DESOLATION ANGELS

DESOLATION ANGELS is a band that should be much more well known than they are but it is not too late to change that. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

How hard was it to come up with a band name and how does the name fit the music?
-Origins of our bands name – Desolation Angels.
First off, let’s be putting the record straight here hopefully once and for all on this matter? Our mighty name Desolation Angels have absolutely nothing to do what so ever with it being associated with a book of the same name! Or indeed Desolation Angels never took their name from a Bad Company release either. Although the band are massive fans of the before mentioned Bad Co output.
The origins of the name started to formulate with Keith and myself being inspired by such album covers as Black Sabbaths’ self-titled debut album, and also such creations as Sad Wings Of Destiny too. So as we immersed ourselves in such thought-provoking music and art, the search for a new name intensified and inspiration came in many ways, either from films, our more gothic album covers or from our readings. Thus we hit on such writings and images about Lucifer, and Lucifer being cast out from the heavens.
As young Metalheads and avid bikers too, the pair of us liked to indulge ourselves in what you might call the darker side of things. Witchcraft, paganism and the occult in general. So in an attempt to find out more about all things DARKER, the occult and Mr Lucifer, we made a trip to the local library and discovered (Much to our satisfaction) names like The Angels Of Death, The Cast Out Angels, and probably the best of the discoveries being The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse – and there alongside the descriptive text of the Four, some very interesting images too.
I hope you the reader is starting to see where we are heading with all of this? “Insert demonic laughter!”
So regrouping at Keith’s house, guitars in hand, and with riffs buzzing in our heads, and of course topping up on inspirational goodies, we set-about divulging into all of this newly found killer information and finalising our name.
By chance, we discovered a totally motivating artist called Chris Achilleos. It was from one of his pieces of art that we decided on our logo. Then from within all of this spookily new writings we came across a piece of text describing the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse in more detail, especially a small piece in particular that related to one of the Four Horsemen being known as the ‘Cast Out Angel’, (Lucifer) and therefore all of The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse together jointly known as the Desolation Angels.
So there you have it. Our band now had the name, the logo and the righteous Heavy Metal sound to go with it!
Written by R Brancher

What is it like to be a band today compared to when you first started out back in the day?
-We have progressed with our sound and song writing but keeping that classic NWOBHM feel. Our latest album produced and engineered by the late Chris Tsangarides captures all the essence of where the band is going with their sound and song writing.

As I am no musician I have no idea how it works, but how do you make your own music based on what influences you? What parts do you pick?
-The influences come from all the music you enjoy listening to and playing, and this can be from when you start listening to music. It is also important to listen to other genres of music as these styles can be used across the different genres. Most songs have the Lyrics written first, or a Riff comes into your head and then we build a song around the Riff.

When you are in a band does it feel like you are a part of a worldwide movement? What is it like to be in a band?
This is a very exciting time and also puts pressure on the band to ensure we perform accordingly. Playing in a band that has a good following and fan base is why we all start playing in the beginning. We will always strive to push further and promote the band Worldwide.

How important is it that you look the part in promo shots and stuff? How important is the graphic side of the band?
-We are having a Photos shoot next month so that shows the importance of getting your image out there and make sure you keep the fans up to date. A photograph can say much about a band so getting the correct image and theme is important.

What would you say influences your lyrics? How important are they?
-Life experiences, emotions circumstances can fuel the contents of Lyrics for new songs. It may be an event you have just experienced or you have been in some circumstance where you feel the need to express your view or experience.

Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-Yes, we would have to say Download is now the way forward, however with Vinyl coming back bands can make some money from these sales, which was the main income for bands in the early days. The music industry has had to change it’s ways since Downloads and free music sites have come along. This applies to the up and coming bands not the Big established bands that Headline the major Festivals.

Where will the future of format end – digital verses physical verses whatever?
-Now we have the choice for Digital, much easier to carry 1000 albums on your phone or iPod etc, so that will always be there, but with the Vinyl revolution this will grow rather than shrink as it has done saince the launch of the CD.

How much of a touring entity are you guys? What is a live experience with you like?
-We have a lot of gigs this year and are now concentrating on Promoting the King Album. Desolation Angels live is an experience of Heavy Metal Thunder and high energy Rock & Roll.

What lies in the future?
-World touring and lots of Rock & Roll and playing to the Fans worldwide. We will be recording a new album and releasing further tour dates soon.
Rock & Roll ahead.
Thanks Clive Pearson

DESOLATION ANGELS is a band that should be much more well known than they are but it is not too late to change that. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

How hard was it to come up with a band name and how does the name fit the music?
-Origins of our bands name – Desolation Angels.
First off, let’s be putting the record straight here hopefully once and for all on this matter? Our mighty name Desolation Angels have absolutely nothing to do what so ever with it being associated with a book of the same name! Or indeed Desolation Angels never took their name from a Bad Company release either. Although the band are massive fans of the before mentioned Bad Co output.
The origins of the name started to formulate with Keith and myself being inspired by such album covers as Black Sabbaths’ self-titled debut album, and also such creations as Sad Wings Of Destiny too. So as we immersed ourselves in such thought-provoking music and art, the search for a new name intensified and inspiration came in many ways, either from films, our more gothic album covers or from our readings. Thus we hit on such writings and images about Lucifer, and Lucifer being cast out from the heavens.
As young Metalheads and avid bikers too, the pair of us liked to indulge ourselves in what you might call the darker side of things. Witchcraft, paganism and the occult in general. So in an attempt to find out more about all things DARKER, the occult and Mr Lucifer, we made a trip to the local library and discovered (Much to our satisfaction) names like The Angels Of Death, The Cast Out Angels, and probably the best of the discoveries being The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse – and there alongside the descriptive text of the Four, some very interesting images too.
I hope you the reader is starting to see where we are heading with all of this? “Insert demonic laughter!”
So regrouping at Keith’s house, guitars in hand, and with riffs buzzing in our heads, and of course topping up on inspirational goodies, we set-about divulging into all of this newly found killer information and finalising our name.
By chance, we discovered a totally motivating artist called Chris Achilleos. It was from one of his pieces of art that we decided on our logo. Then from within all of this spookily new writings we came across a piece of text describing the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse in more detail, especially a small piece in particular that related to one of the Four Horsemen being known as the ‘Cast Out Angel’, (Lucifer) and therefore all of The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse together jointly known as the Desolation Angels.
So there you have it. Our band now had the name, the logo and the righteous Heavy Metal sound to go with it!
Written by R Brancher

What is it like to be a band today compared to when you first started out back in the day?
-We have progressed with our sound and song writing but keeping that classic NWOBHM feel. Our latest album produced and engineered by the late Chris Tsangarides captures all the essence of where the band is going with their sound and song writing.

As I am no musician I have no idea how it works, but how do you make your own music based on what influences you? What parts do you pick?
-The influences come from all the music you enjoy listening to and playing, and this can be from when you start listening to music. It is also important to listen to other genres of music as these styles can be used across the different genres. Most songs have the Lyrics written first, or a Riff comes into your head and then we build a song around the Riff.

When you are in a band does it feel like you are a part of a worldwide movement? What is it like to be in a band?
This is a very exciting time and also puts pressure on the band to ensure we perform accordingly. Playing in a band that has a good following and fan base is why we all start playing in the beginning. We will always strive to push further and promote the band Worldwide.

How important is it that you look the part in promo shots and stuff? How important is the graphic side of the band?
-We are having a Photos shoot next month so that shows the importance of getting your image out there and make sure you keep the fans up to date. A photograph can say much about a band so getting the correct image and theme is important.

What would you say influences your lyrics? How important are they?
-Life experiences, emotions circumstances can fuel the contents of Lyrics for new songs. It may be an event you have just experienced or you have been in some circumstance where you feel the need to express your view or experience.

Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-Yes, we would have to say Download is now the way forward, however with Vinyl coming back bands can make some money from these sales, which was the main income for bands in the early days. The music industry has had to change it’s ways since Downloads and free music sites have come along. This applies to the up and coming bands not the Big established bands that Headline the major Festivals.

Where will the future of format end – digital verses physical verses whatever?
-Now we have the choice for Digital, much easier to carry 1000 albums on your phone or iPod etc, so that will always be there, but with the Vinyl revolution this will grow rather than shrink as it has done saince the launch of the CD.

How much of a touring entity are you guys? What is a live experience with you like?
-We have a lot of gigs this year and are now concentrating on Promoting the King Album. Desolation Angels live is an experience of Heavy Metal Thunder and high energy Rock & Roll.

