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Well respected member of the Bay Area metal scene Debbie Abono passed away recently and veterans of the heavy metal community have posted some messages online, paying tribute to her work and her personality. Death Angel's Rob Cavestany wrote:
"Haven't been able to get online much the past few days on the road but now have had the chance to read all the posts about Debbie Abono and soak it all in. I want to express my gratitude and respect for all she did for our scene, my band and me individually. She was like a mom and mentor.
"She was there for us in so many ways at almost all the local shows and especially on one of the best tours we ever did (Death Angel - Act III / Forbidden - Twisted Into Form in 1990). Miss you, Debbie. Rest in peace." More...
Testament is the latest act to be confirmed for the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise. The currently confirmed acts are as follows, with more to be announced soon:
Uli Jon Roth
The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will return after four days on Friday, January 28, 2011. More information on the cruise can be found at this location.
California's Death Angel has posted a new tour update video clip, which can be viewed below.
The upcoming Death Angel tour dates are as follows:
5/13 2010 Metalfest Open Air Mining
5/14 2010 Metalfest Open Air Pratteln
5/15 2010 Metalfest Open Air Dessau
5/16 2010 Biebob VOSSELAAR
5/18 2010 O2 Academy Islington London
5/19 2010 De Pul UDEN
5/21 2010 Metalfest Open Air Pilsen
5/22 2010 United Titans Festival Kraków, Cracow
5/23 2010 Metalfest Open Air Budapest
6/10 2010 Sweden Rock Festival Sölvesborg
6/11 2010 Sauna Open Air Tampere
7/7 2010 New Oasis Reno, Nevada
7/8 2010 Club Vegas Salt Lake City, Utah
7/9 2010 Gator’s Farmington, New Mexico
7/10 2010 War Legion Underground Amarillo, Texas
7/11 2010 Marquee Tulsa, Oklahoma
7/12 2010 The Muse Nashville, Tennessee
7/13 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
7/14 2010 Jaxx West Springfield
7/15 2010 The Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7/16 2010 The Gramercy Theatre New York, New York
7/17 2010 The Palladium Worcester, Maine
7/18 2010 FouFounes Electriques Montreal, Quebec
7/19 2010 The Opera House Toronto, Ontario
7/20 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio
7/21 2010 Blondie’s Detroit, Michigan
7/22 2010 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, Illinois
7/23 2010 The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin
7/24 2010 The Rock Maplewood, Minnesota
7/27 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington
7/28 2010 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, British Columbia
7/29 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon
7/30 2010 Slim’s San Francisco, California
7/31 2010 The Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, California More...
San Francisco Bay Area thrashers, DEATH ANGEL, have uploaded their second written studio blog at this location.
DEATH ANGEL has been holed up in their Oakland, California studio for the past few months writing songs for their next Nuclear Blast release. The band are currently at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITE CHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER) tracking the new record, tentatively scheduled for a September of 2010 release.
Bay area thrashers Death Angel have posted a new recording blog through Decibel Magazine. An excerpt from the blog follows:
"Three weeks into recording our new album and we are right on schedule (so far!) with all the rhythm guitars, drums and bass tracked. We work at a pace that is not for the faint of heart! Go and stop, stop and go, hurry up and wait, vibe out then attack. Not to mention, we are the night owls! I don’t think a note has been recorded before 4:20 p.m. yet. Looks like everyone is on Rob time. Or am I on Suecof’s time?
"That said, we are progressing in a big way! Seems like yesterday when I flew from San Francisco, CA to Orlando, FL to begin the recording process at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, FL. I came out here a few days before the rest of the guys to work out the (nearly) final arrangements and detail some parts, riffs and harmonies with Jason. We spent hours just hanging out listening to the songs while getting acquainted as this was the first time we actually met in person. It’s necessary to break the ice before attempting to dive in and collaborate on something so intense! When we settled on all the structures, I recorded scratch guitar tracks for all the songs. More...
Bay Area thrash metal legends Death Angel has posted a new video blog online, documenting the recording of their brand new studio album. You can check it out below. This will be the bands sixth studio album and their first with new drummer Will Carrol. More...
Swedish modern metallers Soilwork will embark on a North American headlining tour this summer with Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel. Joining them will be Quebec’s tech-death masters Augury, Roadrunner Records recording artists Mutiny Within, and pirate themed thrashers Swashbuckle.
Soilwork vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid commented: "We are stoked to tour with the most vicious thrashers from the west, famous for their gin drinking and intense live shows. Death Angel is a classic band that we've wanted to tour with for a long time. A perfect fit for the bill and surely an awesome touring companion. The summer of mosh is upon us. Don't miss out!"
