTunes , Spotify etc.

 

*** Important ***

If you are lucky enough to get a physical copy of this, the artwork is wholly reversible so you can have yer favourite cover by turning over the booklet.

 

 

Review

Sex & Drugs & Rock n Roll

The 5th EP by the reformed Destructors. They like to theme their music on occasions and the title of this is the theme throughout this twelve track EP; that’s what I call a decent EP! The Destructors tackle all three subjects the only way they know how, a blunt honesty backed up with hard hitting tunes. They have put three relevant covers in among the twelve tracks on here, the stand out for me being The Ruts’ “H Eyes”. The usual quality lyric booklet is here too! Yet again I now find myself lost with how to put more about a phenomenal recording band!

Suspect Device Zine

http://www.suspectdevicezine.co.uk/Suspect_Device/Reviews.html

 

 

Release

Available from 28th May 2012

12 Track EP from The Destructors. This Time the theme(s) are Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. The 5th themed album so far. Some nasty Destructors originals and a few covers (The Dwarves, The Ruts,  & Supersuckers) in the mix. Butt Plug, Gag & Tit Clamp Anyone?  Listen to all tracks in full at www.destructors.co.uk or buy from iTunes etc. or The Destructors merch pages at metalonrock above.

 

ReleaseThe Destructors / Beverley Kills

7 Track Split EP

26.03.2012

New Destructors split EP out 26th March 2012 with the mighty Beverley Kills from Cambridge and out on Rowdy Farrago Records. Titled C'etait La Guerre this is the 18th split EP in the series. Go to destructors.co.uk to listen or buy from MetalOnRock website . Available to buy / download / listen from your iTunes , Spotify etc.

 

 

Review

Speaking of split CDs, the band has compiled a ton of tracks off past split CDs on their new POW! THAT'S WHAT I CALL KILLMUSIK VOL. 2 collection (and added an Easybeats and a Killing Joke cover to appease their clamoring Notting Hill and Sydney fans). While a few themes emerge (the expected anti-US government stuff and some unexpected anti-illegal immigrant stuff) this is mostly just a bushel full of kickass, refreshing, low down, awesome punk.  

 

Roctober Jan 2012

 

 

Release

The Destructors, 'Pow! That's Killmusik

Volume 2 : Rewind). Available Monday 23rd January 2012. Compilation album of brand new Destructors tracks on split albums between 2007 and 2009. All the original EP's sold. Also includes 7 new Destructors tracks plus 2 brand new covers (Killing Joke & The easybeats! 22 Tracks in total. Downloadable from iTunes etc. Streamable (Shortly on Spotify) and buy the real thing from our Merch Store (See link above and click on metalonrock link).

 

Review

The Destructors "Media Studies," "11-11-11 In Memorium" Destructors/Don't look Down "Je Suis Radio" Destructors/Dun2Def "Wohlgeful"

Roctober Magazine (USA)

Here's the latest batch of releases from the Destructors, a 70s/80s UK punk band that reformed this century and have since been unleashing a Jandek-esque flood of releases, including lots of split CDs with younger bands, theme albums, and annual one-day-only releases. The latest of these one day ownders is "11-11-11" which is themed to correspond with Remembrance Day (WWI had its armistice signed at 11 o' clock on 11/11/18). Thus, rather than their Satanically festive "6/6/6" release or as digitally comprehensive "101010," this is a depressing depiction of war as a futile, dark death orgy. Despite having the same pub rock/Clash-attitude as always, the darkness gives this a metal edge. Certainly one of their best efforts yet. "Media Studies" is also, solid, a theme record taking the press to task, with contemptuous lyrics about NME and Jonathan Ross and other references us Yanks don't quite understand, but we dig the sounds!  Don't Look Down are one of the best bands to split with Destructors, making music that is anthemic and rousing, but definitely not Oi (because Oi bands can't cover Tears for Fears). On the other hand, the Destructors covering Modern Lovers doesn't mean they ain't Oi-ish...there's lots of skins in Massachusetts! The split with Dun2Def makes the younger band look silly for celebrating their 10th anniversary compared to the haggard vets who respectfully let the youngsters put a little pub punk chocolate into modern punk peanut better. Then the Destructors show them how it's done with a sizzlin; set that even includes an anti-Obama song ("Yes we can...but we don't!").

