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Death Angel – The Evil Divide

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , on 1st June 2016 by Pieni

Death Angel
“The Evil Divide”
thrash metal
Released: 27th May 2016
Via Nuclear Blast

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It’s been almost three decades since the release of “The Ultra-Violence”, and even though none of Death Angel’s later albums achieved the same success, the Bay Area band has always stood way above the average thrash metal acts. No, I won’t say that “The Evil Divide” is a turning point in their career or that it’s their best album since the aforementioned “The Ultra-Violence”; but I will say that it’s a hell of record. Osegueda says he and Cavestany have grown as songwriters and as much cliche as that may sound, once you hear the classy riffing of “The Moth”, the riveting darkness of “Lost”, the rampage of “Father Of Lies” and its silky solo, the boldness of “It Can’t Be This”… Well, once you hear the whole thing, you’ll realize that “mature songwriting” is indeed the best choice of words.

Without playing “sophisticated” thrash, Cavestany’s strings have always sounded somewhat technical, but this time he’s clearly stepped up his game. The whole band has and “The Evil Divide” manages a balance between old school and modern, between raw and refined aggression. Osegueda wanted this album to please both “casual” and die-hard fans. I think his wish will be granted.

4/5

Renata “Pieni” Lino

Death Angel to play 4 shows in the UK this Summer

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 28th January 2015 by Pieni

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Thrashers Death Angel will return to Europe this Summer, both for festivals and a string of indoor shows. The latter include four gigs in the UK, one of them as headliners (Wolverhampton) and the other three supporting progressive heavy metal act Queensrÿche. All dates listed below:

Jul 16th – Germany, Bang Your Head Festival
Jul 18th – Netherlands, Dynamo Metalfest
Jul 23rd – Slovenia, Metaldays
Jul 25th – Germany, Headbangers Open Air

Jul 27th – Oslo (NO), Revolver
Jul 28th – Gothenburg (SE), Sticky Fingers
Jul 29th – Stockholm (SE), Debaser Medis

Jul 31st – Germany, Wacken Open Air

Aug 4th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms (headline show)
Aug 5th – Bristol, Marble Factory (supporting Queensrÿche)
Aug 6th – London, Electric Ballroom (with Queensrÿche & Armored Saint)
Aug 7th – Brighton Concorde (supporting Queensrÿche)
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Aug 8th – Belgium, Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug 12th – Germany, Summer Breeze

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Death Angel’s “Fallen” track available for streaming

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 4th October 2013 by Pieni

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After the lyric video for “The Dream Calls For Blood”, “Fallen” is now available for streaming in Death Angel‘s official website: http://www.deathangel.us/#!tdcfb/c6sm

“The Dream Calls For Blood”, the album, which will be out on October 14th is available for pre-order at:
CD + DVD – http://smarturl.it/DA-TDCFB-CDDVD
iTunes – http://smarturl.it/da-tdcfb-itunes

Death Angel online:
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Death Angel release lyric video for “The Dream Calls For Blood”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 25th September 2013 by Pieni

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Thrashers Death Angel will release their seventh studio album on October 14th and have released its title-track “The Dream Calls For Blood” as a lyric video on the YouTube channel of their label, Nuclear Blast:

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Recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof, track-list is as follows:

01. Left for Dead
02. Son of the Morning
03. Fallen
04. The Dream Calls for Blood
05. Succubus
06. Execution / Don’t Save Me
07. Caster of Shame
08. Detonate
09. Empty
10. Territorial Instinct / Bloodlust
11. Heaven and Hell (digipack bonus track)
The Making Of The Dream Calls for Blood (digipack bonus DVD)

Watch the trailer here:

The band will be touring Europe, supported by Dew Scented in the following dates/locations:

