Testament, Exodus, & Death Angel Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel have announced a fall U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Testament only)
10/06 San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival (no Death Angel)
10/08 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
10/10 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
10/11 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/12 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/14 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/15 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/16 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/17 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/18 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
10/20 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/21 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
10/22 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
10/23 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/24 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/26 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/27 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
10/28 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
10/29 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
10/30 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
11/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/02 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/04 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
11/05 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/07 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/09 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/11 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues (no Exodus)
11/27 Oakland, CA – The Fox

Testament guitarist Eric Peterson commented:

“Finally we are able to announce this suspended tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic! We are totally excited to get out on the road again and continue where we left off supporting our newest release ‘Titans of Creation!’ Along with our brothers of thrash Exodus and Death Angel! Get your tickets now! Horns up!!!!!”

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt continued:

“YES!! Finally back on the road! This time we are bringing the ‘Bay Strikes Back‘ to our own shores with our good friend’s Testament and Death Angel! To say this is awesome would be an understatement! Cannot wait!!”

Death Angel added:

“At last the wait is over! We couldn’t be more pleased to announce the continuation of ‘The Bay Strikes Back Tour‘ with our brothers Testament and Exodus! This leg takes us across the United States to bring our brand of Bay Area Thrash to live onstage, coming soon to a theater near you. Join us for a long-overdue release of some serious pent-up energy! We’re gonna blow the roof off these joints! Come be a part of these explosive performances. See you soon!”

Death Angel Announce “The Bastard Tracks” Livestream Concert

Death Angel have announced a livestream concert, which they are calling “The Bastard Tracks.” The virtual event will be held on May 29 at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA and tickets can be found HERE. The group said the following about the show:

“Join us for the concert experience of the year! We’re digging deep into our catalog to perform older favorites, newer classics and songs that have never been performed live before. You’ll hear the stories behind the songs, and get a glimpse into the collective minds and souls of Death Angel.”

Death Angel To Record New Album This Year

It looks like Death Angel are planning to record a new album this year. Drummer Will Carroll confirmed the news to Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza during an appearance on his “Zetro’s Toxic Vault” series:

“We’re gonna record a new album this year, for sure. We’re working on new songs right now. We’ve got a couple of new tunes in the works, and they sound good, and we’re moving forward with that… We’re gonna hopefully hit the studio by the end of summer. I think that’s a reasonable amount of time to get an album written. But, yeah, things are sounding awesome. Rob’s [Cavestany, guitar] coming up with some killer shit.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Death Angel Premiere Animated Video For “Aggressor”

Death Angel have premiered an animated video for their song “Aggressor.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Humanicide.” Rob Cavestany commented:

“The idea started as a visualizer for the song but when we saw the footage we were hooked and knew it had to turn into a complete video. Ben did an incredible job of depicting the ‘Aggressor‘ concept and his artistic style is unique for Death Angel. The timing of this release couldn’t be better given the circumstances that surround us! See for yourself…”

Death Angel Premiere Video For Cover Of Queen & David Bowie’s “Under Pressure”

Death Angel have premiered a new video for their cover of Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure.” That single is the title track of the band’s new acoustic EP, which was released today (October 9). In addition to the cover, the effort also features a new song titled “Faded Remains” and new acoustic versions of “A Room With A View” and “Revelation Song.“

Mark Osegueda said the following about the EP:

“The ‘Under Pressure‘ EP is something I feel that we needed to release during these very frustrating times…These are very heavy times…And although it’s an all acoustic EP, It’s heavy in a different sense of the word. And music is how we express ourselves best!

These times will eventually pass and we shall all regroup and once again celebrate the other side of HEAVY that is the foundation of our truly fantastic Metal scene! Until then…Stay safe, healthy, and happy! I hope you enjoy!!”

Rob Cavestany added:

“What started out as simply expressing emotion through music as a cathartic reaction to the madness engulfing our world has turned into our first EP. Pure, raw and spontaneous, it’s also our first all acoustic release. Hoping this offering finds you well and brings warmth to your heart and soul. Together we shall overcome! Thank you for listening.”

Death Angel To Release “The Enigma Years (1987-1990)” Box Set

Death Angel will be releasing a new box set titled “The Enigma Years (1987-1990)“ on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will feature the band’s early releases from Enigma Records and various rarities.

