The countdown is on for the release of legendary California thrash metal band DEATH ANGEL’s long-awaited ninth full-length album, Humanicide, due May 31st via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, guitarists Rob Cavestany and Ted Aguilar have unleashed a playthrough video for their latest single’The Pack’.
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With their forthcoming album Humanicide, 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 ten 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 energising the listener. Mark 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.”
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.
“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 are expressed through our music, I’m 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!” – Rob Cavestany.
DEATH ANGEL live:
02.06. CZ Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
03.06. PL Wroclaw – Centrum Koncertowe A2 (w/ ARCH ENEMY)
05.06. SE Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock
07.06. DK Aalborg – AR&M Nordic Festival
08.06. DE Kiel – Max Nachttheater
09.06. DE Bremen – Tower Musikclub
10.06. DE Erfurt – From Hell
12.06. CH Martigny – Sunset Bar
13.06. IT Milan – Legend Club
14.06. SO Ljubljana – Orto Bar
15.06. DE Cham – L.A.
16.06. DE Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
18.06. LU Esch-sur-Alzette – Rockhal (w/ ANTHRAX, ALIEN WEAPONRY)
19.06. DE Siegburg – Kubana
20.06. DE Hagen – Kultopia
21.06. BE Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
23.06. FR Clisson – Hellfest
09.08. UK Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
10.08. PO Vagos – Vagos Metal Fest
11.08. NL Leeuwarden – Into the Grave
12.08. DE Osnabrück – Bastard Club
13.08. CH Pratteln – Z7 (w/ TESTAMENT, SACRED REICH, IRON REAGAN, DUST BOLT)
14.08. DE Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
16.08. FR St. Nolff – Motocultor Festival
17.08. IT Chiaromonte – Agglutination Metal Festival