DESTRUCTOR Parts Ways With Guitarist And Bassist
May 29, 2012, 5 years ago
Cleveland, Ohio thrash metal legends DESTRUCTOR have parted ways with guitarist Pat Rabid and bassist Jamie Boulder. Rabid was a founding member in 1983 and played on the band's classic Maximum Destruction debut album, released in 1985 via Auburn Records. Boulder joined in 2002 and appeared on the Sonic Bullet (2003), Forever In Leather (2007) and Storm Of Steel (2007) releases.
Commented vocalist/guitarist Dave Overkill:"Matt Flammable and I would like to take the time to announce some changes in the band line-up. Pat Rabid has left the band sighting personal issues and is unable to keep his position. Jamie Boulder has also decided to leave. Jamie fronts his own metal band, MIDNIGHT, and decided to bow out shortly after Pat's announcement. Sometimes change happens but the heart and soul of Destructor continues to beat fast and strong. Matt and I wish them both the best and are thankful for their years of service to the band. We will be replacing the bass and guitar positions and are looking forward to being ready to support the new record shortly. Live shows are being tentatively planned, along with select auditions in the weeks to follow. Rest assured Destructor is here to stay and Matt and I are positive and moving forward with conviction. Stay tuned for updates to follow and as always keep the faith!"
Destructor are finishing up the recording of their new studio album, Decibel Casualties, at Supernatural Sound in Kirtland, Ohio. Tomasz Scull, guitarist for the band VENOMIN JAMES and owner of the studio, is engineering."We've had some recording delays due to the personnel problems", adds Overkill. "There is just some vocals and a little guitar work to tweak before mixing will begin. I am confident this will be the best Destructor release to date. There is so much energy to the songs and the production will be what our fans have come to expect from us."
Destructor band photo above (by Joe Kleon):
Left to right:
Pat Rabid - guitar
Jamie Boulder - bass
Matt Flammable - drums
Dave Overkill - vocals/guitar
Destructor live in Germany at the Headbangers Open Air Festival in 2008: