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Method Of Destruction Bio

Method Of Destruction
Band members
Billy Milano - vocals Scott "The Rod" Sargeant - guitars Derek "Lennon" Lopez - drums Dawson Clawson - bass


Method of Destruction, often shortened to M.O.D., is a metal/hardcore crossover band from New York City, fronted by former Stormtroopers Of Death vocalist Billy Milano. With M.O.D., Milano sought to continue on the musical path of his former band, mixing shades of hardcore punk with thrash metal and often humorous and politically incorrect lyrics.

U.S.A. for M.O.D., the band's debut album, was produced by former S.O.D. bandmate and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. M.O.D.'s sophomore effort, Surfin' M.O.D., was somewhat of an anomaly, featuring little thrash metal, focusing more on humorous cover songs and a beach party atmosphere. The band would return to their roots on Gross Misconduct, as well as further expand their sound on Rhythm of Fear. It was around this time that Milano performed a reunion show with S.O.D. at The Ritz in New York.

The following releases, Devolution and Dictated Aggression suffered from poor distribution and going out of print, despite the heavier style and more serious lyrics that Milano utilized. The albums were eventually reissued on Blackout Records in 2004.

Following yet another S.O.D. reunion and subsequent album, Bigger Than The Devil, M.O.D. went silent for many years. In 2003 Milano recruited a new lineup and recorded The Rebel You Love to Hate, somewhat of a return to Milano's humorous past with jabs at white suburban rap fans and the War on Terrorism.

M.O.D. has undergone recent staffing changes and are now based in Austin, Texas. Here they have written, recorded, and mixed much of the highly-anticipated 2007 release: "Red, White, and Screwed". Look for it on September 25th.

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