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Angel Blake

Formed: 2005
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Angel Blake News

Below is our complete Angel Blake news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Angel Blake Announce Swedish Date

ANGEL BLAKE, the Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen, has completed work on its second album at Tervonen's Studio MT (located three kilometers from Trollhättan, Sweden) for a late April release via Dynamic Arts Records. A single, entitled "Defenseless", will precede the album in the spring.

Tervonen has issued the following update:

"Me and Anders [Edlund, guitar] are going with ANGEL BLAKE's label Dynamic Arts Records to the Inferno metal fest/expo in Oslo, Norway next weekend. I'm really looking forward to this, meeting the press and discussing the new ANGEL BLAKE album over a few beers, it's gonna be fun!!! A pre-listening session on the festival is also on the schedule, cool stuff." More...

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Angel Blake Enter Mixing Mode

ANGEL BLAKE, the Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen, is putting the finishing touches on its second album at Tervonen's Studio MT (located three kilometers from Trollhättan, Sweden) for a late April release via Dynamic Arts Records. A single, entitled "Defenseless", will precede the album in the spring.

Commented Tervonen: "I've been messing with different ANGEL BLAKE mixes for days now. Trying out new toys, different combination of gear etc. etc. I believe I found the best possible production for this album, so the time has come to start mixing down the songs. And a mastering session has been booked for Tuesday next week at Bohus Sound Studios. There shouldn't be any problems making the deadline. And cover artwork is beeing finnished as well, the much talanted Claudio Bergamin is taking care of that area. And the video for 'Defenseless' [first single] should be done early next week. A lot of stuff happeing right now, looking forward to see everything in their complete form." More...

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Angel Blake Announce New Record Deal and Singer

ANGEL BLAKE, the Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen, has inked a deal with Dynamic Arts Records. In addition, the group has announced the addition of singer Tobias Jansson following the departure of former TRANSPORT LEAGUE/MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich.

Commented Marko: "I was acquainted with the vocals of one Tobias Jansson since months back due to mutual friends. So I got in touch with him, talked with him, popped the question, and a few days later we were demoing some new ANGEL BLAKE songs. I guess the simplest conclusion to that session is that HE KICKED ASS!!!!! He managed to deliver something really extraordinary into the AB sound that wasn’t simply there before. He definitely managed to convince me and the rest of the ANGEL BLAKE team. With my humble words: Tobias has a very 'in-your-face' vocal style that shares the honesty of singers like Eddie Vedder, Robert Plant the style that really brings forth the 'honesty' in the voice. And the man's vocal range is something I really embrace, goddamned!!! You're in it for a real treat, ladies and gentlemen, if you pick up the forthcoming album, mark my words." More...

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In Search Of...The Best Underground Metal Songs

The vast, expansive world of underground metal can leave even the most persistent headbanger’s music collection lacking of many of the industry’s finest songs. With the depths of MySpace and the many other music sites which lend themselves to the exploration of one’s musical tastes, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to dig up the finest metal gems. Moreover, some metal fans so deeply embed themselves in one sub-genre that they might be missing some truly great stuff. This brief guide is intended to give you, the metalhead, a reference to some of those songs that “make” an album, that rattle around in your head for hours, and that warrant a deeper exploration of a band’s entire body of work. Furthermore, newer metalheads will find a few older songs from current big-name artists that are worthy of tracking down. More...

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Angel Blake Put Up Full MP3 Download of New Music

ANGEL BLAKE, featuring former members of THE CROWN, has released a full length download of ‘Lycanthrope’ from last year’s self-titled release. Check it out at their Myspace page

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Angel Blake Completes Self-Titled Debut

Former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen has finished recording the self-titled debut album of his new solo project ANGEL BLAKE. “Angel Blake” will be released by Metal Blade Records on April 4th, 2006.

Marko: “THE ALBUM IS DONE!!!!!! Oh yeah!! And I must say I’m very happy with it! Expect the unexpected boyz and girls.”

Here’s the tracklisting of “Angel Blake”:

1. The Force
2. Retaliate
3. Lycanthrope
4. Self – Terminate
5. Solitude My Friend
6. Autumnal
7. The Forsaken
8. Thousand Storms
9. Paint It Black
10. Till The End More...

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Angel Blake Song Available For Download

A full version of the Angel Blake song “Self-Terminate" from the "2005 Demo" (not of the forthcoming album!) can be downloaded at http://www.angelblake.com.

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Angel Blake (ex-The Crown) Signs To Metal Blade

Angel Blake, featuring Marko Tervonen (formerly of The Crown), have officially signed with Metal Blade Records. Regarding the group's sound, Tervonen had this to say:

"Well, I do have a certain style in me that I can't get away from. If The Crown was more about speed and aggression, then Angel Blake is more about heavy melancholic songs. There's no blastbeats here. Over the years I have always enjoyed writing these songs that were kind of "different" from The Crown. Songs that were not within the typical death/thrash borders."

The band will enter the studio in May to record their Metal Blade debut. Song titles include "Lycanthrope", "Self-terminate", "Solitude, my friend", "Autumnal", and "Thousand Storms".

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