Vocalist Mark Osegueda of San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL is featured in the latest Nuclear Blast artist profile interview. Mark talks about growing up in a beach town, making friends the old school way, the beginnings of DEATH ANGEL and more. Check out the chat below.
DEATH ANGEL's seventh album, "The Dream Calls For Blood", sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 72 on The Billboard 200 chart.
DEATH ANGEL's previous CD, "Relentless Retribution", opened with 2,700 units in September 2010. The band's 2008 effort, "Killing Season", registered a first-week tally of around 2,300. This number was in line with the performance of its predecessor, "The Art of Dying", which premiered with around 2,100 copies back in May 2004.
Released on October 11 in Europe (except for the U.K. where it arrived three days later) and October 15 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records, "The Dream Calls For Blood" was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY, CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL).
METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett on "The Dream Calls For Blood": "DEATH ANGEL have gone big yet again and delivered an album that is so incredibly fast, brutal and blister burning heavy — it's a classic earspank, for sure! Every song is a slice of heavy metal heaven and I'm very impressed — it's the best album I've heard in 2013!"
DEATH ANGEL's North American headlining tour in support of "The Dream Calls For Blood" kicked off on October 18 in San Francisco. Support on the trek is coming from 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, BATTLECROSS, REVOCATION and DIAMOND PLATE.