Posted by Roctober Magazine Reviews:

 

Review

Toxic Flyer Zine

November 2011

10:10:10 EP

Well Destructors just give you 10 songs of pure punk from the streets with a classic 80's feel. Well on this CD the band will hit you like one of those classic 70's / 80's punk bands that made you love the stuff so mucjh. But fans of bands like 999, Chelsea, GBH, The UK Subs and The Boys will enjoy the nband as well. (Very Good).

(BW)

 

Review

11.11.11 (In Memoriam) - CD

Hard Rock Info

www.hardrockinfo.com

This is actually the sixth year that these British punks release a CD for 1 day only (but it's still available as a download after that date). A fun idea that no other band has achieved. There's also a theme every time they do this. This year's theme is Remembrance Day.

Most songs are new THE DESTRUCTORS compositions, but as always there's also some covers. This time it's GBH's "Generals" and "War Hero" by TOXIC REASON. There's also a re-recording of "Soldier Boy".

Too bad that I diden't menage to get this review up on the actual release date, but there wasen't enough time as I got so many other records to review right now. It's a damned good album though, so it's too bad that you can't get the CD anymore (but as I wrote earlier, it's still available as a download).

And don't you worry, THE DESTRUCTORS will soon have a new record out..

www.destructors.co.uk   2011-11-27 12:40:55

Jimmy Blom (Sweden)

 

Release

New 11 Track Destructors release out on 11.11.11 called 11.11.11 (In Memoriam). War themed album with Destructors new original scuzz (like Death Machine, Blood & Guts and Body Bags) and a couple of covers of  songs by GBH and Toxic Reasons. Downloadable from iTunes (and the others). Stream from Spotify or buy the real thing from our merch store at www.destructors.co.uk (with artwork, lyrics and an actual CD)!

 

Review

11.11.11

Scanner Zine (www.scannerzine.com)

Ya gotta admire these fellas for their work ethic. They crank out a continuous stream of albums, EPs and comps, all with decent production, packaging adorned with quality graphics and do it all on their own label, DIY-style. This slab is obviously focused around Remembrance Day and, incredibly, is only available on 11.11.11 by pre-orders, otherwise it’s download only. Not sure how that works - what if there is a pile left?? They really not gonna sell them at the next gig??  (Yup...sold out Ed.). Musically, you can read any of the other DESTRUCTORS reviews below and apply the same words to this, although opener ‘We Need You’ is spikier than much of the band’s other material while ‘Blood And Guts’ and ‘Death Machine’ bring in a brooding, dramatic KILLING JOKE vibe. Covers this time around include G.B.H’s ‘Generals’ and a spirited run through ‘War Hero’ by TOXIC REASONS. Definitely one of the band’s better releases . (07.11.11)

 

Release

New split EP with The Destructors and Don't Look Down. 7 Tracks on the new Je Suis Radio EP. Out 30th September 2011.

 

Review

Wholgefuhl / Ten Years

Maximum Rock 'n'  Roll Zine No 341 October 11

Two long running street punk bands, the disk is full of slick, catchy, simple by the numbers street punk but I found myself enjoying the hell out of the songs. Both bands play anthem after anthem with vaguely political lyrics but more so the lyrics give a feeling of complete disatisfaction with governments and society (MH).

