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A Thrashumentary / The Bay Calls For Blood (Live In San Francisco)
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- Release Date 17 July 2015
- In Stock
- CD + DVD
- Nuclear Blast
Among the youngest bands ever to storm the metal genre, Death Angel have also come to be known as one of the most influential bands to emerge from the thriving Bay Area thrash metal scene in the early 1980s with their inventive style and speedy, complex arrangements. In 1986, a Death Angel demo produced by Kirk Hammett (Metallica) led to a deal with Enigma Records and a debut album, ‘The Ultra Violence’ (1987). Drummer Andy Galeon was just 14 years old at the time, yet the album was a full frontal assault on the ears, buzzing with the group’s youthful energy and still one of the all time classic thrash metal albums.
Another innovative recording, ‘Frolic Through the Park’, followed, marking Death Angel’s evolution both lyrically and musically and spawning the MTV hit ‘Bored’. After being snapped up by Geffen Records for 1990’s original and accomplished ‘Act III’ the band’s trajectory to fame was tragically cut short when the band’s tour bus crashed in the Arizona desert. Drummer Andy Galeon was critically injured and would need more than a year to recover. During this downtime, vocalist Mark Osegueda left the band and moved to New York to pursue a life outside of music while the remaining members went on to form The Organization.
Death Angel resurfaced in 2001 to perform at a cancer benefit for frontman Chuck Billy (Testament) called Thrash Of The Titans. The response was so great that the reunion became permanent and in 2004 Death Angel released their long awaited fourth studio album, ‘The Art Of Dying’, on Nuclear Blast. Three more albums have since followed, including 2014’s ferocious ‘The Dream Calls For Blood’, affirming Death Angel’s place amongst thrash metal’s elite.
The ‘A Thrashumentary’ DVD charts this incredible story and the band’s 30-year career through the words of present and former members, as well as other key figures in metal including Gary Holt (Exodus), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) and Chuck Billy (Testament). “The film tells the story of Death Angel from our inception to the present day,” raves Mark. “It covers the highs, lows and highs again of the band and the thrash metal movement.”
“The even better news is ‘A Thrashumentary’ will be accompanied by an official live album called ‘The Bay Calls For Blood’, which was recorded in our hometown of San Francisco! We are so proud of this recording and performance that we decided to release it as a live Death Angel record! Did I say record? Damn right I did! Because it will also be available separately on vinyl for all the true metal fans! Bleed for it!!!”
CD: ‘The Bay Calls For Blood (Live In San Francisco)’
1. Left For Dead
3. Buried Alive
4. The Dream Calls For Blood
5. Execution / Don’t Save Me
9. Caster Of Shame
10. Territorial Instinct / Bloodlust
DVD: ‘A Thrashumentary’ DVD