DEATH ANGEL Announce New Album; Release New Single

Photo credits : Stephanie Cabral

Bay Area thrash metal legends DEATH ANGEL will release their long-awaited 9th full-length album, ‘Humanicide, on May 31st with Nuclear Blast Records. Yesterday, the band unveiled the artwork, track listing and the record’s first new single, the title track, via visualizer. The new record will be preceded by DEATH ANGEL’s U.S. tour with OVERKILL and ACT OF DEFIANCE. The upcoming new record hits the stores after 2016’s well received and one of my favorite DEATH ANGEL records, ‘The Evil Divide‘.

With their forthcoming albumHumanicide, 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 10 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 energizing the listener. 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.

Axe man Rob Cavestany further adds, “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 expressed through our music, 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!”

What are ya fuckin’ waiting for?! The bay area thrashers are back and I can’t keep calm. Go ahead right away and pre-order ‘Humanicide in various formats, here.

 

‘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)

Also, just before the new album releases on May 31st, the band will be doing a month long North American tour with some mind bending fellow thrashers. Dontcha forget to hit any of the following shows, who knows you might end up headbanging to some new tunes from this forthcoming album. Tickets here!

DEATH ANGEL North American Tour Dates:

w/OVERKILL & ACT OF DEFIANCE

April 19 – Reno, NV – Jub Jubs*
April 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*
April 21 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep*
April 23 – Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle*
April 24 – Huntington, WV – V Club*
April 25 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage/Rams Head
April 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts
April 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
April 28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
April 29 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
April 30 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
May 1 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
May 2 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
May 3 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
May 4 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
May 5 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
May 6 – Nashville, TN – The Cannery
May 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
May 9 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
May 10 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater (+LIFE OF AGONY)
May 11 – Boston, MA – Paradise
May 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft at The Chance*
May 14 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street*
May 15 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes*
May 16 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad*
May 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red*
May 18 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey A Go Go*
May 19 – San Francisco, CA – DN Lounge*

*No OVERKILL

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