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Death Angel Guitarist Rob Cavestany Speaks On The New Album

KNAC.com has issued an exclusive interview with DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany, conducted by Peter Atkinson. The following is an excerpt:

Q: The new album’s got a real swagger to it. It’s has more of a rock vibe than a straight-up thrash vibe.

A: "That’s what our style has evolved to. We play thrash, but our sound of thrash has other elements. It’s a different flavor of thrash and that has to do with how our songwriting has matured and how confident we are as musicians."

Q: Your producer, Nick Raskulinecz, has done mostly rock albums, did that play much into vibe of the album, or did he just capture what you guys were putting out?

A: "Some of both. Not only did he capture what it is that we want, but he captured us at our best. That’s really the job of the producer, when you’re working with a band like us who really knows what we want with our sound. In our case, the role of collaborating with the producer was just that — to collaborate to bring out the best of our sound as opposed to wanting a producer to make us have their kind signature kind of sound.

When we met up with Nick, he and I basically co-produced the record together, we just hit if off from day one. One thing is the chemistry has to be there, right there it can make or break it, and even though he does mostly rock he’s a full-on metalhead. The whole reason we ended up working with him is he knew our music.

A friend of ours named Danko Jones, who did his last album with Nick, he came to one of the recording sessions wearing a Death Angel hoodie and Nick was like 'Dude, Death Angel', and he picked up a guitar and started playing 'Seemingly Endless Time' and 'The Ultra-Violence'. So Danko got a hold us and was like 'dude, my producer knows your guys music, you guys should hit him up'. And when we realized who he was, were like 'no way'. So we sent demoes to him and he called us the next day and was like 'dude, this is the sickest Death Angel album to date'. And we were locked in from that moment on."

Read the full interview at KNAC.com.

Death Angel's Killing Season was released yesterday (February 26, 2008) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Source: BW&BK

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