Capping off a monumental year, Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL are currently slaying crowds across North America on a headlining tour with special guests EXMORTUS and HELLFIRE, in support of their latest album, “Humanicide,” which is available now from Nuclear Blast and has just been nominated for a GRAMMY AWARD in the category of “Best Metal Performance.”
Today, the band has fanned the flames of elation for upcoming performances by revealing a new video for their song “Immortal Behated.” Watch the video below.
Commented singer Mark Osegueda: “‘Immortal Behated’ is the second video from our latest release, ‘Humanicide’. The song is basically about one’s coming to terms and finally having to confront and face one’s enemy/monkey on one’s back… And sometimes unfortunately for many that enemy/monkey on one’s back tends to be one’s self…”
Added guitarist Rob Cavestany: “We are stoked to share our new video for ‘Immortal Behated’ with you all. One of my personal faves from our latest album, ‘Humanicide’, I’m so proud to see it come to visual life on screen. Our team worked very hard to make it happen, I thank them from the bottom of my heart. Hope to see you from the stage as we perform ‘Immortal Behated’ live on our tour!”
With “Humanicide”, DEATH ANGEL has maintained its throne in the universe of thrash while still managing to remain progressive in their style. They apply a wide variety of different elements to their music, always pushing to add newness to their sound. This time around they’ve included everything from acoustic bits to guest musicians to even (for the first time) the notes of a piano. All 10 songs flow seamlessly yet each leaves its own distinct impression.
For the fourth album cycle in a row, DEATH ANGEL returned to producer and friend Jason Suecof (DEICIDE, TRIVIUM) of Audiohammer studios for the recording and mixing, along with the mastering of the legendary Ted Jensen (SLIPKNOT, PANTERA) of Sterling Sound, who added the final touches and brought it all to life, with artist Brent Elliott White (LAMB OF GOD, MEGADETH) providing the ominous cover artwork.