Guitarist Mike Sifringer of German thrashers DESTRUCTION broke his finger in Belgium last week.
"Yes, sad but true, the middle finger on the left hand is broken, the ring finger is cracked," the guitarist says. "I have to pause and rest my hand for at least two weeks, so no complications can occur."
DESTRUCTION will play the Caos Emergente festival in Portugal next week — possibly with replacement guitar players. "[By the time of the] release party shows at the end of the month, I will be back on the track for sure," Sifringer says.
According to a posting on DESTRUCTION's web site, "the injury happened at the Vlamrock festival in Belgium. Mike and the band were watching a hardcore show when an aggressive fan jumped out of the moshpit into the crowd with a kick jump. Mike did not see him coming and he hit his left hand with full power. The negative clinical report of the hospital in Genk was fracture of the middle finger right away."
"The Curse Of The Antichrist - Live In Agony", the new double live album from DESTRUCTION, will be released in North America on October 13. The CD will be issued in Europe on September 25 via AFM Records.
The song "The Butcher Strikes Back" from "The Curse Of The Antichrist - Live In Agony" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
The limited digipack edition of the album will feature the following track listing:
01. The Butcher Strikes Back
02. Curse The Gods
03. Mad Butcher
04. The Alliance Of Hellhoundz
06. Eternal Ban
07. Urge The Greed Of Gain
08. Thrash Till Death
09. Metal Discharge
10. The Damned
11. Cracked Brain
13. Death Trap
14. Unconscious Ruins
15. Life Without Sense
16. The 7 Deadly Sins
17. The Antichrist
18. Thrash Till Death
19. Reject Emotions (three drumkits Wacken Inferno version)
20. Total Desaster
21. Bestial Invasion
DESTRUCTION recently completed the "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. - 25 Years Of Total Destruction" North American trek with KRISIUN and MANTIC RITUAL.
"D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.", the latest studio album from DESTRUCTION, last year entered the Media Control chart in the band's home country at position No. 65. The CD was released on August 22, 2008 via AFM Records and features guest appearances by Gary Holt (EXODUS), Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR) and Vinnie Moore (UFO).