Death Angel’s “The Evil Divide” storms U.S. Billboard Top 100 chart‏

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, have debuted at #98 on the U.S. The Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of just over 6,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales with their new album The Evil Divide. Other chart positions include:

#33 Current album charts (U.S.A.)
#4 Hard Music (U.S.A.)
#8 Hard Music (Canada)
#74 Top Music (Canada)

Comments vocalist Mark Osegueda:
“We would like to thank everyone out there who contributed to the success of our first weeks sales of The Evil Divide! An album we worked very hard on, and are very proud of! Thank you for keeping our passion and dreams alive! The music industry is not for the meek, and we appreciate you all for continually instilling strength in us to give it our all, and give you our best!”

DEATH ANGEL‘s eighth studio album, The Evil Divide, worldwide on May 27, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof(TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010’s Relentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City. Artwork was created by Bob Tyrrell.

Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remain as hungry as ever.

As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability define the Bay Area thrash quintet’s eighth full-length album, The Evil Divide [Nuclear Blast]. The group—Mark Osegueda [vocals], Rob Cavestany [lead guitar], Ted Aguilar [guitar], Will Carroll [drums], and Damien Sisson [bass]—satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released by The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz [Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon] for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group’s first-ever entry onto that respective chart.

Beyond continued public praise from the likes of James Hetfield of Metallica and Robb Flynn of Machine Head, the band’s music has popped up everywhere from Carl’s Jr. commercials to Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. Their fire burns brighter than ever in 2016.

Members Of Dragonlord, Discordia & Death Angel Perform In Sacramento As From Hell

Watch FROM HELL featuring members of Discordia DragonLord Death Angel & Duran Duran Duran perform their smash hit “Ascent from Hell” @ The Boardwalk

FROM HELL is a heavy metal horror concept band in which each recording is intended to be its own horror story. The first one called “Ascent From Hell”, is about a corpse that wakes up in Hell and finds out he must go back to earth to find his soul that still lives on inside the body of a priest and drag it back to Hell.

For this first recording, metal icons Paul Bostaph from Slayer on drums, Steve Smyth from Nevermore on lead guitar and Damien Sisson from Death Angel on bass were recruited to make this record happen. This recording is diabolically epic, and heavy as Hell! Every song is different from the next covering many genres of metal from thrash metal and black metal to death metal and doom metal. This album is as dynamic as metal can be! Also participating in this recording is Phil Bennett of the iconic rock band Starship, playing piano on the track Dead Reckoning and a 22-piece choir, The Pacific Mozart Ensemble on four other tracks. Establishing new ground, this record has the first recorded blast beat by Paul Bostaph, orchestrated with shredding guitar solos from Steve Smyth and heavy melodic & syncopated bass by Damien Sisson.

Produced by George Anderson and Steve “Snake” Green, guitar player from Skinlab, a Century Media recording artist, this recording is a theatrical 70 minutes long with segues in between each song to give additional detail to this horror story. Once the music starts, it never stops until the end.

Slayer, Anthrax, Death Angel Fall 2016 Tour‏

Slayer, with Special Guest Anthrax and Death Angel, will join forces this fall for a seven week North American beat down.  The dates start in Cleveland on September 9 and will hit both major and secondary markets across the continent.  Confirmed dates are below.  The Slayer Fan Club Presale starts at 10:00AM local time on Tuesday, May 10, and the general on-sale begins this Friday, May 13 at 10:00AM local time.  For all ticket purchasing and VIP packages details, log onto http://slatanicwehrmacht.com/tour

Said Slayer’s Kerry King, “It’s always super fun for us to tour with Anthrax.  Frank is one of my best friends in the biz!!  Put that together with Death Angel, and fans will probably see the best package this year.  See you there!

Fans will hear their favorite Slayer songs from the band’s 30-year plus discography, as well as a few of the newer songs from Repentless, named “The Metal Album of the Year” by Guitar World.  Slayer and Anthrax stormed through Europe together last fall, amassing a string of sensational live reviews, so North American fans, this will be a night of metal music that should not be missed.

“We are very excited to tour again with our fellow Kings Slayer on a thrash/metal extravaganza,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante.  “Two of the Big Four – now that’s a night of metal for all the Kings and Queens!”

Added Mark Osegueda from Death Angel, “We are thrilled and honored to be part of this amazing North American touring package.  Slayer/Anthrax/Death Angel – it just looks, sounds and feels right.  This will be Death Angel’s first-ever tour with Slayer, something we’ve hungered for our entire career.  And we will bring that hunger to the stage every night, so get there early because this will be a show not to be missed; from the first note of the night until the very last! Metal is alive, hungry, thriving, and coming for you!”

