The Art Of Dying

DEATH ANGEL

DEATH ANGEL - The Art Of Dying

Sortie le: 2004-04-26

2004 will go down in history as the year the Bay Area legends returned… Following the mind-blowing comeback of EXODUS with "Tempo Of The Damned" in February, it’s now time for another ‘Frisco Bay legend to steal the spotlight again: DEATH ANGEL! The five-piece became immortal between 1987 and 1990 with their three milestone albums "The Ultra Violence", "Frolic Through The Park" and above all "Act III", but vanished almost completely into thin air afterwards. "The Art Of Dying" is DEATH ANGEL's first album after a 14 years hiatus, but one thing is sure: time hasn't harmed the band's talent in any way! With a line-up that has remained largely unchanged since the 1980s (only Gus Pepa left the band and got replaced by Ted Aguilar), DEATH ANGEL deliver a tour-de-force of pure, uncut thrash Metal comprising of great and powerful thrashers like 'Thrown To The Wolves', 'Thicker Than Blood' and 'Prophecy', "The Art Of Dying", incredible mid-tempo smashers such as the catchy 'The Devil Incarnate' and even a haunting ballad with 'Words To The Wise'. DEATH ANGEL were one of the youngest bands from the Bay Area to thrill thrash fans from the very beginning on with their inventive style. A demo tape, produced in 1986 by Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) got them a deal with Enigma Records and led to the first album "The Ultra Violence" in 1987 (drummer Andy was only 14 years old at the time!). The youthful spirit and pure energy of the record hit the scene like a bomb and more than 40.000 copies were sold in just four months. With "Frolic Through The Park" one year later the band received brilliant reviews and gained further popularity. This time though even MTV took note, and the video for ‘Bored’ found its way through the airwaves on "Headbanger's Ball". Death Angel’s TV premier furore prompted Geffen Records executives to sign the band on the spot. The following masterpiece "Act III" is still regarded as one of the most unique, groundbreaking and essential Thrash albums ever. The video clips for 'Seemingly Endless Time' and 'Room With A View' were featured with heavy rotation on MTV and the following "Act III World Tour" was sold out almost completely! Then, as the band was ready to climb higher peaks, tragedy struck. A serious tour bus crash in the Arizona dessert in 1990 left Andy Galeon critically injured and forced him to a year long recovery. During this downtime, singer Mark decided to leave the band and moved to New York. The remaining members formed THE ORGANIZATION (or THE O, as they came to be known) and released two pretty successful albums before the band also split up in 1995. On the occasion of the "Thrash Of The Titans Festival", DEATH ANGEL reunited in 2001 and enthused the audience with an absolute killer show. Many further offers to play live came up quickly, resulting in gigs at the Dutch Dynamo Open Air 2002, a co-headlining position during the European "No Mercy" festival tour and supporting shows together with ANTHRAX, METALLICA and ROB HALFORD. Finally a dream for every DEATH ANGEL fan came true when the band announced the recordings of "The Art Of Dying" in late 2003. Well, what to say more: Grab "The Art Of Dying" and see by yourself that DEATH ANGEL are more alive than ever before! It's just amazing…

tracklist Durée
2 - Thrown To The Wolves 4:45
3 - 5 Steps Of Freedom 3:42
4 - Thicker Than Blood 6:05
5 - The Devil Incarnate 4:29
6 - Famine 5:09
7 - Prophecy 3:23
8 - No 6:22
9 - Spirit 3:37
10 - Land Of Blood 5:15
11 - Never Me 4:56
12 - Word To The Wise
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