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Death Angel

Formed: 1982
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Soilwork Announces Tour with Death Angel

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.

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Death Angel Announces Two Free Shows

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

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Death Angel Posts Studio Video Blog online

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.

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Death Angel Issues Album Update

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..."

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Nevermore Announces Three Shows With Death Angel

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

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Death Angel Issues New Album Update

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!"

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Contraband Candy Interviews Death Angel

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.

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Thrash Metal's "Big Four" To Tour?

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.

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Video Interview With Death Angel Posted Online

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...

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Death Angel Announces Northern California Shows

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

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Misery Index Confirmed For Mezcal Metal Fest

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.

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Death Angel Announces U.S. Release For Live DVD

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...

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Live Death Angel Video Clip Available Online

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...

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Death Angel Ready To Embark On Summer Tour

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.

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Arsames Confirmed For Metal Camp 2009

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:

ABORTED
ALESTORM
AMON AMARTH
BLIND GUARDIAN
DEATH ANGEL
DEATHSTARS
DESTRUCTION
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
DIMMU BORGIR
DOWN
DRAGONFORCE
EDGUY
EQUILIBRIUM
EXTREMA
GRAVEWORM
HACKNEYED
HATEBREED
HOLLENTHON
KATAKLYSM
KEEP OF KALESSIN
KREATOR
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
SATYRICON
SODOM
SONIC SYNDICATE
SUIDAKRA
TESTAMENT
VADER
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS

For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.

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Death Angel Drummer Departs

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...

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Kataklysm Announces Headlining European Tour

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.

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Death Angel To Release First Ever Live DVD

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:

DVD:
Live @ Rock Hard Festival 2007
Intro
Seemingly Endless Time
Voracious Souls
Mistress Of Pain
Ex-Tc
3rd Floor
Thrown To The Wolves
5 Steps Of Freedom
Thicker Than Blood
The Devil Incarnate
Disturbing The Peace
Stagnant
The Ultra Violence
(introduction: Carnival Justice)
Bored
Kill As One


Live in Adelsheim, Live Factory, 2008:
Lord of Hate
Evil Priest
Sonic Beatdown
Dethroned
Voracious Souls
Carnival Justice
Buried Alive
Soulless
When Worlds Collide
Seemingly Endless Time
God vs. God
Steal The Crown
Devil Incarnate
3rd Floor
Kill As One
Resurrection Machine
Thrown to The Wolves

Bonus video clips:
Thicker Than Blood
Dethroned


CD:
1. Intro
2. Seemingly Endless Time
3. Voracious Souls
4. Mistress Of Pain
5. EX-TC
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
12. Stagnant
13. The Ultra Violence
14. Bored
15. Kill As One

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop Festival 2009

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.

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Satyricon And Warbringer Confirmed For FortaRock

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
Death Angel
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Heidevolk
Kataklsym
Keep of Kalessin
Meshuggah
Moonspell

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