“The Enigma Years (1987-1990)“ Track Listing:

CD 1 (“The Ultra-Violence):

01. “Thrashers”
02. “Evil Priest”
03. “Voracious Souls”
04. “Kill As One”
05. “The Ultra-Violence”
06. “Mistress Of Pain”
07. “Final Death”
08. “I.P.F.S.”

“Kill As One” Demo:

09. “Thrashers”
10. “Kill As One”
11. “The Ultra-Violence”

CD 2 (“Frolic Through The Park):

01. “3rd Floor”
02. “Road Mutants”
03. “Why You Do This”
04. “Bored”
05. “Devil’s Metal”
06. “Confused”
07. “Guilty Of Innocence”
08. “Open Up”
09. “Shores Of Sin”
10. “Cold Gin”
11. “Mind Rape”
12. “Dehumanization” (bonus track)
13. “Silent Killer” (bonus track)
14. “Witches Of Knave” (bonus track)

CD 3 (“Fall From Grace“):

01. “Evil Priest”
02. “Why You Do This”
03. “Mistress Of Pain”
04. “Road Mutants”
05. “Voracious Souls”
06. “Confused”
07. “Bored”
08. “Kill As One”
09. “Guilty Of Innocence”
10. “Shores Of Sin”
11. “Final Death”
12. “3rd Floor” (bonus track)

CD 4 (rarities):

01. “Vulture’s Nest”
02. “The Hurt”
03. “Conflict Of Interest”
04. “A Passing Thought”
05. “Elergy”
06. “Aspirations”
07. “Dismal”
08. “The Morrows Memoirs”
09. “Samson”
10. “Frolic Through The Park”
11. “Betrayed“

Death Angel’s Will Carroll Opens Up About His Battle With COVID-19: “I Wouldn’t Wish This On My Worst Enemy And People Need To Take It Seriously”

As previously reported, Death Angel’s Will Carroll recently returned home from the hospital following a serious case of COVID-19. The drummer has since opened up about his experience with Decibel saying that he was in a 12-day coma and that he even suffered heart failure. Fortunately, he is doing better, but he is now receiving physical therapy for muscle atrophy and has been put on heart medication.

Carroll said the following:

“About three days after I was home [from tour.] My fiancee said I looked and sounded terrible. She said I was wheezing in my sleep and struggling to breathe. That’s the last thing I remember. I don’t remember the ambulance ride or getting to the hospital. The next thing I remember is waking up after a 12-day coma with tubes stuck in me and machines all around. I didn’t even know I was in San Francisco.”

He then added the following when asked if he experienced anything during his coma:

“I don’t believe in Bigfoot and I’m not an ambulance chaser. I’m not a super-spiritual guy. I hardly believe in any of that stuff but I did have some out of body experiences. I went to hell and Satan was a woman and I was being punished for sloth. I was this giant obese Jabba The Hut type creature.

I was vomiting blood and kept on vomiting blood until I had a heart attack which is kind of weird because I had heart failure during my coma. I remember rising up from Hell and floating up above my body and once I got to heaven it was horrifying there, too. It was like a Roman orgy and the angels were scarier than the demons.

I shot back down to earth and I was with some friends in a nightclub and I didn’t know why I was there. That’s the last thing I remember until I woke up. My first words to the nurse were: “Am I still in hell?” She just ignored it. As I said, I never believed in anything like that but I did see myself from above.”

He also had the following to say when asked why he thinks the disease hit him so hard:

“I snore really bad and they think now I might have sleep apnea. I know people with asthma are very susceptible to the virus so I think my respiratory issues while sleeping contributed.”

Carroll went on to talk about how the experience has changed his life:

“Across the board. My days of heavy drinking are over. I might have an occasional glass of wine or Irish cider but as far as doing ten shots a night those days are over. Smoking, including smoking weed, is over too. I’ll still take some edibles but smoking is over. I’m eating healthier and I’ve lost a good amount of weight. That’s one good thing about being in a coma – you will lose weight! (laughs). I started partying when I was 16 years old so it’s been a 36-year ride of partying almost every day. It was fun but I already don’t miss it. I don’t miss drinking. I miss pizza but I don’t miss drinking or smoking and won’t be going back to that lifestyle. “

He also had the following to say about people not taking COVID-19 seriously:

“They are fools. This is not the common flu – that is ridiculous. You really need to stay indoors and follow the rules. It’s no fun to be cooped up and I’m no fan of Big Brother but we have to prevent this from spreading. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy and people need to take it seriously.”

