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Art Of Destruction / Bio

AOD was formed in 1993 and have been gracing the Hampton Roads area ever since. When asked drummer Jaymz Horton to describe Art of Destruction, he responded, "The music is brutal and devastating. We base our music on the war and the destruction and chaos that comes with that."

With influences from Deicide to Morbid Angel to Cannibal Corpse, they are all death metal to the inner core. Steve McPeeks comments, "Art of Destruction" has had two major lineup changes. Rick Dozier, now singer for Download, was the bass player, but I replaced him when he left. Jaymz’s brother Robbie Horton used to be the guitar player but left for personal reasons. We were a three-piece for a long time after he left until Chris Young joined after leaving his old band Solace of Requiem. Even though this is not their originl lineup, Jaymz Horton (drums), Chris Wallace (guitar, vocals), Steve McPeeks (bass, vocals), and Chris Young (lead guitar) work together like a well-oiled machine with accurate timing and a natural stage presence. The guys managed to release their third album. Jaymz elaborates, this is our third album called "Detail the Dead". We wrote the songs around the title. Detail the Dead’s cover art combines a dark and gloomy color scheme with disturbing imagery - a nicely married combination. When asked about their cover art, Jamyz was pleased to say, "The artist is Sean Karnes. He is an incredible tattoo artist from Fuzion Ink Tattoo."

AOD is lucky to be sponsored by Jagermeister, whose unique taste will encourage even a Catholic school girl to let her hair down and partake. Jaymz stated, “Jager puts our name on a lot of great swag, like guitar picks, shirts, shot glasses, etc. They promote our shows on JagerMusic.com, not to mention getting us great shows like the Mayhem Fest!” Jaymz continued, “It was awesome to see 7,000 screaming fans at two in the afternoon...We met a lot of awesome bands - Hatebreed, Korn, and Chimaira...The fans were amazing!”

General Info

Band Members
Chis Wallace-Guitar & Vocals, Jaymz Horton-Drums, Steve McPeeks-Bass & Vocals, Chris Young-Lead Guitar
Artist Name
Art Of Destruction
Home Page
Metal / Death Metal

Contact Info

Chesapeake, VA
Tim Easterday