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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.
Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.
The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
KEEP OF KALESSIN
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.
Bay area thrashers Death Angel released a statement today regarding the departure of drummer Andy Galeon, who has been a part of the group since their start in 1982.
“As some of you may have already heard, Death Angel's long time drummer and original member Andrew Galeon has decided that it is time for him to move on from the band. While we are sad to see him go, we wish him nothing but success. Not only has he been an integral part of Death Angel from day one, but he's also family and a friend and we will miss him. All the best to you, Brother." More...
KATAKLYSM has announced that they will be the headlining act of the upcoming Summer Madness European Tour featuring label mates DEATH ANGEL and KEEP OF KALESSIN. Here are the confirmed tour dates so far:
June 21, 2009 Hellfest – Clisson, France
June 22, 2009 Totem – Pamplona, Spain
June 23, 2009 Cinema Batalha – Porto, Portugal
June 24, 2009 Sala A – Vigo, Spain
June 25, 2009 Albeniz - Gijon, Spain
June 27, 2009 Graspop – Dessel, Belgium
June 28, 2009 Underworld – London, United Kingdom (DEATH ANGEL closing)
June 29, 2009 Rios – Leeds, United Kingdom (DEATH ANGEL closing)
June 30, 2009 Seven – Nothingham, United Kingdom (DEATH ANGEL closing)
July 01, 2009 Turock – Essen, Germany
July 02, 2009 Backstage – München, Germany
July 03, 2009 Metalcamp – Tolmin, Slovenia
July 05, 2009 Stadio Comunale - Genzano di Roma, Italy
July 06, 2009 Colonia Sonora Festival - Collegno (Torino), Italy
July 09, 2009 Exit Fest - Novi Sad, Serbia
July 10, 2009 Masters Of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
July 11, 2009 Fortarock – Nijmegen, The Netherlands (DEATH ANGEL closing)
July 12, 2009 Meier Music Hall – Braunschweig, Germany
July 14, 2009 Klub Progresja – Warsaw, Poland
July 15, 2009 Hegyalja Festival – Tokaj, Hungary
KATAKLYSM is kicking off their North American trek as direct support to England's grindcore legends Napalm Death on the upcoming "Campaign for Musical Destruction" tour, which kicked off on April 10.
Thrash metal legends Death Angel will release their first ever live DVD this year entitled, "Sonic German Beatdown." The DVD contains two concerts filmed live in Germany, as well as two video clips and a bonus live CD.
The tracklistings are as follows:
Live @ Rock Hard Festival 2007
Seemingly Endless Time
Mistress Of Pain
Thrown To The Wolves
5 Steps Of Freedom
Thicker Than Blood
The Devil Incarnate
Disturbing The Peace
The Ultra Violence
(introduction: Carnival Justice)
Kill As One
Live in Adelsheim, Live Factory, 2008:
Lord of Hate
When Worlds Collide
Seemingly Endless Time
God vs. God
Steal The Crown
Kill As One
Thrown to The Wolves
Bonus video clips:
Thicker Than Blood
2. Seemingly Endless Time
3. Voracious Souls
4. Mistress Of Pain
6. 3rd Floor
7. Thrown To The Wolves
8. 5 Steps Of Freedom
9. Thicker Than Blood
10. The Devil Incarnate
11. Disturbing The Peace
13. The Ultra Violence
15. Kill As One
The organizers of Belgium's premier metal festival Graspop Metal Meeting has announced some more big names for this years edition of the event. New additions to the friday are tribal metal act Soulfly and British power metal band Dragonforce. Saturday features Korn, Death Angel, Journey, Monster Magnet, All Shall Perish, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Five Finger Death Punch and No Use For A Name. Finally, the new bands confirmed for the sunday are Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, Nightwish, All That Remains, Sick Of It All, Suicidal Tendencies and Warbringer. More bands will be announced soon.
The 2009 FortaRock festival is scheduled to take place on July 11th at Park Brakkestein in Nijmegen, Holland. The most recent bands confirmed for the line-up are Warbringer and Satyricon. The other announced bands are as follows:
All Shall Perish
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Keep of Kalessin
In the band's first live appearance since playing at ProgPower Europe in Holland last October alongside bands such as Cynic & Zero Hour, Melbourne prog/thrash/jazz metal band Alarum will be supporting Death Angel and Armored Saint on the bands' Melbourne show at Billboards. Alarum will be onstage at 8:30pm.
Armored Saint and Death Angel co-headlined a show at Hollywood's Key Club last friday. A report from Armored Saint bassist Joey Vera reads as follows: "All I can say is 'Holy Shit'. Thank you everyone who came and SOLD OUT the Key Club in Hollywood last night. You guys are just amazing and you made it a treat for us to play for you again. Also thanks to those of you who traveled far and wide. You all rule! The band is really sore today but we're off to Australia with Death Angel for some more ass kicking. We leave tonight. Thanks for a great send off! More stuff on the way when we return."
Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:
Best albums by genre:
Extreme Doom Metal
The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise
Special awards :
The Best Drama
Thrash act Death Angel has issued the following statement about finding a new bass player:
"Death Angel is pleased to announce, and welcome new bassist Sammy Diosdado to the line up! A bay area native who formerly played with the S.F. Hardcore band The Sick. Also in San Francisco's Punk n' Roll outfit All Time Highs! featuring Mark Osegueda from Death Angel on lead vocals. With his in your face punk assault on bass, and on stage he was the perfect fit to fill the shoes of former bassist, and founding member Dennis Pepa who brought the punk attitude to Death Angel on albums, and on stage! Vocalist Mark Osegueda states "I could not be more thrilled! People in the Bay Area who have seen Sammy on stage know what I'm talking about, and now it is time for the rest of the world to see! Sammy just Plain ROCKS! So I urge all Death Angel fans to welcome Sammy to the Death Angel family, and come see us live when we come to your town that will be all the convincing you will need that we made the right choice!!!"
Following Death Angel's announcement that they'll be taking part in the benefit show for Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, Will Haven and Testament vocalist Chuck Billy have also confirmed their participation.
The benefit show takes place this Saturday, November 29th at Fat City in San Francisco. The show is only $12 and tickets can be purchased at the door.
Cheng is reportedly currently still in a coma following a car accident.