26 NOV Mega Club, Katowice, Poland
27 NOV Nova Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
28 NOV Substage, Karlshruhe, Germany
29 NOV Brescia, Arci Colony, Italy
30 NOV Temprock Club, Gualtieri, Italy
02 DEC Szene Wien, Vienna, Austria
04 DEC Backstage, Munich, Germany
06 DEC Centrum, Erfurt, Germany
07 DEC Kubiek, Eeklo, Belgium
08 DEC La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
10 DEC Underworld, London, United Kingdom
11 DEC Zeche Carl, Essen, Germany
12 DEC Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Netherlands
13 DEC X-Mas Metal Festival – Stadthalle Dietikon, Zurich, Switzerland
14 DEC Chasing Venue, Alsfeld, Germany
15 DEC X-Mas Metal Festival, Geislewind Event Hall, Germany

Pre-order The Dream Calls for Blood on iTunes to receive the title track as an instant grat:http://smarturl.it/da-tdcfb-itunes

Death Angel online:
http://www.deathangel.us/
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One-off Death Angel London show announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 19th September 2013 by Nico Davidson

Thrash legends Death Angel have just announced a one-off London show to happen in December later this year, following their titanic set at this year’s Bloodstock Festival on the main stage. Amongst a campaign of other European tour dates, Death Angel will be showcasing their new album The Dream Calls For Blood. Support comes form German thrash unit Dew ScentedDeath Angel vocalist Mark Osegueda comments:

It is with great pleasure that we announce our upcoming European tour dates for our new album The Dream Calls for Blood! We look forward to sonically assaulting what we have always felt as the truest metal fans out there that backed this band through thick, and thin with our new arsenal of songs! That we promise you will leave you feeling ravaged. Yet! Triumphant! Europe!!!! Are you ready? Because I can tell you this! We sure the hell are!!!! You best bring back up! Ha!

The Dream Calls For Blood was recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (TriviumAugust Burns RedThe Black Dahlia MurderAll That RemainsWhitechapel, DevilDriver) and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (Job For A CowboyCarnifex).
The album is set for release via Nuclear Blast on 14th October. It will be available as a limited edition digipak that includes an extra track (a cover of Black Sabbath’s Heaven & Hell) and bonus Making Of The Album DVD, plus limited edition vinyl.

Death Angel online:

http://deathangel.us
http://facebook.com/deathangel

 

Testament post video track from Dark Roots Of Thrash online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 16th September 2013 by Nico Davidson

Dark Roots of Thrash, a DVD/CD release which documents Testament‘s sold-out headlining show at the Paramount in Huntington, New York in February earlier this year, will be made available on 14th October. In the mean time, the band are now teasing fans by releasing the live video for Rise Up, taken from the aforementioned DVD. The video can be viewed below.

Dark Roots Of Thrash was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (Death Angel, KataklysmSoilwork) and mixed by Juan Urteaga (Exodus, SadusMachine Head). It captures a total of 19 live tracks with countless cams onstage and high above the audience, plus a special moshpit cam that makes you feel like you’re a part of the show! Testament vocalist Chuck Billy added:

For all you die hard metal heads out there Dark Roots Of Thrash is a must have for your collection. This live DVD and CD is something you can put in you player and crank up for the feeling of a live Testament performance! You will get 18 songs from the early days of thrash metal to where we are today. Heavy metal forever!


Darks Roots Of Thrash will be made available in a variety of different formats including the standard DVD+2CD and 2CD versions and a limited Blu-ray + 2CD (Europe only), LP (Europe only).

Dark Roots Of Earth DVD/2CD track list:

DVD:
01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach
10. Riding The Snake
11. Eyes Of Wrath
12. Trial By Fire
13. The Haunting
14. The New Order
15. Do Not Resuscitate
16. Three Days In Darkness
17. The Formation Of Damnation
18. Over The Wall
19. Disciples Of The Watch
20. Credits
BONUS CONTENT:
21. Backstage Footage
22. Native Blood (Video Clip)

CD1:
01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach

CD2:
01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

Dark Roots Of Earth 2 CD track list:


CD1:
01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach

CD2:
01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

Testament online:

http://testamentlegions.com
http://facebook.com/testamentlegions

New Death Angel song available for streaming

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 5th September 2013 by Nico Davidson

Bay Area thrash veterans Death Angel have made the title track of their upcoming album; The Dream Calls For Blood, available for listening on their official website.