What lies in the future?
-World touring and lots of Rock & Roll and playing to the Fans worldwide. We will be recording a new album and releasing further tour dates soon.
Rock & Roll ahead.
Thanks Clive Pearson

DESOLATION ANGELS is a band that should be much more well known than they are but it is not too late to change that. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

How hard was it to come up with a band name and how does the name fit the music?
-Origins of our bands name – Desolation Angels.
First off, let’s be putting the record straight here hopefully once and for all on this matter? Our mighty name Desolation Angels have absolutely nothing to do what so ever with it being associated with a book of the same name! Or indeed Desolation Angels never took their name from a Bad Company release either. Although the band are massive fans of the before mentioned Bad Co output.
The origins of the name started to formulate with Keith and myself being inspired by such album covers as Black Sabbaths’ self-titled debut album, and also such creations as Sad Wings Of Destiny too. So as we immersed ourselves in such thought-provoking music and art, the search for a new name intensified and inspiration came in many ways, either from films, our more gothic album covers or from our readings. Thus we hit on such writings and images about Lucifer, and Lucifer being cast out from the heavens.
As young Metalheads and avid bikers too, the pair of us liked to indulge ourselves in what you might call the darker side of things. Witchcraft, paganism and the occult in general. So in an attempt to find out more about all things DARKER, the occult and Mr Lucifer, we made a trip to the local library and discovered (Much to our satisfaction) names like The Angels Of Death, The Cast Out Angels, and probably the best of the discoveries being The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse – and there alongside the descriptive text of the Four, some very interesting images too.
I hope you the reader is starting to see where we are heading with all of this? “Insert demonic laughter!”
So regrouping at Keith’s house, guitars in hand, and with riffs buzzing in our heads, and of course topping up on inspirational goodies, we set-about divulging into all of this newly found killer information and finalising our name.
By chance, we discovered a totally motivating artist called Chris Achilleos. It was from one of his pieces of art that we decided on our logo. Then from within all of this spookily new writings we came across a piece of text describing the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse in more detail, especially a small piece in particular that related to one of the Four Horsemen being known as the ‘Cast Out Angel’, (Lucifer) and therefore all of The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse together jointly known as the Desolation Angels.
So there you have it. Our band now had the name, the logo and the righteous Heavy Metal sound to go with it!
Written by R Brancher

What is it like to be a band today compared to when you first started out back in the day?
-We have progressed with our sound and song writing but keeping that classic NWOBHM feel. Our latest album produced and engineered by the late Chris Tsangarides captures all the essence of where the band is going with their sound and song writing.

As I am no musician I have no idea how it works, but how do you make your own music based on what influences you? What parts do you pick?
-The influences come from all the music you enjoy listening to and playing, and this can be from when you start listening to music. It is also important to listen to other genres of music as these styles can be used across the different genres. Most songs have the Lyrics written first, or a Riff comes into your head and then we build a song around the Riff.

When you are in a band does it feel like you are a part of a worldwide movement? What is it like to be in a band?
This is a very exciting time and also puts pressure on the band to ensure we perform accordingly. Playing in a band that has a good following and fan base is why we all start playing in the beginning. We will always strive to push further and promote the band Worldwide.

How important is it that you look the part in promo shots and stuff? How important is the graphic side of the band?
-We are having a Photos shoot next month so that shows the importance of getting your image out there and make sure you keep the fans up to date. A photograph can say much about a band so getting the correct image and theme is important.

What would you say influences your lyrics? How important are they?
-Life experiences, emotions circumstances can fuel the contents of Lyrics for new songs. It may be an event you have just experienced or you have been in some circumstance where you feel the need to express your view or experience.

Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-Yes, we would have to say Download is now the way forward, however with Vinyl coming back bands can make some money from these sales, which was the main income for bands in the early days. The music industry has had to change it’s ways since Downloads and free music sites have come along. This applies to the up and coming bands not the Big established bands that Headline the major Festivals.

Where will the future of format end – digital verses physical verses whatever?
-Now we have the choice for Digital, much easier to carry 1000 albums on your phone or iPod etc, so that will always be there, but with the Vinyl revolution this will grow rather than shrink as it has done saince the launch of the CD.

How much of a touring entity are you guys? What is a live experience with you like?
-We have a lot of gigs this year and are now concentrating on Promoting the King Album. Desolation Angels live is an experience of Heavy Metal Thunder and high energy Rock & Roll.

What lies in the future?
-World touring and lots of Rock & Roll and playing to the Fans worldwide. We will be recording a new album and releasing further tour dates soon.
Rock & Roll ahead.
Thanks Clive Pearson

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