Destrage will begin their European tour with Protest the Hero, The Faceless, and The Contortionist in one week in Leipzig, Germany. As Destrage fans are aware, the band is infamous for creating entertaining tour videos, and this tour will be no exception! The band has teamed up with Bode Music Gear (http://www.bodesrl.it) to produce new tour video episodes for the Bode Music Gear youtube channel, youtube.com/bodesrl. What will make these videos exciting? Challenges. Destrage will be putting band members to the test in completely pointless and trivial challenges: who can fit the most of something in their mouth, pushups, jumping over cars, who can do the most shots, who can break the most guitar strings, etc. What the band will end up with after a few weeks on tour, we can merely venture to guess, but given the bands irreverent and absurd track record, it’s a guaranteed good time!
Destrage have partnered with Sheet Happens Publishing to release a new guitar transcription book! “Are You Kidding Me? No. The complete guitar transcription” is scheduled to be released this month while Destrage is on tour. The book will be available at the band’s merch booth throughout the tour, as well as on sheethappenspublishing.com. The printed book is available HERE and the digital version is available HERE!
In other news, Destrage guitarists Matteo Di Gioia and Ralph Salati have released a new and in depth guitar tutorial for “My Green Neighbour” on the guitartutorials.it youtube channel. Brush up on your sweep picking and learn how to play the song HERE.
Matteo Di Gioia comments; “These tabs were written by us. There is no deviation herein. Following Luke and Tim’s lovely suggestions, we put down every single note the way we play it. We divided the tracks the way we do while playing live and avoided loops and doubling sections as much as possible. We tried to explain as in depth as possible to deliver you an honest, clear, and enjoyable reading experience.”
Destrage‘s Metal Blade Records debut, “Are You Kidding Me? No.” was released in March 2014.
“It may be early to be talking about the discovery of the year, but the evidence is all too readily available. You need this band in your life.” Metal Hammer UK
“armed with twisted, face-melting metal, wrapped tightly around themes of horror, violence, oppression and death…holy-shit incredible…a truly epic record.” FEARnet
“Channeling the unbridled insanity of SikTh and making music that sounds like PsyOpus pulled through the Van Halen back catalogue” HeavyBlogisHeavy.com
Tour w/ Protest The Hero, The Faceless, The Contortionist
11/14 Leipzig, DE Conne Island
11/15 Pilsen, CZ Pod Lampou
11/16 Berlin, DE Bi Nuu
11/21 Enschede, NL Atak
11/22 Köln, DE Essigfabrik
11/24 Antwerpen, BE Trix
12/04 Paris, FR Trabendo
12/05 Karlsruhe, DE Substage
12/06 Milano, IT Live Forum
12/07 Rome, IT Traffic Club
12/08 München, DE Backstage
12/09 Wien, AT Arena
12/10 Geneve, CH L’Usine
12/12 Winterthur, CH Gaswerk
12/13 Lyon, FR Warmaudio
Follow Destrage online:
- Metal Blade Records signs Destrage from Milan, Italy
- DESTRAGE launch second trailer for "Are You Kidding Me? No."
- Intervals release new music video 'Moment Marauder'
- Protest The Hero release new music video for 'Mist'
- Protest The Hero Announce The Release And Title Of Their 4th Studio Album; Volition Set For Worldwide Release October 28th/October 29th
- Italian band JoyCut robbed in Washington DC - trying to recover passports, hard drives, etc.