With more dates to be announced, here is the confirmed itinerary:

SEPTEMBER
9        Jacob’s Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
10       Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
12       Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
13       Metropolis, Montreal, QC
15       Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
17/18  Rock Allegiance, Chester, PA*
20       Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
22       The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
27       Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28       Fillmore, Miami, FL
30       Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS

OCTOBER
3        Norva, Norfolk, VA
5        Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
7        Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
8        ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
10       Fillmore, Denver, CO
11       The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
13       The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
17       ENMAX Center, Lethbridge, AB
19       South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
20       Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
23       Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
27       El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX

* Slayer, Anthrax and Death Angel are all on this bill

Death Angel release music video for “Lost”‏

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San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, will release their eighth studio album, The Evil Divide, worldwide on May 27, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.Today, the band has released a music video for the track “Lost”.. The clip was directed and edited by Tommy Jones for Videohammer Studios.

Comments vocalist Mark Osegueda:
“The song ‘Lost’ is very personal to me and I believe it will resonate with many. As one who has been fortunate enough to be raised In the San Francisco Bay Area (an extremely diverse region), I have made friends with people from every religion, race, sexual orientation, and genre of music fan! One thing that no one can escape, no matter what one’s beliefs are, or how well you were raised, or educated, is that one point in your life that you felt apart, or alone.
“It is an awful and disparaging feeling. Some are fortunate enough to have only experienced a fleeting moment of that empty feeling. More often than not though, it’s much longer than a fleeting moment, and time moves no slower than when stuck in that feeling. I myself am not immune to that human experience.
“I find the best release for me, and what makes me feel as though I belong / am doing something right / have a quality of life that is not measured by a monetary system, is creating music!
“This song is for and about all who have ever been trapped in that dark hole of your own mind. This is ‘Lost’! You are not alone!”
Adds Jones:
“When i first spoke to Mark about the lyrical context of the song, I realized that he was coming from 3 different mindsets, or 3 different narratives that would lead someone to feeling ‘Lost’. So there was a challenge to represent these 3 scenarios into the video for the song. They were pretty heavy, current social topics in the form of religious extremism, a bad relationship riddled with drug and physical abuse, and cyber and school bullying. Each of these situations, could make a person feel ‘Lost’ as to what’s right or what’s wrong, or a sense of being trapped in a situation that in your mind you know is wrong, but being stuck in it, makes you feel ‘Lost’. I also wanted the band to seem ‘Lost’ as if they were nowhere. So the setting of the video is that they are in complete never ending blackness.”The rain was a necessity. With the power that Mark is belting out the lyrics ‘rain down on me’, it was a no brainier, I saw it in my head and needed to have him singing that last chorus in the rain. So we made it rain, yo!”

Receive “Lost”, “Hatred United / United Hate”, “Cause For Alarm”, “The Moth” when you pre-order The Evil Divide digitally via iTunes, Amazon and Google.

The Evil Divide was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010’s Relentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City. Artwork was created by Bob Tyrrell.

Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remain as hungry as ever.

As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability define the Bay Area thrash quintet’s eighth full-length album, The Evil Divide [Nuclear Blast]. The group—Mark Osegueda [vocals], Rob Cavestany [lead guitar], Ted Aguilar [guitar], Will Carroll [drums], and Damien Sisson [bass]—satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released by The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz [Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon] for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group’s first-ever entry onto that respective chart.

Beyond continued public praise from the likes of James Hetfield of Metallica and Robb Flynn of Machine Head, the band’s music has popped up everywhere from Carl’s Jr. commercials to Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. Their fire burns brighter than ever in 2016.

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Valor & Vengeance Are Victorious At Norcal Tattoo And Music Festival

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Valor & Vengeance perform their chart topping scorchers @ Norcal Tattoo And Music Festival – Sacramento, California 04/9/16

Valor & Vengeance was formed in Huntington Beach, CA In September of 2009 by Paul Perry Valor & Vengeance was finally activated in September of 2011 V&V brings new media culture designed for the next millennium.
The band’s music is the driving force for all mediums relating to their trans-media infrastructure.
Featured tracks such as Ghost Town and Eye of the Storm.
Bring the fundamentals of heavy music to a new horizon.
These songs highlight ripping rhythm sections and guitar leads
That are not meant for the submissive. V&V adds inspirational
Vocal melodies that every individual of all ages can relate to. V&V ‘s First Active Year staring in July 2011 had proved to be something special.Over & Over was in rotation on Active Rock Radio Station 107.7 the Bone’s Metal Zone by Nikki Blakk in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as various Internet radio stations. The debut single Over & Over won best Metal Song 2011 by Hollywood Music In Media Awards RIAA Certified. Over & Over was released
on Rock Band 3 February 21, 2012. Due to Tragedy the band had to replace some members and take a step back regroup and focus on the music and take their time to replace half the band . Now with a solid line up and catalog of new music is Ready to kick off a new start in 2016 stronger than ever !!!!. Now the best version of its self this Beast is awake and about to start some shit with the world !!!