Death Angel frontman Mark Osegueda added: “I can't begin to tell you how excited we are about the upcoming tour! I first heard Soilwork on a Nuclear Blast promo compilation and they stood out from the first listen. The riffs, the drumming, and Bjorn's vocal attack! Then we were fortunate enough to play with them at With Full Force Festival a few years back and they killed it live! As fate would have it, I was asked to participate in a Nuclear Blast 20 Year Anniversary compilation album called Out of the Dark, which Peter Wichers wrote the music for. I wrote the lyrics and melody for a song on that compilation called ‘My Name is Fate’! Peter actually was also the producer, so I was fortunate enough to get to work with him in the studio! What a brilliant guy and and a great musician and now that he is back in the fold Soilwork is back on top of their game. I think the musical styles and live performances of both bands will make every show on this tour a show not to be missed by any true fan of HEAVY music! So don't just hear about the aftermath, experience it for yourself!”
Augury lead singer/guitar player Patrick Loisel: “We are very proud to be part of such a great tour with Soilwork, perform alongside legends such as Death Angel (a band whom I covered in my old bands), and join our brothers in Swashbuckle again. It's quite a thrill!”
Soilwork and Death Angel have now added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet Soilwork and Death Angel for a special event that is being offered. Fans will also receive a customized poster to get signed by both bands. These special VIP tickets are on sale now at EnterTheVault.com.
Tour dates are as follows: More...
San Francisco Bay Area thrash act Death Angel and melodic tech-deathsters Arsis will be playing two free all ages shows this April presented by Scion. In order to attend make sure you RSVP at this location. Space is limited and based on a first come first serve basis. The details of the shows are as follows:
4/13 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/14 The Roxy – Hollywood, CA
San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, have uploaded their first studio video blog, which can be seen below:
DEATH ANGEL have been holed up in their Oakland, California studio for the past few months writing songs for their next Nuclear Blast release. The band is currently at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITE CHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER) tracking the new record, tentatively scheduled for a September of 2010 release.
Guitarist Rob Cavestany of California's Death Angel has checked in from the recording studio with the following album update:
"Good Morning! After months of writing and pre-production in our Oakland rehearsal studio, I'm suddenly a temporary resident of Sanford, Florida! I have traveled across the country to begin the process of recording our new album at Audio Hammer Studios and tonight we kicked in the action. Monday was all about getting acquainted, listening to music, getting a vibe and discussing the game plan. Tonight we worked on tempos, arrangements, riffs and guitar harmonies... getting right down to the core of the songs. I laid down scratch guitar tracks for the first 4 songs and damn how they have blossomed from the original ideas! I'm really liking where we are going so far... just the scratch tracks sound sick! Jason and I seem to be off to a good start. The vibe is on and we are both night owls so we're on the same wavelength... which is important if magic is to be weaved!
"It's rather late (early?) so I better hit the sack as I expect an intense long session tomorrow (today). Ted and Will arrive late tonight and I plan to have all the scratch guitar tracks recorded by Thursday evening when we begin tracking drums. Looking forward to a productive and enjoyable time making this record out here. Check in with ya again sometime soon..."
Nevermore have announced three upcoming headlining European tour dates in May with special guests Death Angel. The details are as follows:
05.16.2010 (B) VOSSELAAR / Biebob
05.18.2010 (UK) LONDON / O2 Academy Islington
05.19.2010 (NL) UDEN / De Pul
Nevermore's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
5/13 2010 Metalfest Open Air (Germany) Dessau
5/14 2010 Metalfest Open Air (Austria) Mining
5/15 2010 Metalfest Open Air (Switzerland) Pratteln
5/16 2010 7:00PBiebob Vosselaar
5/18 2010 7:00PO2 Academy Islington London
5/19 2010 7:00PDe Pul Uden
5/21 2010 Metalfest Open Air (Hungary) Budapest
5/22 2010 Metalfest Open Air (Czech Republic) Pilsen
5/23 2010 Rock Hard Festival Gelsenkirchen
6/19 2010 Hellfest Clisson
7/4 2010 Unirock Festival Istanbul, Istanbul
7/6 2010 Metalcamp Tolmin
7/17 2010 Bang Your Head Fest Balingen
Bay Area thrashers Death Angel have been holed up in their Oakland, California studio for the past few months writing songs for their next Nuclear Blast release, tentatively scheduled to drop in September. The band heads into Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida in March, with producer Jason Suecof on the board to start tracking the new record.
Rob Cavestany, lead guitarist of Death Angel had this to say about plans for the new album: "Jason is one of my favorite producers churning out some of the sickest slabs of metal out there today. I am so stoked to have the chance to co-produce our next record with him. It's gonna be vicious! The band is on fire right now in the thick of pre-production and the new songs are crushing! We can't wait to start tracking!"
When asked about the hiring of Suecof, Death Angel vocalist Mark Osegueda added: "We are so excited about the opportunity to work with Jason on the upcoming album. The new material is the most aggressive and technical music we have written in years. So, we needed a producer that was capable of unleashing the tones that match and compliment the over-all vibe of the songs. With Jason’s experience in producing some of the most brutal contemporary metal artists and albums of today I know we made the right choice! I think the collaboration between the two of us will prove to be venomous and infectious! It will be Death Angel's first album ever recorded outside of our home state of California. We will be heading out to Jason's very own Audio Hammer studios for total immersion into what, I can guarantee, will be the heaviest Death Angel album to date!"
