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 (W├╝rzburg) 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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Lyric Video For New Song “Beast In Black” Issued By Beast In Black

Finland’s Beast In Black, the band led by former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen, issued a lyric video for the opening track of the debut album “Berserker.” Check out “Beast In Black” in the player below. “Berserker” is due out in November 3rd via Nuclear Blast Records.

“Berserker” was produced by Anton Kabanen and recorded primarily at his home studio – Sound Quest Studio. The band features Wardrum vocalist Yannis Papadopoulos and ex-U.D.O. guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen among its ranks.

The track listing for “Berserker” here:

1. Beast in Black
2. Blind and Frozen (see video clip here
3. Blood of a Lion
4. Born Again
5. Zodd the Immortal
6. The Fifth Angel
7. Crazy, Mad, Insane
8. Hell for All Eternity
9. Eternal Fire
10. Go to Hell
11. End of the World
12. Ghost in the Rain

Check out “Beast In Black” here:

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Trailer For Debut Album “Berserker” Issued By Beast In Black

Finland’s Beast In Black, the band led by former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen, issued an album trailer for the debut “Berserker.” The album is due out in November 3rd via Nuclear Blast Records. The trailer focuses on the artwork created by Roman Ismailov (Battle Beast).

“Berserker” was produced by Anton Kabanen and recorded primarily at his home studio – Sound Quest Studio. The band features Wardrum vocalist Yannis Papadopoulos and ex-U.D.O. guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen among its ranks. A video clip for the new song “Blind and Frozen” can be seen below.

The track listing for “Berserker” here:

1. Beast in Black
2. Blind and Frozen
3. Blood of a Lion
4. Born Again
5. Zodd the Immortal
6. The Fifth Angel
7. Crazy, Mad, Insane
8. Hell for All Eternity
9. Eternal Fire
10. Go to Hell
11. End of the World
12. Ghost in the Rain

Check out the trailer here:

Check out the video clip for “Blind and Frozen” here:

Check out the band’s other trailer focusing on the formation of the band here:

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Lyric Video For New Track “Into The Warzone” Released By Screams Of Angels

U.S. melodic power metal act Screams of Angels, featuring Fifth Angel drummer Jeffrey McCormack on vocals, has released a lyric video for the track “Screams of Angels.” The song is the title track of the band’s debut LP, which will be released via Skol Records on December 27, 2013. The track is available as a free download by clicking here.

Check out “Into the Warzone” here:

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