Destrage Announces European Tour Next Spring

DESTRAGE announces European tour in support of PERIPHERY and THE CONTORTIONIST next spring!

You can try to put DESTRAGE in a box but you will never succeed. Words such as “progressive”, “cinematic”, “mathcore”, “technical” and “groove-laden”, could be thrown at them, but really the only one you need is DESTRAGE, for they are in a category of their own making. This has never been more true than on ‘A Means To No End‘, the fourth full-length from the Milan, Italy-based 5-piece, out since last October via Metal Blade Records. Riveting from start to finish, it leads the listener through an emotionally-charged labyrinth of complex yet catchy melody and muscle, following nobody’s rules, and it stands out as one of the truly unique releases of 2016.

To support this outstanding album DESTRAGE have been invited by PERIPHERY to support them on their upcoming ‘European Unrest Tour’ next spring. Special guests on this tour-de-force ride through Europe will be THE CONTORTIONIST!

Comments DESTRAGE: “We literally can’t wait to tour Europe with our mates Periphery and our bros The Contortionist next spring! This line up it’s simply awesome and these shows are gonna be RAD! Be sure to grab your ticket and see ya all very soon!

‘European Unrest Tour’
02/05/17 DE – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
03/05/17 CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
05/05/17 IT – Milan – Santeria Club
06/05/17 IT – Bologna – Zona Roveri
07/05/17 AT – Wien – Szene
08/05/17 DE – Berlin – Lido
09/05/17 DK – Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
11/05/17 FI – Helsinki – Tavastia
13/05/17 SE – Stockholm – Klubben
14/05/17 NO – Oslo – Vulcan Arena
16/05/17 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle
17/05/17 DE – Köln- Essigfabrik
18/05/17 BE – Antwerp – Trix
19/05/17 UK – Manchester – O2 Ritz
20/05/17 UK – London – O2Forum
21/05/17 FR – Paris – Trabendo
23/05/17 FR – Nantes – Le Ferrailleur
24/05/17 FR – Toulouse – Connexion
25/05/17 FR – Lyon – CCO
26/05/17 LU – Esch-Sur-Alzette – Rockhal
27/05/17 NL – Nijmegen – Doornrosje

Check out DESTRAGE‘s video for ‘Don’t Stare At The Edge’, which is the second single off the new album ‘A Means To No End‘, at

Make also sure to watch the lyric video (directed by The Jack Stupid / for the first single, ‘Symphony of the Ego’, which is still available at – where the record can also be ordered on CD and vinyl.

DESTRAGE recorded ‘A Means To No End‘ at RecLab Studios in Milan, reuniting with their longtime collaborator Larsen Premoli, and his assistant Alex D’Errico. While tracking, at the suggestion of drummer Federico Paulovich, they brought percussionist Alessandro “Pacho” Rossi into the fold. Having entered into the writing process with no plans beyond simply wanting to write good music, the finished product – which is mixed by Steve Evetts and mastered by Alan Douches – is somewhat revelatory, and will certainly grab the attention of anyone exposed to it. Known for their powerful live shows, these tracks are sure to sound incredible when blasted from titanic speakers as the band take them to the masses.

DESTRAGE line-up:
Paolo Colavolpe – vocals
Matteo Di Gioia – guitar
Federico Paulovich – drums
Ralph Guido Salati – guitar
Gabriel Pignata – bass

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!