 

 

Review

Wholgefuhl / Ten Years

Suspect Device Zine No 53

I think I’m at the point now that as much as I like them I’m almost dreading a copy of a Destructors release arriving for review! I’m not sure what there is left that I can say about them? Tuneful punk rock with something to say, often based on a theme if you look at some of their past releases! This split with Milton Keynes punks Dun2Def is just one of many a CD that The Destructors have filled with some great songs of their own and covers of many a great band – punk or otherwise. It could be argued that this is their first split album as many have been split EPs but that’s not making it any easier on this reviewer! The criteria for this spilt is mainly original songs with each band having to cover one of the others and a cover besides. Anyways, The Destructors on this outing give a great account of themselves and as ever combine good ideas with music. Dun2Def keep their half of the bargain too, tuneful and meaningful punk rock that’s easy to listen to and at the end cover one of my favourite Destructors songs “Forces Of Law” with their acoustic 2011 version! A quality booklet that covers most of the lyrics over the eighteen tracks with some smart artwork that makes punk the visual experience it should be comes with the CD too.

The Destructors: www.destructors.co.uk (Gaz)

 

Release

Wholgefuhl / Ten Years

The Destructors / Dun2Def

New split album out Monday 1st August 2011.          9 tracks each from The Destructors and Dun2Def. It's called 'Wohlgefuhl / Ten Years' and is just a slab of pure punk rock. Reversible sleeve if you prefer D2D or Destructors. Catch Dun2Def at this years Rebellion Festival, Blackpool. Friday 5th July 12:35pm The Olympia 1 stage. Downloadable from iTunes etc. Streamable on Spotify or buy the real thing from our merch store at www.destructors.co.uk

 

Review

Maximum Rock & Roll -  August 2011

Media Studies

Talk about old school. In one form or another the Destructors have been going almost incessantly since 1976, and this latest album makes it clear that they aren'r ready to throw in the towel just quite yet. Not even close in fact. This suprisingly infectious melodic street punk channels sentiments of cynicism and discontent from living in the mindless society for many years. The tunes have slightly evolved since the classic Brit punk years as they have now a tad more harmony and rock variation thrown in, but it's only enough to keep them from sounding generic. And yeah, the sound is definitely a bit more polished than the Armageddon In Action EP style that most MRR readers are likely fmiliar with, but again not so much that it ruins things.Aside from the catchy tunes that often remind me of The Drones (who also stayed good past the normal expiration date), the album's subject matter conceptually centers on media related issues, particularly drooling celebrity and ratings worship. Although the polished rock influence brings this down just a notch for me, I still can't believe how dynamic and relevant these guys still sound. Shouldn't there be a reward for this type of longevity somewhere? (BG)

 

Review

Big Cheese  - July 2011

Media Studies

The Destructors are an extremely productive scuzzy punk rock band from Peterborough with this themed EP being nearly the 30th release from the band since their debut release in 1982. The context is similar to their latest album 'Politika' and with catchy numbers like 'who gives a toss about Jonathan Ross' this musical lecture is a pleasure to attend. The lyrics offer substance that is much absent from the contemporary media. Amonng the neatly varied dozen cuts are three cvers, most notably the title track by The Casualties, which blend in well with their own material making the release primetime listening. (Jyrki 'Spider' Hamalainen)

 

New Release

New Destructors Album out Monday 30th May 2011 called Media Studies. All about Media / Celeb Culture / Journalism etc. 12 pure Destructors tracks including 3 covers of The Casualties (Media Control), Beans On Toast (Media Circus) and , Powder Finger (Celebrity Head). Downloadable from iTunes etc. Streamable (Shortly on Spotify) and buy the real thing from our Merch Store (See Link Above and click on metalonrock link). Features the songs 'Who Gives A Toss (About Jonathan Ross' and 'NME (We All Say Fuck You). Click Noise / Press abouve and hear all the tracks in full.

 

Hearst, Murdoch, Kane....Driving Us Insane!

 

New Track

Bubblegum Slut Zine cover Disk

Spring 2011 (February 2011)

 

Exclusive track for BBS zine 'Rock Slag'.

Out Now!

 

The Destructors are the most prolific act

we are aware of, putting a new release

through our letterbox every month. Definite

fans of a challenge, they've recorded several themed albums (an election special released last spring being a standout, and another concept on the media being planned for early 2011), and a wealth of split releases which match them to other acts of every genre under the sun. On this previously unreleased offering though they're keeping it dumb, serving head banging, metallic pnk, sleazy style.

