There are almost 10 years has been passed since Destructor’s last album (Forever in Leather), early of this year they have released new album, called “Back in Bondage”, so, we decided to speak a bit about their past and present!
Hi! Great pleasure to speak with the band you know for a many years! Tell me about Destructor. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? Like destructor of what, or who? What kind of ideas do you explore?
Destructor took our name from the Exciter song off violence and force. Destructor has a very powerful meaning. We destroy all who stand in our way.
“Back in Bondage” album was released several months ago. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wished to change something now?
We are very happy to finally have this recording out. Back in Bondage as a title announces that we have gone back to the roots of this band and the 1980’s.
Tell me more about “Back in Bondage”? Album ideas etc.… Are you still about violence, hehe?
We have never been about violence. Destructor have stood for the music and the fans. The songs are all from 1986-87 and are a clear snapshot of what Destructor were all about in that time period.
Where do you take all inspiration from?
Life, music, world events… the fans. Inspiration comes in many forms.
In your opinion, what is the best way to define Destructor’s sound?
Raw, heavy, fast and powerful.
So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?
Destructor have been playing many shows (in Canada and the mid-west of the states) and finishing the studio recording of Decibel Casualties and in addition we have almost finished writing the follow up to Decibel Casualties.
What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?
My musical influences are too many to list. I can say that I am inspired and influenced by many kinds of music, not just hard rock or Metal. Sometimes I see an influence creep in from the sounds of what goes on around me, my surroundings.
Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
I have thought about “guest” musicians from time to time. I always wanted to do something with Gord from Piledriver.
What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?
Stay true and never surrender. What gets people’s attention is to keep playing live and have consistent releases. These 2 things have been difficult, at times, for Destructor. Most people who know this band know about losing Dave Holocaust in 1988 and our major record label deal falling through. It have been a long road for this band but the road has been filled with great bands doing the same thing and struggling just like us. Never doubt and never give up. Always believe in yourself.
Do you have any other hobby beside music?
I love to cook. I also enjoy riding skateboards and being outdoors. I love to travel and I love the oceans.
Do you collecting metal albums still? How huge your collection is? Maybe you have some extremely rare released?
I have plenty of music in the form of tapes, c.d.’s and vinyl but I never thought of myself as a collector. I only buy music that I truly enjoy. I don’t have a “collection”.
Do your relatives support you all towards your devotion to music?
Sure now they do but when I was a kid and young man there was not so much enthusiasm.
Dave, what can you tell us about your participation in Vulgar Devils, Nucleon, and Space core? Are these all dead bands now?
Space core was a band that started on 1990. A side project for 3 of the surviving members of Destructor. Space core is a space rock band pulling it’s influences from such bands as Hawkwind.Nucleon was a different band that I was never in and Vulgar Devils is my solo project that is being mixed and mastered and will be released on PUREROCK RECORDS a division Puresteel-records.com.
How’s the metal scene in Ohio right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc. There these days?
The Metal scene in Ohio is good. Many people support every variety of Metal music. Cleveland has always been diverse and full of bands all trying to “make it”.
Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!
Thanks for the support Lukasz. Thanks to Destructors fans for the years of unwavering support.