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Following his rude dismissal from Destruction -- one of Germany's earliest and most popular thrash metal bands -- vocalist/bassist Schmier (real name Marcel Schirmer) decided to carry on with a new outfit called Headhunter. Rounded out by guitarist Schmuddel and journeyman drummer Jorg Michael (Stratovarius, Mekong Delta, Grave Digger, etc.) Headhunter released a number of hyperactive heavy metal albums that straddled the line between thrash and power metal -- namely 1990s Parody of Life, 1992's Bizarre Gardening Accident, and 1994's Rebirth. After a quiet period during which he dedicated himself to the restaurant he owns in his hometown of Weil am Rhein, Schmier rejoined Destruction in 2000. Seven years later, Headhunter not only re-released their albums on AFM Records, but also regrouped to begin recording a follow-up to Rebirth. Parasite of Society was released in 2008.