 

Review

Pasazer #27

Poland

Politika / 101010 / Tormentum Insomniae

Dead Beat To White Heat / Helloween

.....No idea what it says as they are all in polish. Translations please?

 

Review

Suspect Device Zine

January  2011 #52

The totally prolific Destructors are here again with another split CD! First up are the four tracks from New Zealand’s Gripper! As the write up says that came with this CD, “Gripper are ugly punk rock” and fronted by ex-Destructors singer Neil Singleton from their (1980-83) incarnation! I can’t capture the band with much else really; this is four ugly tracks and no doubt ugly lyrics if the song “Cunty Nose” is anything to go by! The Destructors provide their usual mix of old, new and covers amongst their four offerings. First up is “Neutron Bomb” an oldie and faster than I remember the original, second is “Reality” a cover by old fave’s here at SD, Chron Gen. Next comes a new one “Third World War” which is a fair track and lastly “Bombs are Mental” which is another Destructors oldie re-worked and delivered in fine style. It’s hard to know where to go with Destructors reviews as they can be a mix of so many things, as they always say about themselves, The Destructors are a scuzz garage punk rock band from Peterborough in the UK. It’s all Punk to me though (Gaz).

 

New Release

New 8 Track split EP. "Les Fleur Du Mal" with The Destructors and Gripper. Gripper are a New Zealand Punk Band. The singer Neil Singleton was once the singer for The Destructors (between 1980 and 1983). This is a major punk rock re-union. Available on Monday 24th January 2011 on Rowdy Farrago Records. Buy from our Merch Store (see link below / right) or link to iTunes / Amazon etc. for digital download.

 

Gripper

1. General Public

2. Useless

3. Cunty Nose

4. How's Ya Farva

 

Destructors

5. Neutron Bomb

6. Reality

7. Third World War

8. Bombs Are Metal

 

Review

Big Cheese Magazine

December 2010 / January 2011

Having reformed in 2005, scuzzy punk veterans The Destructors have been occasionally dipping into horror songs for a while but this year they decided to unleash an album of horror punk anthems on Halloween. Although they seem to release an EP every other week, this material seems a cut (or should that be a slash to the throat) above, with ten storming new original tracks and covers of The Dead Kennedy's ("Halloween") the Ramones ("Pinhead") and the Misfits ("All Hell Breaks Loose") that hold their own. They're hinting that there may be more horror to come so hide behind your sofas and turn the volume up. The Destructors are a scream. (John Damon) 4/5

 

Review

Art & Soul

December 2010

Peterborough's very own punk legends triumph with horror punk shenanigans! Incredibly this 13 track collection of horror themed punk songs from Peterborough's The Destructors is their 27th oficial release since they reformed in 2006 - and an amazing statistic that proves the DIY ethic is still alive, kicking and as relevant today in the underground scene as it ever was. The Destructors have stuck to their tried and tested formula of recent times of mixing up some cracking original material with select covers of their favourite artists and with "Helloween" they have nailed the potential equilibrium perfectly. Taking a breather from their overtly political and social rhetoric that has dominated their recent offerings, the overriding you will get from listening to this album is that horror is both fun and melodically infectious! The bands original tracks sit seamlessly along side the great cover versions of classic tunes by the Ramones, Dead Kennedy's and Misfits and they are executed with horrifying perfection! My personal favourite is the awesome Happy Deathday (....Happy Deathday To You.... we Loved you, We Loved You.... Till You Turned Blue)! Essential listening for zombies, vampires and punk rock fans alike! Bloody fanf-tastic! 5/5 (Danny Sambuca).

