DREAMS OF DAMNATION, the new band featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have returned hom to Los Angeles after performing on Saturday (July 9) at the Thrash Against Cancer benefit at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California.
Commented Durkin: "We all made it back to L.A. in one piece, but lemme tell you, the only thing keeping us from spending a few more days in San Francisco was having to go to work tomorrow. WHAT A GREAT CITY!! We ALL had a KICK ASS time at the benefit... it was GREAT to see NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS (what a VOICE!), LAAZ ROCKIT (RIPPIN' guitars!), and TESTAMENT (LEGENDS in my book!), and hang out with our friends in AGENT STEEL. The last time we played San Francisco was back in December 2001 when Loana first joined the band... I'm very proud to have played this special show with Loana, Camazotz, Rick, and Matt and really wanna thank them for lending their talents and friendship to the vision of this band.
"We can't give enough thanks to Walter, Keith and Brandy Regan, and Swissman for taking such EXCELLENT care of us, and to Steve 'Zetro' Souza for the ongoing warmth and friendship he offers to me and my bandmates. Zetro, I'm ALWAYS honored to share a stage with you!! We also wanna thank Rob, Paul, and Jim who helped us out on-stage, and all the volunteers who worked double-shifts just to make sure everything ran smoothly. Thanks ESPECIALLY to the fans who kept coming up to us all night offering us their support and inviting us to come back up there to play another show. I'm really blown away by HOW MANY people had stories to share with me about the first time they saw DARK ANGEL.... I lost count of the D.A. shirts and patches that fans had that I don't even have!
"YES, D.O.D. WILL be back and YES, we WILL carry on the dark tradition by playing you some more DARK ANGEL tunes because that's what you've asked for!! Thank you all again for such a memorable weekend... We'll be back in San Francisco before summer's end!!"