Spiritual Genocide

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Spiritual Genocide
Studio album by Destruction
Released 23 November 2012 (2012-11-23)[1]
Recorded 2012
Genre Thrash metal
Length 41:23
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Destruction
Destruction chronology
Day of Reckoning
(2011)Day of Reckoning2011
Spiritual Genocide
Under Attack
(2016)Under Attack2016
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth.net 8.5/10[3]
Metal Forces 9/10[4]
Rock Hard 8/10[5]

Spiritual Genocide is the thirteenth studio album by German thrash metal band Destruction.[6] The album is being released as a celebration of the bands 30th anniversary.

Album Information[edit]

On 24 August 2012 it was announced via Nuclear Blast website that Destruction had entered the studio to record their 13th album to celebrate their 30-year anniversary as a band.

Marcel Schirmer commented:

"For this anniversary album we did a really great job, our new drummer "Vaaver" opens up new possibilities of course. On this album there are no limits. So fast, brutal and yet groovy we haven't ever sounded, probably! Also the guest musicians are very special this time: with Gerre (Tankard) and Tom Angelripper (Sodom) our old friends and companions are with us, the original Mad Butcher/Release from Agony - line up is doing one song and with Ol Drake (Evile) we got the hottest young thrash guitarist for a few solos on the album!"[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Exordium" (instrumental) 1:03
2. "Cyanide" 3:21
3. "Spiritual Genocide" 3:39
4. "Renegades" 3:55
5. "City of Doom" 4:01
6. "No Signs of Repentance" 3:24
7. "To Dust You Will Decay" 4:21
8. "Legacy of the Past" 4:50
9. "Carnivore" 4:28
10. "Riot Squad" 4:12
11. "Under Violent Sledge" 4:09
Total length: 41:23


Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[8]


Guest musicians
  • Tom Angelripper – vocals on "Legacy of The Past"
  • Andreas "Gerre" Geremia (Tankard) – vocals on "Legacy of the Past"
  • Harry Wilkens – guitar solo on "Spiritual Genocide", "No Signs of Repentance", "Carnivore"; guitar on "Carnivore" (guest version)
  • Ol Drake – guitar solo on "Renegades", "Legacy of the Past", "Princess of the Night"
  • Oliver "Olly" Kaiser – drums on "Carnivore" (guest version)
Additional musicians
  • Tommy Sandmann – backing vocals on "Spiritual Genocide", "City of Doom"
  • Harry Wilkens – backing vocals on "Spiritual Genocide", "City of Doom"
  • Oliver "Olly" Kaiser – backing vocals on "Spiritual Genocide", "City of Doom"
  • Sven Vormann – backing vocals on "Spiritual Genocide", "City of Doom"
  • V.O. Pulver – backing vocals on "Spiritual Genocide", "City of Doom"
  • Inga Pulver – backing vocals on "Spiritual Genocide", "City of Doom"
  • Matthias "Metti" Room (Perzonal War) – backing vocals
  • Björn Kluth (Perzonal War) – backing vocals
Artwork and design
  • Gyula Havancsák – Cover art
  • Kai Swillus – photography


  • Gernhart Studios – recording (drums and vocals)
  • Hail the Leaf Studio, Weil am Rhein, Germany – recording (guitars and bass)
  • Stage One Studios – mixing, mastering


  1. ^ Staff writer(s); no by-line. "Spiritual Genocide by DESTRUCTION - info and shop at Nuclear Blast - Nuclear Blast". www.nuclearblast.de. Nuclear Blast. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Destruction - Spiritual Genocide Review". heavymetal.about.com. About.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ Van Horn, Jr., Ray. "Blabbermouth "Spiritual Genocide" Review". www.blabbermouth.net. BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ Arnold, Neil. "Album / EP Reviews DESTRUCTION Spiritual Genocide". www.metalforcesmagazine.com. Metal Forces Magazine. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kranz, Jakob. "RH #308". www.rockhard.de. Rock Hard. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/news/details/1200706.destruction-recording-new-album.html
  8. ^ Spiritual Genocide (liner notes). Destruction. Nuclear Blast. 2012. 

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