 

Review

Suspect Device #52

December 2010

Helloween

The unrelenting Destructors with another release just for "Helloween". How do they do it? Thirteen songs in all, ten of them are brand new ones and the others are covers. First up is Pinhead by the Ramones, Then Halloween by the Dead Kennedys, which I have to say they've done very well and lastly The Misfits, All Hell Breaks Loose! This is also another Destructors review where I don't know how to stop repeating myself as they keep releasing stuff. This is good though. As ever the artwork is up to scratch and all the lyrics are supplied which helps if you want to sing along to such gems as "(I Wanna) Dig Up Elvis" and "Happy Deathday" (Gaz)

 

CD

Destructors track on cover disk for the lastest Xmas / New Year Big Cheese magazine. Available WH Smith, now! Includes review of latest album.

 

Review

Hard Rock Info.com (Sweden) October 2010

Helloween

So, this was supposed to be horror punk? It sound just like they use to, which means damned good punk from the streets of Peterborough in UK, but with horror lyrics instead of the political lyrics they use to have. There's "nice" titles like "Happy Death Day", "Dig Up Elvis" and "Zombie Takeaway" to name a few. For once I have heared all their covers before, which is nice. This time they "Destructorize" (is there such a word in English?) "Pinhead" by RAMONES, DEAD KENNEDYS' "Halloween" and (of course) a MISFITS cover - "All Hell Breaks Loose". They haven't changed the songs too much, so they are just as good as their own songs. Well, worth checking out as usual.

 

New Release

New 13 Track Destructors album out Sunday 31st October. Helloween on Rowdy Farrago Records. 10 brand new Destructors tracks and a few covers thrown included (Ramones, Dead Kennedys & Misfits). Buy from our Merch Store (see link below / right) or link to iTunes / Amazon etc. for digital download. Prepare to be Frit!

 

Review

Hard Rock Info.com (Sweden) October 2010

101010 The Meaning Of Life EP

The most productive band in the punk scene has done another EP. This time (as the title says) about the meaning of life, and it's not worse than anything else I have heared with them. So in other words it's worth checking out as usual.

Their next project is a Halloween CD, which means that you will soon hear from them again. Nice with a band you can trust on, both when it comes to good music and speed of releases.

 

New Release

New 10 Track Destructors album out Sunday 10th October. 101010 (The meaning Of Life EP) on Rowdy Farrago Records. 6 brand new Destructors tracks and a couple of covers thrown in (Bad Religion, Ultravox, Godfathers & Chelsea). Buy from our Merch Store (see link below / right) or link to iTunes / Amazon etc. for digital download.

 

Review

Roctober Zine - October 2010

Dead Beat To White Heat

Before getting into their new proper album let's check out three (!) more theme CDs for this veteran English punk band whose sound falls somewhere between catchy Oi and driving trash rock. They make the coppers, society and electoral politics (respectively) take it up the arse, and I am moshing all over my room right now even if I don't know the difference between Tory and Labour or exactly why to be mad at those cute-helmeted bobbies. Back to their old tricks of releasing split CDs, Destructors also team up with the potty mouthed, modern guitar sound-marred Sick On The Bus ("Whores Not Wars" - really?), but the Destructors tracks are pretty great, including a Saints cover and a bouncing bass tribute to modern art and Art Garfunkel (has any lyric  captured Art's sadness better than "what looks happy from the outside never is when you're looking in"?) which includes a Gilbert and George shout-out. Better still is the split with The Black Marias who actually have the Oi-dacity to be sonically akin to the Destructors (who then match that by covering "Sonic Reducer"). But the real treasure is "Dead Beat to White Heat," 46 minutes of pub stomping pleasure that makes me want to fight and think and protest and drink warm beer! People often ask why do we labor over doing this zine and the real answer is that we do it because nothing makes us happier than receiving 10 Destructors CDs in the mail every year!

 

 

Review

The Trouble With Normal zine

Issue 101 - September 2010

Politika

The Destructors tear into a loud and fast batch of HC punk anthems based around the theme of politics with songs about elections, the EU, revolution, the UK political system and the like.  Dished out with snide vocals and more hooks than the meat locker in the average mob film. They might not have all the answers but the music is in your face with enough energy to power a small town and enough edge that punks will love this.    (BOONE)

 

Review

Collective Zine (.co.uk)

September 2010

Reviewer: Tony

Could the Destructors be the UK’s Bad Religion? Agent Orange (USA)? There are some other bands on the tip of my tongue but I just can't remember what they're called. I can picture a lot of casual fans of punk music loving this record. I like the very distinctive English punk feel to this.

 

Review

Mass Movement Magazine http://www.massmovement.co.uk/wordpress/

Black Marias /The Destructors – Zengukeren Split

I’ve previously stated my fondness for the Peterborough scene, a diverse and eclectic bunch of misfits; so I was looking forward to this split EP by two of the towns’ punkier elements; and it doesn’t disappoint. Black Marias treat us to 3 tracks of catchy Oi which tip a nod to the mighty Argy Bargy, while The Destructors belt out 4 originals (sounding rather like the 4 Skins on their first track ‘Religion’ despite their claims to be a scuzz garage punk rock band), and a rather rocking cover of the Dead Boys classic ‘Sonic Reducer’. Good solid punk rock. Ian Pickens

 

New Release

Out 23rd August 2010 - Dead Beat To White Heat

A full blown album by The Destructors. Featuring 16 brand new tracks and 2 covers (Stooges / The Electric Prunes). You are gonna love this one.

 

Review

Peterborough ET - 20th August 2010

Dead Beat To White Heat

Reviewer: Paul Benton - Rating 5/5

You can call it Scuzz Rock, Punk Rock, Garage Rock or just Rock, I just call it good.At the end of the day whatever they turn their hands to it still sounds like The Destructors, and that's no bad thing.

 

Review

Big Cheese Magazine - Issue 125 - August 2010

Zengakuren

Reviewer: Tom Williams - Rating3/5

The Destructors return with another knucle-happy split EP to add to their rap sheet. A definite pick up for the fans of the D Boys or of street punk in general.

 

Gig

3rd August 2010

Club Revolution, Peterborough

The Anti Nowhere League, March To The Grave, The Destructors & The Black Marias

 

New Release

Out 28th June. Zengakuren. Split EP. The Destructors and The Black Marias. Pure punk. Available on pre release now from merch store. Click on Merch link above and get this limited edition EP.

 

Review

Powerplay Magazine - Issue 121 - June 2010 - Politika - Reviewer: Glenn Butler - Rating: 7/10 Powerpoints

In true punk rock fashion The Destructors' latest offering is served up purely for the UK election and is aptly titled 'Politika. This Peterborough Punk Outfit pulls out all the stops and really let you know what they think about the whole affair right from the off with "To Vote Or Not To Vote"  and the lyric "whoever wins... you lose" repeated over and over. "Downfall" is a more musical and catchier track before the venom soaked lyrics of "Fuck EU". No suprise what the band are saying here but the music is quite rocky and palatable. The album is very anti establishment and  displays typical punk rock values. I admire punk bands that are true to their roots and it has to be said that The Destructors fall into that category. The punk community should be happy to mark an 'X' in this albums box.

 

Review

Razorcake Fanzine #55 - May 2010 - Quisnam Vigilo Vigilo - Reviewer: Rev Norb.

Well produced and well played UK punk. All in all I can't say I have heard anything better in the genre in years, and they cover Vindictives and X Ray Spex. So if thats your kettle of cod then buy with confidence and wave to the eye in the sky on your way out of the shop.Best song: Spy In The Sky, Best Title: Rule Nanny Brittania

 

Maximum Rock 'n' Roll #325 June 2010 - Politika

The latest release features some more modern flourishes, notably a clean production and some metal in the guitars. The bottom line is that this is a very enjoyable record. Pity it's CD only right now.

 

New Album 7th April 2010

Politika

An election special. 12 track album. Sold out on pre-order. Available from iTunes now.

 

Review April 2010

Quisnam Vigilo Vigilo

Lana Cooper

Pop Matters

The Destructors”) are doin’ it quick and dirty with Quisnam Viglio Viglio. An eight-song EP that cycles through in less time than a sitcom sans commercials. The album takes a critical view of television as an insidious media tool. Prolific in their approach, the bands particular brand of punk serves up angry, socially conscious punk, hearkening back to a more old school, British punk style.