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Death Angel’s Will Carroll Officially Returns Home From The Hospital

Death Angel’s Will Carroll, who recently spent two weeks in the ICU on a ventilator due to COVID-19, has officially returned home from the hospital. According to Blabbermouth, the drummer’s fiancée Leeshawn Navarro confirmed the news on social media saying: “Will is finally home!!!!!!”. The good news comes after Carroll recently shared his own health update.

Death Angel’s Will Carroll Offers Health Update: “Rumors Of My Death Have Greatly Been Exaggerated”

Death Angel’s Will Carroll, who recently spent two weeks in the ICU on a ventilator due to COVID-19, has shared a new health update. Fortunately, the drummer appears to be on the mend.

Carroll said the following:

“‘Rumors of my death have greatly been exaggerated’. I thought I’d start this post with a Mark Twain quote. But in all seriousness I can’t over express how everyone’s outpouring of love, support and positive energy was so important to me. Without getting too spiritual or sappy I honestly think you saved my life.

“When I was in a coma I was for 12 days your positive energy somehow got me through. I know I’m strong and resilient but not that strong.

“During my coma the doctors told me they had to pump my lungs of all fluid which was the equivalent of 5 pounds of beer they thought I was a goner for sure.

“It’s a hell of feeling talking to people who thought you weren’t going to make it. It completely blew my mind when I got a message from one of my idols Jay Jay French from [TWISTED SISTER]. A man who I don’t even know. Maybe he saw a picture of my TS tattoo. That just shows he’s pure class.

“You know when I was a kid I used to think TS’s lyrics were ‘Fuck you, it’s us against them’ but maybe that’s a bit shortsighted I think they’re more about the value of life and not squandering it.

“As I start this new chapter of my life I look forward to getting my chops back up to speed and getting some new files from Mr. Rob Cavestany which will eventually be DA’s 10 record. Until then I have the arguas [sic] task of Learning to walk and eat solid food.

“I love you all and thank you.”

As previously reported, Carroll tested positive for COVID-19 after Death Angel’s European tour with Testament and Exodus. Testament’s Chuck Billy and Steve DiGiorgio and Exodus’ Gary Holt also tested positive as well.

[via Blabbermouth]

Death Angel’s Will Carroll Reportedly Placed On Ventilator In ICU As He Continues Battling COVID-19

Unfortunately, Death Angel’s Will Carroll is still in the ICU battling COVID-19 after contracting the disease following a European tour with Testament and Exodus. Testament frontman Chuck Billy has since commented on his condition saying that the drummer is currently on a ventilator.

Billy told “Trunk Nation” the following:

“Will had to go to the hospital. He’s in ICU on a ventilator right now… I believe he was the first one to test positive [for COVID-19], and then myself and a couple of crew guys. And I know Gary [Holt] and his wife tested; I think they’re still waiting for the results. But a lot of us [experienced] the same feeling — just feeling really tired, body aching, chest tight and short of breath.

And we all kind of had the same feeling, so we were just waiting for the first one to get the results to back to realize, if it’s the same thing, we probably all might have it. So we’re just waiting on Gary‘s [results] now. The other guys — Alex [Skolnick] and Gene [Hoglan] and Eric [Peterson] — all three of those guys feel just fine; they haven’t had any of the symptoms.”

He also added::

“We’ve tried to trace it. We were asking questions, and they still don’t have a lot of the answers for it. They don’t know how long the contagious period is. They don’t know when you get it and when you become contagious. We were lucky enough that nobody was really feeling ill on the road. I believe it was right when we were leaving [Europe] to come home — it was that last day, I believe, and maybe just the airport exposure; I’m not sure.

Eric went a different way, so he didn’t get sick. So did Gene — he didn’t get sick. And so did Alex — he stayed at another hotel. So the rest of us, maybe when we traveled through the airport, I don’t know if we got ill then. Or maybe we contracted it that [last] night — it’s just hard to say. You can’t really put a finger on it.

But we do know that we were feeling fine in Europe. It’s just once we got home, within that 24-hour window, among all three bands, we were all talking to each other and people were feeling ill. So I would think maybe the last couple of days of the tour, maybe we all contracted it somewhere.”

[via Blabbermouth]