The Destro
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Harmony Of Discord
10/13/2009

As The Coil Unwinds
5/15/2007
 
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The Destro Premiere 2 New Songs Online
September 17, 2009
Dallas, TX’s The Destro had two for Tuesday as they premiered two new songs from their forthcoming full-length 'Harmony Of Discord' earlier this week. The track "Persistence Of Ignorance" will premiere on Metal Sucks.net while "Justifiers Of Malice" will run on the band’s own myspace page. 'Harmony Of Discord' is the band’s sophomore album on Ironclad Recordings and drops on October 13th. Speaking on the new album guitarist Nick Emde said “On writing this new album we threw away multiple riffs going on in songs, we cut out any soloing and it’s twice as heavy as our other material and totally focused.” “As a guitarist I’m influenced by Napalm Death as they are completely fast, completely brutal with no filler but it leaves you satisfied.”

Signed by Trevor Phipps of Unearth for his Ironclad Recordings, the band released their debut 'As The Coil Unwinds' in 2007. The album received praise from the metal elite including national publications such as Outburn who said “The band harkens back in time when renegades like Metallica wrote grand masterpieces of metal compositions… pure metal sans the trends and flashy gimmickry.” The usually reserved Decibel Magazine whole heartily concurred saying “The Destro nailed it pretty spectacularly from the percussive drum production and groove-heavy song tempos to the raw-throated vocals and squealy drop-tuned guitar riffs.”

The band has just kicked off a U.S. Tour with Arsonists Get All The Girls and It Dies Today from Sept 10th through October 19th. Dates and info at: www.myspace.com/thedestro.
 
 
 
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The Destro Announce Sophomore Release, Tour
September 2, 2009
Metallic hardcore unit, The Destro, announced their sophomore full-length, 'Harmony Of Discord', will be released on Oct 13th.

“On writing this new album we threw away multiple riffs going on in songs, we cut out any soloing and it’s twice as heavy as our other material and totally focused” says guitarist Nick Emde. “As a guitarist I’m influenced by Napalm Death as they are completely fast, completely brutal with no filler but it leaves you satisfied.”

Speaking on the new material Emde said, ”The new songs exorcise a lot of demons for the band. Inbetween albums we just had a lot of trying experiences including deaths of family members, deterioration of personal relationships and general homelessness. Those negative emotions and experiences went straight to our writing to the point where I can honestly say playing these new songs completely release all those feelings for me.”

Signed by Trevor Phipps of Unearth for his Ironclad Recordings, the band released their debut, 'As The Coil Unwinds', in 2007. The album received praise from the metal elite including national publications such as Outburn who said “The band harkens back in time when renegades like Metallica wrote grand masterpieces of metal compositions… pure metal sans the trends and flashy gimmickry.” The usually reserved Decibel Magazine whole heartily concurred saying “The Destro nailed it pretty spectacularly from the percussive drum production and groove-heavy song tempos to the raw-throated vocals and squealy drop-tuned guitar riffs.” Following the release was a never ending series of live shows and tours

The band has just confirmed a U.S. Tour with Arsonists Get All The Girls and It Dies Today that will run from Sept 10th through October 19th.

Dates and more general info on The Destro at can be found at www.myspace.com/thedestro.
 
 
 
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The Absence Issues Statement On Fresh Meat Tour Cancellation
June 18, 2008
Florida death thrashers The Absence have issued the following Official statement via the band's Myspace page regarding the cancellation of the Metal Blade Fresh Meat Tour:

"First, let us say that We (The Absence), absolutely hate to cancel tours and shows. We love our fans and try so hard to make it to everyone that wants to see us. Alright so heres the deal everyone...

Yes, we have once again had to cancel a tour. BUT, We are quite sick of candy coating everything and making it seem like it's really our fault. First, Rose Funeral had to drop off due to some personal reasons, we wish them the best. As Well as Epicurean having to drop off. After all said and done, The Absence and The Destro decided it wouldn't be worth the 7-8 sometimes 10-12 hour drives between shows for very small amounts of money. These small amounts of money would not even cover gas to get to the next show. Everyone knows how high gas prices are at this time so we need not go into that any further. This Month long tour was eventually turned into a 13 day tour after shows and venues were cancelling left and right due to the fact that Some Booking Agents can't do their jobs correctly and end up dealing with 15 year old promoters who are not yet experienced enough with putting on shows that enclude 4 national acts and have the show be a success. It just doesnt happen.

No, we are not "rockstars". But we do expect our guaranteed amount of money and decent meals every show. We sometimes drive all night and play shows exhausted as hell to make sure all of our fans are happy. And when our fans are happy we know we've done our job and have no room to complain. But when we can't even afford to get to the first show and probably cant afford to make it home, theres a problem. We just can't stay quiet and say we had to drop off for reasons that aren't true. It's all the "behind the scenes" politics that fans don't realize happen or see. Booking agents dropped the ball. Not the bands. Bottom line. We hope you all understand and still support us and the other bands that were suposed to be apart of this tour as well.

So, we're sorry to all of you that wont be able to see us this time around but we promise you we'll be back around in the end of 2008 with a full US / Canadian tour.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2000
HOME TOWN: Gainseville, TX
MEMBERS:
Eric Daughtry - Vocals
Nick Emde - Guitars
Steven Nottingham - Bass
Jono Garrett - Drums

In the endless wake of faceless "whatever you want to call it" core bands, The Destro plows through stereo types and labels with a sound they can call their own. Singer, Eric describes, "We just take all our influences which are everything from classic rock and blues to grind core.........it's a mixture of what we grew up with, here in Texas." -Guitarist Nick continues-"No fashion, no gimmicks, no fancy haircuts.....just honest music. We cut out all the bulls**t. This band plays music with soul and we are not here to try and fit into a mold."

After releasing two e.ps, as well as being featured on National Noise Magazine's " Bring the Rock" compilations 1 and 2, The Destro's hard work led to opening 2003's Summer Sanitarium show outside of Texas Stadium and official radio-sponsored after shows for Slayer, Hatebreed, Rob Zombie, Korn, System of a Down, and Disturbed.

The band has also shared the stage with acts such as Unearth, Bleeding Through, Staind, Trivium, Three Days Grace, Hurt, Ringworm, God Forbid, Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder , Nile, Behemoth, Darkest Hour, All That Remains, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Animosity, Caliban, Full Blow Chaos, Thine Eyes Bleed, Candiria, Hate Eternal, The Crown, Nuclear Assault, Vehemence, Hopesfall, The Esoteric, My Ruin, Bleed The Sky, 40 Grit, It Dies Today, Tapping The Vein, Losa, Hemlock and Dope.

Now with hundreds of shows under their belt, they have released of their first proper full length cd, "As the Coil Unwinds," a disc that contains music that defies any clichés or limitations left by predecessors.