7/10

 

 

Review March 2010

Schiekunde

The Destructors / Sick On The Bus EP

"Punk As Fuck"

Eugene Cheese

Big Cheese Magazine

4/5 Stars

 

Gig 27th March 2010

The Destructors will be making one of their rare appearances at The Park, Park Road, Peterborough on 27th March. Street Dogs head the bill with Girl Fixer. Ticket £10 advance.

The Destructors fire up at 7:30pm and hit the bar (again) at 8:00pm so get there early. Doors open 7:00pm.

 

Review January 2010

Malleus Maleficarum

This came our way a while back but I hadn't been able to get to it because of space constraints as well as some other relatively minor (if painful) situations I had to deal with.  This time around Destructors 666 take the horror themes they sometimes explore in their music in a somewhat spell bound direction singing of devil dolls, sex hexs, witches, and the like with a melodic straight up in your face approach and a lot of overdriven guitars.  What arises from this aural boiling cauldron is an intoxicating brew of punk rock with slight hints of hardcore, metal and garage rock added for extra flavor.  The catchiness of this EP as well as the theme through the songs offers up something here that demands to be heard.  They're not everyone's cup of sake but Destructors 666 are carrying on the punk mission with their sonic flag held high.  Check this out.

Boone, The Trouble With Normal Zine, USA

http://thetroublewithnormal.tripod.com/index.html

 

Review January 2010

Quisnam Vigilo Vigilo + 999

We like these a lot. If you like classic punk and think that nowdays they don't make records like those from England in 1982, then you must hear this record. I'm sure you'll dig it.

Izugiroa Zine, Basque Country, SPain

 

 

Review December 09

Tormentum Insomniae

This is proper punk. The Destructors trio of tracks sound as rough as a brawl between Iggy Pop and The Faces, but that's their brilliance.

Paul Benton

ET

5/5 Stars

 

Review November 09

Pow! That's Kill Music 666

In their three-year career Peterborough old skool crew The Destructors have churned out enough oddly titled EP’s and splits to fill a tidy space in any record store punk section.  Many of these have sold out or faded into obscurity and that’s exactly where Pow! comes in.  Cataloguing the earliest of the band’s recordings, along with six newbies thrown in as a treat, the album is boisterous, careering and unrefined: everything punk rock is supposed to be.  Roll on volume two!  

Tom Williams

Vive Le Punk

4/5

 

Gig

27th November. Sick On The Bus, The Destructors, The Offlight. Peterborough Met Lounge. Doors open 8pm.

 

New Release

Available 27th November 2009. New split EP by The Destructors (ex 666). This time it is with Sick On The Bus. 7 Tracks. Available on pre-order from our merch page and available on day of release on iTunes. Limited edition as usual. Seriously pretty much all of the previous releases have now gone.

 

New Release

Available 9th September 2009. New album by The Destructors (dropping the 666 and going back to the original name). 12 track date album called 999 (Subtitled Nein Nein Nein)! Out on (of course 09:09:09). This ones got a theme and this time it's The Police. Available on pre-order from our merch page and available on day of release on iTunes. Snap 'em up. Limited edition as usual.

 

Gig

9th September 2009. Rowdy Farrago records present a night of 'Punk,Pop and Rock with DESTRUCTORS 666 + THE RUINED + THE 925's + WHITE CLOUDS & GUNFIRE For one day only and to celebrate the date of 9/9/09 The Destructors 666 release their new album 'NEIN NEIN NEIN' - its a 12 track album - all based around the theme of The Police,This is the 4th 'date' release since reformation of the band (previous now sold out releases include 6/6/06 7/7/07 & 8/8/08 - thus the title of 'most prolific Peterborough band in recent years' now belongs to The Destructors 666!) . This is one off rare appearance featuring an unusual line up. All is not as it seems in 666 land (could it be the last live appearance)?

 

New Release

Scheikunde. New Split EP from The Destructors (we have dropped the 666 name and gone back to where we started). This time the split is with  the excellent Danger's Close from Ipswich. Available 10.08.2009.  Available for pre-order from www.metalonrock.com/destructors666/merch.htm. Also available on iTunes for download on day of release

 

New Release

Quisnam Vigilo Vigilo. Destructors 666 Themed Album. Out 20.07.2009. 8 track album. This time it's all about Control. Available for pre-order from www.metalonrock.com/destructors666/merch.htm. Also available on iTunes for download on day of release

 

New Release

Pow! That's Kill Musik 666 Volume 1: Revision

This recording is for those people unable to get hold of all early Destructors 666 releases (they sold out) and gives you the 666 story from the very start of the band, up to the start of  666 (with the present line-up). The cover songs from the original recordings have been left off. However, as a bonus we’ve included,  two new songs, two re-recorded Destructors songs, and the great lost EP in its intended format. Available soon. Release date 18th May 2009.

 

New Release

7 track split EP with Dun2Def. Deus Ex Machina. Soon available from our Merch section (see link on the right) and iTunes. Available on preorder.

 

Gig

Sunday April 19th The Park Peterborough. The European tour of California's surf punk legend Agent Orange comes to Club Revolution, with support from 'Love +A45' ' Destructors 666' 'Psych-o-Bombs'

 

Gig

Sunday December 21st The Park Peterborough with The English Dogs, Black Marias, The Escaped  & Destructors 666

 

Coming Soon

8 track EP of 666 Christmas Tunes. Scheduled release 15th December 2008.  6 666 Originals, 1 Cover and a Carol for good measure.

 

New Release 31.10.08

Out for Halloween. Available via pre release.  Malleus Maleficarum. Destructors 666 Mini Album. This time it's Witchcraft!  Buy from the Merch section above. Will be available on iTunes on release.

 

New Release

Out for 29th September 2008. Available via pre release.  Geistbahn. Destructors 666 Split EP with March To The Grave. Buy from the Merch section above. Will be available on iTunes on release.

 

New Release

 

Out for 08:08:08. Following on from the date specific releases of  06:06:06 & 07:07:07 this is a 321 release with 3 666 tracks + 2 tracks by The Ruined + 1 Track from Punky Rebel Media. Available from Merch section above soon.

 

New Release

 

Out in June. Available via pre release. Only a few left now.  Lex Talionis. Destructors 666 Split EP with Dirty Love. Buy from the Merch section above.

 

Vote

 

Vote for 666 track Duty Unto Death on Interpunks Top 10 this month. Link to:

www.punkradiocast.com/TOP10.php?vote=7160  

 

New Release

 

Out Now. Available 24.04.08. SPlit EP with Rail Punx,  Eastfield. Titled Labor Omnia Vincit. 666 tracks include Duty Unto Death, No Escape, Warhol Wilson.

 

Gig

 

666 to support 3 Bad Jacks + Acer at The Met Lounge Peterborough. 666 on first (of course). 26.03.08

 

Gig

 

666 to Support Stiff Little Fingers + Black Marias at The Cresset, Peterborough.  666 on @ 7:20!      

 

New Release

 

New Destructors 666 / White Clouds & Gunfire Split EP 11.02.08

Category: Music

 

New 666 Split EP. Titled "Caveat Emptor".

 

666 Track, Electronic Church now on preview on Myspace @ www.myspace.com/thedestructorsuk

 

Available to pre-order from

 

http://www.metalonrock.com/destructors666/merch.htm

 

Track Listing as Follows

 

01 White Clouds & Gunfire - Giving It Everything!

 

02 White Clouds & Gunfire - Bring The House Down

 

03 White Clouds & Gunfire - Bring Back The (Times)

 

04 Destructors 666 - Electronic Church

 

05 Destructors 666 - Teenage Head

 

06 Destructors 666 - TVODUC

 

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