In the first of their interviews from 2009's Metalcamp festival in Slovenia, Contraband Candy interviewed Mark Osegueda of Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel. René chats to Mark about their current tour with Keep of Kalessin and Kataklysm, gets skin care tips, and the reasons for the recent line-up changes.
According to Slayer guitarist Kerry King, a dream tour featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax could well be in the works. Speaking to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine, King stated:
“I’ve heard people referencing Lars. I don’t know Lars that well and I haven’t heard it from Lars but apparently he’s talking to somebody about it. Maybe us, Metallica, Megadeth (and), I think he even threw in Anthrax and I said in this day and age, I know we had that time together but how do you leave out Machine Head? There’s better options than Anthrax and that’s nothing against Anthrax, but they’ve just been in pieces for quite some time and that doesn’t make as much sense to me."
The closest the world has got to having the "Big Four" tour together came in 1991 when Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax were joined on tour by the up and coming Alice In Chains, who stepped in for Bay Area thrashers Death Angel, on the Clash Of The Titans tour. The tour also went to Europe where Megadeth and Slayer performed without Anthrax and Alice In Chains but with Suicidal Tendencies and Testament.
San Francisco Bay thrashers Death Angel played the Jalometalli Festival in Oulu, Finland on Saturday, August 15, where lead singer Mark Osegueda was recently interviewed. The video clip of the interview can be viewed below. More...
San Francisco metal band, Death Angel, has announced the following northern California shows:
Aug 29 - The Uptown - Oakland, California
Aug 30 - Kennel Club - Sacramento, California
Misery Index have issued the following statement about confirming their appearance at Mexico's Mezcal Metal Fest:
"Hey all, we are playing the Mezcal Metalfest on Sept 13, I think we are supposed to get our own limited edition Misery Index Tequila bottles in return. Sounds dangerous...come out Mexico City!"
Other confirmed bands include Testament, Grave Digger, Deicide, Sacred Riech, and Death Angel. The promotional poster for the festival can be found here.
Death Angel has issued the following update about the U.S. release date for their upcoming live releases:
"Entitled Sonic German Beatdown: Live In Germany, the package - which came out on April 17, 2009 (Europe) and will be released on July 28, 2009 (North America) - includes footage from the 2007 edition of the Rock Hard Festival and a 2008 performance in Adelsheim!
"This is the first live DVD ever in the history of DEATH ANGEL and it will be released as a Live CD (North America), Live DVD (North America), and a Live DVD+CD / CD+DVD / 2LP (Europe)."
The track listings are as follows: More...
Capital Chaos has posted a live video clip online of Death Angel performing on June 14th at the San Francisco Haight Street Fair. The video, which can be viewed below, features Death Angel's new drummer Will Carroll. More...
DEATH ANGEL'S SUMMER TOUR STARTS JUNE 14!
Death Angel is preparing to embark on their summer tour, which starts on June 14.
JUNE 14 - Death Angel headlines the 32nd Annual Haight Street Fair, the most celebrated street fair in San Francisco.
European "Summer Madness" Tour with Kataklysm and Keep of Kalessin:
June 22 ES - Totem - Pamplona
June 23 PT - Cinema Batalha - Porto
June 24 ES - Sala A - Vigo
June 25 ES - Albeniz - Gijon
June 27 BE - Graspop - Dessel
June 28 UK - Underworld - London
June 29 UK - Rios - Leeds
June 30 UK - Seven - Nottingham
July 01 DE - Turock - Essen
July 02 DE - Backstage - München
July 03 SI - Metalcamp - Tolmin
July 05 IT - Stadio Comunale - Genzano di Roma (Roma)
July 06 IT - Colonia Sonora Festival - Collegno (Torino)
July 09 SER - Exit Fest - Novi Sad
July 10 CZ - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice
July 11 NL - Fortarock - Nijmegen
July 12 DE - Meier Music Hall - Braunschweig
July 14 PL - Klub Progresja - Warsaw
July 15 HU - Hegyalja Festival - Tokaj
August 15 FIN - Jalometalli Festival - Oulu
September 13 - MEXICO - Mezcal Metal Fest - Mexico City
September 15 - MEXICO - Monterrey Metal Fest (pre-party) - Monterrey
September 16 - MEXICO - Monterrey Metal Fest - Monterrey
Death Angel's first ever LIVE DVD, "Sonic German Beatdown," is out now. Five years after the acclaimed comeback album, "The Art Of Dying", and the following album, “Killing Season,” DEATH ANGEL has released a DVD with two full length concerts filmed in Germany.
The DVD includes 2 discs filmed live at The Rock Hard Festival 2007 and a club show in Adelsheim 2008. Bonus material includes music videos for “Thicker Than Blood” and “Dethroned” and a live CD of the Rock Hard Festival performance. The set is also available in double album vinyl.