There’s a new Death Angel album coming out this September. According to the band, it’s going to be their “heaviest album to date” (obligatory metal statement!). Personally, I’ve never really considered Death Angel that “heavy” of a band, but going heavier can never be a bad thing. After all, they are a Bay Area staple and their history alone makes them metal legends.
They continue to tour and put out albums (since re-uniting in 2001) and when I saw them last year open for Carcass they looked like the best metal band in the world compared to Suicide Silence. Oddly, a week or two later when Opeth rolled though town, Ted (guitar) was at the merch booth selling t-shirts and stuff. I wasn’t sure if it was him at first, but sure enough, I walked up to him and said, “Hey, aren’t you in Death Angel?” and he confirmed. We talked for a second or two, but I kind of got the vibe that he didn’t want to talk much. Maybe it was too embarrassing to be caught behind the merch booth at a show you didn’t play at.
So, keep your ears peeled for the new album and the next time you see one of the guys working the merch booth at a show, throw them the horns and give them your “growliest” Death Angel voice you can muster.