Destinova began in 2007 in Leverkusen, Germany and their music has evolved more between then and now than most bands do in a lifetime. The band has had a couple name changes, lineups and style changes along the way. The band originally started as a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band. When that didn’t seem to gel the band quickly turned to original songs. Tim took over vocals and guitar, Sandro, who used to play a bit just for fun, became the drummer and Thomas took the bass guitar. During that time the bands name was Think Twice and their intent was to write songs you had to think twice about. They decided to do away with the name as their was already a band using the moniker and they just wanted something new. The name then became Poetry Fact. Then their musical style progressed and they was born again with the current name DESTINOVA. The band had very little experience when they started, and there has been a learning curve, but their music has really came together and they have truly found their sound. In 2012 they added Stevo on guitar and additional vocals. The bands upcoming release is “Nameless Goat” is a follow up to their self titled EP. The album is set to release December 1st. The album was recorded at Mario Dahmen’s Liquid Aether Audio in Germany. Mario Dahmen (Betray Your Idols, Scarscab, Bloodattack) also produced the album.
‘Nameless Goat’ begins with the amazing track “The King Around”. One of the standout things of the song is the prominent bass riffs. It’s always good to be able to hear those deep thundering riffs. The vocal style has an aggressive stance but they are clean and melodic at the same time. “The King Around” also has some very appealing progy guitar riffs, and the song overall keeps a very fast foot tapping pace. You will find yourself singing along to the song by the time it ends. “Nothing Left To Lose” has a scruffy groove type sound when the song begins. An isolated drum beat leads into a slower pace. This track has some very relatable lyrics. In this track we also get to hear an amazing scream that really helps the song end on a high note. Following up that is the song “Dog” which takes things in another direction. This song has more of a punk or alternative feel. It’s really fast and in your face vocal style change up the pace of the album and delivers a little something different. “Generation Zero” takes things a little heavier. The vocals are mostly melodic but several times throughout the song there are some gut wrenching screams that just make you grit your teeth in pure happiness. Things only get more pleasant and heavy with the song “Lunatic”. The bands progression on this album is flawless. I know you’ve heard those albums before where every song sounds the same, and you will not get that here. Every song offers something different and is appealing it is own way. “Lunatic” has amazing pitch perfect screams, and the riffs are distorted and heavy from beginning to end. ‘Nameless Goat’ is an album that refuses to be dull. Each track could stand alone and be a powerful single all on its own. All the tracks composed and on one single album is a listeners paradise.
DESTINOVA is also about the embark on a December tour in the UK. You can find the dates for that tour below.
UK December Tour 2016
12.05 Watford – The Horns
12.07 Northampton – King Billy
12.08 Stafford – The Grapes
12.09 Bolton – Bar Metro
12.10 Halifax – The Wainhouse Tavern
12.11 Manchester – Fab Cafe
12.12 Edinburgh – Bannersman
12.13 Gateshead – The Three Tuns
12.14 Sheffield – West Street Live
12.15 Leicester – The Shead
12.16 Folkestone – The Harp Restrung
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