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Death Angel

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. In our recent interview with vocalist Mark Osegueda (read interview here), he described the album as “the wicked mother of its previous albums, Relentless Retribution and The Dream Calls for Blood.” Today, the band has released a music video for the track “Lost,” which can be viewed inside. The clip was directed and edited by Tommy Jones for Videohammer Studios.

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Death Angel

Spawning from the Bay area thrash metal scene in the early 1980s, Death Angel’s marriage of aggression and melody was unique. The band gained a loyal following playing in the same clubs and stomping grounds as Metallica, Megadeth, Death, Slayer and Exodus. It was the newer, edgier underground band of the time. I know because I was a big fan. I remember trading my friend a bunch of cassettes for a copy of the band’s classic 1988 release, Frolic through the Park, and listening to its 1990 album, Act III, repeatedly in my bedroom on my boombox. It followed at a close second only behind Megadeth’s Rust in Peace. Yes, I’m old, but enough about me.

The band was experiencing its first real commercial success with Act III but broke up after the album’s tour. All but gone and forgotten, it eventually made a surprising return in 2004 with a new album, The Art of Dying, and a revamped lineup. In the years since, the band has remained active to the delight of thrash metal fans worldwide, touring and releasing album after album, each one stronger than the last. It’s next album, The Evil Divide, will be released May 27, 2016, on Nuclear Blast and is its third in five years, not including 2016 re-issues of Frolic through the Park and its 1990 live album, Fall from Grace.

Live Metal’s Jeff Maki recently talked with vocalist Mark Osegueda about the new record, the band’s evolution and more. (more…)