Death Angel Reveals New Album “Humanicide” Details; Posts Title Track Online

Bay Area thrash metal legends Deatj Angel will release their long-awaited 9th full-length album, “Humanicide,” on May 31st via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unveiled the artwork, tracklisting and the record’s first new single, the title track, via visualiser. Death Angel will be celebrating the record’s release by undertaking a European tour later this year, which includes a UK performance at Bloodstock Festival on August 9th.

With their forthcoming album Humanicide, Death Angel has maintained their 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 ten songs flow seamlessly yet each leaves its own distinct impression. The first single and title track “Humanicide” triumphantly represents the entirety of the album, immediately energising the listener. Mark Osegueda remarks: “I wanted to write something that metal fans could really grasp onto. Something dark and intense, that still makes sense. Right now I think it’s so apparent that the earth is in a sickened state.”

“When I wrote the music for our song ‘Humanicide’ I was shooting for an album opener that would have all the elements of an epic thrash opus. This meant a classic metal style intro leading into a ferocious “Bay Area Thrash Riff-o-Rama” – complete with a crazy middle build up section to ramp up the circle pit until it’s all whipped up into a frenzy by the time the frenetic guitar solo hits, then concluding with a maniacal musical section leading into the outro. All it needed was the lyrics and vocal delivery to match the intensity and Mark went above and beyond the call of duty! Some of his best work in my opinion. One of my favorite DA songs for sure, it feels like the follow up to our song ‘Thrown to the Wolves’. Can’t wait to play it live!” – Rob Cavestany.

For the 4th album cycle in a row, Death Angel returned to their 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.

“I’m ecstatic to present Death Angel’s 9th studio album, ‘Humanicide.’ This collection of songs represents the band in its current state – united, vital, intense and (still) hungry like the wolf! I wanted this record to be quite diverse stylistically while obviously keeping with the parameters of metal. DA has been known to push the envelope and we absolutely did this time. So many emotions are expressed through our music, I’m very much looking forward to adding these songs into our live set list. As I savor this rare feeling of satisfaction, we proudly unleash this beast upon thee!” – Rob Cavestany.

Humanicide track listing:?
1. Humanicide
2. Divine Defector
3. Aggressor
4. I Came For Blood
5. Immortal Behated
6. Alive and Screaming
7. The Pack
8. Ghost of Me
9. Revelation Song
10. Of Rats and Men
11. The Day I Walked Away (Bonus Track)

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Death Angel Announce Summer European Dates

Death Angel will be overseas this spring/summer for the below runs of dates. A new album is expected to land later this year.

06/02 Pilsen, CZE – Metalfest
06/03 Wroclaw, POL – A2 (feat. Arch Enemy)
06/05 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/07 Aalborg, DEN – AR&M Festival
06/08 Kiel, GER – Max
06/09 Bremen, GER – Tower
06/10 Erfurt, GER – From Hell
06/12 Martigny, SWI – Sunset Bar
06/13 Milano, ITA – Club Legend
06/14 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
06/15 Cham, GER – L.A. Cham
06/16 Mannheim, GER – MS Connextion Complex
06/18 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal (feat. Anthrax)
06/19 Siegburg, GER – Kubana
06/20 Hagen, GER – Kultopia
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/23 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
08/09 Catton Hall, UK – Bloodstock
08/10 Vagos, POR – Vagos Metal Fest
08/11 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
08/12 Osnabruck, GER – Bastard Club
08/13 Pratteln, SWI – Z7 (feat. Testament)
08/14 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summerbreeze
08/16 St. Nolff, FRA – Motorcultor Festival
08/17 Chiardmonte, ITA – XXV Agglutination Metal Festival

Prior to that Death Angel have some spring U.S. touring with Overkill and Act Of Defiance lined up:

04/25 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage/Rams Head Live!
04/26 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of The Living Arts
04/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
04/28 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
04/29 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
04/30 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
05/01 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
05/02 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
05/03 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
05/05 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05/06 Nashville, TN – The Cannery Ballroom
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
05/09 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
05/10 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater (feat. Life Of Agony)
05/11 Boston, MA – Paradise

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Abnormality reveals details for new album, ‘Sociopathic Constructs’

– March 14th, 2019 –

Launches video for new single, “Curb Stomp”