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Exodus Vocalist Joins Hatriot Onstage At Norcal Tattoo And Music Festival

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Hatriot featuring special guest vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza of Exodus perform their smash hit “Heroes Of Origin” @ Nor Cal Tattoo & Music Festival – Sacramento California also on the bill Death Angel, Death Division, Flotsam & Jetsam and others… April 9th, 2015

Hatriot is an American thrash metal band formed in 2010 by singer Steve “Zetro” Souza (currently the lead singer of Exodus) and guitarist Kosta Varvatakis. They were joined by Justin Sakagawa on guitar and Souza’s sons, drummer Nick Souza and bass guitarist Cody Souza (No Morals). They are under contract with Massacre Records.

They released a four-song demo in 2010 and their first full length album, Heroes Of Origin, in 2013. The band released their second album, Dawn of the New Centurion, in 2014. They have toured with and supported such acts as Testament, Sabaton, Accept, D.R.I., Saxon, and Death Angel

Death Angel Release 1st Single From “The Evil Divide”‏

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San Francisco Bay Are thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, will release their eighth studio album, The Evil Divide, worldwide on May 27, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released the first single from that record, entitled “The Moth”.

The Evil Divide was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010’s Relentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City. Artwork was created by tattoo artist Bob Tyrrell.

Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remain as hungry as ever.

As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability define the Bay Area thrash quintet’s eighth full-length album, The Evil Divide [Nuclear Blast]. The group—Mark Osegueda [vocals], Rob Cavestany [lead guitar], Ted Aguilar [guitar], Will Carroll [drums], and Damien Sisson [bass]—satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released by The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz [Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon] for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group’s first-ever entry onto that respective chart.

Beyond continued public praise from the likes of James Hetfield of Metallica and Robb Flynn of Machine Head, the band’s music has popped up everywhere from Carl’s Jr. commercials to Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. Their fire burns brighter than ever in 2016.

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Death Angel Announces Artwork And Pre-order For “The Evil Divide”‏

San Francisco Bay Are thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, have released a trailer previewing new music and the album cover to their upcoming release The Evil Divide.

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Artwork was created by tattoo artist Bob Tyrrell.
“Both Mark and I had been tattooed by Bob, and when the subject of album artwork came up,” comments guitaristRob Cavestaney. “We approached him to create the design. We wanted an image that would represent the idea ofThe Evil Divide; something beautiful, yet simultaneously wicked, hence the death moth. Bob realized our vision with mere pencil and paper, and now we proudly present to you the cover art for our 8th studio album, The Evil Divide.”
The Evil Divide will be released on May 27, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was once again recorded atAudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010’s Relentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City.
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Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remain as hungry as ever.
As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability define the Bay Area thrash quintet’s eighth full-length album, The Evil Divide [Nuclear Blast]. The group—Mark Osegueda [vocals], Rob Cavestany [lead guitar], TedAguilar [guitar], Will Carroll [drums], and Damien Sisson [bass]—satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.
The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released by The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art of Dying for the next generation.
In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz [Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush,Mastodon] for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group’s first-ever entry onto that respective chart.
Beyond continued public praise from the likes of James Hetfield of Metallica and Robb Flynn of Machine Head, the band’s music has popped up everywhere from Carl’s Jr. commercials to Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. Their fire burns brighter than ever in 2016.

Death Angel, Flotsam And Jetsam, Skinlab And All Hail The Yeti Confirmed For Norcal Tattoo And Music Fest 2016

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The NorCal Tattoo And Music Festival will take place April 8th – 10th at the Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA. Death Angel (pictured), Flotsam And Jetsam, Skinlab and All hail The Yeti have been confirmed for the event. Go to this location for event details. Order tickets via Eventbrite

Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel will release their new album The Evil Divide on May 27th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Arizona metallers Flotsam & Jetsam will release their new, self-titled album in April.