Destroy The Runner had two albums under their belt and were working on their third, but recently announced they are splitting up. Vocalist Chad Ackerman (also the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Austrian Death Machine albums) fills us in on what happened, what his plans are, memories of his time in the band and other topics.
Chad Bowar: What led to Destroy The Runner's recent split? Is it a hiatus or permanent breakup?
Chad Ackerman: Duane (Reed, guitarist) and Maldy (guitarist Nick Maldonado) wanted to have a meeting last week to talk about something with Tanner (Sparks, bassist) and me. When we met up last week, both Duane and Maldy told us that they were over with and done with Destroy The Runner. They also said that they wanted none of the new album to be released that we have been working on for the last 7 months. This was a huge disapointment and shock to both me and Tanner. At this point, I would say yes, this is a permanent break up.
(photo courtesy Solid State Records)