On May 10th, Abnormality will release their third full-length, Sociopathic Constructs, via Metal Blade Records. A video for the first single, “Curb Stomp” (directed by David Brodsky // mgenyc.com), can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/abnormality – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–root beer marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–turquoise marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–amber / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

The album was tracked primarily at The Brick HitHouse in Hyannis, Massachusetts with producers Peter Rutcho (Revocation, Ravage) and Shane Frisby (Becoming The Archetype, Bury Your Dead) with vocals produced by Zdenek Sikyr at Studio Hostivar (Cult of Fire, Master’s Hammer) in Prague. Having worked with Rutcho since 2010, it was a painless, professional process, the band also bringing in Chaney Crabb of Entheos to add a guest vocal to the devastating “Penance”. “‘Sociopathic Constructs‘ is the result of tons of hard work and shows the progress we have made as a band since ‘Mechanisms‘ (2016),” asserts Sundaramurthy. “We feel the time is now for such an album, the brutality perfectly reflects the darkness, violence, and harsh reality of our world.”

Sociopathic Constructs serves to further cement Abnormality‘s place at the cutting edge of savage ultra-technical death metal. With this release, the quintet have stepped up their game across the board, making for a record that is as violent, complex and thought provoking as any you will hear in 2019, and the band were not afraid to explore and mix things up. “I think this record we felt free enough to just go where we wanted to within a song,” states guitarist Jeremy Henry. “We had no qualms with switching styles and approaches from riff to riff. To have a whole section grinding away and then just switch gears, hit the brakes and drop a slow, old school Morbid Angel warship groove in there. We felt free to follow our instincts, and just let our influences shine through.”

Sociopathic Constructs track-listing
1. Monarch Alpha
2. Penance
3. Kakistocracy
4. Transmogrification of the Echoborgs
5. A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event
6. Aeturnum
7. Dying Breed
8. A Seething Perversion
9. Curb Stomp

Abnormality online:
https://www.facebook.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://twitter.com/abnormalityband
https://instagram.com/abnormality.band
https://www.youtube.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://abnormality.bandcamp.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/abnormality

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Abnormality reveals details for new album, ‘Sociopathic Constructs’

– March 14th, 2019 –

Launches video for new single, “Curb Stomp”

On May 10th, Abnormality will release their third full-length, Sociopathic Constructs, via Metal Blade Records. A video for the first single, “Curb Stomp” (directed by David Brodsky // mgenyc.com), can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/abnormality – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–root beer marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–turquoise marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–amber / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

The album was tracked primarily at The Brick HitHouse in Hyannis, Massachusetts with producers Peter Rutcho (Revocation, Ravage) and Shane Frisby (Becoming The Archetype, Bury Your Dead) with vocals produced by Zdenek Sikyr at Studio Hostivar (Cult of Fire, Master’s Hammer) in Prague. Having worked with Rutcho since 2010, it was a painless, professional process, the band also bringing in Chaney Crabb of Entheos to add a guest vocal to the devastating “Penance”. “‘Sociopathic Constructs‘ is the result of tons of hard work and shows the progress we have made as a band since ‘Mechanisms‘ (2016),” asserts Sundaramurthy. “We feel the time is now for such an album, the brutality perfectly reflects the darkness, violence, and harsh reality of our world.”

Sociopathic Constructs serves to further cement Abnormality‘s place at the cutting edge of savage ultra-technical death metal. With this release, the quintet have stepped up their game across the board, making for a record that is as violent, complex and thought provoking as any you will hear in 2019, and the band were not afraid to explore and mix things up. “I think this record we felt free enough to just go where we wanted to within a song,” states guitarist Jeremy Henry. “We had no qualms with switching styles and approaches from riff to riff. To have a whole section grinding away and then just switch gears, hit the brakes and drop a slow, old school Morbid Angel warship groove in there. We felt free to follow our instincts, and just let our influences shine through.”

Sociopathic Constructs track-listing
1. Monarch Alpha
2. Penance
3. Kakistocracy
4. Transmogrification of the Echoborgs
5. A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event
6. Aeturnum
7. Dying Breed
8. A Seething Perversion
9. Curb Stomp

Abnormality online:
https://www.facebook.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://twitter.com/abnormalityband
https://instagram.com/abnormality.band
https://www.youtube.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://abnormality.bandcamp.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/abnormality

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Deicide Reveals New Guitarist Chris Cannella

American death metal stalwarts has announced that they have recruited Autumn’s End guitarist Chris Cannella to their ranks, replacing previous guitarist Mark English (also of Monstrosity.) A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:

“When a band has been together for 30 years, change is inevitable. So with that said, we had to make that change.

