DESTRAGE‘s brand new video is now online! The band captured live footage from their recent “Are You Kidding Me?” tour throughout their home country of Italy. Thousands of fans across nine Italian cities came to see DESTRAGE perform songs from their new album “Are You Kidding Me? No.” and fans from the rest of the world can sample a small portion of what that show was like in the new video at metalblade.com/destrage! The video was directed byDESTRAGE guitarist Matteo Di Gioia for The Jack Stupid.
Vocalist Paolo Colavolpe adds: “Ladies and gentlemen, we’re proud to release our live video for our new album opener “Destroy Create Transform Sublimate”, this song and its lyrics mean a lot to us. The live footage is taken from our first 3 shows of our Italian tour and you guys were totally insane! Soon we’ll announce more tours, we really can’t wait to see you all on the road!”
“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
“technical enough to wow the pants off of virtuoso players worldwide, it’s also an extremely fun record that’s hard not to find catchy” MetalInsider.net
“Are You Kidding Me? No. is an electric middle finger in the face of compartmentalization…above all, AYKM?N is a fun album. It mixes the skillset and tightness of every single member into a blender and spits out 100% grade-A goldstuff, but it knows where to bring in the right riffs and solos; where to jam out and when to build.” TheMonolith.com
DESTRAGE launched a trailer on the Metal Blade Records youtube channel recently to serve as a preview of their extensive studio documentary. The band documented and discussed the creative process behind “Are You Kidding Me? No.” at length, including: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal’s guest solo, interviews with the team behind every step of the production, individual tracking performances, and much more. This feature length film by director Giulia Gargano, is of a quality one would generally expect to see for sale as a bonus DVD. Watch the entire documentary and get to know DESTRAGE like you never have before now at youtube.com/destrage.
In other news, DESTRAGE recently confirmed a show on June 24th with Protest the Hero andMonuments in Italy! Details for this show, as well as additional updates from the band, can be found at facebook.com/Destrage.
06/01 Moncalieri, IT Audiodrome
06/24 Pinarella di Cervia, IT Rockplanet Club w/ Protest the Hero, Monuments
06/25 Milano, IT Magnolia, Solo Macello Fest w/ Zu, Unida, Spirit Caravan and more
07/11 Castel San Pietro, IT Indigest Festival
07/12 Ambria, IT Ambria Music Festival
07/18 Mariano Comense, IT Rock A Villa Festival
07/25 Casteldifranco, IT Agorabilia Festival
08/29 Cologno Al Serio, IT Festa Bikers
DESTRAGE recorded “Are You Kidding Me? No.” at RecLab Studios with Larsen Premoli and at Adrenaline Studio with Daniele Nelli. Mixing and mastering was done by Will Putney at The Machine Shop in New Jersey. The cover illustration was done by Marco Tafuri and the layout was completed by The Jack Stupid. Videos for “Purania” and “My Green Neighbour” can be seen at metalblade.com/Destrage now.
Paolo Colavolpe – Vocal
Matteo Di Gioia – Guitar
Gabriel Pignata – Bass
Ralph Salati – Guitar
Federico Paulovich – Drums