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Throes
8/31/2010
 
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Hero Destroyed Announce Fall Tour, Stream New Album Online
August 31, 2010
Pittsburgh, PA's Hero Destroyed is streaming their brand new album 'Throes' in its entirety at www.HeroDestroyed.info. 'Throes' will see its North American release date today, August 31st in North America and September 6th internationally. The album is available for pre-order now at Relapse.com.

Hero Destroyed has announced a fall northeast U.S. tour in support of 'Throes' starting November 12th in Pittsburgh. Joining Hero Destroyed for the run is Scion "No Label Needed" winners Iron Thrones. A listing of confirmed Stereokiller, Vader, Sick Drummer, Metal Insider, and Loudside.com sponsored tour dates and cities can be found below. Additionally, Hero Destroyed has announced a hometown 'Throes' record release show for October 8th at The Smiling Moose. Additional show details will be announced shortly.

Hero Destroyed
Tour Dates:

'Throes' Record Release Show:
10/08 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose

w/ Iron Thrones:
11/12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Howlers Coyote Cafe (w/ Necrolysis)
11/13 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar (w/ Like Wolves, Curl & Drag)
11/14 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
11/15 - New York, NY - Lit Lounge (w/ Empyreon, Pristina)
11/16 - Worcester, MA - Ralph's Music Diner
11/17 - Boston, MA - Great Scott (w/ Sexcrement, Motherboar)
11/18 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie (w/ Fight Amp)
11/19 - Bethlehem, PA - Secret Art Space
11/20 - Baltimore, MD - t.b.a.
 
 
 
 
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Hero Destroyed Unveil Album Details
June 4, 2010
Pittsburgh, PA's Hero Destroyed has finished recording their debut full-length album titled 'Throes'. 'Throes' was recorded with engineer Dave Watson at Soundscape Studios in McKeesport, PA and is expected to see an August 31st North American release date. Advance song titles from the album include "The Last Upper," "That's An Axe," "Army of Draccoons," "Cerberus," and "Dom Wampus." Additional album information will be made available shortly.

Hero Destroyed has posted a brief studio clip of the band recording 'Throes' at this location. Additional photos of the band in the studio can be seen via the Hero Destroyed Facebook page.
 
 
 
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Hero Destroyed Announce Dates With Behemoth
December 22, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA's Hero Destroyed (Zach Moore - guitar, Dustin Newman - bass, Jeff Turko - guitar, Pat McNicholas - vocals, Neal Andrus (Commit Suicide) - drums) has announced that they will join Poland's Behemoth for a handful of regional dates on their upcoming US tour. Hero Destroyed will provide support during the Cleveland and Pittsburgh stops of the tour along with Septicflesh. A listing of tour dates can be found below.

Additionally, Hero Destroyed are preparing to enter the studio in late January to begin recording their new full-length album. The band has posted a demo track, "The Last Upper", from the forthcoming album online now via www.myspace.com/herodestroyed. Additional album / recording details will be announced shortly.

Hero Destroyed has posted a video for the track "Cause For Cancer" online now at this location. "Cause For Cancer" comes from the band's self-titled EP and Relapse debut. The video was produced and directed by Rick Mauck for Look Both Ways Productions and was shot at an abandoned shopping mall outside of Pittsburgh.

Hero Destroyed Tour Dates
w/ Behemoth, Septicflesh, Shining:
1/27 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
1/28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's

Updated Hero Destroyed news and tour information will be made available at www.relapse.com and the Hero Destroyed MySpace page.
 
 
 
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Hero Destroyed Debut New Video
February 24, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA’s Hero Destroyed see the premiere of their brand new video, for “Cause For Cancer”, today (Monday) via MetalInjection.net. “Cause For Cancer” comes from the band’s recently released self-titled EP and Relapse debut. The video was produced and directed by Rick Mauck for Look Both Ways Productions and was shot at an abandoned shopping mall outside of Pittsburgh. Chcek it out below.

Hero Destroyed are currently writing for their new full-length album. The band has also recently been confirmed to perform as part of the annual Maryland Deathfest to be held the weekend of May 22, 23, and 24 in Baltimore, MD. For more information on this festival, including the confirmed line-up, please visit www.MarylandDeathfest.com.

For more info and updates on Hero Destroyed, visit the Relapse Records website at www.RELAPSE.com, or the Hero Destroyed Official MySpace page.
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1998
HOME TOWN: Pittsburgh, PA
MEMBERS:
Neal Andrus - Drums
Pat McNicholas - Vocals
Zach Moore - Guitar
Dustin Newman - Bass
Jeff Turko - Guitar

The core of Hero Destroyed came together in 1998 when Zach Moore and AJ Falcione formed a local Pittsburgh metal band. By 2005, after playing the local circuit for several years, the band reemerged as Hero Destroyed with Zach (guitars), Dustin Newman (bass), Jeff Turko (guitar), AJ (drums), and Pat McNicholas (vocals).

Hero Destroyed spent their time writing new material and playing shows in the local Northeast. By late 2006, the band made their first real recording with Bloodclot / ProPain guitarist Eric Klinger at Klinger Studios in Pittsburgh.

Hero Destroyed issued the recording as a self-titled CD in October ‘07, and Neal Andrus (Guitarist - Commit Suicide) joined the ranks on drums. They continued to play shows in their native Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, supporting bands as varied as Jucifer, Sworn Enemy, and more as word surrounding their debut began to get out.

In winter 2007, members of Don Caballero tipped Relapse to the band and forwarded along the self-titled CD, urging for a listen. Relapse worked out an arrangement to give the self-titled CD a proper international release while the band writes their first full-length (coming in 2009). Reminiscent of the debuts of label-mates Burnt By the Sun and Mastodon, Hero Destroyed are the perfect addition to Relapse’s long running history of bands light on pretension and rich with punishingly technical chops.

Arguably the Steel City’s finest modern metal export this side of the 21st Century, the band’s mechanistic, low-end crunch impacts with the subtlety of a wrecking ball. Relapse will issue ‘Hero Destroyed’ on July 8th in North America, July 14th internationally.