“Our long time friend from Arizona, Chris Cannella recently started spending a lot of time in Florida for work. Immediately we began hanging out. We realized he was the missing piece of the puzzle.

“Together we are a musical match. We all work together and get along as if Chris has been in the band since it’s inception.

“Cannella has the experience of being a veteran in the industry as well as a guitar clinician across the globe-who lives and loves Metal!

“So please, let’s all welcome Chris Cannella as the official new guitar player of DEICIDE! We want to thank Mark English for stepping in during this transitional period.

“We will be seeing all of you across the world bringing our music to you more brutally than ever!

In addition to his work with Autumn’s End, Cannella is known for his role as a demo player for such guitar companies as Dean, Fender and Jackson among others, as well as being a member of the recently announced supergroup Bloodmoon Ritual, alongside former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, Dark Angel guitarist and bassist Eric Meyer and Michael Gonzalez and former Sacred Reich drummer Greg Hall.

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Deicide Reveals New Guitarist Chris Cannella

American death metal stalwarts has announced that they have recruited Autumn’s End guitarist Chris Cannella to their ranks, replacing previous guitarist Mark English (also of Monstrosity.) A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:

“When a band has been together for 30 years, change is inevitable. So with that said, we had to make that change.

“Our long time friend from Arizona, Chris Cannella recently started spending a lot of time in Florida for work. Immediately we began hanging out. We realized he was the missing piece of the puzzle.

“Together we are a musical match. We all work together and get along as if Chris has been in the band since it’s inception.

“Cannella has the experience of being a veteran in the industry as well as a guitar clinician across the globe-who lives and loves Metal!

“So please, let’s all welcome Chris Cannella as the official new guitar player of DEICIDE! We want to thank Mark English for stepping in during this transitional period.

“We will be seeing all of you across the world bringing our music to you more brutally than ever!

In addition to his work with Autumn’s End, Cannella is known for his role as a demo player for such guitar companies as Dean, Fender and Jackson among others, as well as being a member of the recently announced supergroup Bloodmoon Ritual, alongside former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, Dark Angel guitarist and bassist Eric Meyer and Michael Gonzalez and former Sacred Reich drummer Greg Hall.

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Deicide Reveals New Guitarist Chris Cannella

American death metal stalwarts has announced that they have recruited Autumn’s End guitarist Chris Cannella to their ranks, replacing previous guitarist Mark English (also of Monstrosity.) A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:

“When a band has been together for 30 years, change is inevitable. So with that said, we had to make that change.

“Our long time friend from Arizona, Chris Cannella recently started spending a lot of time in Florida for work. Immediately we began hanging out. We realized he was the missing piece of the puzzle.

“Together we are a musical match. We all work together and get along as if Chris has been in the band since it’s inception.

“Cannella has the experience of being a veteran in the industry as well as a guitar clinician across the globe-who lives and loves Metal!

“So please, let’s all welcome Chris Cannella as the official new guitar player of DEICIDE! We want to thank Mark English for stepping in during this transitional period.

“We will be seeing all of you across the world bringing our music to you more brutally than ever!

In addition to his work with Autumn’s End, Cannella is known for his role as a demo player for such guitar companies as Dean, Fender and Jackson among others, as well as being a member of the recently announced supergroup Bloodmoon Ritual, alongside former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, Dark Angel guitarist and bassist Eric Meyer and Michael Gonzalez and former Sacred Reich drummer Greg Hall.

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Dream Theater Posts New Album “Distance Over Time” Trailer Online

American progressive metal legends Dream Theater has posted a new trailer online for their upcoming new studio album, “Distance Over Time.” You can check it out below. The record is set to be released on February 22nd through InsideOut Music.

“Distance Over Time” showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music.

The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). Distance Over Time was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker.

