Destroyer of Death is the first single from Martin Simson’s DESTROYER OF DEATH, a project featuring Rob Rock (Project Driver, Impellitteri, Solo) and CJ Grimmark (Narnia, Rob Rock, Empire 21). A modern take on classic melodic metal, the song is packed with heavy rhythm guitars, searing solos and soaring vocals.
Martin Simson is a long-time heavy metal fan and musician, having played bass in several bands in southern California during the 1980s. He recently began writing music and lyrics, some of which caught the attention of guitar legend and friend, CJ Grimmark. Rob Rock, also a mutual friend, agreed to do the lead vocals, and Destroyer of Death was born.
Martin hopes the song will be well received enabling him to continue to create music and work with other iconic musicians.
Lineup: Martin Simson: Bass Eberhard Etzold: Drums
Featured Artists: Jørn Lande: Vocals Rob Rock: Vocals CJ Grimmark: Guitars, keyboards, backing vocals & bass Anders Johansson: Drums
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Ken Tamplin, USA
#20 on Iridium Reviews’ top 50 metal songs of 2021
Iridium Reviews, UK
“Pretty d*mn good! […] A fantastic band.” Shane Diablo, USA
“This is a brilliant song. […] Absolutely AMAZING job!” Iridium Reviews, UK
”The song oozes melodic raw power, as Rob Rock’s vocals are a complimented with inspiring riffs, keyboard elements and CJ’s blistering prowess on guitar and thought-provoking solo’s, you can obviously hear his ultimate trademark sound which can create any excitement for the efforts that he keeps delivering.”
The Metal Onslaught, UK
If this track is a sample of what is to come with a full-length album, there is some great promise with some talented musicians and songwriting with catchy hooks. New ventures are great to bring fresh blood onto the music scene; I hope that Martin Simson’s Destroyer of Death decides to continue to pursue their new ideas.”
Lady Obscure, USA
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