Marcel Schirmer

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Schmier performing at Bloodstock Open Air in August 2008
Background information
Birth name Marcel Schirmer
Born (1966-12-22) 22 December 1966 (age 48)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Genres Thrash metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, bass
Years active 1982–present
Labels SPV/Steamhammer, AFM, Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Destruction, Headhunter

Marcel Schirmer, born on 22 December 1966,[1] is a German heavy metal musician. Commonly known as Schmier, he is a founding member of the thrash metal band Destruction, where he is the lead vocalist and bass player.[2] He left Destruction in 1989 to form Headhunter and reunited with them in 1999.[2] Schmier owned a pizzeria named Barracuda in Istein, but sold it in 2006. He lives in Freiburg im Breisgau.[2]


Schmier plays a custom made Dean V bass and uses for amplification Trace Elliot Bass Amp 450W, Sans Amp, and Boss Noisegate effects. His speakers are Ampeg 8x10 Classic.[3]


  1. ^ "Destruction - bandprofile". Destruction official website. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  2. ^ a b c "Schmier". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Bassplayer Schmier of Destruction". Dean Guitars official website. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 

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