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.

or 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.

DESTRAGE have now posted an in-depth making-of-video for that album, please check it out here:

Comments DESTRAGE‘s Matteo Di Giola: “The best thing about entering the studio is that the rest of the world stays out. The band members and the studio crew captured the images themselves, behind closed doors, to focus on what was the most immersive and challenging record-making of their career. Now, a year from then, the external eye of a talented director sums it up and makes it a tale. Big thanks go to Bode Music Gear for making this possible.

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

‘European Unrest Tour’

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