“Distance Over Time” will be available as:

– Standard CD Jewel Case
– Special Edition Digipak (incl. 1 bonus track)
– 180g Gatefold 2LP Edition (incl. 1 bonus track, an 8-page-LP-booklet & the entire album on CD)
– Ltd. Edition Artbook (incl. 1 bonus track, 5.1 mix with video animations, instrumental mixes & high res files of the album, stems for “Untethered Angel”, extended liner notes, additional artwork incl. photos from the writing session and additional video content), as
– Deluxe Collector’s Box Set (incl. lenticular cover card, Artbook, 180g 2 LP Gatefold Edition with exclusive artwork and exclusive white vinyl, exclusive picture 7”, 60 x 60 cm poster, 10 art cards, slipmat, patch, pin and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity)
– Digital Album (incl. 1 bonus track)

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Dream Theater Posts New Album “Distance Over Time” Trailer Online

American progressive metal legends Dream Theater has posted a new trailer online for their upcoming new studio album, “Distance Over Time.” You can check it out below. The record is set to be released on February 22nd through InsideOut Music.

“Distance Over Time” showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music.

The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). Distance Over Time was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker.

“Distance Over Time” will be available as:

– Standard CD Jewel Case
– Special Edition Digipak (incl. 1 bonus track)
– 180g Gatefold 2LP Edition (incl. 1 bonus track, an 8-page-LP-booklet & the entire album on CD)
– Ltd. Edition Artbook (incl. 1 bonus track, 5.1 mix with video animations, instrumental mixes & high res files of the album, stems for “Untethered Angel”, extended liner notes, additional artwork incl. photos from the writing session and additional video content), as
– Deluxe Collector’s Box Set (incl. lenticular cover card, Artbook, 180g 2 LP Gatefold Edition with exclusive artwork and exclusive white vinyl, exclusive picture 7”, 60 x 60 cm poster, 10 art cards, slipmat, patch, pin and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity)
– Digital Album (incl. 1 bonus track)

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Fifth Angel Posts New Lyric Video “Stars Are Falling” Online; Announces Split With Guitarist

Fifth Angel released their first album in nearly thirty years, ‘The Third Secret’, in autumn 2018. Before the quartet will perform at Germany’s Metal Assault Festival (Würzburg) on February 16, they have launched a brand new lyric video for the track ‘Stars Are Falling’, the opening track of the aforementioned record. You can check it out below.

“‘Stars Are Falling’ is a song that will probably have different meanings for different people,” states Ken Mary. “Lyrically I don’t want to get too specific as again, I believe different meanings will be found by different people and I don’t want to ruin that for them. But the overall idea is that there is this race of life that we’re all in…where we strive, we fight, we struggle, and we depend on the fact that the sun will rise and that tomorrow is going to be here one way or another. There’s a time where that may not be the case; whether that’s on a global level or on a personal level. So really it’s a song to ponder some of the deeper meanings of life, actually. And with that, I believe I’ve said enough, lol!”

But additionally, there’s bad news from the band’s camp too as guitarist Kendall Bechtel has left the band.

In an official statement from Fifth Angel, this change was clarified:

“Kendall is a brother and will always be a part of the Fifth Angel legacy. However, if we are going to be honest, he has chosen a path that has left the band, the fans, our label Nuclear Blast, and our promoters in a very difficult situation. He decided that rather than fulfil the commitments that were already in place, he would leave the band with short notice, making it very difficult for the band to find a suitable replacement.”

Further, the band says, “After the success of ‘The Third Secret’ the timing is again difficult to understand. In an email to the band, Kendall Bechtel stated that the paths of Fifth Angel and he were “incongruent” and that he wished the band well. We feel that Kendall’s actions speak for themselves, but nonetheless, the band will be fulfilling its commitments. As a band, we feel we had success and made great albums before Kendall, and we hope to have the opportunity to continue doing so in the future as well.”

“In regards to the business at hand, filling in on guitar will be the incredible Ethan Brosh from Angels Of Babylon. Also, we always intended on having an additional singer handle all of the material from the first two albums and a singer that sounds more like original vocalist Ted Pilot. The singer for Metal Assault will be Steven Carlson, another Seattle native now based in Phoenix, who will now cover vocal duties on the three new songs in the set from ‘The Third Secret’ album as well as the first two albums. It is our sincere desire to play the music of FIFTH ANGEL with as high a level of excellence as possible, as it is our goal to leave the fans with an amazing live experience. We will do our very best to make that a reality, and we look forward to seeing you all very soon!”

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