Three years of constant touring and on-the-road songwriting have passed since Death Angel released their last album Relentless Retribution. Now the band are set to return with another slice of visceral thrash metal.

The Dream Calls for Blood was recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (TriviumAugust Burns RedThe Black Dahlia MurderAll That RemainsWhitechapel, DevilDriver) and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (Job For A CoyboyCarnifex, Whitechapel).

The Dream Calls for Blood will be released to the rabid masses on 14th October and the digipak edition of the album includes a bonus track and ‘Making Of’ DVD.

Death Angel online:

http://deathangel.us
http://facebook.com/deathangel

 

New Deicide coming this autumn

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Legendary death metal band Deicide are set to release their new album In The Minds Of Evil this coming autumn via Century Media. The album is the eleventh studio album in the band’s illustrious career that spans more than two and a half decades. The album is being produced by Jason Suecoff (All That RemainsTriviumDeath AngelBattlecross).

The complete track listing is as follows:

  • 1. In The Minds Of Evil
  • 2. Thou Begone
  • 3. Godkill
  • 4. Beyond Salvation
  • 5. Misery Of One
  • 6. Between The Flesh And The Void
  • 7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
  • 8. Trample The Cross
  • 9.  Fallen To Silence
  • 10. Kill The Light Of Christ
  • 11. End The Wrath Of God

Deicide online:

http://facebook.com/officialdeicide

Death Angel unveil tracklisting for The Dream Calls For Blood

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 19th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Three years ago, Death Angel released their crushing album Relentless Retribution which in turn led to three years of constant touring and on-the-road songwriting. Now the Bay Area veterans are set to return with their latest slab of brutalising musicianship: The Dream Calls For Blood.

The album was recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (Trivium, August Burns RedThe Black Dahlia Murder) and will feature, once again, artwork by Brent Elliot White (Job For A CowboyCarnifexWhitechapel). Guitarist Rob Cavestany commented:

We are excited to reveal the track list of our upcoming release, The Dream Calls For Blood. As we speak I’m about to board my flight home from 3 incredible shows in England, Belgium and Holland – after 3+ years of constant touring for our last album, Relentless Retribution. At last the cycle has ended with our insanely hot and wild gig in Rotterdam last night! This means we begin the next phase, which is preparing to tour for the new record; it all kicks off in October! By looking at the song titles I guess it’s obvious that angst and struggle is still a major part of our reality. Thankfully we have this outlet to vent and release aggression. That way we remain the happiest band in Thrash! (laughs) Hope these song titles intrigue you.

The Dream Calls For Blood will be released on 14th October via Nuclear Blast. The tracklist is as follows:

01. Left For Dead
02. Son of the Morning
03. Fallen
04. The Dream Calls for Blood
05. Succubus
06. Execution – Don’t Save Me
07. Caster Of Shame
08. Detonate
09. Empty
10. Territorial Instinct / Bloodlust

Death Angel online:

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http://twitter.com/deathangel

Dark Roots Of Thrash – Testament’s live DVD details revealed

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 16th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

The DVD/2CD release, Dark Roots Of Thrash, which documents Testament’s sold-out headlining performance at The Paramount in Huntington, NY in February, will be released on 14th October via Nuclear Blast. Dark Roots Of Thrash was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (Death Angel, Kataklysm, Soilwork) and mixed by Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Sadus, Machine Head). The release captures 19 live tracks in total with countless cameras on stage, as well as high above the audience and a special moshpit cam that will make you feel apart of the show. Testament guitarist Eric Peterson comments:

Metal heads! In case you’ve missed us on our Dark Roots campaign tour here’s a day in the life and good representation of our show! Check it out, and put on your list of metal to get!

