Everything comes full circle, even Metal bands from Boston, Mass.
From the summer of 2001 to the fall of 2004, Destruct-a-thon delivered absolute fury in their live performances. The band's live show consisted of roaring vocals, crushing beats, and chugging riffs reminiscent of Slayer, Black Flag, Motorhead, and Kyuss. Their own brand aggresive guitar music, a mixture of punk, classic hardcore, thrash, death metal, metal-core, doom, hard rock, and stoner sludge allowed them to share stages with such kick ass bands as The Bronx, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Seemless, Harlow, Tree, and the late great Cracktorch.
They were quartet of venom, explodeing like a heavy metal molotov cocktail, fronted by a curly haired madman (Spoken Word Artist Duncan Wilder Johnson). Their guitarist/singer was Michele "Triple 6" Morgan, a headbanging she-warrior from Billerica, Mass. The rest of the band rotated over the 4 year tenure. Suffice it to say the "Destruct-a-thon family" included Eman Pacheco (drums, x-Killgrip, x-Gurnica, x-Sancara), Ed Bredenberg (bass), Eric "Jungblood" O'Brien (drums, x-Honkeyball), Sean Linehan (bass), and Nate Linehan (drums, x-A.C., who started the band with Duncan).
69 shows, a bunch of recordings in the vault, and countless 30 packs of Papst Blue Ribbon later, it ended.
There were many reasons why the band stopped but ultimately, they were burnt out and had different goals. Michele got serious with her other band Stu Walker. Ed played in various bands including Wild Zero and The Stoves. Eman and Duncan formed a two piece called Kill It All Away. Eric and Sean played together in The Glamourous Stuntcocks. Sean and his brother Nate played in Adolf Satan and Grudgefuck.
Duncan and Michele finished up the recordings the band had started months before the break-up. Vocals were put down. Mixes were crafted and a master copy of the best material from two sessions floated around the band members and their friends. Duncan started a label called Thrashachusetts and decided to release this Destruct-a-thon record, along with the Kill It All Away material, and some spoken word recordings from the past 5 years as a box set titled "Workaholica".
One thing lead to another and in 2006 Sean, Eric, Ed, Michele, and Duncan found themselves in familiar territory: a cramped, overheated, Allston, Mass rehersal studio with more cheap beer than a midwestern bar be que. The now 5 piece line-up of Destruct-a-thon began practicing for the release of the new record. The sweat dripped from there bodies like blood in a slaughterhouse. The riffs stabbed and screamed to the sky with each palm mute. The beats ran through each song like a machine gun. The growls and vocal bursts hit like a wrecking ball. However, most importantly THEY WERE HAVING FUN AGAIN!
Now, the songs are tight as fuck and they plan on playing their guts out every time they play. This is a no bullshit band and THEY WILL STRIKE FEAR INTO THE HEARTS OF THEIR AUDIENCES.
Thank you. Destruct-a-thon looks forward to making your eardrums bleed.