DEATH ANGEL Director, Bandmembers Discuss Making Of 'Truce' Video

"Truce", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in Los Angeles with director Robert Sexton (SOULFLY, THE DWARVES, MONDO GENERATOR, AMEN).

Sexton previously worked with DEATH ANGEL on the clip for the track "Dethroned" off the the band's 2008 effort "Killing Season".

"Truce" uses elements from the horror screenplay "Sleep No More" that Sexton wrote with Fangoria's own Jack Bennett. Essentially, the video is based on the opening scene of the as-yet unproduced film.

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany tells that, having worked with Sexton before and knowing his other work, the band felt the director was the obvious choice to tackle "Truce". Fellow guitarist Ted Aguilar agrees, adding, "It just so happens that 'Truce' has a dark, heavy vibe that the horror concept fits." DEATH ANGEL is no stranger to violent and horrific themes; according to Cavestany, they've "written songs about a satanic cult that eats human flesh during bloody orgies of intense ecstasy." Also in their inventory is a gem about a priest who murders and then cannibalizes his victims; not one to shy away from the macabre, this band.

All this made Sexton's "Sleep No More" concepts a perfect fit for a DEATH ANGEL videos. "Rob and I were talking about various ideas for their new single," the filmmaker recalls, "and I bounced the idea of an autopsy/corpse-reanimation scene from 'Sleep No More' to him, and he went nuts. He loves blood, guts and gore, as do the rest of the band, so I cut and pasted the opening scene from the script and wrote the performance part of the treatment around it."

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"Truce" comes off DEATH ANGEL's latest album, "Relentless Retribution", which sold 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 10 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The band's previous album, "Killing Season", opened with around 2,300 units back in March 2008. This number was in line with the performance of its predecessor, "The Art of Dying", which registered a first-week sales tally of around 2,100 back in May 2004.

DEATH ANGEL will embark on their first North American headlining tour in support of "Relentless Retribution" in January 2011. Meet-and-greet VIP packages for the trek, which includes support from LAZARUS A.D., EARLY MAN, BONDED BY BLOOD, and HEXEN, are now available on and

Visit DEATH ANGEL's newly redesigned web site at for more information and a complete list of tour dates.


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