Vocalist Chuck Billy also added:

For all you die hard metal heads out there Dark Roots Of Thrash is a must have for your collection. This live DVD and CD is something you can put in you player and crank up for the feeling of a live Testament performance! You will get 18 songs from the early days of thrash metal to where we are today. Heavy metal forever!

Darks Roots Of Thrash will be made available in a variety of formats including the standard Steelbook DVD+2CD, limited Steelbook Bluray+2CD and double vinyl.

Dark Roots Of Earth DVD/2CD track list:
DVD:
01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach
10. Riding The Snake
11. Eyes Of Wrath
12. Trial By Fire
13. The Haunting
14. The New Order
15. Do Not Resuscitate
16. Three Days In Darkness
17. The Formation Of Damnation
18. Over The Wall
19. Disciples Of The Watch
20. Credits

BONUS CONTENT:
21. Backstage Footage
22. Native Blood (Video Clip)
CD1:
01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach
CD2:
01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

Dark Roots Of Earth 2CD track list:
CD1:
01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach
CD2:
01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

Testament online:

http://testamentlegions.com
http://facebook.com/testamentlegions

 

Details and artwork for upcoming Death Angel album revealed

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 7th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

It’s been three years since Death Angel released Relentless Retribution, with three years of constant touring. Now, the Bay Area thrash unit are set to return with another eviscerating thrash masterpiece titled The Dream Calls For Blood, which was recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (Trivium, August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Whitechapel, DevilDriver) and will once again feature cover art (which can be viewed below) by Brent Elliot White (Carnifex, Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy). White explains:

Rob contacted me early on about doing this cover. He wanted a continuation of the work we did on Relentless Retribution. Kind of a complementary piece that featured the wolf in sheep’s  clothing again, only this time in some sort of frozen environment. I love it, I guess he’s come to be known as ‘Wolfie’. Perfect! As the concepts for the album grew, so did the details and various elements for the album cover. For example, It started as a single lone wolf, though Rob thought it important to add his pack. I guess they’re somewhat symbolic of the band. The wolves look like they’ve come a long ways, I can relate. I don’t want to try to dictate the meaning of the cover art. Suffice to say the main elements depicted in the piece are representational of the core thoughts and themes Rob poured into the album. Solar eclipse, lunar mirage, lighting from the coming storm, the killing field , blood, death, decay…those things. Though at times this one was a struggle (thanks for your patience with me DA, VJ and NB!) the album title actually pushed it to where it needed to be. I love the title, a perfect representation of the lyrics and Death Angel in general.

Jason Suecof commented on the recording process and the album in general:

Once again my metal brothers have put out an album that truly captures their live energy and originality as a band. Death Angel has not only maintained their classic thrash element, but they’ve taken every aspect of what they can do as musicians to the next level – writing, playing and maintaining an intense vibe throughout all the tracks! I believe this is an album that will stand the test of time – not just for Death Angel fans, but for fans of all genres of metal. Enjoy!

Guitarist Rob Cavestany added:

The Dream Calls for Blood is the wicked stepsister to our last album, Relentless Retribution – but even more cruel and sinister than her! It’s the first time we connected two records – created and produced by the same team in the same studio as ‘RR’, yet this release is more furious… probably because so much of it was written on the road. Brent did an amazing job with the cover art, again capturing the natural brutality of the hunted becoming the hunter… as territorial instinct turns into bloodlust! Down to the last detail, his art depicts a visual that matches our music and lyrics – making a complete package that we are so proud of! Can’t wait for you all to hear, see and feel it.  Now we prepare to bring it live!

Death Angel will be playing the Ronnie James Dio stage at Bloodstock Open Air this Friday.

Death Angel online:

http://www.DEATHANGEL.us
http://www.facebook.com/DEATHANGEL
http://www.myspace.com/DEATHANGEL