DEATH ANGEL Plays First Show With New Bassist; Video Available

Capital Chaos has uploaded video footage (see below) of San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL performing the song "Voracious Souls" on March 1, 2009 at The Kennel Club in Sacramento, California. Also on the bill were IRRITANT, SEXCIETY, PSYCHOSOMATIC and FORMULA.

DEATH ANGEL in Janaury announced the addition of bassist Sammy Diosdado to the group's ranks. Sammy is a Bay Area native who previously played with the San Francisco hardcore band THE SICK and is a member of the rock and roll outfit ALL TIME HIGHS which is fronted by DEATH ANGEL singer Mark Osegueda. With his in-your-face punk assault on bass and on stage, he was the perfect fit to fill the shoes of former bassist and founding member Dennis Pepa.

In a recent interview with Australia's PyroMusic.net, Mark Osegueda was asked how Sammy Diosdado is working out. "He's great," Mark replied. "He's really nailing all the songs down."

"[Sammy and I] We played together in ALL TIME HIGHS, so we've known each other for a while," he added. "When we put it out that we needed a bass player, we tried a few guys out and then Sammy decided that he wanted to try out. That being said, I love Sammy but I never brought his name to the table because I didn't want people to say, 'You just want your guy!' (laughs) Andy [Galeon, drums] brought him in for the audition and even after that I wasn't the guy who said, 'Let's bring him in.' After he'd played, in all honesty, everyone said he was the guy they were most comfortable with, and I just said, 'Yes!' (laughs)."

Dennis Pepa played his last show with DEATH ANGEL on October 28, 2008 at the Grand Ballroom in San Francisco, California. Photos of the concert are available at this location (all pictures taken by Alan Ralph).

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